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 27, 2015

To:  All BCGEU members at Silliker JR Laboratories, ULC

Re:  Tentative Agreement Reached

Jul 2, 2015

This morning, your Bargaining Committee counted the ballots cast by the membership last week.

Jul 2, 2015

The ratification meeting took place at Northwest Community College, Terrace location in room 208 at 3:30 on June 8, 2015.  Conference call was available for outlying campuses. 


Component News

Jul 30, 2015

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

Jul 28, 2015

Nominations are now closed for the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library System's Bargaining Committee.

Jul 28, 2015

The call for nominations for Local 712 Local Executive closed on June 2, 2015. 
We confirm that your new Executive is as follows:
Chairperson, John Ross


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