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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

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 17, 2020

Staff Representative Negotiations department Actuary/Research - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENTActuary/Research   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGNovember 17, 2020 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to conduct actuary /research, in the Negotiations Department. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Collect and compile statistical data for additional analysis; Estimate probability and likely cost of...

November 13, 2020

NEC Native Education College - Collective agreement ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties! Bargaining unit members voted 92.3 per cent in favour of ratification, with 7.7 per cent against. NEC ratified the tentative agreement on November 10, 2020, making the renewed collective agreement effective as of that date. The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...

November 12, 2020

Executive – Interim Election Results - BCGEU

The call for nominations closed on October 7, 2020. The following new members are acclaimed:  Position                  NominationRecording Secretary Nicole DavisMember at Large       Kristy Baxter Your local 707 executive is as follows:Local chairperson: Cindy Battersby             Member at large: Kristy BaxterFirst vice-chair: Marcel Beerkens                 Member at large:Kevin McKenzieSec...

November 10, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Renewal Agreement Ratified and In Effect - BCGEU

The Employer advised us yesterday that it has ratified the tentative agreement. The renewed collective agreement is therefore fully ratified by both parties and in effect as of November 9, 2020. The Employer is working to implement the new rates and provide retroactive pay on the December 15, 2020 payroll. The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distr...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 04, 2020

Okanagan College (Support Staff) - Bargaining Chairperson - Results - BCGEU

Nominations have closed for the position of bargaining unit chairperson at Okanagan College (Support Staff). Please be advised the following member was the successful candidate: Karolynn Green  Karolynn can be reached at BCGEUSupportChair@okanagan.bc.ca.In solidarity,Cindy BattersbyLocal 707 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

November 03, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Collective Agreement Ratification Results -...

We are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement between BCFMA and BCGEU has been ratified by the members. Of 125 eligible members, 118 or 94% cast votes. Of those 118 votes, 86 members or 73% voted "yes" to ratify. Please note that BCFMA must still ratify the tentative agreement before it takes effect; we anticipate this happening within a week. We will send you another bulletin no late...

November 03, 2020

All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College - Ratification Document and...

Ratification and Highlights Documents The ratification document in the form of a draft revised collective agreement for Thursday's information meeting and the ratification vote that opens on Friday can be found here. A document summarizing some of the highlights that would be included in a revised collective agreement can be found here. New text that would be added to the collective agreement a...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...

November 02, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Douglas College - By-Election for the Labour/Management ...

Your Union is holding an election to fill one (1) vacancy for a representative to the Labour/Management Relations Committee ("JLMRC"). Representatives at the JLMRC should be team players who want to make things better for everyone. They talk to workers and workers talk to them. They know what is going on at the college and, most importantly, want to solve problems. They should be knowledgeable ...

November 02, 2020

Shop Steward Nominations – Four (4) positions - Douglas College - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for four (4) shop stewards positions at Douglas College. If you are interested in becoming a steward or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached to this notice.What do stewards do? Stewards are the primary union representatives of members at the college. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their colle...

October 30, 2020

All BCGEU Members at The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of B...

Nominations are open for three (3) Bargaining Committee members and one (1) alternate for the upcoming negotiations of The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC. Should we receive four (4) or more nominations, a mail out ballot will commence and the top three (3) will comprise the committee, and the fourth (4th) shall be the alternate to the committee. Nominations close on Monday...

October 29, 2020

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Bargaining to Resume November 3 - BCGEU

Greetings to all members.As you know, bargaining was suspended in mid-March with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of you and the rest of the world adapting to the new demands in the workplace and at home. We know this has been an exceptionally trying and demanding time for you as instructors and that you continue to rise to the occasion in delivering quality education to t...

October 29, 2020

All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College - Notice of Tentative Agree...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the parties reached a tentative agreement yesterday. We are unanimously recommending that you vote "yes" to accept the tentative agreement. Highlights of the agreement include: Two-year term of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021 Annual wage increases of 2% and 2% (retroactive) Signing bonus of $1000 for regular employees and $500 for currently a...