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

Jul 22, 2016

Nominations are now open for the following positions:

•    Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee - one position
•    Bargaining Committee member - two positions

Jul 22, 2016

On May 3, 2016, your Bargaining Committee began negotiations with Native Education College to renew your collective agreement. Bargaining continued on May 9, 12, 17, 24 and June 13.

Jul 19, 2016

Please be advised that Keisha Reichert was acclaimed as Bargaining Committee Chairperson at the close of nominations July 13, 2016.


Component News

Jul 19, 2016

BCGEU members at JM Project Management are invited to complete a short bargaining survey. 

Jul 13, 2016

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


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.