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

April 20, 2018

MSDPR’s Acceptance of Ombudsperson’s Holding Pattern Report Is a Major Victor...

The BCGEU applauds the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction's (MSDPR) willingness to accept most of the recommendations of B.C.'s Ombudsperson Jay Chalke's special report Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance. "We're pleased that the new government has acknowledged the long-standing problems surrounding the MSDPR centralized phone line and is comm...

April 20, 2018

Local 702 - Nomination for Local Executive – Member-at-Large - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the position of Member-at-Large (x2) and Young Worker on the local executive. The positions are for the balance of the current three year term that will expire in 2021. Responsibilities of a Members-at-Large a) assigned to tasks, committees and projects as required by chair;  b) may represent specific groups of members within a local and can bring their perspective ...

April 20, 2018

BCGEU partners with SumOfUs on improving corporate responsibility through inv...

The BCGEU is leading the way in the labour movement when it comes to responsible investing. Ahead of the 2015 global oil price crash, the union divested its strike fund and general reserves from fossil fuel equities and not only preserved, but increased the value of its holdings. Now, the BCGEU has partnered with non-profit organization SumOfUs to advocate for greater corporate responsibility a...

April 19, 2018

Welcome to Your Union: A New Resource Guide for BCGEU Members

Introducing BCGEU's brand-new member guide! Welcome to Your Union is a compact yet informative guide, written for all BCGEU members, whether new to the union or not. The guide outlines key information members need to get the most out of union membership such as educational opportunities, ways to get more involved, the role of shop stewards and the right to workplace safety. It also describes t...

April 17, 2018

Bargaining Committee for Canada/British Columbia Business Services Society - ...

We are pleased to announce your bargaining committee members as follows: Amy Elgie Eyren Uggenti We are in receipt of a great number of bargaining surveys, which will assist in the bargaining process. If you have any other feedback or have yet to submit in your bargaining survey, please do so as soon as possible.On May 2, 2018, the bargaining committee will meet to review all the bargaining ...

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28. Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

April 16, 2018

Local 710 - Local Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on April 15th, 2018. Your Executive is as follows: • Chair                             Kathy Fossum • 1st Vice Chair              Tennille Penner • 2nd Vice Chair             Marsha Dufresne • Treasurer                     Megan King • Recording Secretary   Debbie Klemmer • Member-at Large (1)  Tanya Boyd • Member-at Large (2)  VACA...

April 16, 2018

Members of the School District 59 - Nominations for Bargaining Committee - B...

Nominations are now open for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Chair 2 Bargaining Committee Members 1 Alternate Bargaining Committee Member The deadline for nominations is: May 17th, 2018 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received at the area off...

April 16, 2018

Nominations for Bargaining Committee for School District 81 - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Chair 2 Bargaining Committee Members 1 Alternate Bargaining Committee Member The deadline for nominations is: May 17th, 2018If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received at the area offi...

April 16, 2018

Local 710 Members at the Fort St. John Public Library - Nominations for Barga...

  Nominations are now open for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Chair 2 Bargaining Committee Members 1 Alternate Bargaining Committee Member The deadline for nominations is: May 17th, 2018 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received at the area o...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

April 13, 2018

Government action for renters and tenants a welcome relief in middle of housi...

VANCOUVER – This week the government of British Columbia announced new initiatives to strengthen protections for renters. BCGEU welcomes these long overdue changes, and applauds the government for continuing to take initiative on the housing file. "Increasing protections for those facing eviction is an important step in making B.C. more affordable for renters," noted BCGEU president Stephanie S...

April 12, 2018

BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the...

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service. The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCG...

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

Local 712 Updated Local Executive - BCGEU

Please see the below for an update on your local executive. Thank you to Roxanne Ridler for allowing her name to stand! Local Chairperson Jessica Scafe 1st Vice Chair: Rhonda Hunter 2nd Vice Chair: Roxanne Ridler Treasurer: Veronica Chinchilla Recording Secretary: Vacant Member at Large: Haley Thickett Member at Large: Seth Downs Member at Large: Vacant Member at Large (Young Worker): Teale de ...

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...