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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 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...

August 08, 2016

Local 701 nomination for local executive

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (1 position) The term is until Spring of 2017. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: September 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm If there is an election for a position, candidates may...

August 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

July 28, 2016

2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...