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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

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 11, 2020

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC - bargaining nomina...

Since we have received only one nomination for the Bargaining Committee, we are extending the deadline until Monday, January 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Nominations received after this time will not be considered. Nominations are open for three (3) Bargaining Committee members and one (1) alternate for the upcoming negotiations of The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC. Should we rec...

December 03, 2020

All BCGEU Members at York House School - Bargaining Committee Nominations -...

The collective agreement with your employer expires on August 31, 2021 and your Union is preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. We need your help and participation in the first step of the bargaining process which is to elect a union bargaining committee to negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer's bargaining committee. The positions available are: Bargain...

November 30, 2020

New Book Recounts Worker-led Occupation at Tranquille - BCGEU

  UPDATE - It is with heavy hearts we have to tell you about the passing of our dear friend Gary Steeves, a true champion of working people, human rights and social justice.  The devastating news comes as we and Gary were celebrating another great achievement of his, the recent printing of his book, Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille & Battle for Community Care. We are feeli...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 13, 2020

NEC Native Education College - Collective agreement ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties! Bargaining unit members voted 92.3 per cent in favour of ratification, with 7.7 per cent against. NEC ratified the tentative agreement on November 10, 2020, making the renewed collective agreement effective as of that date. The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...

November 12, 2020

Executive – Interim Election Results - BCGEU

The call for nominations closed on October 7, 2020. The following new members are acclaimed:  Position                  NominationRecording Secretary Nicole DavisMember at Large       Kristy Baxter Your local 707 executive is as follows:Local chairperson: Cindy Battersby             Member at large: Kristy BaxterFirst vice-chair: Marcel Beerkens                 Member at large:Kevin McKenzieSec...