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

May 6, 2015

To:  All BCIT support staff members
Subject:  BCIT Support Staff reach tentative agreement

May 1, 2015

Enclosed, please find a copy of the Comprehensive Report, which includes all the changes made in the tentative Collective Agreement, complete with an explanation, article by article, of what the ch

May 1, 2015

Following many months of negotiations, your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise they have reached a tentative agreement that can be recommended to you for ratification.


Component News

May 4, 2015

The election process closed on April 10, 2015 and nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on your Local Executive: 

Apr 30, 2015

Nominations will open May 5, 2015 for the following positions on the Local Executive:

Apr 23, 2015

DATE:    Thursday, May 14th 
TIME:     9:30 am – 4:30 pm 
PLACE:   Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road, Langley, BC


Media Coverage

Apr 13, 2015

Options on the table include sponsorship, changing routes — even closing schools.

Mar 9, 2015

Although we've won many hard-fought battles, it's not all good news. 
By Stephanie Smith

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