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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

September 22, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. - Strike bulletin #2 - BCGEU

General Update Your bargaining committee met on Friday, September 18th. The meeting mainly focused on previous negotiations to provide committee members with some background information. We want to recognize the previous bargaining committee for their tireless effort trying to reach a negotiated settlement. We thank you very much for the hard work you put in for the benefit of the membership. W...

September 17, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) Re: BCFMA Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

At the close of nominations, each of the three positions had one nominee, all of whom are declared elected by acclamation: - Burnaby Office: Brian Moore - Kamloops Office: Sherri Sebastian - Victoria Office: Kelvin Kum Your new committee will select a chair as a first order of business. All three members of the committee will also join the Strike Coordinating Committee (SCC). Please join me in ...

September 14, 2020

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Labour Management meeting - call for agenda i...

The next Labour Management committee meeting is September 17, 2020 at 10:00am The purpose of a Labour Management meeting is to promote a co-operative resolution of workplace issues or concerns before they become larger issues or concerns. Members are encouraged to submit agenda items to be discussed at the meeting. Some of the items which have already been submitted as agenda items include: Re...

September 11, 2020

Native Education College - Resuming negotiations - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and NEC are scheduled to resume negotiations on October 14, 2020 with an additional date scheduled for October 20. Both parties were willing to meet sooner but these are the earliest dates that would work.You can expect a further update after October 14.Thanks for your ongoing patience and support as we negotiate a renewal of the collective agreement.In solidarity,Sue ...

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...

September 09, 2020

New MOU - Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees - BCGEU

The BCGEU and NTT DATA (ISM Canada) have signed a service seniority portability MOU for ISM employees: Click here to read the new Memorandum of Understanding regarding Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees An earlier bulletin is found here. UWU/MoveUP

September 09, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. -Bargaining Committee Nominations Open - B...

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a new bargaining committee. The bargaining committee has three positions as follows: One bargaining committee member - Burnaby office One bargaining committee member - Kamloops office One bargaining committee member - Victoria office If there is more than one nominee for a position, the bargaining committee member for that office will be elect...

September 09, 2020

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School - Steward Nominations are open - BCGEU

With the start of what will be an unusual school year, your Union is opening up nominations for new union stewards. Stewards are the face of the BCGEU at the school and they work together to enforce the collective agreement and protect members' rights. This role will be especially important as the school transitions into a new way of operating. A steward does not just deal with grievances and c...

September 08, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Ratification Vote Result and Next Step...

Members have voted to reject the settlement package by 65 "no" votes (56%) to 51 "yes" votes (44%). Strike preparation will now accelerate, and further information will be provided once the Strike Coordinating Committee finalizes strike plans. At the ratification information meeting your bargaining committee members said they would resign if the settlement was not ratified. This is therefore th...

September 04, 2020

A Labour Day Message from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The future cannot be predicted, but it can be created.  So far, 2020 has been a year of upheaval and uncertainty and that has many of us questioning what the future will look like for ourselves, our families, and our society. It's also been a year in which working people have shown time and again that we have the power to create a society that is stronger, safer, and more prosperous through sol...

September 02, 2020

BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2020  BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to either immediately distribute the stipend promised under the B.C. COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program or provide a firm date when workers will get the long-awaited funds."Thousands of our members and other workers acros...

September 01, 2020

Return-to-school safety reminders - BCGEU

Return-to-school safety reminders You're receiving this bulletin as a BCGEU member working in the education sector.As you're well aware, back-to-school plans are in development. Your union is actively working with your employer to ensure their return-to-work plans follow public health guidelines and are appropriate for your type of work (online, in-person, hybrid, etc.) Your union's priority is...

August 28, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Updated Wage Grids for Ratification - BCGEU

Updated wage grids can be found in the revised ratification document available here. (Other than the updated wage grids, the revised ratification document is materially the same as the original.) Your bargaining committee strongly recommends that you vote “yes” to ratify the settlement. Ratification voting ends on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm PDT. If you encounter any difficulties in ca...

August 28, 2020

LeadNow Society - Amended Wage Grid - BCGEU

This bulletin is to notify you that the LeadNow Society wage grid has been amended, effective August 21, 2020, to include two new job classifications: Senior Organizer and Organizing Manager. These additional classifications, and their placement on the wage grid, were negotiated with the involvement of your Labour Management Committee and have been approved by the Union. The amended wage grid i...

August 26, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Ratification Voting Extended - BCGEU

As announced during the ratification information meeting last week, ratification voting has been extended until Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm PDT. We will provide a revised version of the ratification document containing updated wage grids by the end of this week. If you encounter any difficulties in casting your ratification vote, please email negotiations.elections@bcgeu.ca for assista...

August 25, 2020

Pandemic pay delay - BCGEU

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March your union has been working hard to navigate the complex and ever-shifting landscape this crisis presents in order to protect members' livelihoods and help ensure your safety at work.Pandemic pay has been a key focus of that work, and the BCGEU pushed hard to expand our province's pandemic pay program to cover the ...

August 25, 2020

Tentative Agreement Ratified for People's Law School - BCGEU

This is to advise you that 100% of the members at People's Law School have ratified the tentative agreement.The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the members at People's Law School.I would like to acknowledge the very valuable contribution that...

August 25, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 21, 2020

Coast Tsimshian Academy of Lax Kw'alaams - Ratification - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee met with the employer on July 7, 2020 and July 31, 2020 to bargain a new Collective Agreement. We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached. Full details of the Tentative Agreement will be emailed to your personal email prior to the ratification meeting September 8, 2020. After the meeting you will receive an email which contains the link to o...

August 21, 2020

BCGEU members play critical role in province’s new pandemic enforcement measu...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 BCGEU members play critical role in province's new pandemic enforcement measures Once again, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are playing a critical role in the province's response to COVID-19. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced this morning that compliance and enforcement staff from pr...