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...

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...

October 16, 2019

Tentative Agreement Ratified - People’s Law School - BCGEU

This is to advise you that 100% of the members at People's Law School have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the members at People's Law School. I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input and contr...

October 15, 2019

Bargaining Dates Set - Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd. - BCGEU

The bargaining committee is pleased to announce that bargaining dates have been set with BCFMA. The parties have scheduled negotiations for Monday, November 4 and Friday, November 15. (While both parties would have preferred back-to-back dates, this is the best people's schedules would allow.) Additional dates in November will be scheduled if required.Members can expect to receive the next barg...

October 11, 2019

Records Manager - administrative representative (temporary) - BCGEU

RECORDS MANAGER ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING October 11, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary administrative representative to work in the File Registry Department section of the Administration Department. Term of the assignment is up to 16 months or to return of incumbent. Effective date to be the week of November 11,...

October 11, 2019

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

The bargaining committee met following the September worksite meetings to prepare for negotiations with the Employer. Items covered in the preparation meetings included: bargaining process and training; reviewing member input from bargaining questionnaires and worksite meetings; reviewing the entire collective agreement clause by clause; and preparing proposal packages for the bargaining table....

October 10, 2019

Members employed by TNRD Library System - Tentative Collective Agreement - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee reports that on Monday, October 7, 2019, the parties were able to reach a tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of the four-year agreement that expires on December 31, 2022.  The agreement consists of a 2.25 per cent wage increase on January 1, 2019, and 2 per cent per year January 1, 2020, 2021 and 2022. There is a reduction in the n...

October 09, 2019

Possible Job Action by LSS Lawyers - BCGEU

As you are aware, the 26 Legal Services Society lawyers represented by another union, the Professional Employees Association (PEA), have reached a stalemate at the bargaining table and have decided to conduct a strike vote.  The outstanding issue is wages. The PEA has launched a campaign to remind government that these workers at the Legal Services Society make over a third less than their coll...

October 09, 2019

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott on four Vancouver hotels in support...

On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers Read the full article here UWU/MoveUP

October 08, 2019

BCGEU supports historic UNITE HERE Local 40 strike with $3 million loan - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-Today Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), and a group of BCGEU members, joined UNITE HERE Local 40 members on the picket line at the Westin Bayshore to announce that the BCGEU-one of BC's largest and fastest growing unions-is supporting the strike with a $3 million interest-free loan.In September more than 1,200 UNITE HERE Local 40 m...

October 07, 2019

Ferry workers of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake invited back to neg...

On Tuesday, October 8, members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries will resume bargaining with the ferries' operators-WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment. The entity that owns both WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment has invited the union back to the bargaining table to present a proposal o...

October 07, 2019

Local 704 Members at Southpointe Academy - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three stewards at Southpointe Academy located at 1900 56 Street in Delta. The union trains new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations October 22, 2019 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submissions is to the area office by fax...

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 04, 2019

School District #81 -Career development committee terms of reference - BCGEU

The Board of Education has established a fund for the purpose of promoting the career development of BC Government and Service Employees' Union members, which will be administered by the Career Development Committee and as such, the BCGEU is seeking names of members in each School District #81 worksite to sit on the Career Development Committee. If you are interested, please send your name and ...

October 04, 2019

Legal Services Society (LSS) - nominations for LSS bargaining committee - BCGEU

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee for the upcoming round of collective agreement negotiations with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure members' voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. The bargaining committ...

October 04, 2019

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bargaining Commences October 8, 2019 - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has met three times to prepare a wide variety of proposals for your next Collective Agreement. Bargaining with the Employer will commence on October 8, 2019. Once a tentative agreement is reached, the membership will vote to determine if the deal is ratified. In solidarity, Linda Smythe, Bargining Committee MemberTyler Gilowski, Bargaining Committee MemberAnne-Marie Ro...

October 03, 2019

Local 704 Members with Kwantlen Student Association - Bargaining News - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has had two opportunities to meet with the employer, and we are happy to report that we have made progress towards reaching a new collective agreement. As per protocol, we have addressed non-monetary items first, and have two upcoming dates in October in order to discuss monetary proposals. We will continue to update you as we have news. Please don't hesitate to contac...

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...

October 01, 2019

Election Results for Local 704 Recording Secretary - BCGEU

Please be advised that Trina Whitsitt has been acclaimed into the position of Recording Secretary. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Trina. In solidarity     Monica WyllieLocal 704 Chairperson Sarah GeorgettiStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP