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 23, 2018

Members at UBCO Students' Union - Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations for election to the UBCO Students' Union bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: • Bargaining committee member (2 positions) • Alterna...

August 20, 2018

Members at BCIT – Instructors - Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chair +...

BCIT Instructors – Accepting nominations for bargaining committee until September 20   The BCIT Instructors collective agreement expires on March 31, 2019. The union is beginning its preparations for bargaining, starting with the election of a bargaining committee.  Please be advised that the Union is now accepting nominations for bargaining committee members for the BCIT Instructor bargaining ...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...

August 17, 2018

Members at Fort St. John Public Library - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations closed for the Fort St. John Public Library Steward on August 13, 2018, with the results noted below. Tanya Boyd                       Steward  Amy von Stackelberg         Steward Alternate Please join us in wishing them well in their new positions! In solidarity,   Kathy WeaverStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

August 16, 2018

Local 712 Members at Coast Mountain College Locations - Steward Elections - ...

Please be advised that BCGEU Education, Scientific, Technical & Administrative Services, Component 7 is holding steward elections for members. A nomination form is attached. Please indicate your worksite location (address). Nominations will be open from August 16, 2018 to August 30, 2018 at midnight.  If all positions are not filled, nominations will remain open until such time as we have a...

August 13, 2018

Three-year agreement for thousands of B.C. government workers - BCGEU

VICTORIA - Thousands of British Columbia public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual 2 per cent wage increase. The agreement covers workers who provide social, environmental and pubic safety services, as well as Liquor Distribution Branch employees and some of those who work at the BC Pension Corp.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 10, 2018

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that its members in the B.C. public service sector have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached with the B.C. government in June. The final vote was 62.7 per cent in favour. "After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," said BCGEU pre...

August 10, 2018

The Provincial - Summer 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Summer 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: MMIWG Inquiry Professional reliance Labour review Bargaining update Affordable BC campaign Events and more…   Download the Summer 2018 issue  Download the consolidated financial statements of B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union Dec 31 2017 hereUWU/MoveUP

August 03, 2018

President's message on 40 years of Vancouver Pride - BCGEU

Forty years ago, Vancouver Pride started with a handful of people struggling against homophobia and transphobia coming together in solidarity. In the beginning, it was a small group of activists that wanted to be proud of who they were and who they love, and has now grown into a vibrant celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people.  Today, there are Pride parades in communities large ...

August 03, 2018

An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COM...

Friday, August 3, 2018  An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COMMUNITIES DESERVE BETTER!  Dear Community Members,For over five weeks, almost 700 community members in the Thompson-Okanagan have been on strike. We are Gateway Casino workers fighting for respect and the ability to live in the communities we serve. We are parents, students, long-time employees –...

August 02, 2018

Local 712 Coast Mountain College Members - Support Only Re: Bargaining Commit...

Please be advised that the elections for Bargaining Committee Chairperson and Bargaining Committee Members has closed. The results are as follows: Bargaining Committee Chairperson: Haley Thickett   Bargaining Committee Members: Rhonda HunterLynne NordstromJessica Scafe   Congratulations and a big thank you to the above members for allowing their names to stand!   Download PDF of notice hereUWU/...

August 02, 2018

BCGEU offers policy ideas for local governments to address affordable housing...

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a list of policy proposals titled "What Can Local Governments Do?", directed at municipalities who want to take bold action on issues of housing affordability. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, access to affordable housing has become a central concern for BCGEU members. By focusing on measures that ...

August 01, 2018

Union sees no value in highrise, urges city to reject proposal - BCGEU

Unionized provincial government workers have registered their opposition to a 25-storey highrise in central Kelowna. The Brooklyn project should be rejected by city council, the BCGEU says, because it will do nothing to promote affordable housing in Kelowna.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 31, 2018

BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) Collective Agreement Ratifies! - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that your collective agreement has now been ratified by 92%.Thank you to all members for your support and input during this important process and to those who participated in the ratification vote. We are looking forward to implementation of the new language changes, including the retroactive wage increases!If you have any questions or concerns, pl...

July 31, 2018

Nominations for Shop Stewards (2 positions) in Area 02 BC NDP Constituency Of...

