B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 23, 2019

Steward Election Results - Southpointe Academy - BCGEU

Please be advised that Liping Wu and Ray Faoro have been elected into the positions of Steward at Southpointe Academy.We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.Congratulations and welcome Liping and Ray.In solidarityMonical Wyllie Sarah GeorgettiL 704 Chairperson Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

October 21, 2019

Steward Elections Local 0710 - BCGEU

Steward elections are open as of Monday, October 21st, 2019 for Local 0710 members. Please ensure a copy of this notice, the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace. Nominations will close on Monday, November 4, 2019. Please email, fax or hand deliver your nominations to:  BCGEU Peace River Area Office10147 100 AveFort St. John, BC...

October 21, 2019

Nomination for local 0710 Member at Large, Young Worker - BCGEU

  Interest for the position of Member at Large, Young Worker on the Local 0710 Executive has been received, therefore nominations for this position are now open.  Member-at-Large, Young Worker  Nomination forms are attached and may be copied.The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive position is available from your area office. The de...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...

October 16, 2019

Tentative Agreement Ratified - People’s Law School - BCGEU

This is to advise you that 100% of the members at People's Law School have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the members at People's Law School. I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input and contr...

October 15, 2019

Bargaining Dates Set - Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd. - BCGEU

The bargaining committee is pleased to announce that bargaining dates have been set with BCFMA. The parties have scheduled negotiations for Monday, November 4 and Friday, November 15. (While both parties would have preferred back-to-back dates, this is the best people's schedules would allow.) Additional dates in November will be scheduled if required.Members can expect to receive the next barg...

October 11, 2019

Members at Themis Program Management & Consulting Ltd - Pre-Bargaining Updat...

The bargaining committee met following the September worksite meetings to prepare for negotiations with the Employer. Items covered in the preparation meetings included: bargaining process and training; reviewing member input from bargaining questionnaires and worksite meetings; reviewing the entire collective agreement clause by clause; and preparing proposal packages for the bargaining table....

October 10, 2019

Members employed by TNRD Library System - Tentative Collective Agreement - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee reports that on Monday, October 7, 2019, the parties were able to reach a tentative agreement. The Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of the four-year agreement that expires on December 31, 2022.  The agreement consists of a 2.25 per cent wage increase on January 1, 2019, and 2 per cent per year January 1, 2020, 2021 and 2022. There is a reduction in the n...

October 10, 2019

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...

October 09, 2019

Possible Job Action by LSS Lawyers - BCGEU

As you are aware, the 26 Legal Services Society lawyers represented by another union, the Professional Employees Association (PEA), have reached a stalemate at the bargaining table and have decided to conduct a strike vote.  The outstanding issue is wages. The PEA has launched a campaign to remind government that these workers at the Legal Services Society make over a third less than their coll...

October 09, 2019

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott on four Vancouver hotels in support...

On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers Read the full article here UWU/MoveUP

October 08, 2019

BCGEU supports historic UNITE HERE Local 40 strike with $3 million loan - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-Today Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), and a group of BCGEU members, joined UNITE HERE Local 40 members on the picket line at the Westin Bayshore to announce that the BCGEU-one of BC's largest and fastest growing unions-is supporting the strike with a $3 million interest-free loan.In September more than 1,200 UNITE HERE Local 40 m...

October 07, 2019

Ferry workers of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake invited back to neg...

On Tuesday, October 8, members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries will resume bargaining with the ferries' operators-WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment. The entity that owns both WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment has invited the union back to the bargaining table to present a proposal o...

October 07, 2019

Local 704 Members at Southpointe Academy - Steward Nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for three stewards at Southpointe Academy located at 1900 56 Street in Delta. The union trains new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations October 22, 2019 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submissions is to the area office by fax...

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 04, 2019

School District #81 -Career development committee terms of reference - BCGEU

The Board of Education has established a fund for the purpose of promoting the career development of BC Government and Service Employees' Union members, which will be administered by the Career Development Committee and as such, the BCGEU is seeking names of members in each School District #81 worksite to sit on the Career Development Committee. If you are interested, please send your name and ...