B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

May 31, 2019

Tentative agreement reached at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI), who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today. "This was a challenging round of bargaining for our members, who recently voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike vote to back up their bargaining deman...

May 31, 2019

Labour Code amendments give workers and unions more power - BCGEU

B.C.'s Labour Code is the rule book for how workers organize to join unions as well as how unionized workers and their employers interact. Despite its importance to working people and unions, the Code had gone without an update for more than 15 years until the provincial government launched a legislative review process in 2018. Your union made a submission to that process that recommended a ser...

May 31, 2019

The Provincial magazine - Spring 2019 - BCGEU

The spring issue of The Provincial magazine is finished and ready to download. Featured in this issue: BCGEU News – Reports on BC Budget 2019, the money laundering inquiry and the BCGEU's centennial celebration. Community Social Services – Reports on initiatives in the CSS sector. Campaigns – Updates on our Affordable BC, Shop Public and A Day Without Admin campaigns. BCGEU Community News ...

May 30, 2019

Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd -bargaining update and bargaining ...

The BCGEU has received a letter from Chris Beresford verifying that the Provincial Government agrees to be involved in bargaining a renewal collective agreement. Your employer will also be involved. Although no promises have been made as we are no longer delaying bargaining but rather moving ahead to engage in bargaining, your union has advised the government that we don't expect this agreement...

May 28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU - BCGEU

Share your union stories!   Back in 1919, workers came together to form what we know today as the BCGEU. As part of our Centennial celebrations, we're looking back at the many ways that our union has impacted our worksites and communities throughout the years. Be a part of telling the story of our history in your community through events, photos, and more.   Have something to share or want to b...

May 27, 2019

Casino workers vote to join B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector - BCGEU

A strong majority want to be a part of the union. (Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casin...

May 24, 2019

Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd- Transition Committee Election Res...

Voting for the Transition Committee has been completed with the results of Jenny Bardsley, Judy Helset and Steve Kitcher being elected. Since the nomination and election processes were begun, the government announced that FMEP services would continue to be provided by a new Crown agency and that full successorship would apply. Full successorship means that the current employees and the collecti...

May 23, 2019

BCGEU faculty members at five B.C. colleges vote to ratify agreements - BCGEU

BCGEU members at five post-secondary institutions have voted to successfully ratify new agreements with their employers. These ratifications complete the process of bargaining between BCGEU members and the Post-Secondary Employers' Association began in November 2018. The agreements cover over 1,000 instructors, assistant instructors and technical staff at Camosun College, Coast Mountain College...

May 23, 2019

Members with Native Court Workers – Local 704 - Nominations for Steward - B...

Nominations are now open for three stewards with the Native Court Workers. New stewards are trained by the union. The deadline for nominations is June 7, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604.882.5032), email (area04@bcgeu.ca), hand delivered to the Fraser Valley area office at 8555 198A Street, Langley, V2Y 0A...

May 22, 2019

Painting on Glass & the West Kootenay Area Office Open House - BCGEU

To help celebrate our 100th Anniversary the BCGEU would like to invite all members & their families to an Open House at the Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 12:00 & 2:00 pm please come and join us for appetizers & refreshments. We are also hosting a painting party. A Painting on Glass workshop with Angela Lenard, will be offered from 2:...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 13, 2019

Members at Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd - BCGEU

Re: Transition Committee Partial Election Result & Update Voting for the Kamloops Office Representative position on the Themis transition committee closed on May 1, 2019 and ballots were counted on May 10, 2019. Judy Helset has been declared elected. Congratulations, Judy! Voting for the Victoria Office Representative position ends on Thursday, May 16 and the result will be announced shortl...

May 13, 2019

Members at KPU Surrey Campus - Worksite Visits - BCGEU

Your Local Executive Members and Staff Representative will be conducting worksite visits at the following worksite dates, times and locations:   Surrey Campus, Cedar Building 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Room 1140 Surrey Campus, KSA Office 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm    Please come by and say "hi" and we look forward to seeing you all then.     Waheed Taiwo, Local 704 2nd ViceDeanna Fasciani, Member at LargeAyes...

May 13, 2019

KPU Cloverdale & Langley Campuses - Member to Member worksite visits - BCGEU

Your Local Executive Members and Staff Representative will be conducting worksite visits at the following worksite dates, times and locations: Cloverdale Campus – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Room 1862 (Boardroom) Langley Campus – 1:00pm – 4:30 pm Room 1010 Please come by and say "hi" and we look forward to seeing you all then.   Waheed Taiwo, Local 704 2nd ViceDeanna Fasciani, Member at LargeAyesha Kh...

May 13, 2019

Local 704 Members at NDP Constituency Offices And Surrey Native Court Worker ...

Your Local Executive Members and Staff Representative will be conducting worksite visits at the following worksite locations beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m. o 8350 – 112th Street, Delta, V4C 7A2 – MLA Ravi Kahlon Office o 9030 – King George Boulevard, Surrey, V3V 7Y3 – MLA Rachna Singh Office o 10574 - King George Boulevard, Surrey, V3T 2X3 – MLA Bruce Ralston Office o 10757 – 138 Street, ...