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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.


August 31, 2016

Local 705 - Nominations for Local Executive

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: Recording Secretary Member-at-Large - may be a Young Worker Representative (29 years' old and under) The term is for the remainder of a three-year term (ending early 2018). Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: SEPTEMBER...

August 30, 2016

NEC Native Education College Bargaining Meeting and Update

To:         All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College Re:         Bargaining Update and Meeting   On May 3, 2016, your Bargaining Committee began negotiations with Native Education College to renew your collective agreement. Bargaining continued on May 9, 12, 17, 24 and June 13. We have been able to agree on a number of non-monetary proposals. However, we have made little progress o...

August 18, 2016

Local 704 Election Results

Congratulations to Kari Michaels on her acclamation to the position of First Vice-Chair.   Your Local 704 Executive is: Chair Monica Wyllie First Vice-Chair Kari Michaels Second Vice-Chair vacant Treasurer Kim Jans Recording Secretary vacant Member-at-large Francis Hou Member-at-large John O'Brian Member-at-large Josephine Wong Member-at-large Mairi Lester Young Worker Justine Nelso...

August 18, 2016

Public Service Pension Plan - Fall 2016 Member Seminars

An update from the BC Pension Corporation: The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the website with seminars offered across BC.   Seminars Your Pension, Your Future It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...

August 16, 2016

Local 703 Members General Meeting Notice

    DATE:      Thursday, September 15, 2016     TIME:       6:00 pm     PLACE:    BCGEU – Lower Mainland Area Office                      130-2920 Virtual Way                      Vancouver, BC                                                               AGENDA •    Call to Order •    Attendance and Introductions •    Adoption of Agenda •    Adoption of Minutes  •    Correspondence •    Swea...

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...

August 09, 2016

EF International Language School Bargaining Survey

To:                   All BCGEU Members at EF International Language School Re:                  Bargaining Survey – We Need your Input!   The nomination period is now underway for the positions of Bargaining Unit Chair (1 position), and Bargaining Committee Member (2 positions). Nominations are set to close August 22, 2016 and we need to hear from you on what you would like to see negotiated...