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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 30, 2022

Following talks with PSA, BCGEU stands down job action in BC Public Service -...

Following a return to the bargaining table, the BCGEU's Public Service Bargaining Committee has stood down job action at BC Public Service worksites as a sign of good faith.   The committee returned to the bargaining table with the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) last Thursday and has made significant progress. The two sides will continue to meet throughout the week, hoping to finalize a tentati...

August 30, 2022

Member Portal Poster: PLEASE POST - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

ATTN: BCGEU Stewards and Designated Contacts at Post-Secondary Worksites PLEASE PRINT POSTER AND POST ON BCGEU BULLETIN BOARD Might Need Strike Pay? Update your Contact Info!  You may have heard that our fellow BCGEU members working in the public service are taking job action to pressure the B.C. government to offer a meaningful cost-of-living protection for their wages. Though negotiations for...

August 30, 2022

PLEASE POST: Member Portal Poster - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

ATTN: BCGEU Stewards and Designated Contacts at Post-Secondary Worksites PLEASE PRINT POSTER AND POST ON BCGEU BULLETIN BOARD Might Need Strike Pay? Update your Contact Info!  You may have heard that our fellow BCGEU members working in the public service are taking job action to pressure the B.C. government to offer a meaningful cost-of-living protection for their wages. Though negotiations for...

August 25, 2022

Guru Nanak Sikh Academy - Unfair Labour Practice Complaints Settled. May IMP...

Friends,I am pleased to advise that thanks to your activism and perseverance, the unfair labour practice complaints against your employer have been satisfactorily settled. Please read this bulletin carefully as the settlement may apply to you. If you are a member who was named in the applications who has not yet heard as to the outcome as it applies to you, please contact Erik Hoibak in the Adv...

August 24, 2022

Members at South Pointe Academy - Member Site Visit - BC General Employees' ...

Please join your local Shop Stewards, Local 704 Chair and Staff Representative for a meet and greet! Bring your questions and we will do our best to answer them. Swag, snacks and cold drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!   Date: August 31, 2022 Time: 12 noon-4pm Where: The BCGEU RV will be in the Baptist Church parking area that is directly adjacent to the north of the school.     In...

August 23, 2022

BCGEU accepts government offer to return to the bargaining table - BC General...

BCGEU accepts government offer to return to the bargaining table(BURNABY, B.C.) Late last night the Public Service Agency (PSA) invited the BCGEU's Public Service Bargaining Committee back to the table to resume talks. The bargaining committee has accepted that invitation. Bargaining is expected to resume soon, but logistics are still being confirmed.This is a significant development, and it is...

August 23, 2022

Northern Lights College - Support - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Election results – Alternate support Bargaining Committee member Friends, I am writing to advise that Robyn Mallia has been elected as your alternate bargaining committee member. Please join me in congratulating Robyn on her election. I would also like to thank all the candidates who allowed their names to stand for this election. I would also like to publicly thank Tennille Penner, your now fo...

August 22, 2022

Nominations for Local 703 Equity Member at Large - BC General Employees' Unio...

Nominations are now open for the following position on the local 703 executive: Member-at-Large                   2 positions The successful candidate will serve for the remainder of the current term. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: Monday – September 5, 2022 by 5 p.m. Local officers are exp...

August 22, 2022

BCGEU escalates job action by declaring an overtime ban in the B.C. Public Se...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2022 BCGEU escalates job action by declaring an overtime ban in the B.C. Public ServiceBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The bargaining committee representing 33,000 BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members in the B.C. Public Service is escalating job action by declaring a ban on non-emergency overtime for BCGEU members working in the B.C. public ser...

August 19, 2022

Local 703 Equity Member-at-Large Position - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Thank you to everyone who submitted their names for the Equity Member-at-Large Position for Local 703. Please help me in congratulating Frances Stanley as your newly appointed Equity Member-at-Large. Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, please contact the BCGEU local area office at [email protected].   In solidarity, Dar...

August 17, 2022

Local 704 Acclamations of Executive Positions - BC General Employees' Union (...

The following have been in acclaimed into the positions listed below: 1st Vice Chairperson: Madison BlomlyTreasurer: Prabhdeep Chahal We would like to thank all who participated in the process.   Heather Turner Staff Representative Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

August 15, 2022

BCGEU begins job action - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12. Picket lines will go up at the following locations: Delta Distribution Centre (DDC) – 7003 72nd Street, Delta...

August 15, 2022

BCGEU members at LDB distribution centres provincewide begin job action Monda...

BCGEU members will set up picket lines at 3:30 Monday at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres. The job sites involved are: Delta Distribution Centre Kamloops Distribution Centre Richmond Distribution Centre Victoria Wholesale Centre Only the BC LDB distribution sites listed above will be picketed. Who else is picketing: workers at the Wholesale Customer Centr...

August 12, 2022

BCGEU issues 72-hours’ strike notice: job action begins Monday, Aug. 15 - BC ...

Today, our union issued 72-hours’ strike notice to the Public Service Agency (PSA). This notice covers the 33,000 members of the public service bargaining unit who work for direct government. We will be in a legal strike position on Monday, Aug. 15 at 2:46 p.m. Keep an eye on your email for details on targeted sites to be picketed. A general message will be sent out on Monday morning. If your s...

August 12, 2022

BCGEU serves strike notice on provincial government - BC General Employees' U...

BCGEU serves strike notice on provincial governmentBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The bargaining committee representing 33,000 members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work for the provincial government issued 72-hours' strike notice this afternoon. The B.C. public service bargaining unit will be in a legal position to take job action as of 2:46 p.m., Monday, August 15...

August 12, 2022

Members at Northern Lights College - Support - Bargaining Committee Alternat...

Friends,This is a reminder that balloting for the alternate member to your bargaining committee will close Monday, August 15 at 1700 hours. If you haven't already voted, we encourage you to do so.There are three (3) candidates for one (1) position:Jack RYDER Robyn MALLIA Megan KINGYou will be asked to select one (1) candidate on your ballot. The candidate who receives the most votes will be dee...

August 11, 2022

NEC Native Education College Bargaining Bulletin #4: Progress and Changes - B...

Your BCGEU bargaining committee has continued its work towards a fair deal that protects your wages against rising costs and puts you ahead.Your committee and NEC met again on April 22nd, and your bargaining committee met on May 20th to review its positions on all outstanding union and employer proposals. The parties met in negotiations again on June 13th and June 29th and continued to make pro...

August 11, 2022

Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency - Dates Set for Initial Bargaining Se...

Since the worksite meeting in May, your bargaining committee continued its work to prepare for negotiations with the BCFMA. This included a daylong meeting on June 15th to further review your input and develop bargaining proposals. Your committee's goal is to reach a fair deal that protects your wages against rising costs and puts you ahead-including closing the pay equity gap with persons perf...

August 11, 2022

Kwantlen Student Association Steward Nomination Results - BC General Employee...

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as stewards at Kwantlen Student Association located on 12666 72 Ave, Surrey.· Diamond Obera · Kamil FernandoShould you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted stewards. If a steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the Union on your behalf and speak to the ...

August 04, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Kenneth Gordon School - Bargaining Committee Update - BC...

As the collective agreement with your Employer expires on August 31, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. BCGEU Staff Representatives met with your Bargaining Committee last week and will be meeting with them again on August 30-31, 2022. We are also looking to schedule a date in September to attend your worksite and meet with you to answer your questions regar...