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

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...

December 12, 2018

Casino workers negotiate new contracts - BCGEU

(Burnaby/New Westminster) Over 1,200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and Starlight Casino in New Westminster voted to accept new collective agreements putting them among the highest paid casino workers in the province. "These workers stuck together to set the industry standard," said BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch....

December 11, 2018

BCIT – Support Staff- Bargaining Survey - Bargaining Committee seeks input fr...

Your Bargaining Committee is making plans to commence contract negotiations with the employer and we are seeking your input. You have two options in which to submit a short survey: On-line Click here – to submit your answers by Survey Monkey; or Email or Facsimile Click here – to print a hardcopy of the survey and return to Linsay Buss via facsimile 604- 294-5092 or email at linsay.buss@b...

December 11, 2018

BCGEU presents member’s recommendations to the National Inquiry into missing ...

Tomorrow, I will proudly represent the 77,000 members of the BCGEU at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. We are the only union in Canada to have legal standing at the Inquiry and I'll be sharing your recommendations directly with the commissioners. My journey here to Ottawa began on the convention floor in 2014 when a resolution was passed to call for a n...

December 10, 2018

BCGEU commends report calling for overhaul of system to support children with...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family released by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) today, and their 11 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia's system of services to support children with complex needs. The report details the difficult and he...

December 07, 2018

Local 703 Maxxam Analytics - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Following 6 months of bargaining your committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement. A comprehensive ratification document will be provided at information/voting meeting's on Dec 13th. Your bargaining committee will be in attendance to explain the settlement and answer any questions you have.  The bargaining committee is recommending members vote "yes" to the settlement...

December 06, 2018

Members need your help on the picket line  - BCGEU

As you may know fellow BCGEU members working at Comox Valley Seniors Village or Casa Loma are currently on strike in Courtenay. Today I received reports that our members' safety has been threatened on the picket line and we are quickly mobilizing to provide additional support to ensure their continued safety.Can you help?Picket captains will review safety protocols with all members on the picke...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE KELOWNA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE KELOWNA AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Kelowna 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 elections, preparin...

December 06, 2018

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE 2 FINANCE DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE 2 FINANCE DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires an Administrative Representative in the Finance Department, effective date is to be determined. The position reports directly to the Financial Controller.  DUTIES:  Preparation of monthly financial statements; preparation of year end audit working paper...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018 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 election...

December 06, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 6, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office for 3 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their unio...

December 06, 2018

Review suggests no reason to discipline guards in death of prisoner, union sa...

The vice-president of the union that represents B.C. prison guards says his members followed policy the day an inmate died in the back of a corrections van. Dean Purdy of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said in a memo to his members that a government review has already determined that "no discipline is required" in the death of Alex Joseph.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

December 05, 2018

BCGEU applauds bold, inclusive plan for emissions reduction and clean growth ...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's release today of CleanBC which outlines plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent compared to 2007 levels by 2030. Through a sector-by-sector approach focusing on transportation, buildings and industry, government seeks to work collaboratively with stakeholders to foster economic growth and cre...

November 29, 2018

Stand with postal workers this Saturday in support of labour rights - BCGEU

The protected rights of all unionized workers in Canada are being challenged right now in the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' (CUPW) current struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Canada Post workers have taken action over health and safety issues, exhaustive and unsustainable workload issues, and inequities between urban and rural mail carriers.  Entering their second month of rotating ...

November 29, 2018

Steward Elections Coast Mountain College - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Education, Scientific, Technical & Administrative Services, Component 7 is holding steward elections for members. A nomination form is attached. Please indicate your worksite location (address).  Nominations will be open from November 29, 2018 to December 28, 2018 at midnight.If all positions are not filled, nominations will remain open until such time as we hav...

November 29, 2018

The BCGEU congratulates Cronk and Skidmore on election to lead BC Fed - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) congratulates Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore on their election today as the new president and secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour (BC Fed) at the federation's 58th convention. Cronk and Skidmore bring extensive experience from both the private and public sectors of the labour movement to their roles. And as a...

November 28, 2018

BCGEU offers multi-million dollar loan to CUPW - BCGEU

The leadership of the BCGEU has approved a $3-million interest-free loan for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to call on if needed to support their ongoing struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Thousands of postal workers were ordered back to work earlier this week following more than a month of rotating strikes. "We condemn the unconstitutionality of the federal government's back to ...

November 28, 2018

Haisla Council - Instructors - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee ...

With your collective agreement expiring on May 31, 2019, it's time for you to nominate candidates for your new BCGEU Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee member, two positions Any BCGEU member working at Haisla Nation Council, Instructors, can be nominated by a co-worker for the position. If more than two candidates are nominated, there will be a ballot of the membership. Each member will...

November 28, 2018

Haisla Council - Support - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

With your collective agreement expiring on May 31, 2019, it's time for you to nominate candidates for your new BCGEU Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee member, two positions Any BCGEU member working at Haisla Nation Council, Support Staff, can be nominated by a co-worker for the position. If more than two candidates are nominated, there will be a ballot of the membership. Each member wi...

