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

October 12, 2018

Provincial magazine – Autumn 2018 - BCGEU

The latest issue of The Provincial magazine is available for download. In this month's issue: • Casino workers stand strong • Violence at Forensics Hospital • Protection from online harassment • Sectoral Bargaining updates • Referendum on proportional representation • Ginger Goodwin memorial, and much more. • Download PDF file of Provincial UWU/MoveUP

October 11, 2018

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

Every fall your union participates in the public consultation for the next provincial budget. The consultation is led by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly—and involves public hearings across the province as well as written, audio and video submissions and online surveys. The Committee reviews all input received fr...

October 11, 2018

Bargaining Committee for Students' Union of UBC Okanagan - BCGEU

Further to our notice on August 23, 2018, we are pleased to announce the results of the nomination for your bargaining committee: Elizabeth Rusch – Bargaining committee member Michael Ouellet - Bargaining committee member Stephanie Patterson – Alternate bargaining committee member I know you will join me in congratulating your new bargaining committee. In solidarity,Ann ForrestStaff Repre...

October 10, 2018

UPDATED: Information For BCGEU Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

On Friday, September 15 Gateway Casino filed an application in BC Supreme Court seeking an injunction that would have severely restricted picketing at the Penticton location. Gateway's application relied on video and other evidence that allegedly showed our members trespassing, delaying vehicles, and intimidating casino clients.  The Court heard the application on Monday and issued a ruling on ...

October 10, 2018

Bargaining Information Meeting for Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School - BCGEU

As you may be aware, your collective agreement expires on August 31, 2019. I will be assisting you as you negotiate a new contract.  We have plenty of time to bargain your new collective agreement, but I understand that there are questions and concerns from KGMS members about the process.The Union will be holding a meeting at the School on Monday, October 29 at 3:30pm.The meeting will give me t...

October 09, 2018

Local 703 Members at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School - BCGEU

BCGEU Stewards needed – You are the Union! The BCGEU is opening nominations for up to two union stewards at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (KGMS). The union is only as strong as KGMS members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them. Stewards are the eyes and ears of the union at the worksite. They are workplace leaders. Stewards know and help enforce the collective agreement...

October 09, 2018

New resource guide to First Nations acknowledgements, protocol and terminolog...

There is a groundswell of change happening in Canada with respect to relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The BCGEU has always strived to be a positive ally to Indigenous Peoples and as part of our ongoing work to put this commitment into action, I am pleased to provide you with a copy of the BCGEU guide to First Nations acknowledgement, protocol & terminology. D...

October 05, 2018

Labour Endorsed Candidates - BCGEU

Local government elections are your opportunity to influence decision-making in your community by electing mayors, councilors, regional district directors, school board trustees and other representatives who will take action on issues that matter for working people; issues like affordable housing, inclusive schools, and keeping services public. Polls will be open in every community across the p...

October 05, 2018

Local 710 Members at School Districts #59 & #81 - BCGEU

In late September BCGEU Bargaining Chairs, along with the K-12 Presidents' Council, voted to ratify the Provincial framework agreement negotiated with the BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) in mid-July. BCGEU School Districts #59 and #81 will table the provincial framework agreement with our bargaining proposals when we meet for local bargaining. The agreement includes benefit inc...

October 05, 2018

Local 703 Members at Native Education College - BCGEU Stewards needed - You a...

The BCGEU is opening nominations for up to three union stewards at Native Education College. The union is only as strong as NEC members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them. Stewards are the eyes and ears of the union at the worksite. They are workplace leaders. Stewards know and help enforce the collective agreement and assist, support and help ensure that members' right...

October 04, 2018

Sisters In Spirit Vigils - A movement for social change - BCGEU

October 4th is a day to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and their families. The Native Women's Association of Canada invites all family members, Indigenous community members and allies to take some reflective time on October 4th to attend a vigil or a community event or take a moment of silence to honour our stolen sisters and to support all families ...

October 04, 2018

Local 703 Members in BCIT Instructional unit - Balloting locations - Bargaini...

Further to the notice of bargaining committee elections issued on September 25, 2018, the union wishes to advise BCIT Instructors of the balloting locations for the bargaining committee election.  There are balloting locations at every major BCIT campus, as well as at BCGEU area offices. Members at the smaller campuses are invited to vote at one of the other locations, or at your nearest BCGEU ...

October 03, 2018

Casino workers say they cannot get by on Gateway wages - BCGEU

Striking workers speak out about need for family-supporting wages (Thompson-Okanagan) As the strike at Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan continues, BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members are opening up about why they are holding out for fair wages despite being on the picket line for over three months. "Over the years I've struggled as a single mom to make ends meet,"...

October 02, 2018

President’s bulletin to members on the introduction of the Poverty Reduction ...

Since November 2017 it has been my honour to serve as a member of the Minister's Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction-a diverse and dynamic group made up of 27 people from the non-profit sector, labour, business, academia, local government, health care, social services, First Nations and Indigenous communities and including people with lived experience of poverty. The Forum was created to serve ...

September 28, 2018

Union challenging undemocratic ICBA referendum lawsuit - BCGEU

VANCOUVER - The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was granted intervenor status with the right to call evidence by the B.C. Supreme Court Thursday in response to the petition brought forth by the Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA), the Canada West Construction Union and private citizen Kenneth Baerg. The petition challenges the provincial government's propo...

September 27, 2018

Notice Of Bargaining Committee Election for BCIT - Instructional Unit - BCGEU

Nominations for BCIT Instructors bargaining committee members closed on September 20.  Cory Langford has been acclaimed as bargaining unit chair. Congratulations!The union also received the following nominations for the three positions of bargaining committee members (in random order): Steve Holding; Tamara Pongracz; Erich Moeller; Nathan Chapin.  Given that the number of nominations exceeds ...

September 26, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial government's decision to lower annual rent increase

The BCGEU is encouraged by the government's decision to lower annual rent increases by capping them to inflation. This was one of the recommendations outlined earlier this week by the BC Rental Housing Task Force. "There is no solution to the housing affordability crisis that doesn't include rental affordability so we are very pleased with the government's decision to cap the maximum allowable ...

September 26, 2018

Local 710 Members at School District 81 - Upcoming Bargaining - BCGEU

Come meet your Bargaining Committee!                           When:          7:00 pm, October 24, 2018                         Where:         Fort Nelson Senior Secondary, Multi-purpose area                                             5419 Simpson Trail, Fort Nelson, BC   Please join us to meet your Bargaining Committee and join in a pre-bargaining discussion.   In solidarity,   Kathleen Ganso...

September 25, 2018

Improvements to front line services for seniors welcome, and long overdue. - ...

New Westminster – Today Health Minister Adrian Dix, and Premier John Horgan announced important new funding for seniors in British Columbia. The government is increasing the budget for staffing, retention, and training by $240 million dollars in the next three years, with $50 million in this calendar year.  BCGEU President Stephanie Smith reflected on today's announcement: "More money for staff...

September 25, 2018

Local 701 Members at WSÁNEĆ School Board - Shop Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are open for two (2) additional Stewards for WSÁNEĆ School Board. The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms may be submitted by Fax to Attn: Kim Shelley at 250-384-8060 or be emailed to kim.shelley@bcgeu.ca  Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, including paid leave from ...

September 24, 2018

BCGEU celebrates National Forest Week: Sept. 23-29, 2018 - BCGEU

  Each year National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated by individual citizens, governments and non-governmental organizations across Canada.  Established in 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, there was no shortage of trees for industrial expansion – at a time the time when the main threat to forests was from forest fires, many caused by humans. In 1967 the name was changed to National Forest W...