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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

December 09, 2021

Legal Aid BC vaccination requirement - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We have learned that your employer, Legal Aid BC (LABC), will be implementing a requirement for all LABC employees to provide proof of full vaccination by January 10, 2022. The employer has provided some information and details about the process for accommodations as well as consequences for workers who remain unvaccinated by the January 10 deadline. See the LABC’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy ...

December 07, 2021

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Bargaining Committee - Notice of Election -...

**One candidate withdrew their nomination, so please note the revised list of candidates, below. There will be an election for the one position of KPU Bargaining Committee Member.  Here are your candidates: Tammy Paton Mustafa Mohammed Curtis Flaterud John Potter-Smith VOTING PROCEDUREThe ballot will be conducted electronically for this election process. You should receive an email from t...

December 03, 2021

KPU Bargaining Committee - Notice of Election - BC General Employees' Union (...

There will be an election for the one position of KPU Bargaining Committee Member. Here are your candidates:   Tammy Paton Waheed Taiwo Mustafa Mohammed Curtis Flaterud John Potter-Smith    *Please see the candidate's biographies/information attached, below. VOTING PROCEDURE The ballot will be conducted electronically for this election process. You should receive an email from the "Scytl Cred...

December 03, 2021

Justice Institute of BC - Bargaining Committee Elections - Results - BC Gener...

The election process is now completed for the JIBC - Support Bargaining Committee:  Bargaining Committee Chairperson –  Lorna Colasimone      Bargaining Committee member – Sherri  Rudeloff     Congratulations to the successful candidates! We will now begin preparations for collective bargaining in the new year. In solidarity,Linsay Buss, Staff Representative, Negotiations Download PDF of not...

December 03, 2021

Bureau Veritas Canada - Bargaining to continue into the New Year - BC General...

Bargaining continued from November 30th to December 2nd. We have tabled our monetary proposals. The employer has now responded in full; while there are still many non-monetary items outstanding, these meetings were more productive than the last. We are currently making headway and we do not want to rush the process. We have agreed to meet again in the New Year with that in mind. Dates are yet t...

December 03, 2021

Okanagan College - Support Bargaining Committee Elections - Results - BC Gene...

The election process is now completed for the Okanagan College - Support Bargaining Committee:  Bargaining Committee Chairperson – Karolynn Green      Bargaining Committee member – Kevin McKenzie Bargaining Committee member -  Gord Stefansson  Congratulations to the successful candidates! We will now begin preparations for collective bargaining in the new year.  In solidarity,Linsay Buss,...

December 03, 2021

Douglas College - Support - Election of Bargaining Committee - Results - BC G...

The election process is now completed for the Douglas College - Support Bargaining Committee:  Ryan Cousineau – Chairperson Olga Routkovskaia – Committee member David Guedes - Committee member Dana Klynsoon - Committee member  Congratulations to the successful candidates and thank you to all the nominees for letting your name stand for election.  We will now begin preparations for collectiv...

December 02, 2021

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC - Tentative agreement ra...

Online voting closed yesterday, and we are pleased to announce that the bargaining unit voted in favour of accepting the terms of the tentative agreement. We thank you again for all of your support during this process. To help ensure you receive a copy of future updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at https://my.bcgeu.ca/signup. If we already have an email address on fi...

December 01, 2021

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - Information Security Officer (ISO) - BC Ge...

Information Security Officer (ISO)(Excluded Position) CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST November, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 83,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU seeks an experienced information security professional who wants to join a...

November 29, 2021

Tsawwassen Independent School Society (Southpointe Academy) -Tentative agreem...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the Tsawwassen Independent School Society tentative agreement has been ratified by the membership. The vote was 68.6% in favour of accepting the agreement.Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process.In solidarityLiping Wu, Bargaining Committee MemberMichaela Staller, Bargainin...

November 26, 2021

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Copies of Your Collective Agreement - ...

