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

June 15, 2018

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in c...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. The BCGEU represents the majority of unionized workers in the community health sector. "We've made substantial gains in a number of key areas. We're very happy with the tentative agreement. We're confident members in commun...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Interior: Event Location Details BOSTON BARBoston Bar First Nation celebrationJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 2:00 PM Boston Bar, BC, First Nation in the Tuckkwiowhum Village Longhouse    Boston Bar First Nation is hosting our annual event.  Terry Philips, cultural s...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional Distri...

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the GVRD: Event Location Details ABBOTSFORDNational Indigenous Peoples DayJune 21, 20182:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thunderbird Memorial Square, 2788 Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford, BC.  Plaza in front of Clearbrook Library.  Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at th...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout Vancouver Island: Event Location Details CAMPBELL RIVERNorth Island Métis Nation celebration, June 21, 201810:00 AM – 4:30 123Aa-740 Robron Road, Campbell River, Gathering at the Big House and march to Spirit Square BBQ, Teepee, Elders, beading display and work f...

June 13, 2018

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement for public service workers - BCGEU

The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the B.C. Public Service Agency (PSA) for members working in direct government service.  "It's been an intensive round of negotiations, sometimes stretching into the early morning hours, but we're pleased to have reached an agreement for our public service members," said BCGEU p...

June 13, 2018

B.C. public service agency, union reach tentative collective agreement - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-The B.C. Public Service Agency has reached a tentative collective agreement with the union representing government employees, nine months before their existing contract was set to expire. The government announced the formation of a three-year tentative agreement in a news release Wednesday afternoon. It's the first agreement to be formed under the NDP government's Sustainable Services...

June 13, 2018

B.C. government reaches tentative three-year deal with public service workers...

The agreement with the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union calls for general wage hikes in each year of the deal. It also provides for targeted increases for specific jobs to help recruit and retain workers, union president Stephanie Smith said in an interview. "We were optimistic about going into bargaining with a government who seems to have a mandate that's in alignment with us, whi...

June 11, 2018

Local 703 Members at Silliker JR Laboratories ULC - Ratification Meeting - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with Silliker JR Laboratories ULC for a new collective agreement. The Union will be holding a ratification meeting to allow members to learn the details of and vote on the tentative agreement as follows: Date:Tuesday, June 19, 2018Time:1:30 pm – 2:30 pmLocation:Silliker Lab – Break Room A package with the changes and d...

June 11, 2018

Casino workers petition BCLC for fairness - BCGEU

Workers rallying at BCLC offices on Monday at 12:30pm (Vancouver) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at casinos are petitioning BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on Monday, June 11 asking them to ensure fairness in wages and working conditions at casinos across the province. Workers from several BC casinos will gather outside the BCLC office at 2940 Virtual ...

June 08, 2018

Vancouver Talmud Torah School BCGEU Stewards needed – You are the Union! - BCGEU

Further to the union worksite meeting on May 15 last, the Union is opening nominations for Union stewards at Vancouver Talmud Torah School.  The Union is only as strong as VTT members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them.Stewards are the eyes and ears of the Union at the worksite. They are workplace leaders.Stewards know and help enforce the collective agreement and assis...

June 08, 2018

Workers vote to strike at Gateway Okanagan Casinos - BCGEU

An astounding 93.1% vote in favour of strike action Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from June 4 to 6, over 88% of Gateway staff in casinos in Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and Vernon came out and voted 93.1% ...

June 07, 2018

Parents stunned to learn Downtown Eastside daycare to close - BCGEU

The sudden closure of a downtown Vancouver daycare centre has upset parents and raised questions about the timing of the decision. Angela Giannoulis, whose three-year-old son Nikolas has been attending the Phil Bouvier Centre for two years, says the idea of a closure is heartbreaking. "The relief to know that while you are at work your child is being lovingly cared for … and to think that's bei...

June 07, 2018

Parents raise questions after daycare's decision to close - BCGEU

Parents and union officials are raising questions about a prominent East Vancouver daycare's decision to close its doors just days after its workers applied to join a union. The Vancouver Native Health Society, which runs the Phil Bouvier Family Centre daycare, sent a letter Monday citing "problems and hardships" for the closure. "As a not-for-profit society, there is only so much we can do wit...

June 05, 2018

Native Education College (NEC) Worksite Meeting and Bargaining Update - BCGEU

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:30 pm Where Native Education College – Room 210   BCGEU members at Native Education College are invited to a Union worksite meeting during the lunch hour on Tuesday, June 19. During the meeting, the Union will provide an update on bargaining with your Employer. We also want to remind BCGEU members at NEC of their rights under the collective agreement, i...

June 04, 2018

Local 0703 Support Striking Hard Rock Casino Workers In Coquitlam! - BCGEU

Over 400 BCGEU members at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam have been on strike since May 11 – three whole weeks! - fighting for fair wages, benefits and respect at work.  After months of negotiations, their employer has failed accept reasonable proposals made by workers that include better wages, benefits, dependable work hours and respect. Many Hard Rock workers haven't received a wage increase i...

June 04, 2018

Vocational Instructors Members at Okanagan College Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The nomination process for the Bargaining Committee at Okanagan College (Vocational Instructors) ended on May 30, 2018 and an election is not required. Here is the result of the nominations and the members of your Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson: Cameron McRobb Bargaining Committee Member:Ardiss StuttersBargaining Committee Member:Marliss MagasBargaining Committee Member:...

June 04, 2018

Support Members at Okanagan College Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The nomination process for the Bargaining Committee at Okanagan College (Support) ended on May 30, 2018 and an election is not required.  Here is the result of the nominations and the members of your Bargaining Committee:                          Bargaining Committee Chairperson: Marcel Beerkens                          Bargaining Committee Member: Yvonne Caldwell                          Barga...

June 01, 2018

Local 701 Members at Camosun College - Bargaining Committee Election Results ...

We are pleased to provide to you the results of nominations to your bargaining committee, which was elected by acclamation: Al Paterson - ChairpersonAl van Akker –Committee MemberDasha Herman – Committee MemberRod Lidstone – Committee Member Congratulations to the new bargaining committee. Your committee will be meeting to work on bargaining proposals and prepare for bargaining.  Please ensure ...

May 29, 2018

Northern Lights College -- Faculty Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

PLEASE POST NOMINATIONS FOR BARGAINING COMMITTEENorthern Lights College -- Faculty Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Bargaining Committee:One (1) Bargaining Committee MemberOne (1) Bargaining Committee Alternate  Nominations are to be faxed, mailed, emailed or hand delivered to:BCGEU Peace River Area Office10147 100th AvenueFort St. John BC V1J 1Y7Fax # : 250-785-0048 ...

May 29, 2018

Northern Lights College, Faculty - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on May 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Congratulations to Greg Lainsbury, elected Northern Lights College - Faculty Bargaining Committee Chair. Acclaimed Bargaining Committee Member is Darryn Wellstead.  Voting to elect one (1) Bargaining Committee member and one (1) Bargaining Committee Alternate will be forthcoming.Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 29, 2018

Executive donation to Red Cross for flood relief - BCGEU

From April through June 2017, catastrophic flooding devastated parts of the Okanagan, Kootenay and Shuswap regions forcing thousands of British Columbians from their homes. According to the BC Flood and Wildfire Review released last month, the estimated cost of flood response in 2017 was more than $73 million. Just a year later, while many families and communities are still dealing with the aft...