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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...

January 14, 2021

York House School - Reminder Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

This is a reminder that the deadline for nominations to your bargaining committee closes at 5:00pm TODAY. Attached to this notice are two nomination forms, one for the Bargaining Committee Chairperson and one for Bargaining Committee Member. Please use the appropriate form to indicate who you would like to nominated for each role and return to the Lower Mainland Area Office by the deadline. Sho...

January 05, 2021

The Provincial Fall 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.  UWU/MoveUP

January 05, 2021

BCIT Instructors - Steward nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for shop steward positions for the BCGEU Instructors bargaining unit in the Carpentry Department. If you are interested in becoming a steward or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached to this notice. What do stewards do? Stewards are the primary union representatives of members at the worksite. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-w...

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...

December 21, 2020

COVID on the job: how to refuse unsafe work - BCGEU

The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows: Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 and recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act and Board Policy ...

During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job. Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...

December 17, 2020

All BCGEU Members at the Justice Institute of BC - Happy Holiday News - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee and the Justice Institute of BC are pleased to report that the reimbursement for the reduction in the MSP premiums will be included on your final pay deposit of the year, on December 31st 2020. This one-time payment extinguishes any and all liabilities with respect to the reduction in the premium paid by the Employer for MSP. The parties determined that the appropriate...

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 17, 2020

All BCGEU Members at People's Law School - Call for Nominations for (1) Barga...

We are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There is one (1) position available. If there is more than one nomination submitted an election will be conducted. Deadline for the return of nominations is Friday, January 22 at 5:00 pm. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following options: In person at the ...

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 11, 2020

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC - bargaining nomina...

Since we have received only one nomination for the Bargaining Committee, we are extending the deadline until Monday, January 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Nominations received after this time will not be considered. Nominations are open for three (3) Bargaining Committee members and one (1) alternate for the upcoming negotiations of The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC. Should we rec...