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

May 10, 2019

Members at Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd. - Transition Committee...

Voting for the Kamloops Office Representative position on the Themis transition committee closed on May 1, 2019 and ballots were counted on May 10, 2019. Judy Helset has been declared elected. Congratulations, Judy! Voting for the Victoria Office Representative position ends on Thursday, May 16 and the result will be announced shortly thereafter. Once the Victoria election has concluded the ent...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 25, 2019

Election of Bargaining Committee Member - Douglas College - BCGEU

The election process is now completed, and we are pleased to report that Elvisa Zahirovic has been elected to the BCGEU Bargaining Committee by acclamation. Congratulations, Elvisa!The Bargaining Committee will soon meet to review the surveys submitted by the membership and to develop our proposals for bargaining. If you haven't submitted a survey or if you have a concern or a suggestion you wo...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort St. John & Dawson Creek - BCGEU

Joanna Lord, Executive Vice President along with Kathy Fossum, Local 0710 Chair and Kelsey Stevens, Staff Representative, will be conducting worksite visits on May 3rd, 2019. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda for the day...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort Nelson - BCGEU

The Area 10 Cross Component Committee will be in Fort Nelson on the afternoon of May 2, 2019 conducting worksite visits. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda is to start the visits at 1:30, continuing through the afternoon ...

April 23, 2019

Area 10 members - Join us for a Meet and Greet - BCGEU

We are incredibly excited to announce President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, Executive Vice President Joanna Lord and Component Vice President Judy Fox-McGuire will be in Dawson Creek May 4th and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We invite you and your family to this special member event to enjoy great company, appetizers and light refreshme...

April 23, 2019

Local 710 Members at School District 59 - Bargaining News - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the vote for opting into Standardized Extended Health Benefits was overwhelmingly in favour.  The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact any member of the Committee. In solidarity, Kathy Fossum, Bargaining Committee ChairMarsha Du...

April 18, 2019

Northern Lights College - Faculty News of bargaining - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement. The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact any member of the Committee. In solidarity, Darryn Wellstead, Bargaining Committee ChairKelsey Stevens for Kathy Weaver, Staff Represent...