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

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 14, 2018

Native Education College Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members at NEC (Native Education College)Re: Your Bargaining Committee  Sue Arnault has been elected as the bargaining committee member for NEC (Native Education College). I want to thank her for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining. Your bargaining committee is:  Sue Arnault  If you have questions or ideas about changes to the collective agreeme...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...

March 12, 2018

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Member Engagement For...

The BCGEU has been granted standing at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) allowing it to make a formal written submission to the public inquiry as an organization. BCGEU members from across the province have valuable front-line knowledge and experience to contribute through their role in delivering services and supports for vulnerable Indigenous ch...

March 12, 2018

BC NDP Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Date: March 12th, 2018 To: All BCGEU Members at BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) Re: Bargaining Update Negotiations for a renewal agreement commenced with your employer on February 16th and March 9th in Burnaby. There has been a full exchange of all the non-monetary proposals and some success made on language issues, such as the use of email and gender neutrality. Some of the other issues...

March 12, 2018

Social Work Week 2018 - BCGEU

March 11th – 17th is Social Work Week in B.C. This week the vital role of social workers is in focus as we celebrate Social Work Week in B.C. Social workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) assist more than 150 000 children, youth and families each year. "In addition to their important and demanding work, social workers have been tireless advocates for system-wide impro...

March 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 08, 2018

Bargaining Questionnaire for Maxxam members - BCGEU

Following the election of your bargaining committee, we will be meeting to discuss and develop our bargaining proposals. Please consider and fill out the attached bargaining questionnaire to make sure your voice is heard. Once you have completed the survey, please enclose it in the prepaid self addressed envelope and/or fax to ensure it reaches BCGEU Headquarters by 5:00 pm - Friday, April 13, ...

March 08, 2018

Your 0710 Local Election Results - BCGEU

Ballots were due back at the Peace River Area Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2018 for the Local 0710 Chairperson and 1st Vice Chairperson. The balloting committee counted the votes and the following is now your local 0710 Executive:  Kathy Fossum, Chairperson, South Peace Senior SecondaryTennille Penner, 1st Vice Chairperson, Northern Lights CollegeMary Murphy, Young Worker, Fort S...

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...