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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

August 12, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and ma...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2021 BCGEU encourages vaccination, re-issuing of single-site and mask orders BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) - Following today's provincial government announcement regarding vaccines for health care workers, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) encourages all British Columbians to get vaccinated. "Vaccinations are an essential tool in combatting the...

August 09, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) Re: Job Action – Work-to-Rule and Overt...

The 72 Hours' Strike Notice expired at 08:30 on Sunday, August 8th, 2021, and your Bargaining Committee advised the employer that job action was launched, effectively immediately. Job action has commenced with Work-to-Rule and an Overtime ban. Remember – we are now on strike and have commenced job action. You are only required to do your job exactly as outlined in the collective agreement, wit...

August 06, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Job Action commences with Work to Rul...

Your union served 72 hours' strike notice to the LRB and the employer on August 5th. Job action will commence on Monday, August 9th, with Work-to-Rule and an Overtime ban. What is Work-to-Rule? Job action in which workers do their jobs exactly as outlined by their collective agreement or job description, and precisely follow all safety or other regulations which may cause a slowdown or stall pr...

August 05, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) Re: Bargaining Update – Job Action - B...

Your Strike Coordination Committee held their inaugural meeting last night and confirmed the Bargaining Committee's recommendations of the following: The Union served 72 hours' strike notice to the LRB and the Employer this morning; The LRB mediator acknowledged receipt and officially checked out; The 72 hours' expires Sunday morning Job action will commence on Monday, August 9th, with Work...

August 05, 2021

Northern Lights College - Faculty Re: NOTICE OF BARGAINING COMMITTEE ELECTION...

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021, at 5pm. By acclamation, please welcome:  Bargaining Committee Chair: Iuliia ShakirovaBargaining Committee Member: Brandon Mackinnon Bargaining Committee Member: Rob-Roy Douglas In solidarity,Brittany LequiereStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 04, 2021

NEC Native Education College- Bargaining Committee Chair Announcement and Nom...

Previous bargaining committee chair Sue Arnault has resigned from the position for personal reasons related to her current leave of absence. While Sue cannot lead the committee this time as she has in the past, she remains a dedicated member who will support the new chair with her knowledge and advice. Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for the position of bargaining committee chair....

August 04, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Update – Job Action Immine...

Plans are underway to proceed with job action as we continue our fight for a fair & reasonable collective agreement.The BCGEU Provincial Executive has approved authorization to serve 72 Hours' Strike Notice and the Strike Coordination Committee has been appointed by the President. Our first meeting is set for this evening. Stay tuned for further information tomorrow, following the SCC meeti...

July 30, 2021

Your input is needed: Working with COVID - BCGEU

Our union, in partnership with a research team from University College Dublin, wants to know more about the safety measures used in your workplace to protect against COVID-19 and future infectious diseases.  Research shows that some workplaces are common settings for infectious disease outbreaks due to transmission between employees, their households, and communities. Because employees have a l...

July 28, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Barg...

Friends,Voting is now complete and the following members have been elected to the BCGEU Bargaining Committee in alphabetical order: Lorena Henriquez Kulbir Pannu Raji Toor (Bargaining Chairperson) Tatiana Zamorano The committee will be meeting in the coming weeks to receive training and decide how to best engage the membership to determine your priorities.Please be on the lookout for membersh...

July 26, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Notice of Poll – Ratification Vote an...

Your Bargaining Committee is presenting the employer's last offer at the bargaining table for your consideration and to vote on. The Ratification Document can be found here.   RATIFICATION VOTEDate:  Wednesday, July 28th at 9:00 am thru Friday, July 30th at 3:00 pmWhere: Online voting format   You will receive voting credentials on Wednesday, July 28th at 9:00 am at the email that the Union has...

July 23, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining update

Your Bargaining Committee met with the employer again in mediation, on July 22nd, with LRB mediator, Grant McArthur. The employer tabled a revised offer package, addressing some of the outstanding issues as identified by the membership. We have decided that you should have a chance to consider their offer and there will be a vote scheduled very soon, along with a membership meeting. At this tim...

July 23, 2021

Justice Institute of BC - Service Improvement Allocation (SIA) money - distri...

Following a lengthy review and consultation process, your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that we have reached an agreement with the employer concerning the allocation of the Service Improvement money.Pursuant to Letter of Understanding #5 - Annual Allowance Hard to Recruit Support Staff Positions, in the BCGEU collective agreement, there is some additional, limited funding for hard-t...

July 22, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - REVI...

Friends, The results of the election are in and you have selected your bargaining committee chair. The membership elected Raji Toor. This means that Raji Toor (Chair), Kulbir Pannu (Fleetwood) and Tatiana Zamorano (Newton) are declared elected. As sometimes occurs with elections with smaller groups of voters, there was a tie between two of the remaining three candidates that does not allow us t...

July 21, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy)- Bargaining Committee Elect...

Friends, The results of the election are in and you have selected your bargaining committee chair. The membership elected Raji Toor. This means that both Raji Toor (Chair) and Kulbir Pannu (Fleetwood) are declared elected. As sometimes occurs with elections with smaller groups of voters, there was a tie between two of the remaining three candidates that does not allow us to declare the remainin...

July 20, 2021

Tips to avoid email fraud - BCGEU

In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...

July 19, 2021

Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. - Bargaining Proposals Exchanged, Next Date...

Our Bargaining Committee and the employer exchanged Non-Monetary proposals on June 1 & 2, and initial review and discussions occurred. So far, we have met for four days, with the most recent being July 13 and 14. Negotiations were conducted remotely via Zoom video conference. Later this week, Bargaining will resume for the first time in person on July 27 and 28 at the BCGEU Headquarters off...

July 15, 2021

Local 0712 Members at Haisla Nation, Support, Public Works and Instructors - ...

It is with pleasure your bargaining committees are announcing that all of your agreements have been ratified at 100% of those casting ballots voting in favour of accepting the terms of the tentative agreements. Wishing you all health and happiness. In solidarity, Seth Downs, Bargaining Committee Chair, Public Works Stan Omejc, Bargaining Committee Chair, SupportWendy Pigeon, Bargaining Committe...

July 14, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Bargaining committee elec...

Friends, You are receiving this email to notify you that elections for the bargaining committee have been initiated. You will receive an email later today or early tomorrow with your voting credentials. You will be asked to fill out two separate ballots. The first is for three bargaining committee positions and the second is for who will act as chair of the bargaining committee. Balloting will ...

July 14, 2021

BCIT – Support Staff - Stewards - BCGEU

The following members are stewards with the Support Bargaining Unit at BCIT: Brittany Denunzio Carla Reid Celeste Dunstan Darryl Wong Judy Phipps Kim Daniel Kristijana Obradovic Lance Baker •Lynn Stewart Scott McAlpine Richard Schaeffer Robert Supeene Ronald Tuck Glenda Hopkins Melanie Keller Oxana Klemin You may contact them with any questions regarding work-related issues, your collective a...