B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

August 22, 2019

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Online bargaining survey - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee is meeting on September 13 and 20 to prepare for upcoming negotiations. To help the committee determine priorities for bargaining, please complete the online survey by no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/939D9JD We need current contact information to keep you updated throughout this process....

August 20, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (2 Positions) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (2 Positions)   INTERNAL POSTING August 20, 2019     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two (2) staff representatives to work in the Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The staff representatives in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley Area Office and report to the Coordinator of Advocacy. DUTIES: ...

August 20, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE (2 Positions) - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE (2 Positions)   INTERNAL POSTING AUGUST 19, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two (2) staff representatives 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 meeting...

August 19, 2019

SECRETARY (Temporary) - Lower Mainland Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGAugust 19, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT  A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. The term of assignment is up to 6 months or return of incumbent. DUTIE...

August 15, 2019

2019 PAC Survey - BCGEU

The federal election is fast approaching and union members will be voting based on key issues. We are asking you to fill out the below survey to identify what is most important to members.  The results will be shared mid September and resources relevant to these issues will be provided to members.  To ensure only one submission per person, please enter your name and email. UWU/MoveUP

August 15, 2019

Members at Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd - Pre-Bargaining Worksh...

  The Bargaining Committee is holding worksite meetings as follows to receive members' input and discuss upcoming bargaining with the Employer: Burnaby – Thursday, September 5, 201912 p.m. to 1 p.m.Boardroom "A" at the worksite Victoria – Friday, September 6, 201912 p.m. to 1 p.m.Boardroom, 4th floor at the worksite Kamloops – Monday, September 9, 201912 p.m. to 1 p.m.Boardroom at the worksite ...

August 13, 2019

BCGEU Centennial BBQ Celebration - BCGEU

Cariboo Area 06 MembersSunday, September 1, 201911:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.BCGEU Centennial BBQ CelebrationBoitanio Park, Williams Lake     Come celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU with a Centennial BBQ in the Park!Bring the family; we will have a bouncy castle, face painting and bungee run. Download Centennial BBQ Sept 1 invite.pdf UWU/MoveUP

August 09, 2019

Government includes BCGEU recommendations in Budget 2020 report

Last month our union participated in the public consultation to offer input into next year's budget by submitting recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (more on this here). The Committee has now reported out on the results of this process and we are pleased to let you know that government listened to many of our positions and put a number of them in...

August 09, 2019

Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd - bargaining questionnaire - BCGEU

Update The Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce it has selected Steve Kitcher from Local 701 as its chair. The Committee is looking to hold a meeting with members at each worksite before commencing bargaining with the Employer. Please stay tuned for more information. Questionnaire – Input Needed! As part of its preparation to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the Employe...

August 08, 2019

Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in...

MEDIA ADVISORYFor Immediate Release   Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in Vancouver WHAT: The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will hold a press conference at its Vancouver Area Office Friday at 10:00AM in response to the federal government's announcement of $180M in loans and funding for affordable housing in Vancouver. The federal mo...

August 07, 2019

Bargaining Questionnaires & Bargaining Committee Nominations - Silliker JR La...

In the coming weeks, the bargaining committee will meet to review priorities and develop bargaining proposals prior to negotiations with the Employer.  To assist us in this endeavour, we ask that you please complete the attached bargaining questionnaire and return it to the Lower Mainland Area Office by Tuesday, September 3, 2019. We are calling for nominations to sit on the bargaining committe...

August 07, 2019

Steward Nominations - Kwantlen Polytechnic University - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the position for steward at your worksite and will close on Monday, August 26, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers abo...

August 07, 2019

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

August 02, 2019

Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd. - bargaining committee - BCGEU

Ballots for the election for the Kamloops Office Representative have been counted. We can now announce the complete BCGEU bargaining committee for Themis as follows: Victoria Office Representative (Local 701) – Steve Kitcher Burnaby Office Representative (Local 703) – Brenda McIntyre Kamloops Office Representative (Local 705) – Debra Calder In the coming weeks, the Bargaining Committee wil...

July 31, 2019

Housing activists hail Burnaby's 'robust' tenant relocation plan - BCGEU

Proposed policy would guarantee temporary accommodation to renters displaced by renovictions and demovictions. Their signs and T-shirts read "tenant power" and "end demovictions." There were speeches, cheers and chants. It was a familiar scene outside Burnaby City Hall – the battlefield between housing activists and local politicians in recent years – but Monday was different.  Read full articl...

July 30, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election Update for Themis Program Management & Consulti...

One of the two candidates to represent the Themis Burnaby office on the Bargaining Committee has withdrawn from the election. Brenda McIntyre has therefore been declared elected by acclamation. She joins Steve Kitcher who was previously elected by acclamation to represent the Victoria office. Voting continues only for members based out of the Kamloops office to elect the Kamloops Office Represe...