B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATION

Component 7 includes members who work in colleges and institutes as instructors and support staff, in private environmental testing laboratories, legal services, and other related fields.

Employers include community colleges, the B.C. Institute of Technology, the Justice Institute of B.C., private labs, BC NDP Caucus and Constituency Offices, legal services to the public and many more.

NEWS & UPDATES

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

May 17, 2019

Organizer (Temporary) - Organizing Department - BCGEU

  ORGANIZER (Temporary) ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING May 17, 2019       The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary organizer to work in the Organizing Department. Term of assignment is up to 12 months. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: To perform a wide range of duties associated with organizing in the public and/or private sectors. To respond to ca...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 13, 2019

Members at Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd - BCGEU

Re: Transition Committee Partial Election Result & Update Voting for the Kamloops Office Representative position on the Themis transition committee closed on May 1, 2019 and ballots were counted on May 10, 2019. Judy Helset has been declared elected. Congratulations, Judy! Voting for the Victoria Office Representative position ends on Thursday, May 16 and the result will be announced shortl...

May 13, 2019

Members at KPU Surrey Campus - Worksite Visits - BCGEU

Your Local Executive Members and Staff Representative will be conducting worksite visits at the following worksite dates, times and locations:   Surrey Campus, Cedar Building 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Room 1140 Surrey Campus, KSA Office 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm    Please come by and say "hi" and we look forward to seeing you all then.     Waheed Taiwo, Local 704 2nd ViceDeanna Fasciani, Member at LargeAyes...

May 13, 2019

KPU Cloverdale & Langley Campuses - Member to Member worksite visits - BCGEU

Your Local Executive Members and Staff Representative will be conducting worksite visits at the following worksite dates, times and locations: Cloverdale Campus – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Room 1862 (Boardroom) Langley Campus – 1:00pm – 4:30 pm Room 1010 Please come by and say "hi" and we look forward to seeing you all then.   Waheed Taiwo, Local 704 2nd ViceDeanna Fasciani, Member at LargeAyesha Kh...

May 13, 2019

Local 704 Members at NDP Constituency Offices And Surrey Native Court Worker ...

Your Local Executive Members and Staff Representative will be conducting worksite visits at the following worksite locations beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m. o 8350 – 112th Street, Delta, V4C 7A2 – MLA Ravi Kahlon Office o 9030 – King George Boulevard, Surrey, V3V 7Y3 – MLA Rachna Singh Office o 10574 - King George Boulevard, Surrey, V3T 2X3 – MLA Bruce Ralston Office o 10757 – 138 Street, ...

May 10, 2019

Members at Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd. - Transition Committee...

Voting for the Kamloops Office Representative position on the Themis transition committee closed on May 1, 2019 and ballots were counted on May 10, 2019. Judy Helset has been declared elected. Congratulations, Judy! Voting for the Victoria Office Representative position ends on Thursday, May 16 and the result will be announced shortly thereafter. Once the Victoria election has concluded the ent...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

May 01, 2019

Full Stack Developer Administrative Representative - Administration departmen...

Full Stack Developer (ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE – ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT (IT Services)) INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING May 1, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary administrative representative to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department, for up to one (1) year or until return of the incumbent. Effective date to be determined DUTI...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 25, 2019

Election of Bargaining Committee Member - Douglas College - BCGEU

The election process is now completed, and we are pleased to report that Elvisa Zahirovic has been elected to the BCGEU Bargaining Committee by acclamation. Congratulations, Elvisa!The Bargaining Committee will soon meet to review the surveys submitted by the membership and to develop our proposals for bargaining. If you haven't submitted a survey or if you have a concern or a suggestion you wo...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort St. John & Dawson Creek - BCGEU

Joanna Lord, Executive Vice President along with Kathy Fossum, Local 0710 Chair and Kelsey Stevens, Staff Representative, will be conducting worksite visits on May 3rd, 2019. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda for the day...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort Nelson - BCGEU

The Area 10 Cross Component Committee will be in Fort Nelson on the afternoon of May 2, 2019 conducting worksite visits. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda is to start the visits at 1:30, continuing through the afternoon ...