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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...

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 06, 2020

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has been meeting regularly in caucus over the past few months to prepare for negotiating a renewal agreement with the employer. We have reviewed your surveys, researched other agreements across the country and discussed each article in our current collective agreement to see if there are areas for improvement. We have also reached out to many of you for further informa...

August 06, 2020

Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc.-Bargaining Questionnaire – we need your inp...

  Your Bargaining Committee is now preparing to negotiate a renewal collective agreement and we are asking for your input in a member questionnaire. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, or improvements you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining priorities.   Please ...

August 04, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 - Research and Interactive Services (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING August 4, 2020   POSITION: SECRETARY – RESEARCH AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT (Temporary) A full-time support staff is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for Staff Representatives in Research and Interactive Services. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES & RESPO...

July 31, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (2 Positions)-ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (2 Positions) ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTING July 31, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. Term of assignment(s) is up to 6 months. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocac...

July 30, 2020

Mediation and Strike Preparation Update #2 -BCFMA - BCGEU

The parties met again in bargaining on July 29 with the assistance of mediator Grant McArthur. Our discussions continued to focus on monetary matters; specifically, what your Employer is willing and able to do to address your demand for fair wages and benefits. The parties have scheduled another mediated bargaining session for Friday, August 7, 2020 during which the BCFMA intends to formally ta...

July 30, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Collective Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

We are pleased to report that your Employer has also ratified the tentative collective agreement. The renewed collective agreement is therefore in effect as of July 8, 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 collective agreement and the recent ratification document, together, for a complete picture...

July 29, 2020

QUALITY ASSURANCE TEST LEAD - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

QUALITY ASSURANCE TEST LEAD ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a Quality Assurance lead and tester to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: The Quality Assurance Test Lead is accountable for the overal...

July 29, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT MANAGER (Temporary) - ADMINISTRATION DE...

PROJECT MANAGER (Temporary) ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary project manager to work in Administration Department. In this role, you will be working with senior management to manage a large records management system implementation as well as other smaller pro...

July 29, 2020

Strike Pay for Members with Dependants or Irregular Hours - BCGEU

General As previously announced in a bulletin and at the strike vote meeting, the BCGEU Provincial Executive has authorized target pay for a potential strike at BCFMA. This means a higher rate of strike pay and is the highest strike pay presently provided to BCGEU members. While regular base strike pay is $375 per week, target strike pay for this dispute has been set at a maximum of $100 per da...

July 29, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS ANALYST - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT -...

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires an experienced business analyst to work in the Administration Department, anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be working to understand the stakeholder and user groups at the BCGEU, gather organizational featur...

July 29, 2020

Collective Agreement Ratification Results - Princeton & District Community Sk...

BCGEU is pleased to announce that members have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. Thank you to everyone for their participation in this process.In solidarity,Ronda VileneStaff Representativeon behalf ofAnn ForrestStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

July 24, 2020

NEC Native Education College-Bargaining Meeting Follow-up - BCGEU

Thank you to all the members who joined yesterday's meeting regarding bargaining. We appreciate your thoughtful input. Members who did not attend the meeting and who would like to provide input to the bargaining committee may speak with a member of the committee. If you do not have contact information for committee members or if you would like to provide written input, you may contact staff rep...

July 22, 2020

Mediation and Strike Preparation Update - BC Family Maintenance Agency - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and Employer met in mediated bargaining on the morning of July 15, 2020. This initial session was primarily about bringing mediator Grant McArthur fully up to speed on the impasse between the parties. The subsequent daylong mediated bargaining session scheduled for July 22, 2020 has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict with the mediator. The parties will instead...

July 21, 2020

NEC Native Education College - Reminder bargaining update and meeting notice ...

We are resending this bulletin as a reminder of this week's meeting. 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...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 15, 2020

Advocating for a Fair Deal - BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) - BCGEU

In addition to commencing mediated bargaining with your Employer on July 15, 2020 and continuing strike preparations, we write to advise you of an additional action taken by your Union in pursuit of a fair deal for members at BCFMA. Specifically, BCGEU President Stephanie Smith has written to Attorney General David Eby and made your case for equitable wages and benefits. President Smith's lette...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' priorities are part of the government's budg...

July 09, 2020

Strike Coordinating Committee And Bargaining Update for BC Family Maintenance...

Announcing the BCGEU Strike Coordinating Committee for BCFMA  A strike coordinating committee (SCC) has been struck for this dispute and will hold its first meeting today. SCC membership is as follows:  BCGEU STRIKE COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR BCFMA Position Name (Covered By) Bargaining Committee Chair & Local 701 Chair Steve Kitcher Component 7 Vice-President & Local...