November 28, 2018

Haisla Council - Public Works - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee...

With your collective agreement expiring on May 31, 2019, it's time for you to nominate candidates for your new BCGEU Bargaining Committee. Bargaining Committee member, one position Any BCGEU member working at Haisla Nation Council, Public Works, can be nominated by a co-worker for the position. If more than two candidates are nominated, there will be a ballot of the membership. Each member will...

November 26, 2018

Maxxam Analytics - Worksite Stewards - BCGEU

The updated list of BCGEU stewards for Maxxam Analytics is: Canada Way worksite Michael Armstrong Cherry Caoili Eduardo Caoili Kathan Datta Priyanka Kushwah Shawn Shirazi Terry Shore Laird Story Commerce Court worksite Marie Bose Bhavesh Patel If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please contact a steward. In solidarity, Oliver RohlfsStaff Repres...

November 23, 2018

Local 707 Members at University of BC - Okanagan - Bargaining Committee Elect...

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations for election to the University of BC – Okanagan bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: • Bargaining committee member (3 positions) • ...

November 23, 2018

Submission to provincial Legal Aid Services Review - BCGEU

A robust public legal aid program is essential for realising the fundamental right to justice for all British Columbians, and the BCGEU has long advocated for improvements to the province's legal aid services. The B.C. government is currently conducting an independent review of B.C.'s legal aid service delivery system, and your union has made a submission to this process.In this submission we c...

November 23, 2018

New resources for Residential Tenancy Branch a good first step - BCGEU

Union sees need to enhance online resources with added walk-in service The recent announcement by the B.C. government of improved staffing and service levels at the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is a welcome improvement and a good first step, but should not completely replace walk-in services, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. The B.C. government reported that at l...

November 19, 2018

Two BCGEU Stewards needed at Legal Services Society – You are the Union! - B...

The BCGEU is seeking nominations for two union stewards at Legal Services Society – Vancouver Regional Centre (Burrard Street). We have secured the employer's agreement to increase the number of stewards at your worksite to four, and are opening two union steward positions for nomination.The Union is only as strong as LSS members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them.Stewa...

November 15, 2018

Maxxam Analytics Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Bargaining with your Employer resumed on November 6th- 7th. All proposals (non-monetary and monetary) are on the table. We had hoped to move forward with the wages and benefits portion of bargaining and conclude with a settlement, unfortunately, there are some non-monetary proposals we are having difficulty moving past. Your bargaining committee will be caucusing on Nov 16th to discuss options ...

November 14, 2018

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) - BCGEU

The B.C. Government has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2019. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations.Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.75 per cent increase on all wage rates, effective the first pay period after May 1, 2019. Combined with the 1% General Wage Increase effective on the same date, the ...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...

November 01, 2018

Local 703 Members in BCIT Instructional unit - Bargaining Committee Election ...

Elections for your bargaining committee closed on October 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm. The following three members are now your bargaining committee members: • Steve Holding; • Tamara Pongracz; and • Erich Moeller. Cory Langford was acclaimed as bargaining unit chair on September 27, 2018 at the close of the nomination period. Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining committee for BCIT Inst...

October 30, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election for Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library S...

Nominations are now closed for the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library System's Bargaining Committee.Kathy Adams is acclaimed as Bargaining Chairperson. Congratulations Kathy!The following people were nominated for the Bargaining Committee:Courtney Charlton Brenda DunnStephanie Gignac Tammy GjernesAn election will be conducted for 3 Bargaining Committee Members and 1 Alternate Bargaining Committee...

October 30, 2018

Update on Bargaining for Student Union of UBC Okanagan - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee will meet on November 15 - 16, 2018 to review the membership bargaining surveys and to prepare bargaining proposals. We have bargaining dates set with the Employer on January 22, 23, 24, 30, 31 and February 1, 2019.We will provide you with further information once bargaining is underway.In solidarity,Elizabeth Rusch, Bargaining committee memberMichael Ouellet, Bargaini...

October 26, 2018

704 Members Nominations for Local Executive – 2nd Vice-Chairperson & Young Wo...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    2nd Vice-Chairperson (one position)   Young worker (one position)                                            The deadline for nominations is November 26, 2018 by 5 p.m.The BCGEU nomination form (attached) must be used and should be submitted to the area office by fax (604.882.5032), email (area04@bcgeu.ca), mail...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...

October 23, 2018

President Irene Lanzinger won't seek re-election as BC's top labour leader - ...

Sister Irene Lanzinger has announced that she will not be running for re-election next month at the 58th Convention of the BC Federation of Labour. As the largest affiliate union of the BC Fed, the BCGEU would like to thank Irene for her contributions to the labour movement in British Columbia during her time as president. As the first woman president of the Federation, Irene redefined what is ...

October 22, 2018

Proposed legislation will lay foundation for improved professional reliance s...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased with the provincial government's introduction today of the Professional Governance Act aimed at improving B.C.'s professional reliance system in the natural resource sector. If passed, the new legislation will lay the foundation for a series of much-needed changes to better protect and manage the province's natural resources for ...