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

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...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...

May 13, 2016

Government Members on Haida Gwaii pension seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.  You will then ...

May 12, 2016

South Pointe Academy ratification of collective agreement

A ratification meeting will be held:     South Pointe Academy Theatre     Wednesday, May 18, 2016     4:00 to 6:00 pm.   The Tentative Collective Agreement includes changes to monetary and non-monetary clauses. We hope that you will participate in the ratification vote. In solidarity On behalf of: Stephanie Davis, Bargaining Committee Chair Nancy Boettcher, Bargaining Committee Kate Quenv...

May 11, 2016

Local 705 Members nominations for local executive

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: The following Local Executive positions are now open for Nominations: Member-at-Large The term is for the remainder of a three-year term (ending early 2018). Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: MAY 20, 2016.  Please ...

May 04, 2016

BCGEU president’s statement re: Fort McMurray wildfire & $50k donation

NEW: The BCGEU has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts. Like you, I’ve been watching the images and video footage from wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. It’s heartbreaking to see. The lives of those affected have been changed forever. We know some of our BCGEU members have loved ones and friends who’ve been impacted by the evacuation of a staggerin...