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

December 01, 2017

Ministry resources new Overdose Emergency Response Centre, more staff to step...

Victoria – Today the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions announced an escalation of their emergency response to the overdose crisis. To deal with the deepening crisis across the province, the government is setting up a centralized Overdose Emergency Response Centre to coordinate a response to the overdose crisis that spans the province. “Seeing the government move forward with creating new...

November 28, 2017

Sacred Water Ceremony - BCGEU

National Aboriginal Peoples CircleBCGEUVancouver Island Human Rights CommitteePSACBC Presents a  SACRED WATER CEREMONY According to Vice News Canada, as of July 31 2017, there were a total of 121 First Nations under 172 drinking water advisories across Canada. ACCESS TO CLEAN AND SAFE WATER IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT Join Todd Smith, PSAC A/Regional Executive Vice-President, and Sussanne Skidmore, ...

November 28, 2017

BCGEU launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis. The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at tackling the root of the housing crisis: speculation on the part of financi...

November 24, 2017

BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) Bargaining Survey – we need your input...

Your Bargaining Committee is preparing to commence bargaining with the Employer and we need your input on the attached Bargaining Survey. This questionnaire will be used by the Bargaining Committee to help determine bargaining priorities. This is your chance to have a say in what the important issues are and we encourage every member to fill in a survey. All individual responses will remain con...

November 23, 2017

Leadnow Tentative First Agreement - BCGEU

We are happy to announce that we reached a tentative settlement on your first collective agreement! Through the course of bargaining, we achieved three main goals: Inclusion of Toronto Staff in the bargaining unit; Language around layoff and bumping; and Transparency regarding wages. We managed to achieve all of those goals, and wage increases that we think you will be satisfied with. Highlig...

November 21, 2017

On the National Inquiry into into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and G...

On November 1, 2017 the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls released their interim report, Our Women and Girls are Sacred. As an organization with standing in the Inquiry, the BCGEU has carefully reviewed the 118-page report which clearly demonstrates the enormous scope of the Inquiry. The report includes some very startling statistics – I...

November 20, 2017

­­B.C.’s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan - BCGEU

­­B.C.'s fastest growing union launches housing affordability plan     Following the launch of a campaign on housing affordability earlier this month, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a report detailing recommendations on how the province can solve the housing affordability crisis.   The Building an Affordable B.C. report provides recommendations aimed at ta...

November 18, 2017

Human Rights Commission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, the province has been undertaking steps to reinstate the BC Human Rights Commission. The BCGEU is pleased to hear that the provincial government is taking this step and that the province has called on all British Columbians to engage in the process by sharing their thoughts and opinions on what the commission should look like. The BCGEU has developed a submission that bring...

November 16, 2017

Local 702 Union Meeting - Vancouver Island University - BCGEU

DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:00 p.m. PLACE: Nanaimo Campus - Lower Cafeteria, Building 185 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo   BCGEU VIU Members join us for a seasonal meet and greet at Nanaimo Campus! Come out and meet your local executive and current and new shop stewards. Hear about what's going on in your union and let us know what's going on in your department. Snacks w...

November 09, 2017

BCGEU out of gate early with public service bargaining conferences - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is ramping up pre-bargaining efforts by conducting bargaining conferences this week, even though most collective agreements aren't set to expire until 2019. Delegates from across the province gathered in Vancouver to hammer out bargaining priorities for upcoming negotiations, which are expected to take place in the new year. "...

November 09, 2017

New wage rates – Is yours correct? EF International Language Schools - BCGEU

Your new collective agreement will see an end to different rates of pay in favour of a new blended, single hourly rate. Pursuant to Clause 26.3 Starting Teacher Rates, the hourly rate level for Teachers will be according to their qualifications and experience. The new hourly rates, for existing non-salaried Teachers, are listed in Appendix A. You can refer to both Clause 26.3 and Appendix A in ...

November 08, 2017

Aboriginal Veterans Day - BCGEU

On November 8th we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist in higher proportion than any other group in Canada.  The BCGEU is honored this year to sponsor the luncheon for veterans at the Vancouver A...

November 06, 2017

EF International Language Schools Tentative Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that 71% of the members at EF International Language School voted 85% in favour of accepting the terms and conditions of the renewal agreement. The collective agreement is now ratified! Congratulations to the Bargaining Committee for a job well done. This collective agreement includes many improvements to the working conditions and benefits for all Teachers at EFILS. ...

October 31, 2017

RATIFICATION VOTE – Corrected Memorandum Re: Signing Bonus for all BCGEU Mem...

Thank you to all members who were able to attend the ratification vote meeting last night with the Bargaining Committee. It was discovered the memorandum we presented, regarding the signing bonus, was in error and we agreed that we would provide you the corrected version today. Please see corrected version here: Signing Bonus MOA.   Voting will continue until 5:00 on Friday, November 3rd, 2017....