Nominations are now open for two shop stewards for BC NDP Consituency Offices in Area 02 Central and North Vancouver Island.  What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewar...

July 31, 2018

BCGEU health care members ratify three-year deal - BCGEU

Members of a multi-union group working in B.C. community living homes and services have voted to accept a new three-year employment contract, eight months before the existing contract expires. The contract covers 16,000 people and was recommended to members in June by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union and others in the community health bargaining group.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 30, 2018

BCGEU community health workers vote to accept new agreement - BCGEU

Burnaby- Community health sector workers, represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted strongly in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. This agreement firms up a new three-year collective agreement for 16,000 union workers, which will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022. The new collective agreement brings in yearly...

July 26, 2018

BCGEU celebrates 99 years in union movement - BCGEU

Can you believe we're almost a century old? Today, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union celebrates our 99th birthday. Of course, we weren't known as the BCGEU back in 1919, but July 26 marks the anniversary of the first annual convention of the Provincial Civil Service Association of BC which, over the decades, grew to become the BCGEU.  "At 77,000 members strong, the BCGEU is one of ...

July 24, 2018

Casino workers vote yes on new agreement ending Hard Rock strike - BCGEU

BCGEU members thank customers for their support.  (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than 10 weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have voted in favour of a new agreement with their employer. "BCGEU members at the Hard Rock casino stuck together through a long, tough fight and thanks to thei...

July 23, 2018

Talks break off between Gateway Casinos and union - BCGEU

KAMLOOPS - Mediation has been cut short between BCGEU and Gateway Casinos.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Support for striking BCGEU brothers and sisters - BCGEU

The BC labour movement staged a show of support Saturday for striking BCGEU members   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Mediation talks break off in casino strike - BCGEU

Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 – the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the Thompson Okanagan.   Read more..... UWU/MoveUP

July 18, 2018

Secretary- BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 18, 2018   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: processing a variety of documents such as...

July 13, 2018

BC Liberal foot-dragging on whistleblower protection aided casino money laund...

BCGEU members are in a unique position to help monitor the laundering of dirty money in B.C. casinos. However, the failure of the former BC Liberal government to provide whistleblower protection for our members ensured there was no avenue for casino workers to expose illegal activity. In fact, the recent Peter German report on money laundering reveals that the BC Liberal government willfully tu...

July 13, 2018

Members at BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Update - Revis...

Further to the ratification ballot that was mailed to you on July 11th, please find a revised version of the Settlement Document here. Changes to this revised version include: Article 25 Maternity/Parental/Adoption Leave – there are a number of important changes to this article, in line with the recent changes to the Employment Insurance Act and Employment Standards, including an extension to...

July 13, 2018

Maxxam Analytics International Corporation Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Please be advised that Marie Bose has replaced Leslie-Ann Stavroff on the union bargaining committee. We are pleased that Marie was able to attend this week's bargaining sessions and will be with us for the duration of bargaining with your Employer. We met on July 10th, 11th, and 12th and will meet again on July 17th, 18th, and 19th. At this point, we are discussing union and employer non-monet...

July 12, 2018

Casino strike enters its second week - BCGEU

Cascades Casino employees in Kam­loops continue to soldier on along the picket line as their union is back at the negotiating table this week.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 12, 2018

Spirits high on casino picket line - BCGEU

A unicycling panda, music and a flag-bearing recumbent are just some of the things keeping spirits up on the picket lines at the Penticton Gateway Casino.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 11, 2018

Local 710 Members at Fort St. John Public - BCGEU

As per Article 2.7 of the Collective Agreement, nominations at the Fort St. John Public Library are now open for:  One (1) Steward andOne (1) Alternate Steward Nominations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018. Nomination forms are attached, please copy as required. Nomination forms must be filled out and signed by both the nominator and the nominee. Please fax, mail or hand delive...

July 11, 2018

Workers joining union help keep child care centre open - BCGEU

Workers joining union help keep child care centre openDTES daycare to stay open at least until November  (Vancouver) After workers at the Phil Bouvier Child and Family Center in Strathcona voted 95% in favour of joining the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), the employer, who had previously threatened to close the daycare, agreed to a settlement which would keep the centre open...

