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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

October 12, 2023

KPU Collective Agreement Ratified! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that the ratification vote is now complete and 83.4% of voting members were in favour of the collective agreement. Thank you for your support during the bargaining process. In solidarity  Your Bargaining Committee Trina Whitsitt, Bargaining Unit ChairpersonMonica Wyllie, Bargaining Committee MemberKatie Mackie, Bargaining Committee MemberNicki Pear...

October 11, 2023

Local 703 Kenneth Gordon School Members - Bargaining Update - BC General Empl...

The Union and your Employers met on October 10, 2023 and discussed several non-monetary and Occupational Health and Safety proposals. We are glad to report that both parties have again agreed on many proposals, and we continue to make good progress. The next date the parties are scheduled to meet is October 12th, 2023. To ensure that the bargaining progress does not stop there, we have booked t...

October 11, 2023

Reminder of Ratification Meetings for Bureau Veritas Canada members - BC Gene...

On Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday October 19, drop-in meetings will be held to review the tentative agreement. Departments will allow for small groups to attend throughout the day. A Comprehensive Ratification document will be available for your review. We look forward to meeting you and explaining the various aspects of the tentative agreement. You will be able to vote after the meeting. Y...

October 06, 2023

Winter School 2024 Application - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Winter School 2024 will be taking place in-person at Harrison Hot Springs Resort! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your...

September 29, 2023

Kenneth Gordon School - Bargaining update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The Union and your Employers met on September 26th and 28th, 2023 and discussed non-monetary proposals. We are glad to report that both parties have agreed on several proposals, and we have made good progress. The next date the parties are scheduled to meet is October 10th, 2023. To ensure that the bargaining progress does not stop there, we have booked the following bargaining dates:October 12...

September 28, 2023

Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. - Tentative Agreement Reached - BC General ...

We are pleased to advise you that a tentative agreement was reached with the employer Thursday, September 28th. We will develop a ratification document for your review and schedule an information session shortly. Stay tuned for this information. Thank you for your support and patience throughout the bargaining process.   In Solidarity, Laird Story, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonDaphne Kowalcz...

September 28, 2023

All BCGEU Members at Kwantlen Polytechnic University - NOTICE OF POLL - Ratif...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a settlement and we are unanimously recommending you vote YES to ratify the agreement. The Ratification Document can be found here. RATIFICATION VOTE Date: Wednesday, October 4, 4:00 pm thru Wednesday, October 11, at 5:00 pm Where: Online voting format You will receive voting credentials on Wednesday, October 4th at 4:00pm. at the ...

September 20, 2023

Ans’Payaxw School Society - Reopened call for nominations to Kispiox Communit...

Damkxw,Nominations are now re-opened for the bargaining committee that will negotiate your first collective agreement with the Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the Union staff representative and other elected leaders to help ensure their voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process.The bargaining committee has three member p...

September 18, 2023

Kwantlen Student Association Ratification Results - BC General Employees' Uni...

The ratification vote has now concluded. We had an 85% turnout, and the tentative agreement was rejected by a vote of 21 (52.5%) - 19 (47.5%). Thank you to everyone who participated in this important process. Your bargaining committee will now review options and we will get in touch soon with next steps. In solidarity,  Diamond OberaBargaining Committee John O'Brian Bargaining CommitteeHeather...

September 18, 2023

BCGEU Strongly Denounces Hate-Fueled Anti-Trans Attacks - BC General Employee...

Many of you will have heard about rallies planned across the country this week which look to further anti-trans hate speech. The B.C General Employees' Union (BCGEU) vehemently condemns the upcoming wave of hate rallies slated to occur under the misleading banner of #1millionmarch4children on September 20. These rallies represent an alarming assault on the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Our families, chi...

September 14, 2023

Lactanet (Canwest DHI Services Ltd.) - Nominations for Bargaining Committee -...

Nominations for bargaining committee (two plus an alternate) are now open.A nomination form and bargaining survey is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Monday, October 16, 2023 and can be emailed to [email protected] attention: Lisa Toby along with your completed bargaining survey.Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, October 16, 2023.*please note, only one no...

September 14, 2023

Ans’Payaxw School Society-Kispiox Community School - BC General Employees' Un...

KISPIOX COMMUNITY SCHOOL – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Damkxw,As you are likely aware, on May 11, 2023 the BCGEU was certified as your bargaining agent to represent you in all matters related to your terms and conditions of employment. As previously advised, nominations to the bargaining committee will re-open September 20. An email containing the nomination form and completion instructions will be sent a...

September 13, 2023

New report demonstrates vacancy control is a common-sense policy urgently nee...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2023New report demonstrates vacancy control is a common-sense policy urgently needed to address housing crisis BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) today released Evaluating Prospects for Vacancy Control Policy in B.C.'s Housing Affordability Crisis, a comprehensive assessment of vacancy control policy (where re...

September 08, 2023

712 Members at Ans’Payaxw School Society-Kispiox Community School - BC Genera...

ELECTION OF KISPIOX COMMUNITY SCHOOL BARGAINING COMMITTEE – NOMINATIONS WILL BE RE-OPENED Damkxw,To address concerns that the Employer was changing terms and conditions of employment contrary to the law as well as its apparent retaliation for exercising your legal right to join a Union, also contrary to the law, we had hoped to quickly form the bargaining committee to begin preparations for bar...