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

October 20, 2016

Native Education College - Strike Vote Results

Ballots were counted for the strike vote and members voted 93% in favour of strike. We are in the process of determining next steps and will continue to update members as soon as information is available. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. In Solidarity Your Bargaining Committee: John Pateman, Bargaining Committee Ron Wallace, Bargaining Committee Sheila Puga, Regional Coor...

October 19, 2016

EF International Language Schools (Canada) Ltd. - Balloting for Bargaining Co...

To ensure that every member has an opportunity to cast their vote in this important election, ballots will be available at the worksite as follows: Friday, October 21, 2016 from 11:10 to 12:50 You will have the opportunity to hand in your ballot to BCGEU Staff Representative Shelly Appleton during the lunch break in the event that you haven't had the chance to get it in the mail in time. All...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...

October 18, 2016

LSS Nominations for Union shop steward

To:     All BCGEU Members at Legal Services Society in Vancouver – BCGEU Local 703 Re:     Nominations for Union shop steward   The BCGEU is looking for a union steward at Legal Services Society in Vancouver. The BCGEU needs an additional steward to join Natasha Dawes and Coralie Gregoire who serve in this role. Nominations for the position are now open. Steward nomination forms must be rec...

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...