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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

February 27, 2020

Strike Vote at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - BCGEU

As you know the BCGEU has been in talks with the Employer and beyond about the critical need to have wage inequity addressed as part of any bargaining outcome. The Employer says no. Your bargaining committee is therefore proceeding with a strike vote as has been previously discussed. In order to show BCFMA that you are motivated and united behind your bargaining committee, the committee encoura...

February 27, 2020

BCGEU analysis of provincial Budget 2020 - BCGEU

The BCGEU has prepared a detailed analysis of Budget 2020 to help members understand how the targeted investments in programs, infrastructure and affordability will impact members: Budget analysis 2020/21  Although prudent and perhaps cautious in tone, Budget 2020 is progressive – which is much needed at a time when other provincial governments in Canada are implementing harsh austerity progr...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU seniors’ care workers reach deal to improve working conditions at long-...

Following six months of negotiations, over 500 BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at Broadmead Care Society in Victoria ratified a tentative deal this week that will improve conditions for both workers and seniors at the non-profit organization. Members secured wage increases, weekend shift premiums and the continuation of their Short-Term Illness and Injury Pl...

February 26, 2020

Coronavirus information for BCGEU members - BCGEU

As you are all likely aware, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing respiratory infections mostly in Hubei Province, China. As of today there is one confirmed case of the virus in B.C.; however, according to the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the risk to British Columbians is considered extremely low. I want you to know that your union has been closely monitoring this s...

February 26, 2020

Legal Services Society Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Ballots for the election of two bargaining committee members have been counted and the following candidates are declared elected to join chair Natasha Dawes on the LSS bargaining committee: Libby Kelly Don English In the coming weeks the bargaining committee will begin preparing for negotiations with the Employer. This will include soliciting member input, participating in negotiations traini...

February 26, 2020

The public inquiry into money laundering has begun – your union’s opening st...

Just over fourteen months ago, your union launched the Public Inquiry Now campaign-making the BCGEU one of the first voices demanding that the provincial government call a public inquiry into the links between the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering in casinos. As you know, our campaign succeeded. And Monday I was honoured to take the stand in front o...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 21, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. - Bargaining Update #5 - BCGEU

Senior BCGEU leadership continues to examine all possible paths to the result members at BCFMA need in bargaining: a fair and reasonable outcome, considering the circumstances of workers formerly with a private contractor that, based on your Union's initial assessment, generally paid less than the BC Public Service would for similar work. The BCGEU continues to communicate with the Employer and...

February 21, 2020

People's Law School- Call for Nominations for one bargaining member - 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 Monday, March 23 at 5:00 pm. Nominations forms may be returned by one of the following options: In person at the Lo...

February 20, 2020

Kwantlen Student Association - Nominations for steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for five stewards at Kwantlen Student Association for Local 704 members. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is March 9, 2020 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 19, 2020

Okanagan College – Support Staff collective agreement ratification results - ...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that members have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. Please join us in thanking your hardworking, dedicated bargaining committee. In solidarity, Marcel Beerkens, Bargaining committee chairpersonYvonne Caldwell, Bargaining committee memberValerie Tuhkala, Bargaining committee memberKarolynn Green, Bargaining committee membe...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 14, 2020

Members Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. Re: Two Bargaining Committee Member...

Please be aware a second election following the ongoing bargaining committee chair election will not be required due to language restrictions in the collective agreement ensuring one person per department on the Bargaining committee. Laird Story and Cherry Lane Caoili being from the same department cannot both sit on the bargaining committee therefore the unsuccessful candidate for Bargaining c...

February 14, 2020

Bureau Veritas Labs - New Steward - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that Navpreet (Nav) Shergrill has been acclaimed as a Steward for your worksite. The Stewards at your worksite are: Cherry Caoili Terry Shore Laird Story Eduardo Caoili Kathan Datta Bhavesh Patel Navpreet (Nav) Shergill If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact a Steward. Larisa StrukStaff Re...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 14, 2020

Vancouver Talmud Torah School Re: New steward  - BCGEU

The union is pleased to announce that Kim Fisher has been acclaimed as a steward for your worksite. The stewards at your worksite are: Keri Smith Kim Fisher Zafirah Ali  If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please feel free to contact a steward.    Larisa StrukStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 12, 2020

Bureau Veritas Canada Inc. - Bargaining Committee Chairperson Election – Dea...

We are scheduled to begin bargaining in late March and therefore a full bargaining committee must be elected in a tight timeframe to begin preparations for negotiations. The following people have been nominated for the position of bargaining committee chairperson and there will be an election; all members at Bureau Veritas are entitled to vote for this position. We will be utilizing a new elect...

February 11, 2020

Local 707 Executive – Interim Election Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the election results for the position of member at large (young worker): Position Candidates Votes for Candidates Spoiled Ballots Successful Candidate Member at Large (young worker) Gitan RakhraBlake Edwards(withdrawn)Connor McGoran 28 40 115 3 Connor McGoran Your local executive is as follows: Local chairperson: Cindy Battersby First vice-chair: Mar...

February 11, 2020

Local 703 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the Equity and Diversity Representative for the Local 703 executive. Candidate statements are attached and will available through the e-voting link.  Nominees for CandidacyCeleste DunstanSimran KaurFrances Stanley  A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 703 members on February 17, 2020. Please be sure to check your spam and auto...

February 10, 2020

Notice of Election for BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) Bargaining Comm...

Your current collective agreement expires on June 30, 2020 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 one candidate is nominated, there will be an election.         Bargaining Committee member, two pos...