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

Aug 28, 2015

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library System's Bargaining Committee has been elected. The results are as follows:

Kathy Adams was acclaimed as Bargaining Chairperson. 

Aug 6, 2015

All BCGEU members at Silliker JR Laboratories, ULC
Re: Ratification Vote Results


Jul 27, 2015

To:  All BCGEU members at Silliker JR Laboratories, ULC

Re:  Tentative Agreement Reached


Component News

Aug 17, 2015

Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun!

Aug 4, 2015

The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of the position is also available from your Area Office. 

Jul 30, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith updates members on summer events and ongoing union issues.


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