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.


March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 14, 2016

York House School Society Bargaining Committee update

I am pleased to announce that the following members were acclaimed as your Bargaining Committee.  Bargaining Unit Chair: Philip Coates Bargaining Committee Members: Chris Ruse Hillary Wong Alison Waterhouse David Prissinotti I want to thank all nominees for stepping forward to represent the York House School Society Bargaining Unit.   In solidarity Shannon Murray Staff Represent...

March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at This link will g...

March 07, 2016

All Local 703 Stewards

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Meeting Room                #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver The Union will be hosting an Enhanced Steward Training Day for all Local 703 Stewards on Thursday April 7, 2016, at the Lower Mainland Area Office.  We will be using this day to inform, discuss and connect.  The topics covered th...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 07, 2016

Your Local 701 Election Results - Treasurer

I am pleased to announce the results of nominations received for the positon of Treasurer for the Local 701 Executive: Ryan Painter As no other nominations were received, the nominee is acclaimed. Please join us in welcoming both and Ryan to his new position on the Local 701 Executive. In Solidarity Chad McQuarrie  BCGEU Staff Representative  Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/Mo...

March 03, 2016

Peoples' Law School notice of election of bargaining chairperson

Your current collective agreement will expire on March 31st 2016 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table.  First of all, a bargaining representative must be elected. In order to be nominated, a member and nominator must complete the attached nomination form and that form must be returned by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 1st, 2016. Each candidate who is nominated, may complete ...