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 20, 2015

As a result of the recent call for nomination for the 4th position on the Bargaining Committee, Dave Briggeman has been elected.

May 15, 2015

To:                  All BCGEU Members – BCNDP Constituency Associations

Re:                  Ratification Vote

May 13, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee has decided to elect an alternate committee member to fill-in while the committee chair is on leave.


Component News

May 8, 2015

Nominations are now open for the following position on the Local Executive:

May 7, 2015

Our new Local Executive will be having a planning session on May 27th at the Nanaimo Area BCGEU office.

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: 


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