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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

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

Winter School 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Winter School 2023 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

February 03, 2023

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Ratification vote scheduled - BC General Emplo...

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on January 26th and 27th, 2023 and reached a tentative agreement to bring back for you to vote on. Full details are provided in the attached document. A zoom meeting to answer questions has been set for Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.. Your bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the offer. This vote will be conducted using se...

February 02, 2023

Bureau Veritas Canada Bargaining Committee Election - BC General Employees' U...

Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2023, and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. The union bargaining committee will consist of three employees with no more than one employee from any department.Nominations...

February 01, 2023

Black History Month 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

February is Black History Month (BHM) and the BCGEU is commemorating the resilient history and legacy of Black Canadians. While the world still grapples with racism and anti-Black racism, we will be highlighting events throughout the month that we encourage our members to attend. We hope that these events will serve as an opportunity for growth and learning around the history and present-day ex...

January 30, 2023

Tentative Agreement Reached for BCFMA - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on January 26th and 27th, 2023 and reached a tentative agreement to bring back for you to vote on. Full details will be distributed over the next week. An online meeting will be scheduled in the near future to answer any questions you may have. An electronic ratification vote will be also set up for a date following the meeting. Please ensure that...

January 27, 2023

School District 81 - Ratification of Tentative Collective Agreement - BC Gene...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative Collective Agreement. The Bargaining Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during these negotiations.If you have any questions, please contact a member of your Bargaining Committee. In solidarity, Tennille Penner, Staff RepresentativeJennifer Waldern, Bargaining ChairAngela Hicks, Barg...

January 26, 2023

Vantage Living - Tentative deal for seniors’ care workers - BC General Emplo...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor – reached a tentative agreement with their employer after meeting with a mediator on January 25, 2023. Until the vote on the tentative agreement is held, the union's job action will stand down.  "From the 84 per cent...

January 20, 2023

Guru Nanak Education Society (“Sikh Academy”) Tentative Settlement - BC Gener...

Friends,Further to our January 11 and 12, 2023 updates that we have a tentative settlement for our first collective agreement, we are providing this bulletin outlining the highlights of the settlement. We will be distributing a comprehensive report next week. Membership meetings will also be held to present the tentative settlement and provide you with an opportunity to ask questions.Wages. We ...

January 16, 2023

Justice Institute of B.C. reaches tentative agreement, five more units to bar...

The bargaining committee for BCGEU members working in support services at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has reached a tentative agreement. This is the second of seven bargaining units within our post-secondary support staff common agreement to do so. The remaining units will commence bargaining soon. Details below.  An important note: If you haven't already done so, please pr...

January 16, 2023

Students’ Union of UBC Okanagan - Bargaining committee - BC General Employees...

We are pleased to announce the results from the call for nominations for the bargaining committee: Elizabeth Rusch – Bargaining committee chairperson Stephanie Patterson - Bargaining committee member Shauna-Lee Hildred – Bargaining committee member (alternate)  Your bargaining committee will set dates to meet soon and will provide updates throughout the negotiation process. It's critical that w...

January 16, 2023

UBCO members-Don't forget to vote! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Last week, your bargaining committee hosted three ratification meetings online and in-person to discuss the details of your Tentative Agreement. Over 150 members of your bargaining unit participated and had the opportunity to hear directly from the committee about your tentative agreement and to engage and ask questions.  Watch a recording of the webinar here in case you missed it! We are happy...

January 14, 2023

Job action postponed for seniors’ care workers - BC General Employees' Union ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2023   MEDIA ADVISORY: Job action postponed for seniors' care workers BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Job action has now been postponed for members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm. This follows 72-hour strike notice issued to the company on...

January 13, 2023

Seniors’ care workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BC General Employees' Un...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2023Seniors' care workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to Vantage Living Inc. – owner of independent living facility Lakeside Manor – as of 11:00 a.m., January 13, 2023. This action is being taken following several months of negotiatio...

January 06, 2023

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus Ratification documents relea...

RATIFICATION UPDATE  It's almost time to vote! A tentative collective agreement has been negotiated with your Employer, and this is your chance to review all that has been tentatively agreed to at the negotiating table, and vote on whether or not you accept the terms and conditions of this tentative agreement!RATIFICATION DOCUMENTSYour bargaining committee is pleased to present to you followin...

January 06, 2023

Update on Bargaining at NEC Native Education College - BC General Employees' ...

This is to let you know that Ryan Stewart commenced parental leave at the end of November and to let you know that Deb Wilson has been assigned to take the lead in completing your bargaining. Boyd Reynolds continues as your Bargaining Committee Chair and Larisa Mills, Staff Representative will also continue to participate at the bargaining table. A meeting for the bargaining committee to review...