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

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....

October 31, 2017

Re-Opening of Steward Elections for CGEU Members of School District #81 & Nor...

Steward Elections are re-opened for Local 0710 (School District 81 and Northern Lights College Faculty only.)   Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now re-opened and close on November 30, 2017. Please email, fax or mail your nomination forms to the Peace River Area Office at: area10@bcgeu.ca , Fax: 250-785-0048 or mail to: 10147 100 Ave., Fort...

October 27, 2017

You're Invited - Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Afr...

BCGEU members are invited to join the Stephen Lewis Foundation for this event at Langara College in November:   The Stephen Lewis Foundation is proud to announce the publication of: Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  A SECOND BOOK LAUNCH FOR VANCOUVER – JOIN US! Thursday, November 9, 2017 Event is from 7-9:00 pm Langara College (100 West 4...

October 26, 2017

EF International Language Schools- Ratification vote meeting

To: All BCGEU Members at EF International Language Schools   It's time to vote! A tentative collective agreement has been negotiated with your Employer, and this is your chance to review all that has been agreed to at the negotiating table, and vote on whether or not you accept the terms and conditions of this tentative agreement! Your Bargaining Committee is unanimously recommending you vote y...

October 26, 2017

Report affirms need for B.C. government to increase supports to children and ...

Room for Improvement – a report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) – makes recommendations for additional funding as well as coordination between the Ministry of Education, school districts, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development to help children and youth in care succeed academically. The report also highlights the need for culturally appropriate sup...

October 24, 2017

Local 0710 Steward Elections - BCGEU

  The Steward Elections for Local 0710 closed on October 11th. The following are the results for each worksite in Education, Scientific, Technical & Administration:   Fort St. John Public Library   Jill Baccante Tanya Boyd Amy Von Stackelberg   Northern Lights College – Support (Dawson Creek)   Kent Meldrum Shan Philip Dylan Quast   Northern Lights College – Support (Fort Nelson)   Juanita ...

October 23, 2017

Executive Vice President Tour - Revised - BCGEU

  Hello Everyone!   Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate):   Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 1. 8:00 - 10:00 am Crest Motor Hotel 2. 11:15 - 11:35 am BC Liquor Store   Old Hazelton, Monday October 23rd...

October 20, 2017

President's statement on death of correctional officer Kellie Shand - BCGEU

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kellie Shand, a long-time BCGEU member, who tragically died while on shift as a correctional officer at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC). This is a terrible tragedy for not only our Corrections and Sheriffs component, but for our entire union. In his 22-year career as a correctional officer, Kellie was a committed and experienced profes...

October 19, 2017

Department Chair Recognition - BCGEU

This FYI provides an information update regarding recognition for Department Chair responsibilities. As many Department Chairs and those interested in the position may already be aware, the Union has been encouraging the University to address the perceived imbalance in recognition for those in the role of Department Chair. Both the University and the Union have recognized that inequities exist ...

October 18, 2017

Executive Vice President, James Coccola Worksite tour - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers (at the below listed worksites) Hello Everyone! Executive Vice President, James Coccola will be visiting worksites in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton and Smithers starting at 8:00 am on October 22 as outlined in the schedule below (all times are approximate): Prince Rupert, Sunday October 22nd, 2017: 8:00...

October 17, 2017

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Yesterday, the BCGEU entered our submission to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services yesterday, outlining the union's priorities for the upcoming provincial budget for 2018/19. This budget marks an important moment. It will take the next steps toward a fiscal plan for the province that truly puts families and communities first. "We support the new government in i...