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

July 03, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election for Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd....

At the close of nominations, the following position had one nominee who is declared elected by acclamation: Victoria Office Representative (Local 701): - Steve Kitcher As there are two nominees for each of the following positions, voting is required. Links to candidate information sheets are provided for candidates who submitted them. (Note that the order of candidate names has been randomized ...

July 03, 2019

Fort St. John Public Library - ratification meeting - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have come to a tentative agreement. A ratification meeting will be held according to the details below: When: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Where: BCGEU Peace River Area Office            10147 100 Ave.            Fort St. John BC V1J 1Y7 Details of the tentative agreement and voting will be available at the meeting. Your bargaining ...

July 03, 2019

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library update on bargaining - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is sending out this bulletin to update you on the collective agreement bargaining process between the Union and the Thompson Nicola Regional Library. The Union held a ratification vote, which we counted this evening. The membership rejected the Employer's final offer of settlement as presented. The Union will have discussions with the Employer to determine how to proce...

July 03, 2019

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Call for nominations to the bargaining commit...

Your current collective agreement expires on August 31, 2019. In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. The bargaining committee will be composed of: Bargaining Committee Chair (1 position) Bargaining Committee Member (2 positions) Members who wish to run for Chair and Member positions must submit a nomination form th...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 26, 2019

NEC Bargaining Questionnaire – Input Needed! - BCGEU

Once your bargaining committee has been elected, it will prepare to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with your employer. To do this, it needs your input! The bargaining questionnaire lets you identify issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the collective agreement. Your input will inform and assist your committee in setting bargaining priorities.  Online The questionn...

June 19, 2019

BCGEU welcomes Auditor General’s recommendations to address MCFD’s ineffectiv...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia's report released today: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. The BCGEU has for decades called on the provincial government to address chronic and significant challenges within the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and s...

June 19, 2019

Native Education College worksite meeting - BCGEU

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 12 pm to 1:30 pmWhere: Room T110 (Tsimilano Building), NEC, 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver You are invited to an informal lunch meeting on Thursday, June 27, with BCGEU President Stephanie Smith, Executive Vice-President Joanna Lord, and Local 703 Chair Amber Keane. Staff from the Negotiations and Research and Interactive Services Departments and the local Are...

June 18, 2019

REVISED Bargaining Committee Nominations - Themis Program Management & Consul...

This notice revises the previous notice of bargaining committee nominations posted on May 30, 2019. Pursuant to its bylaws, the Component 7 Executive authorized the bargaining committee to elect the chairperson from among its members. The fact that the Component provided this authorization was missed, and that is why we are issuing this revision and cancelling nominations for the position of Ba...

June 17, 2019

Local 704 Members with Kwantlen Student Association - Nominations for Steward...

Nominations are now open for four stewards at Kwantlen Student Association for Local 704 members. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is July 9, 2019 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (6...

June 14, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU presentations regarding workers’ compensation sys...

Participating in public consultations is a valuable way to make sure our voices are heard before government makes important decisions. Two public consultation processes are currently underway that will directly impact working people in B.C. – the Worker's Compensation Review and the provincial government's Budget 2020 Consultation. Today I had the honour of presenting at public hearings for bot...

June 14, 2019

1 out of 10 Independent Shareholders of Brookfield Asset Management Agree tha...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and SumOfUs are encouraged that 10% of independent shareholders voted for the company to tie executive pay to preventing sexual misconduct at the firm Today, BCGEU and SumOfUs presented a proposal that called on Brookfield Asset Management to address sexual misconduct in the financial services industry by penalizing executive compensation p...

June 13, 2019

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith first presenter at workers’ compensation syst...

BURNABY, June 13, 2019 – The workers' compensation system has been seriously undermined by policy and legislative changes introduced by the BC Liberals in 2002. The system shifted to focus on the financial impact to employers which has resulted in an overall reduction in compensation benefits to workers both in the short and the long term, a more limited ability to appeal decisions, and a reduc...