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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

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

October 02, 2020

All BCGEU members at BCFMA - Reaching Out to You - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met today and will reach out to each of you individually by phone over the next two weeks or so. These calls will allow you to share your thoughts on the current bargaining impasse and impending strike to help your committee determine its next steps. You will also be able to ask questions and seek clarification on the bargaining process and your committee's efforts to ...

September 30, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd - Bargaining and Strike Prep Update - BCGEU

Bargaining Update Your bargaining committee met with your employer in mediated bargaining on September 29, 2020. Your employer reiterated that it has no monetary moves left to make. Further, with government in caretaker mode due to the election, your employer's position in bargaining is effectively frozen until a new government is sworn in. In other words, there is no possibility of your employ...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...

September 25, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The parties have agreed to meet in mediated bargaining on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. As we said in the last bulletin, BCFMA has indicated it has no monetary moves left to make and this has not changed. However, meeting would at very least allow your new committee to hear the reasons for impasse directly from your employer. The parties would also be able to discuss and digest the potential imp...

September 25, 2020

LeadNow Society - New Bargaining Committee & Questionnaire - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to be your Bargaining Committee: Cherry Tsoi Bargaining Committee Chairperson Jonathan AckerleyBargaining Committee Member Please join us in congratulating these members on their acclamation and thanking them for stepping into this very important role. In the coming weeks, the Bargaining Committee will meet to review priorities...

September 25, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) Re: Strike Bulletin #3 - BCGEU

As you know, the parties were in the process of negotiating essential services in order for your union to be in a position to serve 72 hours' strike notice. (When an employer requests essential services, this matter must be resolved before strike notice can be served.) We had been working towards a withdrawal of services by no later than September 30, 2020 as this would have been the last day o...

September 24, 2020

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Update – Provincial Electi...

Following the announcement on Monday and pursuant to Clause 31.6 of the collective agreement: 31.6 Impact of Elections on Bargaining In the event a federal general election or a provincial general election is in progress at the time notice pursuant to Clause 31.2 is given, or if such election is called during collective bargaining, then collective bargaining shall be suspended and resumed at t...

September 22, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. - Strike bulletin #2 - BCGEU

General Update Your bargaining committee met on Friday, September 18th. The meeting mainly focused on previous negotiations to provide committee members with some background information. We want to recognize the previous bargaining committee for their tireless effort trying to reach a negotiated settlement. We thank you very much for the hard work you put in for the benefit of the membership. W...

September 17, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) Re: BCFMA Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

At the close of nominations, each of the three positions had one nominee, all of whom are declared elected by acclamation: - Burnaby Office: Brian Moore - Kamloops Office: Sherri Sebastian - Victoria Office: Kelvin Kum Your new committee will select a chair as a first order of business. All three members of the committee will also join the Strike Coordinating Committee (SCC). Please join me in ...

September 14, 2020

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Labour Management meeting - call for agenda i...

The next Labour Management committee meeting is September 17, 2020 at 10:00am The purpose of a Labour Management meeting is to promote a co-operative resolution of workplace issues or concerns before they become larger issues or concerns. Members are encouraged to submit agenda items to be discussed at the meeting. Some of the items which have already been submitted as agenda items include: Re...

September 11, 2020

Native Education College - Resuming negotiations - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and NEC are scheduled to resume negotiations on October 14, 2020 with an additional date scheduled for October 20. Both parties were willing to meet sooner but these are the earliest dates that would work.You can expect a further update after October 14.Thanks for your ongoing patience and support as we negotiate a renewal of the collective agreement.In solidarity,Sue ...

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...