B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 17, 2019

Okanagan College (Support Staff) Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and the Employer met on November 26, 28 and December 2, 4, 9, 12 and 16. We continue to make progress on identified priorities and have further bargaining scheduled January 14 – 17, 2020. The committee is wishing you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season.   In solidarity, Marcel Beerkens, Bargaining committee chairpersonYvonne Caldwell, Bargaining committe...

December 16, 2019

Tentative Agreement Ratified by Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Members - BCGEU

The union is pleased to announce that the members ratified the tentative agreement with KGMS.  The new language is in effect as of the date of the ratification. The employer has informed us that they will be making every effort to include retroactive payments in the pre-holiday payroll. The union bargaining committee wishes to express our appreciation and thanks to the members for their partici...

December 16, 2019

Local 707 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for one member at large (young worker) position for the local 707 executive. Voting will take place electronically. Candidate statements are attached from those who provided one and will be available through the e-voting link provided to you.  Candidates:Connor McGoranBlake EdwardsGitan RakhraThe electronic voting will take place between January 8, 2020 - Februa...

December 13, 2019

Bargaining Update #2 for members under Hospitality Industrial Relations at Be...

The bargaining committee met with Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR) and the employers on December 12 and 13, 2019. Despite our best efforts we have not been able to reach an agreement to deliver what members have said they need to see in a renewed collective agreement. On the morning of December 13, 2019, the bargaining committee told HIR that the parties were not making enough progress at...

December 12, 2019

Northern Lights College – Support Staff bargaining - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached. Ratification meetings will take place during the week of January 6th, 2020. A bulletin will be sent out next week with dates and times for the meeting. In solidarity, Juanita Fraser, Bargaining ChairMegan King, Bargaining Committee MemberTennille Penner, Bargaining Committee MemberPaola Rodriguez, Barg...

December 09, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care w...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...

December 09, 2019

Local 704 - Nominations for local executive - Revised - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Member at Large (Young Worker) Member at Large (Equity Worker) The term will end the Winter/Spring 2021. Information on the roles and responsibilities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used, and...

December 09, 2019

Members Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. Re: Notice of Election Bargaining C...

Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2020, and the union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. The union bargaining committee will consist of three employees with no more than one employee from any department. Nomination...

December 06, 2019

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School - Tentative agreement reached! - BCGEU

A tentative agreement has been reached for your new collective agreement. You will have an opportunity to review the details of the agreement and ask questions at a meeting of the membership: When: Tuesday, December 10th at 12:20 pmWhere: Division 7 Room The voting will begin at this meeting and the ballot box will remain at the workplace until Friday lunchtime. In solidarity, Your Bargaining C...

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...

December 06, 2019

Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Bargaining Update #2 - BCGEU

During and after last week's worksite meetings, the vast majority of members expressed their ongoing support for the initial mandate given to the bargaining committee. Following those meetings, the union gave the employer additional information on its proposal for classification-specific adjustments. The employer is considering this information and intends to respond to the committee sometime n...

December 06, 2019

Bargaining Update #3 - Native Education College - BCGEU

All members are invited to and strongly encouraged to attend an important lunch meeting on Monday, December 9. Negotiations with NEC have reached an impasse. The bargaining committee will report on the status of bargaining and seek members' input regarding next steps in our efforts to renew the collective agreement.   When: Monday, December 9, 2019 from 12pm to 2pm Where: Room 103/104, NEC, 285...

December 05, 2019

Members at Legal Services Society - Voting deadline extended - BCGEU

The deadline for ballots for LSS bargaining committee chair to be received at the BCGEU Negotiations Department is hereby extended to Friday, December 13, 2019 at 5 p.m. This should give any member who did not receive a voting package by mail and already requested a replacement sufficient time to vote. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to ensure all members are enfranchis...

December 03, 2019

BCGEU met with Health Minister Dix - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.  We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...

December 03, 2019

The Provincial – Fall 2019 - BCGEU

Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.   This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.   UWU/MoveUP

December 02, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Western Pacific Marine for inland ferr...

The communities of Kootenay Lake are no longer facing disruptions to their ferry service due to the labour dispute between BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine. On November 26, after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse, the two parties reached a tentative agreem...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

A strong majority of the 80 inland ferry workers represented by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Western Pacific Marine (WPM).    The agreement, which was reached on November 26 and ratified by members on November 30, achieved wage parity with BC Ferries within the term of the agreement and a...

November 29, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Community Living BC - BCGEU

Nearly 600 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work in communities across the province have voted to accept a renewed collective agreement with Community Living BC (CLBC) – the provincial crown agency that provides supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities.  The parties reached a tentative agreement on October 17. The workers, who had been...

November 28, 2019

Local 704 - Nominations for local executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Member at large (two positions) The term will end the Winter/Spring 2021. Information on the roles and responsibilities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used, and please ensure you indicate wh...

November 25, 2019

Volunteer opportunity: BC Fed free community Christmas Dinners - BCGEU

This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper. To volunteer please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-306-4156 or email at labourxmasdinner@hotmail.ca.  Surrey - December 23, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Kwantl...

November 25, 2019

Local 704 Members at Southpointe Academy - Steward Nomination Results - BCGEU

Steward nominations have closed at Southpointe Academy. Please be advised that Gregg Whitlock has been acclaimed to the position of steward for local 704. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Gregg. In solidarity   Monica WyllieLocal 704 chairperson Sarah GeorgettiStaff representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

November 22, 2019

NEC Native Education College - Bargaining update - BCGEU

This is an update on the status of negotiations for renewal of the collective agreement between the BCGEU and NEC Native Education College. The parties met for two days of bargaining on November 20 and 21, 2019 and made good progress on non-monetary proposals. 45 of 49 non-monetary proposals have been agreed to, leaving only four proposals outstanding. The parties will meet again on December 2 ...

November 22, 2019

Area 12 Cross component committee - Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop - BCGEU

THE BCGEU AREA 12 CROSS COMPONENT COMMITTEEInvites you to attend a Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop  Come and join Leticia from Plastic Free Terrace and learn how to make reusable beeswax food wraps. These wraps replace single use Saran Wraps and Ziplock bags. Each participant will create and take home 2 small and 2 medium wraps. Space is very limited, please register using this link:http://events.bc...