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

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...

December 12, 2018

Casino workers negotiate new contracts - BCGEU

(Burnaby/New Westminster) Over 1,200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and Starlight Casino in New Westminster voted to accept new collective agreements putting them among the highest paid casino workers in the province. "These workers stuck together to set the industry standard," said BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch....

December 11, 2018

BCIT – Support Staff- Bargaining Survey - Bargaining Committee seeks input fr...

Your Bargaining Committee is making plans to commence contract negotiations with the employer and we are seeking your input. You have two options in which to submit a short survey: On-line Click here – to submit your answers by Survey Monkey; or Email or Facsimile Click here – to print a hardcopy of the survey and return to Linsay Buss via facsimile 604- 294-5092 or email at linsay.buss@b...

December 11, 2018

BCGEU presents member’s recommendations to the National Inquiry into missing ...

Tomorrow, I will proudly represent the 77,000 members of the BCGEU at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. We are the only union in Canada to have legal standing at the Inquiry and I'll be sharing your recommendations directly with the commissioners. My journey here to Ottawa began on the convention floor in 2014 when a resolution was passed to call for a n...

December 10, 2018

BCGEU commends report calling for overhaul of system to support children with...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family released by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) today, and their 11 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia's system of services to support children with complex needs. The report details the difficult and he...

December 07, 2018

Local 703 Maxxam Analytics - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Following 6 months of bargaining your committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement. A comprehensive ratification document will be provided at information/voting meeting's on Dec 13th. Your bargaining committee will be in attendance to explain the settlement and answer any questions you have.  The bargaining committee is recommending members vote "yes" to the settlement...

December 06, 2018

Members need your help on the picket line  - BCGEU

As you may know fellow BCGEU members working at Comox Valley Seniors Village or Casa Loma are currently on strike in Courtenay. Today I received reports that our members' safety has been threatened on the picket line and we are quickly mobilizing to provide additional support to ensure their continued safety.Can you help?Picket captains will review safety protocols with all members on the picke...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE KELOWNA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE KELOWNA AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Kelowna Area office, effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparin...

December 06, 2018

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE 2 FINANCE DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE 2 FINANCE DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires an Administrative Representative in the Finance Department, effective date is to be determined. The position reports directly to the Financial Controller.  DUTIES:  Preparation of monthly financial statements; preparation of year end audit working paper...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union election...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office for 3 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their unio...

December 06, 2018

Review suggests no reason to discipline guards in death of prisoner, union sa...

The vice-president of the union that represents B.C. prison guards says his members followed policy the day an inmate died in the back of a corrections van. Dean Purdy of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said in a memo to his members that a government review has already determined that "no discipline is required" in the death of Alex Joseph.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

December 05, 2018

BCGEU applauds bold, inclusive plan for emissions reduction and clean growth ...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's release today of CleanBC which outlines plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent compared to 2007 levels by 2030. Through a sector-by-sector approach focusing on transportation, buildings and industry, government seeks to work collaboratively with stakeholders to foster economic growth and cre...

November 29, 2018

Stand with postal workers this Saturday in support of labour rights - BCGEU

The protected rights of all unionized workers in Canada are being challenged right now in the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' (CUPW) current struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Canada Post workers have taken action over health and safety issues, exhaustive and unsustainable workload issues, and inequities between urban and rural mail carriers.  Entering their second month of rotating ...

November 29, 2018

Steward Elections Coast Mountain College - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Education, Scientific, Technical & Administrative Services, Component 7 is holding steward elections for members. A nomination form is attached. Please indicate your worksite location (address).  Nominations will be open from November 29, 2018 to December 28, 2018 at midnight.If all positions are not filled, nominations will remain open until such time as we hav...

November 29, 2018

The BCGEU congratulates Cronk and Skidmore on election to lead BC Fed - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) congratulates Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore on their election today as the new president and secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) at the federation's 58th convention. Cronk and Skidmore bring extensive experience from both the private and public sectors of the labour movement to their roles. And as a...

November 28, 2018

BCGEU offers multi-million dollar loan to CUPW - BCGEU

The leadership of the BCGEU has approved a $3-million interest-free loan for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to call on if needed to support their ongoing struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Thousands of postal workers were ordered back to work earlier this week following more than a month of rotating strikes. "We condemn the unconstitutionality of the federal government's back to ...

November 28, 2018

Haisla Council - Instructors - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee ...

With your collective agreement expiring on May 31, 2019, it's time for you to nominate candidates for your new BCGEU Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee member, two positions Any BCGEU member working at Haisla Nation Council, Instructors, can be nominated by a co-worker for the position. If more than two candidates are nominated, there will be a ballot of the membership. Each member will...

November 28, 2018

Haisla Council - Support - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

With your collective agreement expiring on May 31, 2019, it's time for you to nominate candidates for your new BCGEU Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee member, two positions Any BCGEU member working at Haisla Nation Council, Support Staff, can be nominated by a co-worker for the position. If more than two candidates are nominated, there will be a ballot of the membership. Each member wi...

November 28, 2018

Haisla Council - Public Works - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee...

With your collective agreement expiring on May 31, 2019, it's time for you to nominate candidates for your new BCGEU Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee member, one position Any BCGEU member working at Haisla Nation Council, Public Works, can be nominated by a co-worker for the position. If more than two candidates are nominated, there will be a ballot of the membership. Each member will...

November 26, 2018

Maxxam Analytics - Worksite Stewards - BCGEU

The updated list of BCGEU stewards for Maxxam Analytics is: Canada Way worksite Michael Armstrong Cherry Caoili Eduardo Caoili Kathan Datta Priyanka Kushwah Shawn Shirazi Terry Shore Laird Story Commerce Court worksite Marie Bose Bhavesh Patel If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please contact a steward. In solidarity, Oliver RohlfsStaff Repres...

November 23, 2018

Local 707 Members at University of BC - Okanagan - Bargaining Committee Elect...

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations for election to the University of BC – Okanagan bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: • Bargaining committee member (3 positions) • ...