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

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...

January 21, 2020

Collective agreement ratified for Northern Lights College – Support Staff - B...

The Northern Lights College Support Staff bargaining committee is pleased to announce the membership overwhelmingly ratified the 2020 agreement on January 20th.  The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact any member of the Committee.   In solidarity,   Juanita Fraser, Bargaining Com...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...

January 17, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 5 - NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING January 17, 2020   POSITION: SECRETARY  GRADE: Level 5 – MoveUP Agreement A secretary is required to provide secretarial support to staff representatives in the North Island Area Office.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents on a person...

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

January 13, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) Bargaining Update #4 - BCGEU

BCFMA responded late last week to the additional information we had provided regarding our proposal for classification-specific adjustments. The response was not positive. Now we will engage with senior union leadership and members at BCFMA concerning our next steps. These meetings will take place in the upcoming weeks and we will provide members with an update as soon as they are completed. Th...

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 23, 2019

Members at Legal Services Society Re: Bargaining committee chair election res...

Ballots for the LSS bargaining committee chair election were counted on December 19, 2019. Natasha Dawes has been declared elected as chair. Thank you to all candidates who put their names forward in this election. The election for two LSS bargaining committee members will take place early in the New Year. In random order, the candidates for committee member are: Eduardo Aragon Jessica Huber D...

December 20, 2019

Themis Bargaining Update #3 - BCGEU

As of the writing of this bulletin, the Union had still not received a response from BCFMA in light of the additional information we had provided regarding our proposal for classification-specific adjustments. Given the proximity to the holidays, which includes seasonal office closures and people being away, we will not have further information for members until the New Year. Members can expect...

December 20, 2019

Members at Vancouver Talmud Torah School Re: Bargaining update  - BCGEU

We have met with the employer on two occasions, most recently last evening, and we have exchanged comprehensive proposals on a number of issues. We have tabled a package that reflects the priorities that you put before us and we are trying to find our way to common ground on those issues. By early next week, we hope to confirm further days of bargaining in January 2020, as we continue to work t...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...

December 18, 2019

Grand Forks childcare professionals launch one-day strike - BCGEU

WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...

December 17, 2019

Okanagan College (Support Staff) Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and the Employer met on November 26, 28 and December 2, 4, 9, 12 and 16. We continue to make progress on identified priorities and have further bargaining scheduled January 14 – 17, 2020. The committee is wishing you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season.   In solidarity, Marcel Beerkens, Bargaining committee chairpersonYvonne Caldwell, Bargaining committe...

December 16, 2019

Tentative Agreement Ratified by Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Members - BCGEU

The union is pleased to announce that the members ratified the tentative agreement with KGMS.  The new language is in effect as of the date of the ratification. The employer has informed us that they will be making every effort to include retroactive payments in the pre-holiday payroll. The union bargaining committee wishes to express our appreciation and thanks to the members for their partici...

December 16, 2019

Local 707 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for one member at large (young worker) position for the local 707 executive. Voting will take place electronically. Candidate statements are attached from those who provided one and will be available through the e-voting link provided to you.  Candidates:Connor McGoranBlake EdwardsGitan RakhraThe electronic voting will take place between January 8, 2020 - Februa...