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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...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: chiefsack@sipeknekatik.ca Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...

October 22, 2020

All BCGEU Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency - Notice of Tentative Agree...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the parties reached a tentative agreement today. We are unanimously recommending that you vote "yes" to accept the tentative agreement. We began our work as your newly elected committee believing that our employer's previous monetary proposal was insufficient. However, after engaging directly with our employer at the bargaining table and doi...

October 22, 2020

BCGEU Headquarters office negotiations department

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTING  October 22, 2020     POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 3 duties as assigned. Duties to include: pro...

October 21, 2020

New union office will reflect union values - BCGEU

New union office will reflect union valuesWe have some big news! Our union is building a new Lower Mainland Area Office (LMAO) that will provide BCGEU members and staff with the space and amenities they need, but it will also include much needed affordable housing and childcare spaces as well. We are excited to share this news with members and this bulletin will be the first of many updates as ...

October 21, 2020

Native Education College - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The parties met in bargaining on October 20, 2020 and your bargaining committee tabled a complete settlement proposal for your employer's consideration. The parties meet next in bargaining on October 28, 2020 at which time your employer will respond to the union's settlement proposal. We will provide a further update after October 28.   In solidarity, Sue Arnault, Bargaining Committee ChairEtov...

October 16, 2020

BCGEU concerned about proposed redesign of the Municipal Pension Plan

You're receiving this as a BCGEU member of the Municipal Pension Plan.As you may be aware, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) has announced potential changes to the plan and is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on a proposed redesign, by October 23. Despite being the fourth largest union in the MPP and representing thousands of pension-contributing members, the BCGEU is not one of the "Plan ...

October 16, 2020

All BCGEU Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Member Engagement...

Member Engagement Your bargaining committee has made calls to roughly two-thirds of the membership and will continue these calls through Sunday night in an attempt to reach everyone. If you have not heard from a committee member by the end of the night Sunday, we encourage you to reach out to the committee member from your office on Monday or Tuesday on your time, and not while on employer paid...

October 15, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 (Temporary 12 month) - Advocacy *REVISED* - BCGEU

  BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING *REVISED* October 15, 2020     POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documen...

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

October 02, 2020

All BCGEU members at BCFMA - Reaching Out to You - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met today and will reach out to each of you individually by phone over the next two weeks or so. These calls will allow you to share your thoughts on the current bargaining impasse and impending strike to help your committee determine its next steps. You will also be able to ask questions and seek clarification on the bargaining process and your committee's efforts to ...

September 30, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd - Bargaining and Strike Prep Update - BCGEU

Bargaining Update Your bargaining committee met with your employer in mediated bargaining on September 29, 2020. Your employer reiterated that it has no monetary moves left to make. Further, with government in caretaker mode due to the election, your employer's position in bargaining is effectively frozen until a new government is sworn in. In other words, there is no possibility of your employ...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...

September 25, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The parties have agreed to meet in mediated bargaining on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. As we said in the last bulletin, BCFMA has indicated it has no monetary moves left to make and this has not changed. However, meeting would at very least allow your new committee to hear the reasons for impasse directly from your employer. The parties would also be able to discuss and digest the potential imp...

September 25, 2020

LeadNow Society - New Bargaining Committee & Questionnaire - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to be your Bargaining Committee: Cherry Tsoi Bargaining Committee Chairperson Jonathan AckerleyBargaining Committee Member Please join us in congratulating these members on their acclamation and thanking them for stepping into this very important role. In the coming weeks, the Bargaining Committee will meet to review priorities...

September 25, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) Re: Strike Bulletin #3 - BCGEU

As you know, the parties were in the process of negotiating essential services in order for your union to be in a position to serve 72 hours' strike notice. (When an employer requests essential services, this matter must be resolved before strike notice can be served.) We had been working towards a withdrawal of services by no later than September 30, 2020 as this would have been the last day o...

September 24, 2020

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Update – Provincial Electi...

Following the announcement on Monday and pursuant to Clause 31.6 of the collective agreement: 31.6 Impact of Elections on Bargaining In the event a federal general election or a provincial general election is in progress at the time notice pursuant to Clause 31.2 is given, or if such election is called during collective bargaining, then collective bargaining shall be suspended and resumed at t...