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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

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

June 20, 2024

Fort St. John Public Library - Update on Bargaining - BC General Employees' U...

Your Bargaining Committee has secured dates to meet with your employer and will commence negotiations on September 17 – 19, 2024. The Bargaining Committee will be meeting in August to finalize proposals and prepare for bargaining.We will provide updates as they become available. In solidarity Tanya Boyd, Bargaining Committee ChairJill Baccante, Bargaining Committee MemberLorraine Brooks, Bargai...

June 18, 2024

Local 701 Members at the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board - Tentative Agreement Ratified ...

The Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by our members.The Union will now work with the employer on drafting the new collective agreement.The Union Bargaining Committee wishes to express our appreciation and thanks to the members for their participation and support during this process.In solidarity, Cora McGuire, Bargaining Unit Chairperson...

June 14, 2024

Local 0710 Annual General Meeting - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

**Meeting REMINDER, see attached documents for discussion**COMPONENT: EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVELOCAL: All BCGEU members - Local 0710DATE: June 18, 2024TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pmPLACE: VIA ZOOM ONLYLocal 0710 Annual General MeetingAGENDA In attendance:Regrets:Call to Order:Land Acknowledgement:Approval of the agenda:Approval of previous minutes: February 7, 2024 Minutes Busi...

June 14, 2024

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Town Hall Meeting Resched...

The Union is holding a Town Hall meeting at the Sikh Academy school has been changed to next Friday, June 21, to provide information surrounding the topics of bargaining, stewards, new member orientations and answer questions you may have.Please join us at 3:45pm.In solidarityHeather TurnerStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 13, 2024

C7 Members working for an Employer who Primarily Service Indigenous Persons -...

We are still looking for a Component 7 Representative for the new Indigenous Sector Council. ("Sector Council"). Please refer to the original bulletin for details regarding the new Sector Council here.BCGEU members working for the following employers are eligible to be elected to the Sector Council. Employer Local Anspayaxw School Society 0712 Coast Tsimshian Academy of Lax Kw'alaams 071...

June 12, 2024

As the CRD grasps at straws, striking workers hold the line for fair wages -...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 11, 2024As the CRD grasps at straws, striking workers hold the line for fair wages WILLIAMS LAKE (Traditional territory of the Williams Lake Band, home to the Secwepemc people) – It's week four of the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) strike, and instead of taking the necessary steps to end job action by amending its last wage offer and negotiating in good faith, the CRD...

June 12, 2024

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Town Hall Meeting - BC Ge...

To: All 704 BCGEU Members at Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) Re: Town Hall Meeting   The Union is holding a Town Hall meeting at the Sikh Academy school on Friday, June 14TH, to provide information surrounding the topics of bargaining, stewards, new member orientations and answer questions you may have.   Please join us at 3:45pm.   In solidarity Heather Turner Staff Represen...

June 10, 2024

Members at Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Tentative Agreement - BC General E...

Dear Teachers, It's with great excitement that we share with you that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer for the 2023-2026 Collective Agreement.  Since we received the results of the faculty survey, we have focused our proposals on the priorities identified by our members. Salary increase and workload issues have been at the forefront of our discussions.  Some highlights fr...

June 10, 2024

BCGEU issues statement on the CRD’s strong-arm tactics - BC General Employee...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 10, 2024BCGEU issues statement on the CRD's strong-arm tactics WILLIAMS LAKE – The union representing striking Cariboo Regional District (CRD) workers says that the Regional District's upper management has a responsibility to its staff and the entire community to adjust its last offer and bargain fairly for an improved contract that will serve the needs of all resident...

June 07, 2024

LeadNow Society - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BC General Employees' Union ...

We are pleased to inform you that 100% of participating members have supported the tentative agreement.   This result was only possible because of your ongoing patience and solidarity throughout the process. This was truly a collective success, and we thank you for your support throughout.   We are currently waiting to hear the outcome of your Employer's ratification vote and will update you as...

June 05, 2024

BCGEU supports students’ right to campus protest

The right to peaceful protest in public places like university and college campuses is legally enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Students, staff and faculty at Canadian universities are entitled to the peaceful expression of their opinions. Campuses across the province have a responsibility to protect the safety of protesting students, as well as their right to free spee...

June 05, 2024

BCGEU says the Regional District is prolonging the strike, hurting whole comm...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 5, 2024BCGEU says the Regional District is prolonging the strike, hurting whole community WILLIAMS LAKE - It's Day 18 of the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) strike, and the union representing picketing workers says the CRD's upper management is refusing to return to the table with a deal that's in-line with what workers or the community needs, which is putting vital se...

June 04, 2024

Update: Local 704 Union Meeting - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

COMPONENT: 7 -Education, Scientific,Technical & AdministrationLOCAL: 704 BCGEU Members (KPU, KSA, Sikh Academy, Southpointe, NDP MLA Offices, Lactanet, and Native Court Workers)DATE: Tuesday June 4, 2024TIME: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm – MeetingPLACE: Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 198A St, Langley TWP     Update: This meeting has been changed to via Zoom only. Please see the Zoom link below. AGENDA...

June 03, 2024

W̱SÁNEĆ School Board - Bargaining Update – Tentative Agreement Reached - BC G...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer on a new collective agreement.Full details of the many changes and improvements in agreement will be shared with the membership at the Ratification Meeting / Voting scheduled for: Date: Friday, June 7, 2024 Time: 1:30 pm Where: W̱SÁNEĆ School Board - Cultural Building Voting opens i...

June 01, 2024

Our newly elected executive committee - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Our union's 52nd constitutional convention has just adjourned. Since the call to order on Wednesday evening, nearly 600 delegates representing every region and component debated and passed a wide range of resolutions, which will help shape the direction of our union for the next three years.Members also elected our union's new Executive Committee. We are pleased today to share that the followin...

May 29, 2024

BC’s fastest growing union kicks off leadership-defining convention - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2024 BC's fastest growing union kicks off leadership-defining conventionVANCOUVER-Almost 600 delegates from across the province are gathered today for the start of the 52nd Convention of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU). Over the next three days at the triennial event, delegates will determine the direction of their union by voting on policy resolutions and ...

May 27, 2024

ANSPAYAXW COMMUNITY SCHOOL BARGAINING UPDATE MAY 27, 2024 - BC General Employ...

Damkxw,We once again met with the Employer on May 22ndconcluding three days of bargaining. We are scheduled to meet again on June 14th and are canvassing for additional dates.The Employer has not finished presenting its responses to the Union's proposals as tabled by us on May 7th. Despite that we have been able to agree on some standard collective agreement language such as establishing the gr...

May 27, 2024

LeadNow Society - Tentative Agreement Reached - BC General Employees' Union (...

We are very pleased to announce that after five productive days of bargaining with the employer, we have reached a tentative agreement.Details of the tentative agreement will be provided at the information meeting on Monday June 3, 2024 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm PST. This meeting will be held via Zoom.The ratification vote will be conducted via E-Vote, which will commence immediately following the ...