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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

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...

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...

April 08, 2021

Advocating for you and B.C. post-secondary education - BCGEU

As you know, the work of our union is to advocate on the behalf of members. I want to share with you an example of how myself and BCGEU President Stephanie Smith advocated for one primary sector of our component – B.C. post-secondary education.On March 31, we met with the new Minister of Advanced Education & Skills Training, Anne Kang, to introduce her to our union as a stakeholder in Briti...

April 08, 2021

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Tentative Agreement Reached for VTT Instructo...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. Highlights include: Four-year agreement, expiring August 31, 2023 2% general wage increase retroactive to September 1, 2019 2% general wage increase retroactive to September 1, 2020 2% general wage increase effective September 1, 2021 Effective September 1, 2022, "me too" agreement fo...

April 07, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 7, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union ele...

April 07, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Lower mainland area office

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGApril 7, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 8 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day ...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

April 01, 2021

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - bargaining update - BCGEU

The Employer presented the Union with their comprehensive package proposal when we were in bargaining on March 15, 2021. This is in response to all of our proposals to date, including monetary items. Your bargaining committee has prepared its response and we continue negotiations on April 6 and 7. We have some challenging items to discuss but remain cautiously optimistic that we can work throug...

April 01, 2021

Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc - Bargaining Protocol Negotiated - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise that a bargaining protocol was negotiated with your employer today. Our talks were conducted remotely via Zoom video conference. We are seeking additional dates and intend to exchange nonmonetary bargaining proposals when we meet next. It's very early days, and many more dates will be required. We will keep you apprised as bargaining continues. To help ensure you receiv...

March 30, 2021

Native Courtworker Positions at Native Courtworker and Counselling Associatio...

Bargaining Surveys The deadline to complete your bargaining survey online is tomorrow! End of business day on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. To help us develop our proposals, we need to hear what your priorities are for collective bargaining. Please click here to complete our online survey. Lunch Virtual Membership Meeting The bargaining committee has scheduled a membership meeting over lunch to fo...

March 30, 2021

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC - Remember to Submit You...

Bargaining Surveys The deadline to complete your bargaining survey online is tomorrow! End of business day on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. To help us develop our proposals, we need to hear what your priorities are for collective bargaining. Please click here to complete our online survey. Lunch Virtual Membership Meeting The bargaining committee has scheduled a membership meeting over lunch to en...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - BCGEU

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 23, 2021

All BCGEU Members at People's Law School - Call for Nominations for One 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 Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 pm. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following options: In person at th...

March 23, 2021

Native Education College - Labour/Management Committee meeting - Call for Age...

In accordance with Article 8.3(f) of your collective agreement, your Joint Labour/Management committee has scheduled their next meeting on April 13, 2021. The Joint Labour/Management meeting is intended as an open forum wherein matters of mutual concern and benefit can be freely and candidly discussed to promote a co-operative resolution of workplace concerns before they become larger issues. I...

March 22, 2021

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

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open 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 pos...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...

March 19, 2021

All BCGEU Component 7 BC NDP Constituency Assistants - Shop Stewards - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise a number of members have stepped forward to be stewards. You can reach out to any of the stewards below if you have a question or need support. The BC NDP Constituency Assistant Stewards are: Name Area Email Andrea McDonald North Island [email protected] Angelika Brunner West Kootenay [email protected] Candy Ashdown Fraser Valley ...

March 19, 2021

All BCGEU Members at BC NDP MLAs - Results of Election for Bargaining Committ...

The results are in and elected as a member on our Bargaining Committee is: DEANNA FASCIANI Congratulations to Deanna and thank you to all the candidates for letting your names stand for election. Bargaining with the employer will reconvene, on March 30th and April 6th, following a long delay which was a result of the provincial election. Your Bargaining Committee is looking forward to resuming ...