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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

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

July 02, 2020

Native Education College - Bargaining Update and Meeting Notice - BCGEU

As you may recall from before the pandemic, the parties had not reached agreement on monetary matters and were headed to mediated bargaining with the assistance of the Labour Relations Board. Mediated bargaining remains an option for your bargaining committee to try to reach a renewed collective agreement that meets your needs. However, given the passage of time since the bargaining unit last m...

July 02, 2020

Silliker JR Laboratories - Collective Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit. I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input, contributions, and advocacy that the Bargaining Committee provided in our bargaining caucuses and at the bargaining table with the employer. The union Bargaining Committee very much appreciates and thanks you for your suppor...

July 02, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) - Strike Vote Result - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee reports that members at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) have returned another clear strike mandate, this time voting 68.4 per cent in favour of taking strike action.  We will now seek appointment of a strike coordinating committee (SCC) to begin preparations for a work stoppage. You can expect a further update advising of next steps once the SCC is in place. Thank...

July 02, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Collective Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit!  Members voted 93.1% in favour of ratification. Please note that the employer side must still ratify the tentative agreement before it takes effect; we anticipate this happening at a board meeting next week. You can expect another bulletin following that. In solidarity, Monica...

June 26, 2020

Staff Representative (Temporary) Lower Mainland Area Office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 26, 2020     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office for up to 7 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of ...

June 26, 2020

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) - Collective agreement ratified - BCGEU

We are pleased to report that your Employer has now also ratified the tentative collective agreement. The renewed 2020 to 2023 collective agreement is therefore in effect as of June 24, 2020. It will take some time for the parties to finalize the new collective agreement document. In the meantime, you can refer to the old 2015 to 2020 collective agreement and the recent ratification document, t...

June 25, 2020

Dogwood -Bargaining Survey Reminder - BCGEU

This is a reminder that the process for bargaining your first collective agreement continues. Your Bargaining Committee has prepared a questionnaire for you to compete, which will be an invaluable resource for negotiations with your employer. We are asking that you spend a few moments filling out a Survey Monkey questionnaire - it is quick, easy and confidential. The bargaining questionnaire le...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...

June 23, 2020

Silliker JR Laboratories - Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

Further to our earlier announcement regarding a tentative agreement being reached between the BCGEU and Silliker JR Laboratories. We are pleased to announce electronic voting for this ratification process. On Monday June 29th, you will receive an email with a link to vote online and your unique voting credential. Please participate and vote. This is the only method for casting a ballot. If you ...

June 22, 2020

Collective Agreement Ratification for LABC (LSS) - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit! Members voted 92% in favour of ratification.Please note that LABC (LSS) must still ratify the tentative agreement before it takes effect; we anticipate this happening at its board meeting of June 24, 2020. You can expect another bulletin on June 25. In solidarity, Natasha Dawe...

June 22, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Support Staff Ratification Meetings - BCGEU

We would like to thank those of you that tried to join us this morning for the scheduled ratification meeting. Due to some technological difficulties with the Teams platform we were not able to proceed as intended. Your Union wants to ensure that you have the opportunity to hear about the changes to your Collective Agreement and have the ability to ask questions. As such we are amending the tim...

June 22, 2020

Labour Management Committee Update - Layoffs - Kenneth Gordon School - BCGEU

Since April of this year, your union representatives on the labour management committee have been meeting with the employer to discuss issues and concerns of our members at Kenneth Gordon School. Ongoing topics of discussion at these meetings have included student recruitment and how to avoid layoffs going into the 2020/2021 school year. The committee met again on June 19 and, much to the disap...

June 19, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Support Staff Ratification Document for - ...

The ratification document detailing the tentative agreement reached with your employer is available here: Link here Your bargaining committee will review the ratification document with you in detail during the ratification meetings on Monday June 22 at 9:00 am or Tuesday June 23 at 3:00 pm (Call-in info in previous bulletin). Your bargaining committee unanimously recommends that you vote "yes" ...

June 19, 2020

Legal Aid BC -Ratification Meeting Continued - BCGEU

Thank you to all members who participated in the collective agreement ratification meetings on Thursday. As you know, the time for discussion in both meetings was limited, and members have told us they want to continue discussing a number of issues affecting Indigenous members they had hoped to see reflected in the agreement. We are therefore calling an additional meeting for Saturday morning f...

June 18, 2020

REVISED BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) Meeting Notice - BCGEU

In response to members' concerns, we have changed the start time of Friday's meeting.  REVISED – IMPORTANT MEETING RE BARGAINING: Date: Friday, June 19, 2020Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pmHow: Microsoft Teams MeetingCheck your email or ask a member of your bargaining committee for details  BCFMA has agreed to release members at 3:00pm to attend without loss of pay. If you are working in the office that ...

June 17, 2020

Ratification Meetings and Voting for KPU Members - BCGEU

As we previously announced, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and KPU. We will post a copy of the ratification document to the web and send a notification bulletin to members on the afternoon of Friday, June 19.Members may attend one of two information sessions on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, 2020. All members are permitted to be released from their regular dutie...

June 16, 2020

707 Local Executive – By election - BCGEU

Please be advised nominations are open for the following vacant positions on the local 707 executive: Recording secretary Member at large (2 positions) Information on the roles and responsibilities of these positions is attached. Please email the nomination forms to Area07@bcgeu.ca. The deadline for nominations is: July 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.  If there is an election for a position, candidates m...

June 16, 2020

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) ratification document - BCGEU

The ratification document detailing the tentative agreement reached with your employer is available here: https://mcusercontent.com/c9125e48200e7a60add61b323/files/62824943-4df6-4883-ba9f-693cd6502b5b/LSS_2020_Rat_Doc_DRAFT_2_20June16_002_.pdfYour bargaining committee will review the ratification document with you in detail during the ratification meetings on Wednesday, June 17. Details of the ...

June 16, 2020

Tentative Agreement Information Session - Silliker JR Laboratories - BCGEU

Further to our earlier announcement, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and Silliker JR Laboratories.A copy of the ratification document is attached.Members are encouraged to attend an information session. Sessions will be held in the Boardroom at your worksite on:   Tuesday June 23rd from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm  Thursday June 25th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm   In order to ensure ...

June 15, 2020

Bargaining Update & Meeting Notice - BCFMA - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and your Employer have now finalized agreement on all non-monetary proposals. Your Employer has also clarified to your bargaining committee what it is prepared to do in terms of monetary. As promised, our next step is to bring all of this information back to you so you may provide further direction to your committee. All members are encouraged to attend this important ...