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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

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 11, 2022

All BCGEU Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency - BCFMA Worksite Meeting - ...

Your bargaining committee is holding a worksite membership meeting to discuss the bargaining process, receive your further input and address questions you may have. Date:      Tuesday, May 17, 2022Time:     7:00pm to 8:30pmHow:      Microsoft Teams Meeting              Check your email or speak with a member of your bargaining committee for meeting access. In solidarity,  Debra Calder, Bargaini...

May 09, 2022

BCGEU sues Vancity over pension dispute - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...

May 06, 2022

All BCGEU Members at UBC Okanagan - Bargaining Committee Elections - BC Gener...

      We are pleased to announce the results of the election for your bargaining committee:     The Union would like to thank everyone for their participation and interest in this election.     Your activism is greatly appreciated!        In solidarity,     Ronda Vilene, Staff Representative     Download PDF of notice here

May 06, 2022

BCGEU conducts strike vote for 33K members of the provincial public service -...

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...

May 05, 2022

Nominations for Local 703 Member at Large - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Member-at-Large                       1 position The successful candidate will serve for the remainder of the current term. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: Friday, June 3, 2022 by 5 p.m. Local officers are expecte...

May 05, 2022

Guru Nanak Bargaining Scheduled For June 6-10, 2022 - BC General Employees' U...

  Friends,We are very pleased to advise that your employer has finally agreed to enter into negotiations for your first collective agreement. We will be starting on June 6th and continuing throughout that week.Your employer has also agreed to provide the union with the information that it must, by law, provide.The statutory freeze has now been extended to the end of this calendar year – Decembe...

May 05, 2022

Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparenc...

  Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency  Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support   Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...

May 04, 2022

Red Dress Day 2022 Events - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day  Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...

May 03, 2022

Burnout and going beyond self-care - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As a BCGEU member working at a library in B.C., you are the bedrock of our communities. And every challenge our communities have faced over the last few years – from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and toxic drug crisis to climate change and housing affordability – have only reinforced your importance. Your work is equal parts rewarding and exhausting. Workload and occupational health and safety ...

April 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...

April 28, 2022

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Joint Proposal to Government Re Pay Equity - B...

As the parties agreed in MOA 9 in the 2019 to 2022 collective agreement, the following joint proposal was sent to the Deputy Attorney General from the BCFMA and BCGEU: "April 21, 2022 Shannon SalterDeputy Attorney GeneralPO Box 9290 Stn Prov GovtVictoria BC V8W 9J7 Dear Ms. Salter, The BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have identified a gender-ba...

April 27, 2022

Local 0710 – Northern Lights College – Support Staff - Steward Election Resul...

  Nominations closed April 26, 2022, at midnight for election of Stewards at Northern Lights College. Below, are the results: Jeremy Arnold – Northern Lights College – Support Staff Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!   In Solidarity, Angie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDDF of notice here

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...

April 25, 2022

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Loblaw (TSX: L) to take action on su...

  Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal. Download PDF Inv...