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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

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 25, 2020

Component 7: Letter from Ministry of Education to support staff - BCGEU

Today the Ministry of Education sent the attached letter regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-school classes to school district support staff members. Your union encourages you to review this letter as it contains important information on how education partners can continue working together to support B.C. students and protect the health of all British Columbians. The letter...

March 25, 2020

Component 7 COVID-19 update to members working in post-secondary education - ...

Correction to 'March 23, 2020 Union News,' we apologize for any confusion. Your union is working hard to support all of its members as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact workers and workplaces in every sector of our economy. To this end we have been working closely with the Post Secondary Employers' Association (PSEA) and coordinating with your employer.While post-secondary institutions ...

March 24, 2020

Reminder about Breaks and Overtime at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BC FMA) -...

Taking Breaks and Leaving On Time During the President's visit on February 4, your Union heard your concerns about struggling with unmanageable workloads, as well as frustration with the ongoing vacancies at BC FMA. In some cases, members reported working through their breaks and performing unpaid overtime to compensate for the ever-increasing workload due to vacancies. President Stephanie Smit...

March 23, 2020

Local 703 election results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 703 Executive Equity and Diversity representative. Frances Stanley is the successful candidate for the position.The voting results were as follows: Frances Stanley – 185 votes Celeste Dunstan – 119 votes Simran Kaur – 63 votes There were a total of 371 voters, with 4 who abstained.Congratulations to our new Equity and Diver...

March 20, 2020

Nominations for Dogwood Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee to negotiate a first collective agreement with your 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 committee will consist of...

March 18, 2020

Bargaining update: Mediation REVISED for members at Native Education College ...

Due to the current pandemic, BCGEU is postponing all non-essential meetings within the next 60 days. This means that the parties will not meet in mediated bargaining until May 20, 2020 at the earliest.  As the strike mandate you provided expires after 90 days, we will be holding another strike vote prior to mediation. This meeting will be schedule to take place in mid-May at the earliest. Thank...

March 17, 2020

2020 Bargaining Committee Elections and Member Survey - BCGEU

To All BCGEU Members at BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants): Congratulations to our three Bargaining Committee members, elected by acclamation: Jessica Lar-Son Preet Sangha Andrea McDonald Additionally, both Andrea and Preet received nominations for the position of Chairperson and there will be an election. The successful candidate will become Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee and the...

March 17, 2020

2020 BCGEU scholarships

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 BCGEU scholarships. Our annual scholarship programme 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. Download the poster here.  Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and ...

March 13, 2020

Bargaining to resume for members at BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA)...

Your bargaining committee advised the Employer of the 100% strike mandate and sought additional bargaining dates in our ongoing attempt to achieve a negotiated settlement without job action. To this end, the parties will return to the bargaining table on March 16 and 17, 2020. The parties are also holding April 2, 2020 for bargaining if necessary. Members can expect to receive a further update ...

March 13, 2020

BCGEU calls for suspension of rent and mortgage payments for sick/self-isolat...

Burnaby, B.C. – In response to the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a "pandemic" and public health experts recommending social distancing including self-isolation for exposed or symptomatic people, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on federal and provincial governments to immediately suspend all mortgage and rent payments until the pandemic is over....

March 13, 2020

Local 702 Convention Delegate Nomination & Election Results - BCGEU

Before the close of the convention delegate nominations at your general membership meeting held on March 5, 2020 your local received two nominations for convention delegate. Your local is entitled to 2 convention delegates and your Local Chairperson, Colleen Nelson, will attend by right as per the BCGEU Constitution and Bylaws. Therefore, your local was seeking 1 additional delegate to Conventi...

March 12, 2020

NEC members - Bargaining update - mediation - BCGEU

Following the March 5, 2020 worksite meeting, your bargaining committee applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to appoint a mediator under Section 74 of the Labour Relations Code. On March 9, the LRB appointed mediator Grant McArthur to assist the parties in renewing the collective agreement. The parties and the mediator have tentatively set the following dates for mediation: April 30, one...