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

November 29, 2016

EF International Language Schools (Canada) Ltd. Bargaining Committee Member C...

To:     All BCGEU Members at EF International Language Schools (Canada) Ltd. Re:     Bargaining Committee Member Change   Please be advised that Lorraine Murphy has resigned as a member of the Bargaining Committee.   We wish Lorraine all the best in her future endeavors.   Issar Shojaee and Don Bury were both tied with the second most votes in the election for the Bargaining Committee Member ...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 28, 2016

York House School - Implementation of Wage Increases

To:    All BCGEU Members at York House School Re:    Implementation of Wage Increases   The Employer has advised the Union that the changes to the wage rates will be implemented on your December 15th pay. At that time you will receive the new rates as well as the retroactive lump sum covering from September 1, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact your Shop Steward.   In solidar...

November 25, 2016

NEC Native Education College - Ratification Vote Delayed

The union learned on Thursday that the information we received during bargaining about how health and welfare benefit premiums are paid may not have been correct. As a result, the Union, along with your Bargaining Committee, needs to do some further follow up with your employer to ensure that we have accurate information about the way your benefit premiums are paid. Because we are not convince...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...

November 21, 2016

Tentative Agreement Reached - AMENDED for NEC Native Education College

To:     All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College Re:     Tentative Agreement Reached - AMENDED   Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we were able to conclude a tentative agreement with your employer on November 16, 2016 and will be recommending ratification. Highlights of the new agreement include: Four year term (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018) General Wage Inc...

November 17, 2016

NEC Native Education College Tentative Agreement Reached

To:     All BCGEU Members at NEC Native Education College Re:     Tentative Agreement Reached!   Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we were able to conclude a tentative agreement with your employer on November 16, 2016 and will be recommending ratification. Highlights of the new agreement include:   Four year term (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018) General Wage Increase ...

November 15, 2016

Tsawwassen Independent School Society Steward Nomination Results

To:    All BCGEU Members at Tsawwassen Independent School Society Re:    Steward Nomination Results   Please be advised that the steward nominations have closed. Please join me in congratulating your stewards:   Jenny O'Donnell (new) Stephanie Davis (new) Linda Eggett Kiren Morgan Nancy Boettcher   Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact one of th...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...