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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

July 20, 2022

New polling shows that a majority of British Columbians support stronger inve...

Poll also shows a plurality of support for land value capture tax to fund affordable housing Burnaby - A Research Co. poll has found that a majority of British Columbians support progressive policies to address the housing affordability crisis. The poll was commissioned by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as part of Affordable BC – the union’s ongoing campaign to address housing afford...

July 19, 2022

Northern Lights College - Support - Alternate bargaining committee - election...

Friends,There will be a delay in sending out the ballots as it will take approximately two weeks to set up the program. You will be advised as soon as elections are opened.You will be voting for one of the three nominated candidates for the alternate position on your Bargaining Committee. They are:Megan KINGRobyn MALLIAJack RYDER In solidarity, Zoe Towle, Negotiations Staff RepDownload PDF of n...

July 13, 2022

School District 81 - Alternate Bargaining Committee Member - Elections Will B...

The Union is in receipt of five (5) nominations for the alternate position on your Bargaining Committee. Darlene OSMONDJolene KITCHENLacey COUTUJudy LEGGECorrinne DIAMONDThis means that an election will be held. Due to summer layoffs, the election will be held once the 2022-2023 school year is in session. You will be advised as soon as elections are opened.In Solidarity,Angie PanouliasStaff Rep...

July 08, 2022

Members at Northern Lights College - Support - ALTERNATE BARGAINING COMMITT...

Friends, The Union is in receipt of three (3) nominations for the alternate position on your Bargaining Committee. Megan KING Robyn MALLIA Jack RYDER This means that an election will be held but will likely not proceed until next week. You will be advised as soon as elections are opened. In Solidarity,Zoe Towle, Staff Representative – Negotiations Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

July 08, 2022

Kenneth Gordon School Steward Nominations - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for 2 (Two) steward positions at Kenneth Gordon School Society.  Nominations close on August 8, 2022. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. 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 ...

July 06, 2022

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Em...

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining CommitteeLast fall, we conducted the most detailed and comprehensive preparations for public service negotiations in BCGEU history. This included reviewing nearly 500 proposals from union locals, 5800 bargaining survey results and polling results from over 5000 members. By engaging in extensive consultation with you, we learned about your chal...

July 05, 2022

Kenneth Gordon School - Bargaining Update – Bargaining Committee Nomination P...

The Nomination period is now completed and the following members have been appointed to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Bargaining Chair: Linda Smythe Bargaining Committee: Kathryn Stewart Bargaining Committee: Matthew Gridley Congratulations and thanks to the successful nominees for agreeing to represent their membership in this round of bargaining In the coming weeks,...

July 05, 2022

BCGEU Local 703 Members - Election Results for Local 703 Young Worker Positio...

Thank you to everyone who submitted their names for the Young Worker position for Local 703. Please help me in congratulating Siobhan O'Kelly, as she has been acclaimed in the role as your newest Young Worker. Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, please contact the BCGEU local area office at [email protected] In solidar...

July 04, 2022

Northern Lights College - Support- Nomination for Alternate Bargaining Commit...

Friends, This is a reminder that nominations for the vacant position of alternate Bargaining Committee member close 1700 hours, Thursday, July 7, 2022. The primary goal of the Bargaining Committee is to prepare for and conduct negotiations, with the employer, to renew the Collective Agreement. To achieve that goal, the Bargaining Committee members will be expected to: Attend all meetings of th...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 4, 2022Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break downVICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning.  Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creativ...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

After three days of positive negotiations last week, your bargaining committee was surprised and disappointed that despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, your employer – the B.C. government through the Public Service Agency (PSA) – has refused to table a proposal that meets your key demand of cost-of-living protection. Talks between your bargaining committee and the employer broke down thi...

July 01, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...