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.


December 14, 2016

Local 701 meeting

DATE: Thursday, January 12, 2017 TIME: Local Executive: 5:00 pm           General Membership: 6:00 pm PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas St)             *Parking available in our back parking lot off of Burnside Rd*   AGENDA Call for resolutions to Convention Discuss OSH appointments Election of Treasurer Worksite reports/steward updates Bargaining reports Enhanced Steward...

December 13, 2016

Local 701 Executive and General Meeting

DATE:   Thursday, January 12, 2017 TIME:    Local Executive: 5:00 pm              General Membership: 6:00 pm PLACE:  BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas St)             *Parking available in our back parking lot off of Burnside Rd* AGENDA •    Call for resolutions to Convention •    Discuss OSH appointments •    Election of Treasurer •    Worksite reports/steward updates •    Bargainin...

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 08, 2016

NEC Native Education College - Ratification Vote Results

Ballots were counted for the ratification vote and the majority of members voted in favour to ratify the tentative agreement. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. In Solidarity Your Bargaining Committee: John Pateman, Bargaining Committee Ron Wallace, Bargaining Committee Selena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative – Negotiations  MoveUP

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

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...