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 26, 2016

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process.

May 26, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee will be holding a meeting for all BCGEU members on the following date:

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016

May 19, 2016

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the Tsawwassen Independent School Society tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership.


Component News

May 26, 2016

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

May 25, 2016

The results of the call for nominations for your Local 0705 Executive, Member-at-Large position are as follows:

May 11, 2016

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

The following Local Executive positions are now open for Nominations:


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.