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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

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

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

September 17, 2021

All BCGEU Members at BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Strike Informati...

Thank you for your continued solidarity and efforts upholding our work-to-rule and overtime ban job action. The Strike Coordination Committee is meeting regularly, and we are excited to provide an update about job escalation. The SCC has endorsed plans for an information rally on Thursday, September 23rd in Chilliwack. Only Constituency Assistants in areas 03 and 04 are requested to attend.  De...

September 15, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) - Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 15, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 14 months or return of incumbent. The effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement p...

September 10, 2021

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov’t to help build a long-term economic plan...

BCGEU provides submission to BC Gov't to help build a long-term economic plan for B.C. This past June, the B.C. government requested input from business, labour, Indigenous and other stakeholders for the development of our province's long-term, post-pandemic economic plan. Your union represented the voices of our 82,000 members in the consultative process, which involved Ravi Kahlon, Minister o...

September 02, 2021

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement - BCGEU

Solidarity in Post-Secondary Labour Movement (British Columbia, September 2, 2021) – With last week's ever-changing landscape in COVID-related announcements affecting BC's post-secondary sector we saw what's possible amidst chaos. Union leaders jumped to action to represent their members in a variety of ways and one of those ways was that we, the undersigned unions, came together as a collectiv...

August 31, 2021

Your health and safety when returning to campus this September - BCGEU

As you’re aware, the provincial government has asked post-secondary institutions to return to full on-campus operations. Government has issued guidelines and it is up to each institution to develop their own plan to implement. We want you to know that the BCGEU had a chance to review - but not to influence - the guidelines. The union has been encouraging all BCGEU members and British Columbians...

August 31, 2021

OHS Reps: Updated return-to-campus guidelines - BCGEU

First off, I want to thank you for the support you've provided your colleagues and fellow BCGEU members during this pandemic. Times of uncertainty are scary and stressful. As an OHS rep, your presence and knowledge have been critical to workers making informed decisions that uphold their health and safety. Secondly, I want you to know that I will soon be sending an email to all BCGEU members wo...

August 30, 2021

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside e...

B.C. government liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay outside employer's head office, September 1 BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After five months without response from the Minister of Finance, B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) will rally outside the BCLDB's head office to call for their employer's support in r...

August 27, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Job Action Continues - Day #19 - BCGEU

Thank you for your continued solidarity and efforts upholding our work-to-rule and overtime ban job action. Plans are underway to escalate. Our Strike Coordination Committee is meeting regularly, and plans will be communicated as soon as possible.In the meantime, know that your efforts are influencing the employer! Read these statements from your fellow CAs: No staffing off-hour events: "We had...

August 27, 2021

BCIT Support - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the BCIT Support Bargaining Committee. There are six spots available, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee Member, three positions Alternate, two positions Any BCGEU member working in the BCIT Support bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomination to run in the election.The election for Chairperson will be ...

August 26, 2021

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ...

BCGEU welcomes the return of provincial mask mandate, calls for employers to ensure safe worksitesBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) are pleased by the reissuing of a provincial mask mandate for indoor, public spaces, and calling it an important layer of protection for front-line workers."Vaccines are an amazing tool in stopping the s...

August 25, 2021

UPDATE: Public Service remote work and mask mandate - BCGEU

UPDATE - Remote work and mask mandateWe are pleased to report that the BC Public Service has agreed to our request -- see Monday's bulletin and letter here -- to allow employees who are working from home to continue to do so beyond the September 7 deadline without an approved telework agreement until at least October 12.Our union will continue to advocate for health and safety precautions that ...

August 23, 2021

BCGEU calls for delay of telework requirement, reinstatement of masks in publ...

In today's COVID update, the B.C. government announced that the province would not be moving to Step 4 of the provincial restart plan as anticipated on September 7, 2021. September 7 had been set as the date that members continuing to work from home would be required to have an "approved telework agreement", as per a July 20 communication from the BC Public Service: "those who wish to continue ...

August 16, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Constituency Assistants On Strike – D...

Job action continues with constituency offices now operating strictly by Work-to-Rule. Many of you have questions about work expectations from the employer, especially with the recent announcement concerning the federal election. A number of us have left our CA jobs, on leaves of absence, to assist with federal campaigns. Please note – you are NOT required to pick up extra duties if your office...

August 13, 2021

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

Bargaining Committee ChairAt the close of nominations, Linda Epp was declared elected by acclamation to the position of bargaining committee chair. Linda joins members Tu Van Trieu and Etovre Vese to complete your bargaining committee.Next StepsIn the coming weeks, your bargaining committee and the staff representatives will begin preparing for negotiations with the employer. This will include ...

August 12, 2021

Workplaces re-opening – get vaccinated - BCGEU

Step 4 of B.C.'s Restart plan could start as early as September 7 – though this date could vary by region. Step 4 includes a return to fully re-opened offices and workplaces. Whether your worksite is returning to full capacity or you're returning to in-person work after working from home, our union can help address any health and safety concerns that may arise. And remember: the best way to ens...

August 12, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) Re: Constituency Assistants on Strike –...

Job action officially started on Monday, with Work-to-Rule and an overtime ban, and your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you for your strong support. We are receiving plenty of feedback that not all duties are getting done and we are making an impact. Please contact your steward or any Bargaining Committee member with questions about the job action or your duties. Please see the attach...