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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

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 13, 2021

Stephanie Smith re-elected to third term at BCGEU’s first virtual convention ...

Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories)-The BCGEU emerged from its 51st triennial constitutional convention on Saturday, June 12th with a new name, an ambitious agenda for the next three years, and Stephanie Smith acclaimed to lead the union's 82,000 members as president for a third term. In addition to president, delegates elected five other members of the 2021-2024 executive committee. Treas...

June 11, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners.

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2021 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2021 Scholarship Winners List  (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of four topics: The coronavirus pandemic has deemed frontline workers ...

June 11, 2021

People's Law School Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Urszula (Ula) Lipska was acclaimed for the position of bargaining committee member for People's Law School. I want to thank Ula for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining. In solidarity Paula DribnenkiBCGEU Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

June 09, 2021

BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 9, 2021BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st conventionBURNABY, B.C. COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – on Thursday, June 10, at the 51st convention of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured with the Spirit of Leadership award, a triennial honour which the union bestows upon an indi...

June 09, 2021

More than 20 per cent of Dollarama shareholders demand human rights risk over...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE One in five shareholders call for human rights probe of outsourcing practices at warehouse and distribution centres Vancouver - Today, 21 per cent of Dollarama (TSX: DOL) shareholders voted in favour of a proposal asking the company to investigate and report on potential human rights abuses enabled by the use of third-party staffing agencies supplying temporary workers. Th...

June 09, 2021

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Right...

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Rights Risks Related to ICE Contracts The majority of independent shareholders demand human rights due diligence related to contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Burnaby - At the Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) annual general meeting of shareholders held today, 19% of all shareholder...

June 04, 2021

Native Education College - Bargaining Survey - We Need Your Input! - BCGEU

To prepare for bargaining to renew your collective agreement, your bargaining committee is looking for your feedback on what is important and what your priorities are. Please ask a worksite member of your bargaining committee for a link to the online survey and fill it out by Friday, June 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM. If you know someone at your worksite who is a BCGEU member, but has not received this ...

June 04, 2021

EF International Language Schools - Occupational Health and Safety Representa...

BCGEU bylaws state that the local chairperson or designate will appoint Occupational Health and Safety ("OH&S") representatives as required by the Workers Compensation Act and your collective agreement. Your worksite has 20 or more workers, so a committee is required. We are currently looking for worker representatives to sit on the OH&S committee at EF International Language Schools. W...

June 04, 2021

Native Education College - Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

At the close of nominations, the following candidates were declared elected by acclamation to your bargaining committee: Sue Arnault, Bargaining Committee Chair Tu Van Trieu, Bargaining Committee Member Etovre Vese, Bargaining Committee Member In the coming weeks, your bargaining committee and the staff representatives will begin preparing for negotiations with the employer. This will include...

June 03, 2021

Native Education College - Collective agreement available online - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise that the current collective agreement between BCGEU and NEC is now available online.   In solidarity, Ryan StewartStaff Representative, Negotiations Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

June 02, 2021

EF International Language Schools - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two (2) steward positions with EF International Language Schools. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their issues. Acting as a liaison between the worksite, the union local and the BCGEU's area offices. Communicat...

June 01, 2021

BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee statement on discovery at Kamloops Indian...

On behalf of the BCGEU Provincial Executive Indigenous Advisory Committee and all Indigenous members of the BCGEU, we express our deepest condolences to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, the survivors of the Kamloops Indian Residential School and the kin of those who never came home. The BCGEU's Indigenous members across the province, including members of the committee, have shared thei...

June 01, 2021

All BCGEU Members at York House School - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

On April 21, your committee met with the employer to start collective bargaining for your new collective agreement. Your committee is able to report that we have been meeting regularly with the employer since then and we are making progress in our negotiations on non-monetary proposals. Our next meeting with the employer is scheduled for this Thursday, June 3 and we have additional dates schedu...

May 31, 2021

Your mental well-being at work - BCGEU

As a library worker or librarian who takes on multiple roles and experiences incredible stress from serving B.C.'s communities, we know that this past year has been difficult for you. Your mental health and wellness are critical and, as our union wrote in the latest Provincial issue, burnout has been a serious issue for you since before the pandemic. This is the message our union brought to the...

May 28, 2021

Local 710 School District 59 - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations closed May 26, 2021 for election of Stewards at School District 59.Linda Holloway has been elected Steward for School District 59.Please join us in wishing them well in their new position!In solidarityAngie PanouliasStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 26, 2021

World’s top proxy advisory firms back call for greater human rights oversight...

BURNABY– Today, leading global proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) became the third prominent proxy advisory firm to back a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX/NSE: TRI). The shareholder proposal, filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), was filed in response to Thomson Reuters's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enfor...

May 25, 2021

May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBC - BCGEU

May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBCIf you are injured on the job, you should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC. This notice is to guide you through the process and inform you of the supports available to you through our union, the BCGEU.When should I file a claim?Experiencing an injury on the job can be a traumatic experience. You should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC as soon as possib...

May 20, 2021

BCGEU releases Investor Brief calling on Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) to ...

Ahead of the Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) annual meeting of shareholders on June 9, 2021 the BCGEU has released an Investor Brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about human rights impacts at the Toronto-based company.  Historically a publishing business, Thomson Reuters's "Change Program" announced in 2021 will transition the company "from a content provider to a content-d...

May 20, 2021

Glass Lewis, influential proxy advisory firm, endorses Thomson Reuters human ...

Leading proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has endorsed a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX, NSE: TRI) in light of the company's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The proposal was put forward by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and is up for consideration at Thomson Reuters's 2021 annual general meeting on June 9, 2021. Thomson...