Component 20 - Environmental Technical and Operational

Component 20 represents government employees engaged in engineering support and inspectional duties at the technical level, as well as members charged with protecting and regulating natural resources or ensuring the quality of the environment. These positions normally require advanced technical knowledge of the related resource. They include biologists, design engineers, conservation officers, laboratory workers, scientific/technical officers, inspectors and planning officers.

Bargaining Updates

Apr 22, 2015

Ratification meetings will be held as follows:

Place:    Balfour Fire Hall,

Date:     Monday, April 27, 2015

Apr 16, 2015

Your committee has determined it will keep the specific issues at the bargaining table in confidence. That is we will bargain at the table, not in bulletins or emails.

Apr 2, 2015

To:                  All BCGEU Members of the Conservation Officer Service

Re:                  Summary of Decision and Next Steps

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Component News

Mar 18, 2010

The Forest Protection Officers (FPOs) Grid 24 (STO5) in the South East Fire Centre filed a classification appeal in September 27, 2005 disputing their classification level.

Sep 10, 2009

Last week's budget contained significant cuts to environmental programs and resource management programs across several ministries.

Apr 30, 2009

40 per cent cuts to park ranger staff shows lack of commitment: BCGEU

An appearance by BC Environment Minister Barry Penner on CBC Radio yesterday proves that BC's parks are not a priority for the BC Liberals, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union said today.

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Media Coverage

Jul 1, 2016

Seven full-time park rangers are now responsible for patrolling 14 million hectares of protected areas in the province — an area larger than the size of Greece.

Jun 30, 2016

How can one person patrol two million hectares all by themselves? Read more...

Jun 6, 2016

B.C. tourism operators are facing a campground, hotel and tourist attraction staff crunch.

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