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

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

July 16, 2019

Fort St. John Public Library Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the Collective Agreement. 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, Tanya Boyd, Bargaining Committee ChairAmy von Stackelberg, Bargaining Committee MemberLorraine Brooks,...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 15, 2019

Call for Nominations for Three (3) Silliker JR Laboratories bargaining commit...

We are calling for nominations to sit on the bargaining committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There are three (3) positions to be filled. If more than three (3) nominations are submitted, an election will be conducted. Deadline for the return of nominations isFriday, August 16, 2019 at 5:00pm. Nomination forms may be returned by one of the following options: In pe...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) VICTORIA AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area office for up to 6 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 by a...

July 09, 2019

Staff Representative (2 Positions) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (2 Positions) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two staff representatives to work in the Negotiations Department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining ...

July 03, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election for Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd....

At the close of nominations, the following position had one nominee who is declared elected by acclamation: Victoria Office Representative (Local 701): - Steve Kitcher As there are two nominees for each of the following positions, voting is required. Links to candidate information sheets are provided for candidates who submitted them. (Note that the order of candidate names has been randomized ...

July 03, 2019

Fort St. John Public Library - ratification meeting - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have come to a tentative agreement. A ratification meeting will be held according to the details below: When: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Where: BCGEU Peace River Area Office            10147 100 Ave.            Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y7 Details of the tentative agreement and voting will be available at the meeting. Your bargaining ...

July 03, 2019

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library update on bargaining - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is sending out this bulletin to update you on the collective agreement bargaining process between the Union and the Thompson Nicola Regional Library. The Union held a ratification vote, which we counted this evening. The membership rejected the Employer's final offer of settlement as presented. The Union will have discussions with the Employer to determine how to proce...

July 03, 2019

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Call for nominations to the bargaining commit...

Your current collective agreement expires on August 31, 2019. In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. The bargaining committee will be composed of: Bargaining Committee Chair (1 position) Bargaining Committee Member (2 positions) Members who wish to run for Chair and Member positions must submit a nomination form th...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 26, 2019

NEC Bargaining Questionnaire – Input Needed! - BCGEU

Once your bargaining committee has been elected, it will prepare to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with your employer. To do this, it needs your input! The bargaining questionnaire lets you identify issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the collective agreement. Your input will inform and assist your committee in setting bargaining priorities.  Online The questionn...