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 Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and A current or prospec...

February 22, 2019

How does BC Budget 2019 affect British Columbians? Read our analysis - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU members, Last October I presented the BCGEU’s submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the public consultation for the 2019/20 provincial budget. Our submission outlined four priorities: address housing affordability and supply; rebuild the public services needed to support an effective poverty reduction strategy; protect B.C.’s enviro...

February 20, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT - Internal Posting - BCGEU

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a Staff Representative (Researcher) to work in the Organizing Department, effective date to be determined. The position reports to the Coordinator, Organizing Department. DESCRIPTION:  The Researcher conducts a wide range of research for both internal and external organizing campaigns and projects.  RESPONSIBILITIES: • Analyze the financ...

February 19, 2019

Steve Kitcher is the Acting Vice-President of Component 7 in place of Joanna ...

Following the news last week that Joanna Lord was acclaimed by the BCGEU Provincial Executive to the position of Executive Vice President, Steve Kitcher Component 1st Vice, has assumed the responsibilities of the Vice President position. Steve will continue in this capacity until an election can be held to fill the position of Component Vice-President.   In solidarity   Shannon Murray, Regional...

February 19, 2019

Budget 2019: BCGEU praises prudent plan, vows to dig in to details - BCGEU

VICTORIA-The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is praising Budget 2019 as a prudent plan to clean up the messes left by the previous government, invest in critical public services, and prove that British Columbians don't need to choose between economic strength, environmental sustainability and the health, safety, and prosperity of their families and communities. But the union that r...

February 19, 2019

C7 - Themis Program Management and Consulting Ltd.- Nominations for Transitio...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the transition committee: • Burnaby Office Representative – One (1) • Kamloops Office Representative – One (1) • Victoria Office Representative – One (1) The transition committee will liaise with members on matters arising from the conclusion of Themis's contract with the BC Government in October 2019, and the transition of Family Maintena...

February 14, 2019

Component 7’s Joanna Lord acclaimed to replace Sussanne Skidmore as Executive...

The BCGEU Provincial Executive has acclaimed Joanna Lord, Component 7 Vice President, to fill the Executive Vice President position left vacant when Sussanne Skidmore was elected Secretary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour in November. "On behalf of the BCGEU I want to thank Sussanne for her years of service to our members, our union, and our movement," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smi...

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...

February 11, 2019

The BCGEU remembers and honours Art Kube’s legacy - BCGEU

Art Kube was born in Poland in 1935 and raised by a trade unionist mother, on her own along with two children, while his father was taken prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. He kicked off his life-long work to fight for workers' rights as an executive in the youth wing of the Metal Workers union before immigrating to Canada in 1953 as a nineteen-year-old. Art wore many hats over the years, fro...

February 07, 2019

New poll shows overwhelming support for a public inquiry - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2019(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) released polling results on British Columbians' attitudes toward a public inquiry into organized crime, money laundering and the overdose crisis in B.C. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for a public inquiry: 77 per cent of British Columbians in favour of an inquiry. 80 per cent o...

January 31, 2019

Membership Meetings & Bargaining Survey for Justice Institute of BC - BCGEU

Reminder: Membership MeetingsNew Westminster campusDATE:           Today, January 31st, 2019TIME:            11:00 - 12:00 noon; and                     12:15 - 1:15 p.m.PLACE:          JIBC TheatreMaple Ridge campusDATE:            Wednesday, February 20th, 2019TIME:            12:00 noon - 1:00 pmPLACE:          JIBC lunchroom                     13500 - 256th Street* A teleconference opport...

January 29, 2019

Union opening bargaining committee nominations at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood Sc...

The collective agreement for Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (KGMS) expires on August 30, 2019. The undersigned has been assigned to bargain your new agreement. As I explained to you in our worksite meeting last October, the first step in bargaining is electing a bargaining committee. Please be advised that the union is now accepting nominations for KGMS bargaining committee members. As per col...

January 29, 2019

Bargaining Questionnaire for Coast Mountain College (formerly NWCC) Members ...

Please find attached a Bargaining Questionnaire. You are encouraged to complete this questionnaire and return it by March 1, 2019 to: HALEY THICKETTEmail: hthickett@coastmountaincollege.ca DOWNLOAD PDF OF BARGAINING QUESTIONNAIRE HERE. UWU/MoveUP

January 28, 2019

Local 712 Members at Members at Haisla Nation Council – Support, Instructors ...

Please find attached a Bargaining Questionnaire. You are encouraged to complete this questionnaire and return it by February 27, 2019 to:   BCGEU Northwest Area Office4600 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 1S5Fax: (250) 635-3588/1-800-946-0259Phone: (250) 635-9126/1-800-665-1664Email: Area12@bcgeu.ca    Download PDF of notice hereDownload PDF of bargaining questionnaire here UWU/MoveUP