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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

April 21, 2023

Northern Lights College support staff tentative settlement for the renewal of...

Friends,We are very pleased to report that late Tuesday, April 18th, we entered into a tentative settlement for the renewal of your 2019-2022 Collective Agreement. Highlights include:THREE YEAR AGREEMENT The term of the agreement will be from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025. GENERAL WAGE INCREASES The general wage increases for each year of the agreement are as established in the 2022 Shared Reco...

April 21, 2023

Douglas College - Collective Agreement Ratifies! - BC General Employees' ...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the ratification vote is now completed and you have voted 91.0% in favour of the collective agreement. Thank you for your strong support during the bargaining process.  In solidarity, Ryan Cousineau, Bargaining Committee Chairperson Dana Klynsoon , Bargaining Committee member Olga Routkovskaia, Bargaining Committee member Linsay Buss, Staff Re...

April 20, 2023

NEC Native Education College - Tentative Agreement Reached - BC General Emplo...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached! Full details will be distributed over the next week. A zoom meeting will be scheduled to answer any questions you may have and a ratification vote will be set up for a date following the meeting. In order to participate in the zoom meeting you need to have an active personal email address on file with th...

April 20, 2023

Students’ Union of UBC Okanagan - ratification results - BC General Employees...

The ratification results are in and, out of 11 ballots cast, there were 10 votes in favour of the tentative agreement, and one vote against. The tentative agreement was ratified by 90 per cent. The official date of ratification is April 19, 2023, and all changes to the proposed collective agreement are effective immediately, unless otherwise stated in the agreement. Thank you to everyone who pa...

April 19, 2023

EF International Language School Ltd. - Consent Order Settlement Agreement Ex...

On March 27, 2023, the BCGEU sent all EF International Language School members a bulletin advising them that the Union had filed a grievance regarding EF International Language School directing their employees to use their personal cell phones to complete work-related tasks such as taking attendance and Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). In this bulletin, the Union strongly recommended that EF ...

April 18, 2023

2023 Day of Mourning - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

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April 18, 2023

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC - PLACEMENT ON THE SALARY GRIDS - BC Gener...

Friends, We are providing this bulletin to assist you in understanding what you should be paid.Article 40 of the collective agreement says that members will be paid based on their classification and years of service. A "classification" is Teacher – Letter of Permission, Independent School Certified or Certified Qualified, Bus Driver, Office Administration, or Special Education Assistant. Each c...

April 18, 2023

2023 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

April 17, 2023

Kiara Agnew-In Remembrance - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

On behalf of our union's 85,000 members, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the tragic death of one of our members, 23-year-old Kiara Agnew. Kiara's life was cut short in a senseless act of violence while she was on vacation in Mexico last month to celebrate her upcoming birthday.  Kiara worked at Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek and was a BCGEU member for just over a y...

April 13, 2023

C7 Bargaining update: JIBC ratified, Douglas College voting soon, bargaining ...

Bargaining highlights: BCGEU members working in support services at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) have ratified their agreement. Members at Douglas College have a tentative agreement and are conducting their ratification vote. Bargaining is underway for the remaining five units; and all will receive retroactive wage increases, with wage protection adjustments, once agreement...

April 11, 2023

BCGEU statement on the ongoing decampment of unhoused people on Vancouver’s D...

The City of Vancouver's ongoing forced, mass decampment of unhoused people in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) without alternative supportive housing in place is unnecessary and a violation of human rights.    Since last week, Vancouver police and city staff have been actively dismantling tents, throwing out belongings and forcibly removing unhoused people from structures along Hastings Street in V...

April 11, 2023

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Nominations Open for New Bargaining C...

To: All BCGEU Members at BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants)Re: Nominations Open for New Bargaining Committee Your current collective agreement expires on June 30, 2023 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected. Nominations are now open, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee,one position   If more than ...

April 06, 2023

Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. - Bargaining Dates Scheduled - BC General E...

Your Bargaining Committee met this week to prepare for negotiating a renewal agreement with the employer. We spent the week reviewing your surveys and discussing each article in our current collective agreement to see if there are areas for improvement. We currently have scheduled bargaining dates for the week of June 5th - 9th, for the initial exchange of proposals. Stay tuned for updates! To ...

April 06, 2023

Douglas College members - NOTICE OF POLL - ratification vote and membership m...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report we have reached a settlement and we are unanimously recommending you vote YES to ratify the agreement. The Ratification document can be found here.  You will receive voting credentials on Thursday, April 13th at 9:00 am. at the email that the union has on file for you. If you do not receive an email with your voting credentials you can request cred...

April 05, 2023

"This is an important day” - shareholder vote at RBC a “turning point” for sy...

TORONTO and SASKATOON - April 5, 2023 "This is an important day" - shareholder vote at RBC a "turning point" for systemic racism in Canadian financial institutionsMore than 44% of RBC shareholders voted in favour of a proposal filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal asks Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to commission a third-part...

April 05, 2023

Rest in Peace Robert Keddie - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of former cross component treasurer and long time Local 311 executive Robert Keddie on April 1.  Keddie was very active in the B.C. labour movement and his connection with the BCGEU goes back decades. He was a member of local 203 and served on the Component 2 executive. Later, he served as the chair of 311 and on Component 3's executive as th...