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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

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

2021 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Apply online here Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A ...

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...

March 08, 2021

All BCGEU Members at LeadNow Society, Vancouver Office - Steward Nominations ...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) alternate steward position at your worksite.  Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their issues. Acting as a liaison between the worksite, the union local and the BCGEU's area offices. Communicating about b...

March 08, 2021

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 - Advocacy (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING March 8, 2021     POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 9 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documents on a personal...

March 05, 2021

All BCGEU Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency - Call for Expression of In...

Your union is inviting members to submit an "expression of interest" to participate on the telework and workload pressures committees at BC Family Maintenance Agency. During the last round of bargaining, your union representatives heard your concerns regarding increasing workload pressures and the need for collaborative telework policies. In response, your representatives negotiated language to...

March 04, 2021

Your 2020 taxes and work-from-home expenses - BCGEU

If you have been working at home throughout (or for at least four consecutive weeks) during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may allow you to claim up to $400 on your personal income tax return for the 2020 tax year.  This new temporary flat rate method was announced by the Government of Canada on December 15, 2020 in order to simplify claiming the ded...

March 03, 2021

Tsawwassen Independent School Society aka Southpointe Academy - BCGEU

Nominations for bargaining committee (three positions) are now open. A nomination form and bargaining survey is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 and can be emailed to [email protected] attention: Lisa Toby along with your bargaining survey. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. An election, if required, will occur follo...

March 01, 2021

L710 Nomination Results for 2021 Convention Delegates and Alternates - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Friday, February 26, 2021 for positions of 2021 Convention Delegates and Alternates. The following was the successful candidate: Delegate (Chair)    Kathy Fossum Delegate                 Marsha Dufresne Delegate                 Tanya Boyd Alternate                Paola Rodriguez Ruah Alternate                Juanita Fraser The Union would like to thank everyone for their...

February 25, 2021

Justice Institute of BC - Service Improvement Allocation (SIA) money - Update...

No doubt you're wondering what happened to the Service Improvement money that was part of the contract settlement. Pursuant to Letter of Understanding #5 Annual Allowance, there is some additional, limited funding for hard-to-recruit support staff positions. Your Bargaining Committee has been meeting with the employer to determine how the money will be distributed. Not all support positions are...

February 24, 2021

Instructors Bargaining Unit at BCIT - New shop stewards - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that Andrew Cliff has been acclaimed as the new steward at BCIT for the Instructor's bargaining unit in the Aerospace Technology Campus.   Below is an updated list of stewards at your worksite. Peter Thomas Steel Fabricator Burnaby Ron Stewart Piping Trades Burnaby Richard Lindberg Piping Trades Burnaby Jesse Darnell Trades Access ...

February 23, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Call for Nomination for position on B...

Welcome to all our new Constituency Assistants and BCGEU members! You have joined us at an exciting time with bargaining underway for a renewal collective agreement. The bargaining process was set aside during the provincial election and now we are ready to return to the table as soon as possible. In the meantime, your Bargaining Committee has been meeting to stay on top of current issues. We h...

February 22, 2021

All BCGEU Members of Local 0710 - Northern Lights College – Support in Fort S...

Steward elections are open as of Monday, February 22nd, 2021 for Local 0710 members at the Northern Lights College.Please ensure a copy of this notice, the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace.Nominations will close on, March 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Please email or hand deliver your nominations to: BCGEU Peace River Area Office101...

February 19, 2021

All BCGEU Members at People's Law School - Call for Nominations - BCGEU

We are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There is one (1) position available. If there is more than one nomination submitted an election will be conducted.  Deadline for the return of nominations is Friday, March 19 at 4:00 pm. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following options: In person at the ...

February 17, 2021

People's Law School - Steward nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at your worksite. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU informa...