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

Mar 9, 2015

The election of your Bargaining Committee is now completed, with the following members elected by acclamation:

Feb 23, 2015

We are pleased to announce the BC Oil and Gas Commission 2014-2019 Tentative Agreement has been ratified. 

Thank you to the Bargaining Committee Members for all their hard work!

Feb 18, 2015

As your current collective agreement will be expiring soon, it is time to prepare for the next round of collective bargaining.

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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

May 13, 2016

Taking a camping trip is supposed to be a way to escape stress. Planning that trip? Not so much.

Apr 7, 2016

B.C.'s forests minister says while the once mighty forest industry in this province is currently very healthy, more needs to be done to keep it competitive in the face of challenges from both insid

Mar 24, 2016

Controversial changes to the Fisheries Act under the former Conservative government should be immediately repealed, and in the longer term, the legislation should undergo major revisions, the feder

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