Union environmental initiatives

June 18, 2018
BCGEU signs declaration asking provincial government not to renew fish farm tenures in defence of wild salmon »

March 16, 2018
BCGEU members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters »
In 2018 to the B.C. government undertook a significant review of the provincial wildfire and flood response. The BCGEU initiated a wide consultation of members to document the various ways they had been affected by 2017's unprecedented fire and flood season and the union submitted the cumulative findings to government. The report is based on the direct experience of those who lived and worked on the front lines of the floods and wildfires and will be a useful resource for future disaster relief and planning efforts.

January 26, 2018
BCGEU submission to review of professional reliance model in the natural resource sector »

December 11, 2017
BCGEU disappointed by decision to complete Site C dam, urges government to employ unionized labour in completion of project »

July 2017
BCGEU energy policy paper (PDF) »
The Provincial Executive Environment committee aims to examine and provide recommendations to update the union’s approach to energy policy. To inform the committee’s work, this paper outlines the union’s existing approach to energy policy, explores current issues, and identifies potential next steps for the BCGEU. The focus is on provincial energy policy, and for the purpose of this paper, energy policy is defined broadly as government measures concerned with the production,transportation and use of energy commodities.

November 30, 2016
BCGEU welcomes BC Parks investment and urges reinstatement of traditional funding levels »

February 4, 2016
BCGEU signs First Nations Solidarity Accord opposing oil sands pipelines and tankers »

July 28, 2015
BCGEU announces its opposition to Site C »