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

November 18, 2019

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Bargaining Update & Worksite Meetings ...

This is an update on the status of bargaining between the BCGEU and BCFMA and notice of important worksite meetings. The BCGEU bargaining committee and BCFMA met for two days of negotiations on Monday, November 4 and Friday, November 15, 2019. The parties identified numerous areas of agreement in principle on non-monetary proposals. The parties have not reached agreement on the most significant...

November 14, 2019

BCGEU Dawson Creek chalk painting night

BCGEU Dawson Creek Chalk Painting NightWhere: South Peace Campus, Northcourt10808 15 St., Dawson Creek BCWhen: December 9, 2019From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Get in on the new décor trend of the year!Chalk Couture's silk screen transfers make decorating fast, easy and beautiful.With the reusable surfaces, you can change up the look of your sign over and over!Open to all BCGEU Members but space is limit...

November 13, 2019

Local 703 meeting and seasonal celebration - BCGEU

The BCGEU Local 703 Executive invites local members to the BCGEU Local 703 Seasonal Celebration! Come and enjoy some food and drinks while you get to know your executive as well as other local members. DATE: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. LOCATION: Wings Restaurant, 345 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V8 Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Please RSVP via the bel...

November 13, 2019

Election of Bargaining Committee Chair - Legal Services Society - BCGEU

 Now that nominations have closed, the next step is to elect the bargaining committee chair. In random order, the following three members have been nominated for this position: Natasha Dawes Eduardo Aragon Deneen Garrett BCGEU members employed at LSS will receive a ballot package specific to the position of bargaining committee chair. After the chair has been selected, the election for bargai...

November 12, 2019

NEC Native Education College - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

This is an update on the status of negotiations for renewal of the collective agreement between the BCGEU and NEC Native Education College. The bargaining committee met for five days of preparation earlier this fall. This included training in the process and pitfalls of bargaining, a thorough review of members' input from surveys and the worksite meeting in June, a clause-by-clause review of th...

November 05, 2019

Election results for your Local 0710 Executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on November 4, 2019.  Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Member-at-Large Young Worker!    Chair                              Kathy Fossum 1st Vice Chair                  Tennille Penner 2nd Vice Chair                  Marsha Dufresne Treasurer                         Megan King Recording Secretary         Debbie Kle...

November 05, 2019

Steward Election Results for L710 - BCGEU

Nominations closed November 4, 2019 for the election of Stewards of Local 0710. Here are the new Stewards at their respective worksite:   Northern Lights College 11401 – 8th Street Dawson Creek Brandon Mackinnon and Jamie Bond   Tumbler Ridge Elementary School 355 Monkman Way, Tumbler Ridge Sheena Lundgard   Please join us in wishing them well in their new position! In solidarity, Kathy Weaver...

November 04, 2019

Interim Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised nominations are open for the following positions on the local executive: Member at large (equity delegate) Member at large (young worker) The term ends at the next local election (January 2021). Information on the roles and responsibilities of these positions is attached. The deadline for nominations is: November 13, 2019 If there is an election for a position, candidates ma...

November 01, 2019

Minister Mark meets with BCGEU on NEC worksite issues

In ongoing efforts to address issues at your worksite, our union met in August with Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark.In this meeting we stressed members' frustration with lack of resources, difficult working conditions and inadequate compensation. We also discussed the negative impacts of a heavy workload and high turnover due to a shortage of supports and resou...

November 01, 2019

Information conference calls: tentative agreement between BCGEU & CLBC and Me...

The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...

October 31, 2019

Support Staff at Okanagan College - commencement of bargaining - BCGEU

Please be advised your bargaining committee and the Employer will be meeting on November 15, 2019 to commence the bargaining process. We will keep you informed as the process moves forward. In solidarity, Marcel Beerkens, Bargaining committee chairpersonYvonne Caldwell, Bargaining committee memberValerie Tuhkala, Bargaining committee memberKarolynn Green, Bargaining committee memberAnn Forrest,...

October 30, 2019

Kwantlen Student Association Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we reached a tentative deal with your employer on October 25, 2019. This is a 4 year agreement with 3% wage increase in each year, retroactive to August of 2018. We also achieved larger wage increases for minimum-wage workers in the Grass Roots Café, including a larger gap between the line and supervisory staff. Other monetary gains included reim...

October 29, 2019

Strike News for Legal Services Society (Vancouver Regional Centre – 510 Burra...

Respect the picket lines! PEA job action at LSS Vancouver Regional Center on Friday, November 1  As you are aware, the Professional Employees Association (PEA) has served strike notice for the Legal Services Society Vancouver Regional Centre for Friday, November 1 starting at 7am. A rally and media event is planned for 12pm. Please respect the PEA picket line, and do not cross it. On Friday, in...

October 29, 2019

Municipal Pension Plan survey – looking for your input - BCGEU

Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...