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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

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

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

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 28, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Barg...

Friends,Voting is now complete and the following members have been elected to the BCGEU Bargaining Committee in alphabetical order: Lorena Henriquez Kulbir Pannu Raji Toor (Bargaining Chairperson) Tatiana Zamorano The committee will be meeting in the coming weeks to receive training and decide how to best engage the membership to determine your priorities.Please be on the lookout for members...

July 26, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Notice of Poll – Ratification Vote an...

Your Bargaining Committee is presenting the employer's last offer at the bargaining table for your consideration and to vote on. The Ratification Document can be found here.   RATIFICATION VOTEDate:  Wednesday, July 28th at 9:00 am thru Friday, July 30th at 3:00 pmWhere: Online voting format   You will receive voting credentials on Wednesday, July 28th at 9:00 am at the email that the Union has...

July 23, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining update

Your Bargaining Committee met with the employer again in mediation, on July 22nd, with LRB mediator, Grant McArthur. The employer tabled a revised offer package, addressing some of the outstanding issues as identified by the membership. We have decided that you should have a chance to consider their offer and there will be a vote scheduled very soon, along with a membership meeting. At this tim...

July 23, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Victoria area office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJuly 23, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or to return of incumbent. DUTIES:   Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...

July 23, 2021

Justice Institute of BC - Service Improvement Allocation (SIA) money - distri...

Following a lengthy review and consultation process, your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that we have reached an agreement with the employer concerning the allocation of the Service Improvement money.Pursuant to Letter of Understanding #5 - Annual Allowance Hard to Recruit Support Staff Positions, in the BCGEU collective agreement, there is some additional, limited funding for hard-t...

July 22, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - REVI...

Friends, The results of the election are in and you have selected your bargaining committee chair. The membership elected Raji Toor. This means that Raji Toor (Chair), Kulbir Pannu (Fleetwood) and Tatiana Zamorano (Newton) are declared elected. As sometimes occurs with elections with smaller groups of voters, there was a tie between two of the remaining three candidates that does not allow us t...

July 21, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy)- Bargaining Committee Elect...

Friends, The results of the election are in and you have selected your bargaining committee chair. The membership elected Raji Toor. This means that both Raji Toor (Chair) and Kulbir Pannu (Fleetwood) are declared elected. As sometimes occurs with elections with smaller groups of voters, there was a tie between two of the remaining three candidates that does not allow us to declare the remainin...

July 20, 2021

Tips to avoid email fraud - BCGEU

In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...

July 19, 2021

Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. - Bargaining Proposals Exchanged, Next Date...

Our Bargaining Committee and the employer exchanged Non-Monetary proposals on June 1 & 2, and initial review and discussions occurred. So far, we have met for four days, with the most recent being July 13 and 14. Negotiations were conducted remotely via Zoom video conference. Later this week, Bargaining will resume for the first time in person on July 27 and 28 at the BCGEU Headquarters off...

July 19, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGREVISEDJuly 19, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 5 months. The effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargai...

July 19, 2021

Events Coordinator/Planner - Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department -...

EVENTS COORDINATOR/PLANNERCONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES and TRAVEL DEPARTMENTINTERNAL REVISEDJuly 19, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires an administrative representative to work in the Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department. The position reports directly to the Facilities Coordinator. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Organizes and coordinates the physical and administrat...

July 15, 2021

Local 0712 Members at Haisla Nation, Support, Public Works and Instructors - ...

It is with pleasure your bargaining committees are announcing that all of your agreements have been ratified at 100% of those casting ballots voting in favour of accepting the terms of the tentative agreements. Wishing you all health and happiness. In solidarity, Seth Downs, Bargaining Committee Chair, Public Works Stan Omejc, Bargaining Committee Chair, SupportWendy Pigeon, Bargaining Committe...

July 14, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Bargaining committee elec...

Friends, You are receiving this email to notify you that elections for the bargaining committee have been initiated. You will receive an email later today or early tomorrow with your voting credentials. You will be asked to fill out two separate ballots. The first is for three bargaining committee positions and the second is for who will act as chair of the bargaining committee. Balloting will ...

July 14, 2021

BCIT – Support Staff - Stewards - BCGEU

The following members are stewards with the Support Bargaining Unit at BCIT: Brittany Denunzio Carla Reid Celeste Dunstan Darryl Wong Judy Phipps Kim Daniel Kristijana Obradovic Lance Baker •Lynn Stewart Scott McAlpine Richard Schaeffer Robert Supeene Ronald Tuck Glenda Hopkins Melanie Keller Oxana Klemin You may contact them with any questions regarding work-related issues, your collective a...

July 08, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Bargaining Committee Elec...

There will be a short delay until next week in the commencement of elections for your bargaining committee.At the Union's most recent convention there were some minor changes to the Constitution and Bylaws that may have a very minor impact on our process. As small as those changes may be, it is important that the voice and decisions of the membership are reflected in the way we handle our affai...

July 06, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Bargaining Committee Nomi...

The Union is in receipt of five nominations for four positions on the bargaining committee of which at least one will be from the Fleetwood location. This means that the union will facilitate an election but will likely not proceed until later this week. You will be advised as soon as elections are opened and the candidates have been confirmed.In Solidarity,Richard TonesStaff ReprehensiveNegoti...

July 05, 2021

All BCGEU Members – Local 0710, Northern Lights College -- Faculty - Bargaini...

PLEASE POSTNOMINATIONS FOR BARGAINING COMMITTEENorthern Lights College -- Faculty  Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Northern Lights College – Faculty Bargaining Committee. Bargaining will commense in 2022, as such, we are accepting nominations for your new Bargaining Committee. 1 Bargaining Committee Chair3 Bargaining Committee Members1 Bargaining Committee Alternate ...

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...