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 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 20, 2018

Elections for Local 705 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 705 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson: Kathy Adams - Acclaimed Treasurer: Arlene Grineau Janice Harris 1st Vice Chairperson: Andree Beauchemin Brenda Dunn  Recording Secretary: Shelly McKerchar Kelly Nystoruk 2nd Vice Chairperson: Janice Harris Andre...

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 16, 2018

Maxxam Analytics Election of Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members at Maxxam AnalyticsRe: Election of Bargaining Committee Further to our call for nominations issued on January 11, 2018, BCGEU has received eight (8) nominations for bargaining committee members. As per your collective agreement, there are three (3) positions available in the bargaining committee, with not more than (1) representative from any one department. Accordingly, a...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 15, 2018

Local 702 Executive Announcement - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 702 Members Re: Local Executive Announcement   The call for nominations for Local 702 Executives closed on February 5, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term:   · Joanna Lord, Chairperson · Colleen Nelson, 1st Vice Chairperson · Jennifer Seper, 2nd Vice Chairperson · Sally Vinden, Recording ...

February 14, 2018

AMENDED - Elections for Local 712 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 712 Members Re: AMENDED - Elections for Local 712 Executive   The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position of the local 712 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson :Rhonda HunterJessica Scafe Ballots will be available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (...

February 14, 2018

Elections For Local 0710 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 0710 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Local 0710 Chair:KING, MeganFOSSUM, Kathy 1st Vice:DUFRESNE, MarshaFOSSUM, KathyPENNER, Tennille     Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (10147 100th Avenue, ...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...