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

Apr 27, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise that a ratification meeting has been scheduled for May 3, 2016, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm  at the Nanaimo Harbour Front branch in the upstairs meeting room.

Apr 21, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee, along with Staff Representative Chad McQuarrie, are pleased to announce that a tentative deal has been reached for a new Collective Agreement for our members employed at

Mar 30, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee, along with Staff Representative Chad McQuarrie, commenced negotiations for a new Collective Agreement  with your Employer on March 23rd and 24th.


Component News

Apr 28, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides an update on some of the important events and initiatives the BCGEU is involved with in April and May.

Apr 22, 2016

DATE: Monday, May 16, 2016
TIME: 5:30 pm General
PLACE: BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office

Apr 20, 2016

We are pleased to announce two new Local 703 Executive Members:


Media Coverage

Apr 13, 2015

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

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.