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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

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 15, 2020

Advocating for a Fair Deal - BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) - BCGEU

In addition to commencing mediated bargaining with your Employer on July 15, 2020 and continuing strike preparations, we write to advise you of an additional action taken by your Union in pursuit of a fair deal for members at BCFMA. Specifically, BCGEU President Stephanie Smith has written to Attorney General David Eby and made your case for equitable wages and benefits. President Smith's lette...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' priorities are part of the government's budg...

July 09, 2020

Strike Coordinating Committee And Bargaining Update for BC Family Maintenance...

Announcing the BCGEU Strike Coordinating Committee for BCFMA  A strike coordinating committee (SCC) has been struck for this dispute and will hold its first meeting today. SCC membership is as follows:  BCGEU STRIKE COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR BCFMA Position Name (Covered By) Bargaining Committee Chair & Local 701 Chair Steve Kitcher Component 7 Vice-President & Local...

July 02, 2020

Native Education College - Bargaining Update and Meeting Notice - BCGEU

As you may recall from before the pandemic, the parties had not reached agreement on monetary matters and were headed to mediated bargaining with the assistance of the Labour Relations Board. Mediated bargaining remains an option for your bargaining committee to try to reach a renewed collective agreement that meets your needs. However, given the passage of time since the bargaining unit last m...

July 02, 2020

Silliker JR Laboratories - Collective Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit. I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input, contributions, and advocacy that the Bargaining Committee provided in our bargaining caucuses and at the bargaining table with the employer. The union Bargaining Committee very much appreciates and thanks you for your suppor...

July 02, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) - Strike Vote Result - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee reports that members at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) have returned another clear strike mandate, this time voting 68.4 per cent in favour of taking strike action.  We will now seek appointment of a strike coordinating committee (SCC) to begin preparations for a work stoppage. You can expect a further update advising of next steps once the SCC is in place. Thank...

July 02, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Collective Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit!  Members voted 93.1% in favour of ratification. Please note that the employer side must still ratify the tentative agreement before it takes effect; we anticipate this happening at a board meeting next week. You can expect another bulletin following that. In solidarity, Monica...

June 26, 2020

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) - Collective agreement ratified - BCGEU

We are pleased to report that your Employer has now also ratified the tentative collective agreement. The renewed 2020 to 2023 collective agreement is therefore in effect as of June 24, 2020. It will take some time for the parties to finalize the new collective agreement document. In the meantime, you can refer to the old 2015 to 2020 collective agreement and the recent ratification document, t...

June 25, 2020

Dogwood -Bargaining Survey Reminder - BCGEU

This is a reminder that the process for bargaining your first collective agreement continues. Your Bargaining Committee has prepared a questionnaire for you to compete, which will be an invaluable resource for negotiations with your employer. We are asking that you spend a few moments filling out a Survey Monkey questionnaire - it is quick, easy and confidential. The bargaining questionnaire le...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...