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

CLC Winter School 2019

CLC Winter School 2019 Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 13 to February 15, 2019) 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.  Registration cut off is November 2nd for all cour...

October 17, 2018

STEP UP - An Introduction to the BCGEU for Newly Elected and Returning Stewa...

STEP UP, our new introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or returning steward. Along the way, you will learn about your fundamental union rights and useful union tools and s...

October 17, 2018

Bargaining Update for Maxxam Analytics International Corporation - BCGEU

Bargaining with your Employer resumed this week on October 15 – 17, 2018. The Employer and Union have tabled many proposals which has taken considerable time to work through and we have found agreement on several proposals. We are still working through a few remaining non-monetary issues and have tabled our full monetary proposals. Your Employer requires some time and will respond formally at o...

October 17, 2018

British Columbia turns over a new leaf - BCGEU

Vancouver – With cannabis prohibition finally over in Canada, British Columbia is bracing itself for a new era of economic potential. “Legal, recreational cannabis has the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and direct monetary benefit to the province” noted BCGEU President Stephanie Smith. “Wise investments in the regulation, sale, and distribution of alcohol provide billions in ...

October 16, 2018

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING October 16, 2018   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or to return of incumbent. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a...

October 16, 2018

BCGEU members in employment assistance meet with minister - BCGEU

Six BCGEU members who work for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction met with minister Shane Simpson late last week. The members are from BCGEU Component 6 - Social, Information and Health and Component 12 – Administrative Services. The meeting was organized by the union so that the minister could hear firsthand the issues facing workers on the front-lines in the hope they ca...

October 16, 2018

SECRETARY - BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING October 16, 2018     POSITION: SECRETARY 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. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Will include: processing a variety of documents s...

October 12, 2018

Provincial magazine – Autumn 2018 - BCGEU

The latest issue of The Provincial magazine is available for download. In this month's issue: • Casino workers stand strong • Violence at Forensics Hospital • Protection from online harassment • Sectoral Bargaining updates • Referendum on proportional representation • Ginger Goodwin memorial, and much more. • Download PDF file of Provincial UWU/MoveUP

October 11, 2018

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Every fall your union participates in the public consultation for the next provincial budget. The consultation is led by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly—and involves public hearings across the province as well as written, audio and video submissions and online surveys. The Committee reviews all input received fr...

October 11, 2018

Bargaining Committee for Students' Union of UBC Okanagan - BCGEU

Further to our notice on August 23, 2018, we are pleased to announce the results of the nomination for your bargaining committee: Elizabeth Rusch – Bargaining committee member Michael Ouellet - Bargaining committee member Stephanie Patterson – Alternate bargaining committee member I know you will join me in congratulating your new bargaining committee. In solidarity,Ann ForrestStaff Repre...

October 10, 2018

UPDATED: Information For BCGEU Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

On Friday, September 15 Gateway Casino filed an application in BC Supreme Court seeking an injunction that would have severely restricted picketing at the Penticton location. Gateway's application relied on video and other evidence that allegedly showed our members trespassing, delaying vehicles, and intimidating casino clients.  The Court heard the application on Monday and issued a ruling on ...

October 10, 2018

Bargaining Information Meeting for Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School - BCGEU

As you may be aware, your collective agreement expires on August 31, 2019. I will be assisting you as you negotiate a new contract.  We have plenty of time to bargain your new collective agreement, but I understand that there are questions and concerns from KGMS members about the process.The Union will be holding a meeting at the School on Monday, October 29 at 3:30pm.The meeting will give me t...

October 09, 2018

Local 703 Members at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School - BCGEU

BCGEU Stewards needed – You are the Union! The BCGEU is opening nominations for up to two union stewards at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (KGMS). The union is only as strong as KGMS members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them. Stewards are the eyes and ears of the union at the worksite. They are workplace leaders. Stewards know and help enforce the collective agreement...

October 09, 2018

New resource guide to First Nations acknowledgements, protocol and terminolog...

There is a groundswell of change happening in Canada with respect to relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The BCGEU has always strived to be a positive ally to Indigenous Peoples and as part of our ongoing work to put this commitment into action, I am pleased to provide you with a copy of the BCGEU guide to First Nations acknowledgement, protocol & terminology. D...

October 05, 2018

Labour Endorsed Candidates - BCGEU

Local government elections are your opportunity to influence decision-making in your community by electing mayors, councilors, regional district directors, school board trustees and other representatives who will take action on issues that matter for working people; issues like affordable housing, inclusive schools, and keeping services public. Polls will be open in every community across the p...

October 05, 2018

Local 710 Members at School Districts #59 & #81 - BCGEU

In late September BCGEU Bargaining Chairs, along with the K-12 Presidents' Council, voted to ratify the Provincial framework agreement negotiated with the BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) in mid-July. BCGEU School Districts #59 and #81 will table the provincial framework agreement with our bargaining proposals when we meet for local bargaining. The agreement includes benefit inc...

October 05, 2018

Local 703 Members at Native Education College - BCGEU Stewards needed - You a...

The BCGEU is opening nominations for up to three union stewards at Native Education College. The union is only as strong as NEC members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them. Stewards are the eyes and ears of the union at the worksite. They are workplace leaders. Stewards know and help enforce the collective agreement and assist, support and help ensure that members' right...

October 04, 2018

Sisters In Spirit Vigils - A movement for social change - BCGEU

October 4th is a day to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and their families. The Native Women's Association of Canada invites all family members, Indigenous community members and allies to take some reflective time on October 4th to attend a vigil or a community event or take a moment of silence to honour our stolen sisters and to support all families ...

October 04, 2018

Local 703 Members in BCIT Instructional unit - Balloting locations - Bargaini...

Further to the notice of bargaining committee elections issued on September 25, 2018, the union wishes to advise BCIT Instructors of the balloting locations for the bargaining committee election.  There are balloting locations at every major BCIT campus, as well as at BCGEU area offices. Members at the smaller campuses are invited to vote at one of the other locations, or at your nearest BCGEU ...

October 03, 2018

Casino workers say they cannot get by on Gateway wages - BCGEU

Striking workers speak out about need for family-supporting wages (Thompson-Okanagan) As the strike at Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan continues, BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members are opening up about why they are holding out for fair wages despite being on the picket line for over three months. "Over the years I've struggled as a single mom to make ends meet,"...

October 02, 2018

President’s bulletin to members on the introduction of the Poverty Reduction ...

Since November 2017 it has been my honour to serve as a member of the Minister's Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction-a diverse and dynamic group made up of 27 people from the non-profit sector, labour, business, academia, local government, health care, social services, First Nations and Indigenous communities and including people with lived experience of poverty. The Forum was created to serve ...

September 28, 2018

Union challenging undemocratic ICBA referendum lawsuit - BCGEU

VANCOUVER - The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was granted intervenor status with the right to call evidence by the B.C. Supreme Court Thursday in response to the petition brought forth by the Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA), the Canada West Construction Union and private citizen Kenneth Baerg. The petition challenges the provincial government's propo...