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

Feb 23, 2007

Component representatives and union staff reached a resolution with the employer over the re-organization of the Conservation Service.

Jun 3, 2005

The legislative amendment in the Foresters Act that requires persons practicing professional forestry as defined in the scope of practice by the ABCFP, came into law on June 20, 2003. Following this change we have heard from many members of the Environmental, Technical & Operational Component and were well aware of the possible implications of this legislative change.

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Media Coverage

Oct 27, 2016

The B.C. government has backed down in its legal battle with Bryce Casavant, the former conservation officer who made global headlines when he refused to kill two orphaned bear cubs.

Jul 8, 2016

Over the years, funding for B.C. Parks has been reduced relative to other government ministries. Investment in new infrastructure was reduced, and campsite demand quickly exceeded supply.

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