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

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 24, 2018

Local 703 Members at Maxxam Analytics - Additional Worksite Steward - BCGEU

Further to the opening of nominations, the Union is pleased to announce that Eduardo Caoili has been acclaimed as a Steward for Maxxam Analytics.  Thank you to Eduardo for stepping back into this role.  The updated list of BCGEU stewards for Maxxam Analytics is: Canada Way worksite • Eduardo Caoili• Leslie-Anne Stavroff• Laird Story Commerce Court worksite: • Bhavesh Patel • Marie Bose  If you ...

May 23, 2018

BCIT Support - Bargaining Committee + Chair Elected - BCGEU

Please be advised that Carla Reid, Darryl Wong, and Kim Danielhave been elected as BCIT Support Bargaining Committee Members and Rick Schaeffer as Bargaining Committee Chair.I want to formally extend the union's congratulations to your Bargaining Committee which consists of: Rick Schaeffer – Chair Carla Reid - Member Darryl Wong - Member Kim Daniel - Member The union will provide updates on...

May 23, 2018

Fort St John Public Library - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections to fill one (1) Bargaining Committee Chair position and two (2) Bargaining Committee Member positions for Fort St. John Public Library. Biographies have been attached for those who submitted them.The nominees are as follows: Bargaining Committee Chair (1) Christy Fenton Tanya Boyd Elisha-Rae Reed Jill Baccante Amy von Stackelberg Bargaining Committee Member (2) Am...

May 23, 2018

School District 81 - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections to fill three (3) vacancies on the Bargaining Committee for School District 81. The position is for Bargaining Committee Member and the nominees are: Bargaining Chair Member - 3 to be elected Natasha Scott Doris Warren Angela Hicks Jennifer Waldern Voting to elect three (3) Bargaining Committee Members will take place Friday May 25 - Monday June 25, 2018. Ballots ...

May 23, 2018

Northern Lights College - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections to fill one (1) Bargaining Committee Chair position and two (2) Bargaining Committee Member positions for Northern Lights College, Support. Biographies have been attached for those who submitted them.The nominees are as follows: Bargaining Committee Chair (1)Tennille Penner Juanita Fraser  Bargaining Committee Member (2)  Dylan Quast Megan King Tennille Penner Jua...

May 22, 2018

Local 0702 Executive Announcement - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Humphries and Nathalie Jones have been acclaimed to their positions and join the following members on your local.   Joanna Lord, Chairperson Colleen Nelson, 1st Vice Chairperson Jennifer Seper, 2nd Vice Chairperson Sally Vinden, Recording Secretary Jessica Humphries, Member-at-Large (Young Worker) Nathalie Jones, Member-at-Large (Young Worker)   The loc...

May 22, 2018

Worksite visits at Northern Lights College, Fort St. John - BCGEU

Component 7 Executive members, will be visiting the BCGEU members of Local 0710, Northern Lights College Fort St. John on the date noted below.   Wednesday, May 23rd – time(s) to be forthcomingThe purpose of the Worksite Visits are to meet members in the worksite, hear your stories, an opportunity to share with you current campaigns and to update membership lists.We look forward to meeting with...

May 18, 2018

Worksite visits at Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek - BCGEU

Rick Schaeffer, BCGEU Component 7 Vice President, will be visiting the BCGEU members of Local 0710, Northern Lights College Dawson Creek at the date and time noted below.   Tuesday, May 22nd at the cafeteria between 10:30 – 12:00 noon   The purpose of the Worksite Visits are to meet members in the worksite, hear your stories, an opportunity to share with you current campaigns and to update mem...

May 18, 2018

Selkirk College Bargaining Committee – Call for Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) Bargaining Chair and three (3) Bargaining Committee positions. If more than 1 Bargaining Chair or 3 Bargaining Committee members are nominated, an election will take place. If you or someone you know is interested in being on the bargaining committee, please complete the attached nomination form.All nominations must be received no later than 5pm on Friday, J...

May 18, 2018

School District 81 Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on May 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Congratulations to Kathleen Ganson, elected Bargaining Committee Chair by acclamation. Voting to elect two (2) Bargaining Committee members will be forthcoming.Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 18, 2018

Fort St. John Public Library member bargaining committee elections - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on May 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Congratulations to Lorraine Brooks, elected Bargaining Committee Alternate Member by acclamation. Voting to elect a Bargaining Committee Chair and two (2) Bargaining Committee members will be forthcoming. Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 18, 2018

Northern Lights College, Support Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on May 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Congratulations to Paola Rodriguez, elected Bargaining Committee Alternate Member by acclamation. Voting to elect a Bargaining Committee Chair and two (2) Bargaining Committee members will be forthcoming.Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 18, 2018

Results for School District 59 Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations closed on May 17th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your bargaining committee:  Kathy Fossum - Bargaining Committee Chair Marsha Dufresne - Bargaining Committee Member Rhonda Fields – Bargaining Committee Member Debbie Klemmer - Alternate Bargaining Committee Member       Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining committee for School District 59!Download...

May 18, 2018

BCGEU Headquarters Office - Internal Posting - BCGEU

  BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGMay 18, 2018     POSITION: SENIOR ADMINISTRATION CLERK – MEMBERSHIP RECORDS GRADE: LEVEL 4 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The BCGEU requires a senior administration clerk to work in the Membership Records Department. DUTIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties including input of new applications; production of cards; change/update member, steward and ...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2018

Worksite Meeting for Maxxam Analytics Canada Way members - BCGEU

When:       May 16, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 pmWhere:     Maxxam Analytics- Newton Room                 4606 Canada Way, Burnaby BC                 V5G 1K5 You are invited to an informal Union meeting during the noon hour on Wednesday, May 16 with your BCGEU Local Chair, Amber Keane, and Staff Representative, Oliver Rohlfs. This drop-in meeting will be held in the Newton Room at the Canada Way loca...

May 15, 2018

Worksite Meeting for Maxxam Analytics Commerce Court members - BCGEU

When:    May 17, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 pmWhere:   Maxxam Analytics- Darwin Room               8577 Commerce Court, Burnaby BC                V5A 4N5 You are invited to an informal Union meeting during the noon hour on Thursday, May 17 with your BCGEU Local Chair, Amber Keane, and Staff Representative, Oliver Rohlfs. This drop-in meeting will be held in the Darwin Room at the Commerce Court locat...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...