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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...

May 03, 2021

All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College - Bargaining Committee Nomi...

Call for Nominations Nominations are open again for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has three p...

May 03, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Vancouver Talmud Torah School - VTT Instructors Ratify T...

We are pleased to announce that the bargaining unit voted 84.6% in favour of accepting the terms of the tentative agreement. The ratification meeting was held on April 22 and online voting ended at 5 pm on Friday, April 30. Click here for a copy of the ratification document distributed at the meetings. This is not a final version of the collective agreement and was used for ratification purpose...

May 03, 2021

Remembering Component 1 member Bikramdeep Randhawa

On behalf of 80,000+ members across the province, the BCGEU offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Local 104 member Bikramdeep Randhawa as they grieve his sudden and senseless death on Saturday, May 1st. While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy, Bikramdeep's youth and the violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to b...

April 30, 2021

How the BC Budget affects you – BCGEU analysis

BC Budget Analysis 2021/22Moving in the right direction, but at the wrong speed. On April 20, the BC NDP delivered its first budget and fiscal plan since winning a new majority mandate in the October 2020 general election. More importantly, this was the government's first official budget since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Budget 2021 includes significant funds for em...

April 28, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 28, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the West Kootenay Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES:   · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-...

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 19, 2021

All BCGEU Members at EF International Language School - Joint Consultation Co...

The next Joint Consultation Committee meeting is scheduled for May 3 at 6:00pm The purpose of your Joint Consultation Committee is to promote a co-operative resolution of workplace issues or concerns before they become larger issues or concerns and members are encouraged to submit agenda items to be discussed at the meeting.The committee is not the place to bring forward issues related to griev...

April 19, 2021

LeadNow Society - Collective Agreement finalized - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce that your new collective agreement has been signed and is now available on the BCGEU website at:https://agreements.bcgeu.ca/pdfs/PostedFiles/Drafts/07031923D.pdf If you have any questions about your collective agreement or your rights as a union member, please contact a local shop steward. In solidarityLarisa MillsStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

April 16, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of Britis...

Nominations are now open for steward positions with Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia.  Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their issues. Acting as a liaison between the worksite, the union local and the BCGE...

April 16, 2021

York House School - Commencement of Bargaining - BCGEU

Thanks to your overwhelming response to our bargaining surveys, your bargaining committee has put the final touches on proposals and we are ready to meet with the Employer. Our first day of bargaining will be April 21, 2021. It is expected that both parties will exchange their proposal packages that day and then resume bargaining April 29 and May 5. Our first meetings will focus on non-monetary...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...

April 13, 2021

All BCGEU Members at BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Updat...

Your Bargaining Committee returned to the table with the employer, on March 30th and April 6th, to continue from where we left off, before the provincial election. We are pleased to report progress in a number of areas, including agreement on some changes to the Postings language and Health and Safety. However, the more contentious issues remain outstanding at this time and we have yet to table...