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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

April 22, 2022

BCGEU librarians ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island Regional L...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Seven months after starting bargaining and almost seven weeks after starting job action, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have voted almost 90% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. “This has been a challenging round of bargaining, but these members st...

April 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 08, 2022

Post Secondary support-Preparations have begun to negotiate your new collecti...

Preparations to negotiate the next common collective agreement for post-secondary support services have begun. As a member of the BCGEU, please read this bulletin for important information about your bargaining committee, progress at the bargaining table, and next steps in the bargaining process. About your agreement + bargaining committee Your current collective agreement took effect July 1, 2...

April 08, 2022

Local 0710 – School District 59 - Steward Election Results ...

Nominations closed April 7, 2022, at midnight for election of Stewards at School District 59. Below, are the results: Pauline Walker Moberly Lake ElementaryErin Buckley Don Titus Montessori, ChetwyndPatricia Tetz School District 59, Chetwynd Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward! In Solidarity, Angie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here

April 08, 2022

Post-secondary Instructors bargaining is underway – update your contact info ...

Negotiations for the next common collective agreement for post-secondary instructors have begun. This bulletin contains important information about progress at the bargaining table and your next steps. Negotiation status Your bargaining committee – the Post-Secondary Instructors Bargaining Committee (IBC) – met with the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA) and representatives from your ...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...

April 06, 2022

Day of Mourning on April 28 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, our coming together this year will once again be in-person. It is critical that we all remember those workers and reiterate our commitment to fight for the ...

April 06, 2022

All BCGEU Members at UBC Okanagan - Bargaining Committee Election - BC Genera...

  The BCGEU is holding an election for the two (2) positions of Bargaining Committee Member and the one (1) position for Alternate. Candidate biographies are included for those who submitted one. The nominee for the position of Bargaining Committee Chair is acclaimed as noted below: Voting will occur electronically. Voting will open on April 6, 2022 at 12 PM (noon) and will close May 6, 2022 a...

April 04, 2022

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Bargaining update #4 - BC...

Friends,Your bargaining committee met this past Saturday, April 2nd, to review the bargaining proposals that we hope will form the basis for a first collective agreement with Sikh Academy. Your employer, however, continues to resist the union's attempts to set bargaining dates despite that the Labour Relations Code (Code) stipulates that the Parties must meet within ten (10) days of notice. The...

March 29, 2022

BCGEU librarians still without offer, all to strike with pickets at targeted ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...