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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

November 10, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Renewal Agreement Ratified and In Effect - BCGEU

The Employer advised us yesterday that it has ratified the tentative agreement. The renewed collective agreement is therefore fully ratified by both parties and in effect as of November 9, 2020. The Employer is working to implement the new rates and provide retroactive pay on the December 15, 2020 payroll. The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distr...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 04, 2020

Okanagan College (Support Staff) - Bargaining Chairperson - Results - BCGEU

Nominations have closed for the position of bargaining unit chairperson at Okanagan College (Support Staff). Please be advised the following member was the successful candidate: Karolynn Green  Karolynn can be reached at BCGEUSupportChair@okanagan.bc.ca.In solidarity,Cindy BattersbyLocal 707 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

November 03, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Collective Agreement Ratification Results -...

We are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement between BCFMA and BCGEU has been ratified by the members. Of 125 eligible members, 118 or 94% cast votes. Of those 118 votes, 86 members or 73% voted "yes" to ratify. Please note that BCFMA must still ratify the tentative agreement before it takes effect; we anticipate this happening within a week. We will send you another bulletin no late...

November 03, 2020

All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College - Ratification Document and...

Ratification and Highlights Documents The ratification document in the form of a draft revised collective agreement for Thursday's information meeting and the ratification vote that opens on Friday can be found here. A document summarizing some of the highlights that would be included in a revised collective agreement can be found here. New text that would be added to the collective agreement a...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...

November 02, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Douglas College - By-Election for the Labour/Management ...

Your Union is holding an election to fill one (1) vacancy for a representative to the Labour/Management Relations Committee ("JLMRC"). Representatives at the JLMRC should be team players who want to make things better for everyone. They talk to workers and workers talk to them. They know what is going on at the college and, most importantly, want to solve problems. They should be knowledgeable ...

November 02, 2020

Shop Steward Nominations – Four (4) positions - Douglas College - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for four (4) shop stewards positions at Douglas College. If you are interested in becoming a steward or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached to this notice.What do stewards do? Stewards are the primary union representatives of members at the college. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their colle...

October 30, 2020

All BCGEU Members at The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of B...

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 receive four (4) or more nominations, a mail out ballot will commence and the top three (3) will comprise the committee, and the fourth (4th) shall be the alternate to the committee. Nominations close on Monday...

October 29, 2020

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Bargaining to Resume November 3 - BCGEU

Greetings to all members.As you know, bargaining was suspended in mid-March with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of you and the rest of the world adapting to the new demands in the workplace and at home. We know this has been an exceptionally trying and demanding time for you as instructors and that you continue to rise to the occasion in delivering quality education to t...

October 29, 2020

All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College - Notice of Tentative Agree...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the parties reached a tentative agreement yesterday. We are unanimously recommending that you vote "yes" to accept the tentative agreement. Highlights of the agreement include: Two-year term of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021 Annual wage increases of 2% and 2% (retroactive) Signing bonus of $1000 for regular employees and $500 for currently a...

October 26, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Alberta workers

October 26, 2020 Via email: g.smith@aupe.org Guy Smith, President Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Solidarity Place Edmonton 10451 170 St. NW Edmonton, AB, T5P 4S7   Dear AUPE President Guy Smith, Re: Solidarity with Alberta workers   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), with its more than 80,000 members, stand in solidarity with all workers in their fight to pr...

October 26, 2020

All BCGEU Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Ratification Docu...

Ratification Document The ratification document for Wednesday's information meeting and the ratification vote that opens on Thursday can be found here. For ease of reference, content that differs from the previous ratification document has been highlighted in turquoise and can be found on the following pages: Page 8 – Time off requests and operational requirements for teams of two employees Pa...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: chiefsack@sipeknekatik.ca Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...

October 22, 2020

All BCGEU Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency - Notice of Tentative Agree...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the parties reached a tentative agreement today. We are unanimously recommending that you vote "yes" to accept the tentative agreement. We began our work as your newly elected committee believing that our employer's previous monetary proposal was insufficient. However, after engaging directly with our employer at the bargaining table and doi...

October 21, 2020

New union office will reflect union values - BCGEU

New union office will reflect union valuesWe have some big news! Our union is building a new Lower Mainland Area Office (LMAO) that will provide BCGEU members and staff with the space and amenities they need, but it will also include much needed affordable housing and childcare spaces as well. We are excited to share this news with members and this bulletin will be the first of many updates as ...

October 21, 2020

Native Education College - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The parties met in bargaining on October 20, 2020 and your bargaining committee tabled a complete settlement proposal for your employer's consideration. The parties meet next in bargaining on October 28, 2020 at which time your employer will respond to the union's settlement proposal. We will provide a further update after October 28.   In solidarity, Sue Arnault, Bargaining Committee ChairEtov...

October 16, 2020

BCGEU concerned about proposed redesign of the Municipal Pension Plan

You're receiving this as a BCGEU member of the Municipal Pension Plan.As you may be aware, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) has announced potential changes to the plan and is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on a proposed redesign, by October 23. Despite being the fourth largest union in the MPP and representing thousands of pension-contributing members, the BCGEU is not one of the "Plan ...

October 16, 2020

All BCGEU Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Member Engagement...

Member Engagement Your bargaining committee has made calls to roughly two-thirds of the membership and will continue these calls through Sunday night in an attempt to reach everyone. If you have not heard from a committee member by the end of the night Sunday, we encourage you to reach out to the committee member from your office on Monday or Tuesday on your time, and not while on employer paid...