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

November 21, 2016

Tentative Agreement Reached - AMENDED for NEC Native Education College

To:     All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College Re:     Tentative Agreement Reached - AMENDED   Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we were able to conclude a tentative agreement with your employer on November 16, 2016 and will be recommending ratification. Highlights of the new agreement include: Four year term (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018) General Wage Inc...

November 17, 2016

NEC Native Education College Tentative Agreement Reached

To:     All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College Re:     Tentative Agreement Reached!   Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we were able to conclude a tentative agreement with your employer on November 16, 2016 and will be recommending ratification. Highlights of the new agreement include:   Four year term (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018) General Wage Increase ...

November 15, 2016

Tsawwassen Independent School Society Steward Nomination Results

To:    All BCGEU Members at Tsawwassen Independent School Society Re:    Steward Nomination Results   Please be advised that the steward nominations have closed. Please join me in congratulating your stewards:   Jenny O'Donnell (new) Stephanie Davis (new) Linda Eggett Kiren Morgan Nancy Boettcher   Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact one of th...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...

November 08, 2016

Honouring Aboriginal Veterans

On November 8 we, as Canadians, honor and celebrate the great contributions and sacrifices that Aboriginal peoples have made in defending Canada during times of war. Aboriginal veterans have participated in all major wars since the war of 1812 and enlist at a higher proportion than any other group in Canada.    For many, enlisting presented many challenges such as learning English, leaving the...

November 08, 2016

York House School Society - Results for Ratification

We are pleased to advise that members employed by York House School Society have ratified a renewal Collective Agreement. The five year agreement will now be in effect until August 2021. The Bargaining Committee would like to thank the membership for their continued support throughout the bargaining process. In Solidarity Philip Coates, Bargaining Unit Chair David Prissinotti, Bargaining Co...

November 03, 2016

A Whole Day Just for Local 701 Stewards - REVISED

To:     All BCGEU Local 701 Stewards Re:     A Whole Day Just for Local 701 Stewards - REVISED   Date:         Friday November 18, 2016 Time:         9:00 am - 4:00 pm Location:    BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC)   ** CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATION **   We will be arranging another date/time for Enhanced Steward Training in the future – we will contac...