Component 7 - Education, Scientific, Technical and Administration

Members of the ESTA Component work in colleges and institutes as instructors and support staff, in private environmental testing laboratories, and legal services. Employers include community colleges, B.C. Institute of Technology, Open Learning Agency, Justice Institute, private labs, legal services to the public (Legal Services Society, Native Court workers, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program), and court directed services to youth (Pacific Legal Education).

Bargaining Updates

Jan 8, 2015

The bargaining committee will be convening in mid-February for a pre-bargaining meeting to review bargaining surveys and the current collective agreement.

Dec 24, 2014

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union native courtworker members have ratified a new collective with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia.

Dec 23, 2014

Nominations are now open for the positions of three (3) Bargaining Committee Members.


Component News

Jan 19, 2015

5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. (light dinner will be provided)
BCGEU OFFICE (after hours entrance at right rear of building), 58 ORIOLE ROAD (VALLEYVIEW), KAMLOOPS

Jan 19, 2015

6:00 pm
BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley, BC   V2Y 0A9 (use "Langley Twp" if using a map search for directions)

Jan 14, 2015

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local 709 Executive.  These positions are:


Media Coverage

Dec 15, 2014

Though the justice system can be a murky and intimidating environment for some First Nations people, court worker Trish Pantell says it can also serve as a catalyst to help transform bad choices in

Nov 20, 2014

Native court workers bring their rotating strike to Kelowna today.

Nov 20, 2014

Native courtworkers from the Okanagan participated in a job action at the Penticton Courthouse on Wednesday.