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

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury. Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:  (1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel

June 01, 2016

2016 Education Conference

Download the PDF file of the conference programme

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 26, 2016

JM Project Management Ltd. election of 2 bargaining committee members

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. Nominations are now open for the positions of 2 (two) Bargaining Committee Members. If more than 2 (two) members are nominated, the Union will hold an election. In order to be nominated, a member and nominator must complete the attached nomination form and that form must be r...

May 26, 2016

NEC Native Education College bargaining update meeting

Your Bargaining Committee will be holding a meeting for all BCGEU members on the following date: Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Location: Classroom 101 We will provide you with an update on the progress at bargaining at that time. We will also be opening nominations for one alternate bargaining committee position. We look forward to seeing you on June 2. In solidari...

May 26, 2016

Election Results for Local 705 Executive

The results of the 2015 Local 705 Executive Election are as follows: Local Chairperson:   Laverne Bernier - Acclaimed   1st Vice-Chairperson:   Kathy Adams - Acclaimed 2nd Vice-Chairperson:   Kelly Nystoruk Treasurer:   Janice Harris Recording Secretary: Tammy Gjernes – Acclaimed ...

May 25, 2016

Nomination Results for Local 705 Executive Member-at-Large

The results of the call for nominations for your Local 0705 Executive, Member-at-Large position are as follows: Brenda Dunn Andrée Beauchemin An election will be held for the position of Local 705 Member-at-Large. Ballots and voting instructions will be available through your worksite steward and at the Area Office. Please Note: Ballots must be received by the Area Office before 5:00 p....

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 19, 2016

Tsawwassen Independent School Society South Pointe Academy tentative agreemen...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the Tsawwassen Independent School Society tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership. The vote was 76% in favour of accepting the tentative agreement. Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process including ratification. In solidarity On behalf of: S...

May 19, 2016

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries (VIRL) tentative collective agreement rat...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the VIRL tentative Collective Agreement has been ratified by the membership. The terms and conditions of the new Collective Agreement are now in full force and effect. As always, many thanks for your patience and your support! In solidarity Chad McQuarrie, BCGEU Staff Representative Bargaining Committee:  Colleen Nelson, Jennifer Seper &...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...