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

Feb 4, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the parties were able to reach a tentative agreement.

Jan 29, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the parties were able to reach a tentative agreement.

Jan 18, 2016

We are pleased to advise that the membership have voted in favour of accepting the tentative agreement by 70 per cent.  

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Component News

Feb 4, 2016

On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, I am pleased to advise that the Union and your Employer will soon begin negotiations on a new collective agreement.

Feb 4, 2016

First Nations/union alliance emerges in wake of Supreme Court ruling requiring BC government to make a decision on Northern Gateway

Feb 3, 2016

Nominations are open for the following positions on the Local Executive:

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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

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