Printed copies of your collective agreement are on their way to the worksite stewards in Victoria and Kamloops and mail contact in Burnaby for distribution to members. The agreements should arrive by no later than Monday, December 6th, though delays are possible especially for NICO due to current ground transportation conditions. In solidarity, Ryan StewartStaff Representative, NegotiationsDown...

November 24, 2021

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Revised Bargaining Committee Nominatio...

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for a bargaining committee to negotiate renewal of the collective agreement with the employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union staff representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has three pos...

November 23, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Douglas College - Bargaining Committee Elections - BC G...

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed at noon on November 19th and the following member has been elected for the following position: Bargaining Committee Chairperson – Ryan Cousineau       acclaimed An election for the three positions of Bargaining Committee Member is currently underway.  Here are your candidates: Denis Beausoleil David Guedes Olga Routkovskaia Dana Klynsoon *Pl...

November 23, 2021

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Bargaining Committee Elections - BC General...

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed at noon on November 19th and the following members have been elected for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Chairperson – Trina Whitsitt     acclaimed Bargaining Committee Member – Monica Wyllie           acclaimed Bargaining Committee Member -  Kevin Mackie            acclaimed Bargaining Committee Member – Vacancy  Congratulat...

November 23, 2021

Okanagan College - Support - Bargaining Committee Elections - Update - BC Ge...

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed at noon on November 19th and the following members have been elected for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Chairperson –  Karolynn Green      acclaimed Bargaining Committee member – Kevin McKenzie        acclaimed Bargaining Committee member -  Gord Stefansson       acclaimed Bargaining Committee member – Vacancy Congratulati...

November 23, 2021

Justice Institute of BC - Bargaining Committee Elections - Update - BC Genera...

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed at noon on November 19th and the following member has been elected for the following position: Bargaining Committee Chairperson - Lorna Colasimone acclaimed Bargaining Committee member – Vacancy Bargaining Committee member - Vacancy Bargaining Committee member – Vacancy CALL FOR NOMINATIONS There are still three vacancies to be filled on the...

November 22, 2021

Public Service Pension members - Your pension plan: good news to share - BC G...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan announced a decision to use surplus funds in the plan to improve the value of your pension. We wanted to write to you in full support of the decision, and to explain it in clear terms. This decision comes from years of advocacy by your union to improve the value of your pension. In 2018, the pension plan moved to a flat rate of accrual at 1.85% of annual sa...

November 19, 2021

BCGEU phone outage - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Phone service to all BCGEU offices has been restored Last updated - Dec 2, 4:38 p.m. The phone system serving BCGEU offices is now working – the primary phone numbers for all Area Offices, as well as for the Benefits Department, are now functional.  Direct phone numbers to specific staff are not functioning at this time and may change. To reach a specific staff member, please call the main Area...

November 18, 2021

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC - Tentative agreement - ...

Highlights of the tentative agreement Three-year agreement, expiring March 31, 2024 3% general wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2021 3% general wage increase effective to April 1, 2022 3% general wage increase effective April 1, 2023 The addition of four paid Wellness Days to the special leave provisions Language to ensure that members are able to access leaves under the Employment Standa...

November 17, 2021

Local 703 - Cancelled Meeting on November 17th at 6:00pm - BC General Employe...

                         SUBJECT:     CANCELLED General Membership Meeting                            LOCAL:     703                              DATE:      Wednesday, November 17, 2021                               TIME:     6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                             PLACE:     Zoom videoconference Unfortunately, the Local 703 General Meeting that was scheduled for this evening, Wednesday,...

November 16, 2021

Okanagan College - Support - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee -...

The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday, November 19th.  Nominations are now open for the OC-Support Bargaining Committee. There are four spots available, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee Member, three positions Any BCGEU member working in the OC-Support bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomination to run in the election.T...

November 16, 2021

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committ...

The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday, November 19th.  Nominations are now open for the KPU Support Bargaining Committee. There are four spots available, as follows: •              Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position •              Bargaining Committee Member, three positions Any BCGEU member working in the KPU Support bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomina...