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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

July 08, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Bargaining Committee Elec...

There will be a short delay until next week in the commencement of elections for your bargaining committee.At the Union's most recent convention there were some minor changes to the Constitution and Bylaws that may have a very minor impact on our process. As small as those changes may be, it is important that the voice and decisions of the membership are reflected in the way we handle our affai...

July 06, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Bargaining Committee Nomi...

The Union is in receipt of five nominations for four positions on the bargaining committee of which at least one will be from the Fleetwood location. This means that the union will facilitate an election but will likely not proceed until later this week. You will be advised as soon as elections are opened and the candidates have been confirmed.In Solidarity,Richard TonesStaff ReprehensiveNegoti...

July 05, 2021

All BCGEU Members – Local 0710, Northern Lights College -- Faculty - Bargaini...

PLEASE POSTNOMINATIONS FOR BARGAINING COMMITTEENorthern Lights College -- Faculty  Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Northern Lights College – Faculty Bargaining Committee. Bargaining will commense in 2022, as such, we are accepting nominations for your new Bargaining Committee. 1 Bargaining Committee Chair3 Bargaining Committee Members1 Bargaining Committee Alternate ...

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...

July 02, 2021

Strike Vote Result: Constituency Assistants, BCNDP MLAs - BCGEU

We have now counted your votes and the result is strong: 94 per cent are in favour of striking. This is a powerful mandate and clear message that we'll be taking to the employer as we continue bargaining for a fair and reasonable settlement that reflects the critical and evolved role we Constituency Assistants fill in the community, MLA offices, and B.C.'s democratic system overall. As you may ...

June 30, 2021

Canada Day: Reflect, listen, learn, commit to action - BCGEU

How can we make Canada Day meaningful? By taking time on July 1 to reflect and collectively mourn about recent events as we learn more about the horrors and abuse that took place in residential schools. We grieve alongside Indigenous Peoples and communities as we validate tragic events in our history. Of course, the most recent ones being the deeply disturbing news of 751 unmarked graves being ...

June 30, 2021

BCGEU & BCFMA Joint Bulletin--Classification and Compensation Review Update -...

As you know, BCFMA and BCGEU agreed in the last round of bargaining to undertake a classification and compensation review. The parties agreed the review would reflect the principles of pay equity, including gender-based pay equity, and would result in a joint proposal to government. The working group created by the parties for this purpose has met twice. With the input of BCGEU working group me...

June 29, 2021

Staying Safe While Working in the Heat - BCGEU

In the past weekend, BC has set a new record temperature high not seen in Canada since 1937. Since we are not acclimatized to this high heat, these increased temperatures present a physical risk factor that may not be taken into account in your day-to-day work. WorksafeBC has put out a comprehensive heat safe document here. This bulletin will take you through any additional factors that need to...

June 28, 2021

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Bargaining Committee Elec...

Friends, Now that you have been formally certified as members of the BC General Employees' Union at the Labour Relations Board of BC we can commence the process of negotiating your first collective agreement. The first step is the opening of nominations and conducting an election if there are more candidates than positions. There are four positions on the bargaining committee of which one must ...

June 25, 2021

All BCGEU Members at BCNDP Constituency Assistants - Strike Vote: Notice of P...

NOTICE OF POLL S T R I K E V O T E   For the employees of: BCNDP MLAs – Constituency Assistants In the bargaining unit defined as employees at BC NDP Constituency Offices. A Strike Vote will be conducted electronically via Simply Voting platform. You will receive voting credentials on Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 9:30 am at the email that the Union has on file for you If you do not receive an ema...

June 24, 2021

Local 703 General Membership Meeting Cancelled today - BCGEU

LOCAL: 703 – General Membership Meeting DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2021 TIME: 6:00pm to 8:00pm PLACE: VIA ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE ONLY CANCELLED The Local 703 meeting scheduled for tonight, June 24 at 6:00pm, has been cancelled. Please accept our sincere apologies for the late notice.The next General meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2021 at 6:00pm. We look forward to seeing you then.In solida...

June 24, 2021

All BCGEU Members at BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Updat...

Your Bargaining Committee has scheduled an important meeting for all Constituency Assistants as follows:   Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Please join the Microsoft Teams meeting here: Microsoft Teams meeting Check your email or speak with a member of yourBargaining Committee for meeting participation details. Please check with your co-workers to make sure they received ...

June 21, 2021

BCGEU statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the BCGEU encourages members to reflect on and celebrate the heritage and contributions of Indigenous Canadians. Thank you to all Indigenous members for your work over the years to build our union and serve your communities. In addition to celebrations, it is also a time to commit to action in decolonization. The Tk'emlúps First Nation's discovery of 2...

June 17, 2021

Passing of BCGEU member in component 20- - BCGEU

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of a member of the BCGEU family. Tristan Montjoy was a valued member of the Conservation Officer Service, part of the BCGEU component 20, and stationed in Fort St. John. Tristan has been a BCGEU member since 2015. In addition to his work in the COS, he also worked in the BC Wildfire Service and was passionate about protecting o...

June 15, 2021

Native Education College - Reminder: Bargaining Survey - We Need Your Input! ...

This is a reminder that your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on what is important to you as we prepare for collective bargaining. Please ask a worksite member of your bargaining committee for a link to the online survey and fill it out by Friday, June 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM. If you know someone at your worksite who is a BCGEU member, but has not received this survey, please pass ...