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

Apr 28, 2009

The Gordon Campbell government has taken the unusual step of cutting 40 per cent of BC's seasonal parks rangers at the start of the busy summer season, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union said today. The cuts follow a government pledge to take measures to limit public service cuts following the introduction of the 2009 budget.

Apr 9, 2009

An investigation into mechanical safety standards of vehicles operated by private highways maintenance contractors shows three contractors racked up hundreds of safety infractions for operating unsafe trucks and equipment in 2007 and 2008. And those same companies came under fire for severe safety violations in their self-regulating vehicle maintenance programs.

Feb 23, 2009

Environmental programs, forests and range all face major cuts in funding as a result of the budget tabled this week.

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Media Coverage

Nov 7, 2016

The provincial government's decision to cut food and housing benefits to specialized "Rapattack" forest firefighters in Salmon Arm will save between $119,000 and $325,000 each year, a spokeswoman t

Nov 7, 2016

When it comes to understanding the risks that B.C.’s forests and forest-dependent communities face, you’d be hard-pressed to find two more qualified individuals than Anthony Britneff and Martin Wat

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