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

Mar 25, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the renewal collective agreement ratified by a margin of 66%.

The agreement is for five years and expires March 31, 2019.

Mar 20, 2015

As we received more nomination forms than positions available, an election will be held to elect three (3) bargaining committee members.  Candidate statements are attached.

Mar 19, 2015

The BCGEU has reached a tentative agreement with Themis Program Management Ltd. The Union is recommending members vote in favour of the agreement.


Component News

Mar 24, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith brings members up to date on union events, including recent member worksite visits across B.C., as part of her commitment to meet members in all 12 areas of the prov

Mar 19, 2015

The results of the 2015 Local 705 Executive Election are as follows:

Local Chairperson:

Mar 18, 2015

Ballots were due back at the Peace River Area Office no later than 5:00 p.m.


Media Coverage

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

Nov 20, 2014

Native court workers bring their rotating strike to Kelowna today.