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

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2018

Worksite Meeting for Maxxam Analytics Canada Way members - BCGEU

When:       May 16, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 pmWhere:     Maxxam Analytics- Newton Room                 4606 Canada Way, Burnaby BC                 V5G 1K5 You are invited to an informal Union meeting during the noon hour on Wednesday, May 16 with your BCGEU Local Chair, Amber Keane, and Staff Representative, Oliver Rohlfs. This drop-in meeting will be held in the Newton Room at the Canada Way loca...

May 15, 2018

Worksite Meeting for Maxxam Analytics Commerce Court members - BCGEU

When:    May 17, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 pmWhere:   Maxxam Analytics- Darwin Room               8577 Commerce Court, Burnaby BC                V5A 4N5 You are invited to an informal Union meeting during the noon hour on Thursday, May 17 with your BCGEU Local Chair, Amber Keane, and Staff Representative, Oliver Rohlfs. This drop-in meeting will be held in the Darwin Room at the Commerce Court locat...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...

May 11, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers strike for fairness - BCGEU

Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock  (Coquitlam, May 11, 2018) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam are walking off the job Friday morning, in their escalating efforts to get fair wages, benefits and respect at work.  Hundreds of workers and supporters will gather for a rally in front of the casino at 2073 Hartley Ave,...

May 10, 2018

BCGEU and BC Government exchange bargaining proposals - BCGEU

UPDATE #2:   The first week of public service bargaining wrapped up in Victoria after the BCGEU exchanged bargaining packages with the employer. Component agreement bargaining took place from April 23 – 27. Component agreements cover occupational terms and conditions. Issues unresolved at component bargaining tables were tabled at the main public service table, by agreement with the employer.  ...

May 10, 2018

Who Decides for BC? - BCGEU

It's time to bring environmental decision-making back to the public interest.A Natural Resource Officer, tasked with stewarding our forests, without the tools needed to address forest practices until it is too late. An ecologist with serious concerns that an industry-paid biologist's plans will compromise the proper functioning of a stream's ecosystem, and no forum to stop it. These are just tw...

May 08, 2018

Public service bargaining commences in Victoria - BCGEU

UPDATE #1   Bargaining representatives from the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government Public Service Agency (BC PSA) are meeting today in Victoria to exchange bargaining proposals and begin four weeks of negotiations to achieve a new collective agreement. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process early," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "It gives...

May 08, 2018

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Members for BCIT – Support Staff - BCGEU

BCIT Support Staff – Accepting nominations for bargaining committee members until May 18. Please be advised that the Union is now accepting nominations for Bargaining Committee Members for the BCIT Support Staff bargaining unit.There will be three positions for Committee Members and one position for Chair.Nomination forms are to be received by no later than the close of nominations on Friday, M...

May 08, 2018

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Members for Northwest Community College ...

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Chairperson – 1 position Bargaining Committee Member – 3 positions Nominees may be nominated for both positions, although separate nomination forms are required for each position. A nomination for the Chairperson does not automatically include a nomination to the Bargaining ...

May 08, 2018

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Members for Northwest Community College ...

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for: Bargaining Committee Chairperson – 1 position Bargaining Committee Member – 3 positions Nominees may be nominated for both positions, although separate nomination forms are required for each position. A nomination for the Chairperson does not automatically include a nomination to the Bargaining ...

May 07, 2018

It's time to reinvest in the services that support British Columbians - BCGEU

BURNABY – Today, and in the weeks ahead, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will begin negotiating new contracts for more than 53,000 members in the public service, health sectors and community social services.  "We're ready," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Beginning negotiations today gives us the time we need to address long-standing issues we've been raising wit...

May 07, 2018

BCGEU observes North American Occupational Safety and Health Week - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union joins occupational health and safety advocates and governments across the continent in observing North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), which is observed from May 6-12 and will be commemorated in events across North America. NAOSH Week was first launched in 1997, after the government of Canada, United States and Mexico signed a...

May 04, 2018

BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee met with the employer on May 2nd and 3rd, in Vancouver, to carry on negotiations for a renewal collective agreement. The employer tabled their first response to our monetary proposals. Both parties have expressed their commitment to working hard to achieve a fair and reasonable agreement. However, we are still very far apart; in particular, on the monetary issues...

May 03, 2018

Local 710 - Your Complete Local Executive - BCGEU

As per the Local Election Policy, the election process for 0710 members came to a close as of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20th. At that time, Juanita Fraser filled the last vacancy on your Executive, Member-at-Large. Below, is a list of your now complete Local Executive. Your Executive is as follows: • Chair                             Kathy Fossum• 1st Vice Chair               Tennille Penner• ...

May 01, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election for Okanagan College (Support) - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations. This is a call for nominations for election to the Okanagan College (Support) Bargaining Committee. We require the following positions to be filled: Bargaining Committee Chairperson (1 position) Bargaining Committee Member (3 positions) Alternate Bargaining Committee Member (1 position) In the event of an el...

May 01, 2018

Okanagan College (Vocational Instructors) Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations. This is a call for nominations for election to the Okanagan College (Vocational Instructors) Bargaining Committee. We require the following positions to be filled:    Bargaining Committee Chairperson (1 position) Bargaining Committee Member (3 positions) Alternate Bargaining Committee Member (1 position)    ...

May 01, 2018

Nominations For Camosun College Bargaining Committee Members And Bargaining ...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Camosun College Bargaining Committee.    Bargaining Unit Chairperson 2 Bargaining Committee Members     The nomination period isWednesday May 2, 2018 to Thursday May 31, 2018 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. Th...

April 30, 2018

Provincial Magazine – Spring 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Spring 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: BC Budget 2018 BC Cannabis retail program Public Service Pension Plan changes Community Social Services bargaining Affordable BC campaign Organizing news Events and more… Download the Spring 2018 issue (PDF) UWU/MoveUP