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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.


April 21, 2016

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries (VIRL) tentative deal reached

Your Bargaining Committee, along with Staff Representative Chad McQuarrie, are pleased to announce that a tentative deal has been reached for a new Collective Agreement for our members employed at VIRL. Highlights of the 5 year deal include: 2% wage increase for each year of the agreement. An increase in the Extended Health Care Plan for coverage not covered by MSP for Professional Health ...

April 20, 2016

Your Local 703 Executive

We are pleased to announce two new Local 703 Executive Members: First-Vice Chairperson – Sandra Mountain Member-at-Large – Reija Roberts                     Your Local 703 Executive Members are: Chair  - Richard Stanley First-Vice-Chair – Sandra Mountain Second-Vice-Chair - Richard Schaeffer Treasurer - Amber Keane Recording Secretary - Annette Taylor Members-at-Large: Frances...

April 20, 2016

Area 04 Local Executives, Stewards and OHS representatives evening workshop o...

The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work. This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties. Date: May 10, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Fraser Valley Area Office                 8...

April 15, 2016

Component 7 Education Conference

June 1 – 4, 2016 BCGEU HQ Burnaby Participants will explore important issues and develop skills through hands-on workshops and presentations from top-notch guest speakers. Some of the topics covered include: Economic, legal and social issues, social media, negotiations and an inside look at the wide world of the BCGEU. Hurry!  Apply today! Contact your Local chairs for information: Lo...

April 07, 2016

BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety Networker Outreach

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.  The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...

April 04, 2016

Member Update - April, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith is joined by Community Social Services Component VP Andrea Duncan and first vice chair Pamela Pye from worksite visits in Port Coquitlam.

April 04, 2016

OHS Reps in Area 02 - BC Federation of Labour "Emergency Preparedness" Course

The “Emergency Preparedness” course will be offered at the Nanaimo area office on Monday May 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the planning and preparations needed to assist workplaces to respond before, durin...

April 01, 2016

Local 705 meeting

DATE: Monday, April 18, 2016 TIME: 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. PLACE: BCGEU OFFICE (after hours entrance at right rear of building)             158 ORIOLE ROAD (VALLEYVIEW), KAMLOOPS   As this will be a Dinner Meeting, please RSVP with dietary needs to Chairperson - LaVerne Bernier @ [email protected] if you planning to attend. AGENDA Regular Order of Business Reports Nominations for Local 7...