July 10, 2018

Rollover Results for NEC Native Education College - BCGEU

The Board has voted in favour of rolling over the Collective Agreement with a 2% increase. An updated Collective Agreement is in progress and will be circulated to the members once completed. Thank you for your support. In solidarity,Your Bargaining Committee:Sue Arnault, Bargaining Committee ChairRon Wallace, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative – Negotiations Download PDF...

July 09, 2018

Members at BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) - Tentative Agreement and T...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to present your Tentative Agreement: LINK A conference call is scheduled for tonight, as follows:  Conference CallDate: Monday July 9th Time: 7:00 P.M. Call-in: 1-877-229- 8493 Conference ID: 117342   Members of your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the proposed changes and answer any questions you have. Details of the ratification vote proce...

July 09, 2018

BCGEU makes recommendations to government’s Rental Housing Task Force - BCGEU

 BURNABY, July 9, 2018 – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, pushing home ownership outside the realm of affordability, access to affordable housing ...

July 06, 2018

Members at BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the employer for three days last week and an additional day this week. We are pleased to report that the parties have agreed to a tentative agreement. The bargaining committee will be hosting a conference call next Monday July 9th at 7pm to present the details of the tentative agreement and field your questions. A full ratification document will be distributed...

July 03, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers going on strike - BCGEU

Unionized Gateway Casinos workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton intend to walk off the job today at 3:01 p.m. More than 675 Gateway workers affiliated with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union will set up picket lines in front of the Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon casinos after mediation talks broke down earlier this week.    ...

July 02, 2018

Union to host housing panel discussion in Kelowna - BCGEU

One of B.C.'s largest unions is tackling the issue of housing. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) will host a panel of experts and community members in Kelowna Tuesday, July 3 to speak about different ways to tackle the affordability crisis.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

June 29, 2018

Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strike - BCGEU

 Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strikeWorkers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on Friday(Okanagan) Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan are walking off the job at 3:01 pm on Friday, June 29. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City...

June 29, 2018

Professional Reliance Reform Is A Step Forward For B.C. - BCGEU

Yesterday, we welcomed the final report on the independent professional reliance review, the result of an eight-month review process led by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to examine professional reliance in the natural resource sector. The comprehensive report clearly identifies the problems with professional reliance and provides concrete recommendations to make the sy...

June 29, 2018

Native Education College Vote Results - BCGEU

The members have voted 66% in favour of rolling over the Collective Agreement for one year with a 2% wage increase. The Board will meet soon to discuss this. Failing approval of the Board, we will commence bargaining. Thank you for your support.  In solidarity,    Your Bargaining Committee: Sue Arnault, Bargaining Committee ChairRon Wallace, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representa...

June 29, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis in the Okanagan ...

KELOWNA, June 29, 2018 – Since taking power, government has implemented a number of major policy changes and promised to invest billions into affordable housing. This has been a great start but as housing prices continue to soar, the Okanagan has become one of the least affordable regions in Canada, and many people across the political spectrum feel more can be done.This event will host a panel...

June 28, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers to strike - BCGEU

More than 675 Okanagan casino workers will walk off the job this week. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon are set to strike Friday, June 29, after mediation broke down earlier this week. "Our members are asking for living wages that would bring them in-line with the industry standard for casino workers in BC," said BCGEU President Step...

June 28, 2018

Local 712 - NWCC Members - Support - Elections for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Elections for Bargaining Committee Chairperson (1) and Members (3) – Support Only The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson:  Lynne Nordstrom(1 position)                                          Haley Thickett Bargaining Committee Member:        Roxanne Ridler(3 positions)                                        Jessi...

June 27, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreement for Indigenous services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative three-year collective agreement for Aboriginal Services. This agreement provides significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on.   Highlight...

June 27, 2018

Local 710 School District 81 Members - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: • Bargaining Committee Chair:                        Kathleen Ganson• Bargaining Committee Member:                    Angela Hicks• Bargaining Committee Member:                    Doris Warren• Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:    Jennifer Waldern Please joi...

June 27, 2018

Bargaining Committee Elections for Northern Lights College – Support Staff  -...

Elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee:  Bargaining Committee Chair:  Juanita Fraser  Bargaining Committee Member:  Tennille Penner  Bargaining Committee Member:  Megan King  Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:  Paola Rodriguez Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining com...