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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

August 19, 2020

Ratification Information Meeting and Voting Reminder - BCFMA - BCGEU

This is a final reminder of Friday's ratification information meeting and commencement of ratification voting.   RATIFICATION INFORMATION MEETING  Date: Friday, August 21, 2020Time: 5:00pm to 7:30pmHow: Microsoft Teams MeetingOnline: Join Microsoft Teams MeetingPhone: 604-359-9960 or toll-free 1-833-837-5223 Conference ID: 447 310 368# RATIFICATION VOTING We are pleased to announce electronic v...

August 18, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) ratification document - BCGEU

The ratification document, consisting of all agreed non-monetary proposals and your Employer's monetary proposals, can be found here. Members with questions about the ratification document or other related matters are encouraged to forward them to a bargaining committee member or the staff negotiator before Friday. As always, we will allocate significant time for additional questions and discus...

August 13, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Response to President’s Letter - BCGEU

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith yesterday received a response from PSEC to her letter to the Attorney General of July 15, 2020 regarding negotiations between the BCFMA and BCGEU. That response can be found here.   In solidarity, Steve Kitcher, Bargaining Committee ChairDebra Calder, Bargaining Committee MemberBrenda McIntyre, Bargaining Committee MemberRyan Stewart, Staff Representative, Negoti...

August 12, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

August 12, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd - Mediator’s Recommendations and Notice of R...

Mediator Grant McArthur provided his written recommendations to the parties today. Members may view those recommendations here. After careful consideration, your bargaining committee has decided to follow the Mediator's recommendations and will conduct a secret ballot ratification vote on your Employer's complete offer of settlement. While we acknowledge that the offer does not meet your object...

August 10, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) Mediation Update - BCGEU

  The parties met again in mediated bargaining on August 7, 2020. Your employer tabled a complete settlement package consisting of previously agreed non-monetary items and its detailed monetary proposals. Your bargaining committee has not agreed to this settlement package.   Your bargaining committee has asked, and mediator Grant McArthur has agreed, to provide written recommendations regarding...

August 06, 2020

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has been meeting regularly in caucus over the past few months to prepare for negotiating a renewal agreement with the employer. We have reviewed your surveys, researched other agreements across the country and discussed each article in our current collective agreement to see if there are areas for improvement. We have also reached out to many of you for further informa...

August 06, 2020

Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc.-Bargaining Questionnaire – we need your inp...

  Your Bargaining Committee is now preparing to negotiate a renewal collective agreement and we are asking for your input in a member questionnaire. This questionnaire is an opportunity for you to identify any issues, concerns, or improvements you would like brought forward for consideration in negotiations and will assist the Bargaining Committee in setting its bargaining priorities.   Please ...

July 30, 2020

Mediation and Strike Preparation Update #2 -BCFMA - BCGEU

The parties met again in bargaining on July 29 with the assistance of mediator Grant McArthur. Our discussions continued to focus on monetary matters; specifically, what your Employer is willing and able to do to address your demand for fair wages and benefits. The parties have scheduled another mediated bargaining session for Friday, August 7, 2020 during which the BCFMA intends to formally ta...

July 30, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Collective Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

We are pleased to report that your Employer has also ratified the tentative collective agreement. The renewed collective agreement is therefore in effect as of July 8, 2020. It will take some time for the parties to finalize the new collective agreement document. In the meantime, you can refer to the old collective agreement and the recent ratification document, together, for a complete picture...

July 29, 2020

Strike Pay for Members with Dependants or Irregular Hours - BCGEU

General As previously announced in a bulletin and at the strike vote meeting, the BCGEU Provincial Executive has authorized target pay for a potential strike at BCFMA. This means a higher rate of strike pay and is the highest strike pay presently provided to BCGEU members. While regular base strike pay is $375 per week, target strike pay for this dispute has been set at a maximum of $100 per da...

July 29, 2020

Collective Agreement Ratification Results - Princeton & District Community Sk...

BCGEU is pleased to announce that members have voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. Thank you to everyone for their participation in this process.In solidarity,Ronda VileneStaff Representativeon behalf ofAnn ForrestStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

July 24, 2020

NEC Native Education College-Bargaining Meeting Follow-up - BCGEU

Thank you to all the members who joined yesterday's meeting regarding bargaining. We appreciate your thoughtful input. Members who did not attend the meeting and who would like to provide input to the bargaining committee may speak with a member of the committee. If you do not have contact information for committee members or if you would like to provide written input, you may contact staff rep...

July 22, 2020

Mediation and Strike Preparation Update - BC Family Maintenance Agency - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and Employer met in mediated bargaining on the morning of July 15, 2020. This initial session was primarily about bringing mediator Grant McArthur fully up to speed on the impasse between the parties. The subsequent daylong mediated bargaining session scheduled for July 22, 2020 has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict with the mediator. The parties will instead...

July 21, 2020

NEC Native Education College - Reminder bargaining update and meeting notice ...

We are resending this bulletin as a reminder of this week's meeting. As you may recall from before the pandemic, the parties had not reached agreement on monetary matters and were headed to mediated bargaining with the assistance of the Labour Relations Board. Mediated bargaining remains an option for your bargaining committee to try to reach a renewed collective agreement that meets your needs...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...