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

2020 BCGEU scholarships

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 BCGEU scholarships. Our annual scholarship programme of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Download the poster here.  Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and ...

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 ...

February 26, 2020

The public inquiry into money laundering has begun – your union’s opening st...

Just over fourteen months ago, your union launched the Public Inquiry Now campaign-making the BCGEU one of the first voices demanding that the provincial government call a public inquiry into the links between the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering in casinos. As you know, our campaign succeeded. And Monday I was honoured to take the stand in front o...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 21, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. - Bargaining Update #5 - BCGEU

Senior BCGEU leadership continues to examine all possible paths to the result members at BCFMA need in bargaining: a fair and reasonable outcome, considering the circumstances of workers formerly with a private contractor that, based on your Union's initial assessment, generally paid less than the BC Public Service would for similar work. The BCGEU continues to communicate with the Employer and...

February 21, 2020

People's Law School- Call for Nominations for one bargaining member - BCGEU

We are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There is one (1) position available. If there is more than one nomination submitted an election will be conducted. Deadline for the return of nominations is Monday, March 23 at 5:00 pm. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following options: In person at the Lo...

February 20, 2020

Kwantlen Student Association - Nominations for steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for five stewards at Kwantlen Student Association for Local 704 members. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is March 9, 2020 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (...

February 20, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE PRINCE GEORGE AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE PRINCE GEORGE AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGFebruary 20, 2020    The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Prince George 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 ele...

February 20, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGFebruary 20, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area office for up to 12 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 union ...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 19, 2020

Okanagan College – Support Staff collective agreement ratification results - ...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that members have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. Please join us in thanking your hardworking, dedicated bargaining committee. In solidarity, Marcel Beerkens, Bargaining committee chairpersonYvonne Caldwell, Bargaining committee memberValerie Tuhkala, Bargaining committee memberKarolynn Green, Bargaining committee membe...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 14, 2020

Members Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. Re: Two Bargaining Committee Member...

Please be aware a second election following the ongoing bargaining committee chair election will not be required due to language restrictions in the collective agreement ensuring one person per department on the Bargaining committee. Laird Story and Cherry Lane Caoili being from the same department cannot both sit on the bargaining committee therefore the unsuccessful candidate for Bargaining c...

February 14, 2020

Bureau Veritas Labs - New Steward - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that Navpreet (Nav) Shergrill has been acclaimed as a Steward for your worksite. The Stewards at your worksite are: Cherry Caoili Terry Shore Laird Story Eduardo Caoili Kathan Datta Bhavesh Patel Navpreet (Nav) Shergill If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact a Steward. Larisa StrukStaff Re...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 14, 2020

Vancouver Talmud Torah School Re: New steward  - BCGEU

The union is pleased to announce that Kim Fisher has been acclaimed as a steward for your worksite. The stewards at your worksite are: Keri Smith Kim Fisher Zafirah Ali  If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact a steward.    Larisa StrukStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 12, 2020

Bureau Veritas Canada Inc. - Bargaining Committee Chairperson Election – Dea...

We are scheduled to begin bargaining in late March and therefore a full bargaining committee must be elected in a tight timeframe to begin preparations for negotiations. The following people have been nominated for the position of bargaining committee chairperson and there will be an election; all members at Bureau Veritas are entitled to vote for this position. We will be utilizing a new elect...

February 11, 2020

Local 707 Executive – Interim Election Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the election results for the position of member at large (young worker): Position Candidates Votes for Candidates Spoiled Ballots Successful Candidate Member at Large (young worker) Gitan RakhraBlake Edwards(withdrawn)Connor McGoran 28 40 115 3 Connor McGoran Your local executive is as follows: Local chairperson: Cindy Battersby First vice-chair: Mar...

February 11, 2020

Local 703 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the Equity and Diversity Representative for the Local 703 executive. Candidate statements are attached and will available through the e-voting link.  Nominees for CandidacyCeleste DunstanSimran KaurFrances Stanley  A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 703 members on February 17, 2020. Please be sure to check your spam and auto...

February 10, 2020

Notice of Election for BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) Bargaining Comm...

Your current collective agreement expires on June 30, 2020 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected. Nominations are now open, as follows:         Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position    If more than one candidate is nominated, there will be an election.         Bargaining Committee member, two pos...

February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...