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

July 23, 2018

Talks break off between Gateway Casinos and union - BCGEU

KAMLOOPS - Mediation has been cut short between BCGEU and Gateway Casinos.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Support for striking BCGEU brothers and sisters - BCGEU

The BC labour movement staged a show of support Saturday for striking BCGEU members   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Mediation talks break off in casino strike - BCGEU

Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 – the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the Thompson Okanagan.   Read more..... UWU/MoveUP

July 18, 2018

Secretary- BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 18, 2018   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: processing a variety of documents such as...

July 13, 2018

BC Liberal foot-dragging on whistleblower protection aided casino money laund...

BCGEU members are in a unique position to help monitor the laundering of dirty money in B.C. casinos. However, the failure of the former BC Liberal government to provide whistleblower protection for our members ensured there was no avenue for casino workers to expose illegal activity. In fact, the recent Peter German report on money laundering reveals that the BC Liberal government willfully tu...

July 13, 2018

Members at BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Update - Revis...

Further to the ratification ballot that was mailed to you on July 11th, please find a revised version of the Settlement Document here. Changes to this revised version include: Article 25 Maternity/Parental/Adoption Leave – there are a number of important changes to this article, in line with the recent changes to the Employment Insurance Act and Employment Standards, including an extension to...

July 13, 2018

Maxxam Analytics International Corporation Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Please be advised that Marie Bose has replaced Leslie-Ann Stavroff on the union bargaining committee. We are pleased that Marie was able to attend this week's bargaining sessions and will be with us for the duration of bargaining with your Employer. We met on July 10th, 11th, and 12th and will meet again on July 17th, 18th, and 19th. At this point, we are discussing union and employer non-monet...

July 12, 2018

Casino strike enters its second week - BCGEU

Cascades Casino employees in Kam­loops continue to soldier on along the picket line as their union is back at the negotiating table this week.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 12, 2018

Spirits high on casino picket line - BCGEU

A unicycling panda, music and a flag-bearing recumbent are just some of the things keeping spirits up on the picket lines at the Penticton Gateway Casino.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 11, 2018

Local 710 Members at Fort St. John Public - BCGEU

As per Article 2.7 of the Collective Agreement, nominations at the Fort St. John Public Library are now open for:  One (1) Steward andOne (1) Alternate Steward Nominations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018. Nomination forms are attached, please copy as required. Nomination forms must be filled out and signed by both the nominator and the nominee. Please fax, mail or hand delive...

July 11, 2018

Workers joining union help keep child care centre open - BCGEU

Workers joining union help keep child care centre openDTES daycare to stay open at least until November  (Vancouver) After workers at the Phil Bouvier Child and Family Center in Strathcona voted 95% in favour of joining the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), the employer, who had previously threatened to close the daycare, agreed to a settlement which would keep the centre open...

July 10, 2018

Rollover Results for NEC Native Education College - BCGEU

The Board has voted in favour of rolling over the Collective Agreement with a 2% increase. An updated Collective Agreement is in progress and will be circulated to the members once completed. Thank you for your support. In solidarity,Your Bargaining Committee:Sue Arnault, Bargaining Committee ChairRon Wallace, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative – Negotiations Download PDF...

July 09, 2018

Members at BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) - Tentative Agreement and T...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to present your Tentative Agreement: LINK A conference call is scheduled for tonight, as follows:  Conference CallDate: Monday July 9th Time: 7:00 P.M. Call-in: 1-877-229- 8493 Conference ID: 117342   Members of your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the proposed changes and answer any questions you have. Details of the ratification vote proce...

July 09, 2018

BCGEU makes recommendations to government’s Rental Housing Task Force - BCGEU

 BURNABY, July 9, 2018 – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, pushing home ownership outside the realm of affordability, access to affordable housing ...

July 06, 2018

Members at BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the employer for three days last week and an additional day this week. We are pleased to report that the parties have agreed to a tentative agreement. The bargaining committee will be hosting a conference call next Monday July 9th at 7pm to present the details of the tentative agreement and field your questions. A full ratification document will be distributed...

July 03, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers going on strike - BCGEU

Unionized Gateway Casinos workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton intend to walk off the job today at 3:01 p.m. More than 675 Gateway workers affiliated with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union will set up picket lines in front of the Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon casinos after mediation talks broke down earlier this week.    ...

July 02, 2018

Union to host housing panel discussion in Kelowna - BCGEU

One of B.C.'s largest unions is tackling the issue of housing. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) will host a panel of experts and community members in Kelowna Tuesday, July 3 to speak about different ways to tackle the affordability crisis.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

June 29, 2018

Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strike - BCGEU

 Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strikeWorkers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on Friday(Okanagan) Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan are walking off the job at 3:01 pm on Friday, June 29. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City...

June 29, 2018

Professional Reliance Reform Is A Step Forward For B.C. - BCGEU

Yesterday, we welcomed the final report on the independent professional reliance review, the result of an eight-month review process led by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to examine professional reliance in the natural resource sector. The comprehensive report clearly identifies the problems with professional reliance and provides concrete recommendations to make the sy...

June 29, 2018

Native Education College Vote Results - BCGEU

The members have voted 66% in favour of rolling over the Collective Agreement for one year with a 2% wage increase. The Board will meet soon to discuss this. Failing approval of the Board, we will commence bargaining. Thank you for your support.  In solidarity,    Your Bargaining Committee: Sue Arnault, Bargaining Committee ChairRon Wallace, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representa...

June 29, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis in the Okanagan ...

KELOWNA, June 29, 2018 – Since taking power, government has implemented a number of major policy changes and promised to invest billions into affordable housing. This has been a great start but as housing prices continue to soar, the Okanagan has become one of the least affordable regions in Canada, and many people across the political spectrum feel more can be done.This event will host a panel...

June 28, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers to strike - BCGEU

More than 675 Okanagan casino workers will walk off the job this week. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon are set to strike Friday, June 29, after mediation broke down earlier this week. "Our members are asking for living wages that would bring them in-line with the industry standard for casino workers in BC," said BCGEU President Step...

June 28, 2018

Local 712 - NWCC Members - Support - Elections for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Elections for Bargaining Committee Chairperson (1) and Members (3) – Support Only The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson:  Lynne Nordstrom(1 position)                                          Haley Thickett Bargaining Committee Member:        Roxanne Ridler(3 positions)                                        Jessi...

June 27, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreement for Indigenous services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative three-year collective agreement for Aboriginal Services. This agreement provides significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on.   Highlight...

June 27, 2018

Local 710 School District 81 Members - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: • Bargaining Committee Chair:                        Kathleen Ganson• Bargaining Committee Member:                    Angela Hicks• Bargaining Committee Member:                    Doris Warren• Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:    Jennifer Waldern Please joi...