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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.


December 19, 2016

EF International Language Schools Bargaining

To:     All BCGEU Members at EF International Language Schools Re:     Bargaining Begins! Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that collective agreement negotiations with your Employer commenced on December 14th and 15th. Talks were respectful, and both parties presented, and discussed a number of non-monetary language proposals. Because of the holiday season, bargaining will resu...

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 14, 2016

Local 702 meeting

DATE: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 TIME: Executive Meeting, 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.           General Meeting, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU North Island Area Office             106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo   AGENDA Steward and OHS rep updates BCGEU Convention Resolutions Delegates (2) Component Business General Business Dinner will be provided so please RSVP via email to Area02@...

December 14, 2016

Local 701 meeting

DATE: Thursday, January 12, 2017 TIME: Local Executive: 5:00 pm           General Membership: 6:00 pm PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas St)             *Parking available in our back parking lot off of Burnside Rd*   AGENDA Call for resolutions to Convention Discuss OSH appointments Election of Treasurer Worksite reports/steward updates Bargaining reports Enhanced Steward...

December 13, 2016

Local 701 Executive and General Meeting

DATE:   Thursday, January 12, 2017 TIME:    Local Executive: 5:00 pm              General Membership: 6:00 pm PLACE:  BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas St)             *Parking available in our back parking lot off of Burnside Rd* AGENDA •    Call for resolutions to Convention •    Discuss OSH appointments •    Election of Treasurer •    Worksite reports/steward updates •    Bargainin...

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 08, 2016

NEC Native Education College - Ratification Vote Results

Ballots were counted for the ratification vote and the majority of members voted in favour to ratify the tentative agreement. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. In Solidarity Your Bargaining Committee: John Pateman, Bargaining Committee Ron Wallace, Bargaining Committee Selena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative – Negotiations  MoveUP

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

November 29, 2016

EF International Language Schools (Canada) Ltd. Bargaining Committee Member C...

To:     All BCGEU Members at EF International Language Schools (Canada) Ltd. Re:     Bargaining Committee Member Change   Please be advised that Lorraine Murphy has resigned as a member of the Bargaining Committee.   We wish Lorraine all the best in her future endeavors.   Issar Shojaee and Don Bury were both tied with the second most votes in the election for the Bargaining Committee Member ...