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

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...

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. 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 me...

June 19, 2019

BCGEU welcomes Auditor General’s recommendations to address MCFD’s ineffectiv...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia's report released today: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. The BCGEU has for decades called on the provincial government to address chronic and significant challenges within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and s...

June 19, 2019

Native Education College worksite meeting - BCGEU

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 12 pm to 1:30 pmWhere: Room T110 (Tsimilano Building), NEC, 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver You are invited to an informal lunch meeting on Thursday, June 27, with BCGEU President Stephanie Smith, Executive Vice-President Joanna Lord, and Local 703 Chair Amber Keane. Staff from the Negotiations and Research and Interactive Services Departments and the local Are...

June 18, 2019

Secretary Level 3 - Victoria Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING June 18, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY   GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person may also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   Will include processing a variety of documents such a...

June 18, 2019

REVISED Bargaining Committee Nominations - Themis Program Management & Consul...

This notice revises the previous notice of bargaining committee nominations posted on May 30, 2019. Pursuant to its bylaws, the Component 7 Executive authorized the bargaining committee to elect the chairperson from among its members. The fact that the Component provided this authorization was missed, and that is why we are issuing this revision and cancelling nominations for the position of Ba...

June 17, 2019

Local 704 Members with Kwantlen Student Association - Nominations for Steward...

Nominations are now open for four stewards at Kwantlen Student Association for Local 704 members. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is July 9, 2019 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (6...

June 17, 2019

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...

June 14, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU presentations regarding workers’ compensation sys...

Participating in public consultations is a valuable way to make sure our voices are heard before government makes important decisions. Two public consultation processes are currently underway that will directly impact working people in B.C. – the Worker's Compensation Review and the provincial government's Budget 2020 Consultation. Today I had the honour of presenting at public hearings for bot...

June 14, 2019

1 out of 10 Independent Shareholders of Brookfield Asset Management Agree tha...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and SumOfUs are encouraged that 10% of independent shareholders voted for the company to tie executive pay to preventing sexual misconduct at the firm Today, BCGEU and SumOfUs presented a proposal that called on Brookfield Asset Management to address sexual misconduct in the financial services industry by penalizing executive compensation p...

June 13, 2019

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith first presenter at workers’ compensation syst...

BURNABY, June 13, 2019 – The workers' compensation system has been seriously undermined by policy and legislative changes introduced by the BC Liberals in 2002. The system shifted to focus on the financial impact to employers which has resulted in an overall reduction in compensation benefits to workers both in the short and the long term, a more limited ability to appeal decisions, and a reduc...

June 12, 2019

Local 704 Member at Large - BCGEU

Please join me in congratulating Preet Sangha who has been acclaimed into the position of Member at Large for Local 704. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who participated in the process.   Monica Wyllie Local 704 Chair Sarah GeorgettiStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 12, 2019

703 Members at NEC Native Education College - Nominations for NEC Bargaining ...

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...

June 07, 2019

British Columbians need a break: the BCGEU submission to the Fair Wages Commi...

BURNABY- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' union, representing more than 79,000 workers in various sectors and occupations in the province has submitted its report to the provincial government's Fair Wages Commission. The Fair wages commission was set up by the provincial government to advise government on how to raise minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured...

June 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Review Underway - BCGEU

In response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions, the provincial government has initiated an independent and comprehensive review of BC's workers' compensation system.  This is a tremendously important opportunity for BCGEU members to tell their stories about the injustices within the current system, and to influence legislative and policy changes that will restore fairness to the w...

June 06, 2019

Members at Canwest Dairy Herd Improvement - Ratification Vote - BCGEU

BCGEU has made voting easier than ever! Voting will be conducted electronically.  A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to you on June 7th, 2019 at 9 am.  Please be sure to check your spam and auto sort email folders if you do not receive it.  If you have not received a link by 9 a.m. Monday, June 10th, please email us at evotingarea04@bcgeu.ca, with your full name, and the ...

June 05, 2019

Final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...

On Monday, June 3rd, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and recommendations in a ceremony at the National Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Algonquin Territory. The release was the culmination of a three-year process in which the Inquiry heard testimony, submissions and stories from more than 2,000 people including the fami...

June 05, 2019

Local 704 Union meeting June 25, 2019 - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Education, Scientific, Technical & Administration LOCAL: 704 DATE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 TIME: 5:30 p.m. – Executive meeting 6:00 p.m. – General meeting PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office             8555 – 198A Street, Langley Twp             Chehalis A G E N D A To all members of Local 704 – you are invited to attend the upcoming meeting. We will be discussing a variety o...

June 03, 2019

Component Elections - BCGEU

Your union would like to congratulate Cindy Battersby on her election as the new vice president of Component 7: Education, Scientific, Technical and Administration as well as Amber Keane on her election as the new treasurer of the component. Please also note that Jennifer Seper is newly appointed as the Chair of the Libraries Bargaining Council and Jessica Humphries was recently elected as the ...

June 03, 2019

Victoria Area Office hours – Thursday, June 6 - BCGEU

Please be advised that the hours of operation at the Victoria Area Office for Thursday, June 6, 2019 will be from Noon – 5:00 pm. UWU/MoveUP