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 06, 2018

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

Your bargaining committee met with the employer for three days last week and an additional day this week. We are pleased to report that the parties have agreed to a tentative agreement. The bargaining committee will be hosting a conference call next Monday July 9th at 7pm to present the details of the tentative agreement and field your questions. A full ratification document will be distributed...

July 03, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers going on strike - BCGEU

Unionized Gateway Casinos workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton intend to walk off the job today at 3:01 p.m. More than 675 Gateway workers affiliated with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union will set up picket lines in front of the Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon casinos after mediation talks broke down earlier this week.    ...

July 02, 2018

Union to host housing panel discussion in Kelowna - BCGEU

One of B.C.'s largest unions is tackling the issue of housing. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) will host a panel of experts and community members in Kelowna Tuesday, July 3 to speak about different ways to tackle the affordability crisis.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

June 29, 2018

Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strike - BCGEU

 Gateway's Okanagan casino workers on strikeWorkers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on Friday(Okanagan) Over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan are walking off the job at 3:01 pm on Friday, June 29. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City...

June 29, 2018

Professional Reliance Reform Is A Step Forward For B.C. - BCGEU

Yesterday, we welcomed the final report on the independent professional reliance review, the result of an eight-month review process led by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to examine professional reliance in the natural resource sector. The comprehensive report clearly identifies the problems with professional reliance and provides concrete recommendations to make the sy...

June 29, 2018

Native Education College Vote Results - BCGEU

The members have voted 66% in favour of rolling over the Collective Agreement for one year with a 2% wage increase. The Board will meet soon to discuss this. Failing approval of the Board, we will commence bargaining. Thank you for your support.  In solidarity,    Your Bargaining Committee: Sue Arnault, Bargaining Committee ChairRon Wallace, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representa...

June 29, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis in the Okanagan ...

KELOWNA, June 29, 2018 – Since taking power, government has implemented a number of major policy changes and promised to invest billions into affordable housing. This has been a great start but as housing prices continue to soar, the Okanagan has become one of the least affordable regions in Canada, and many people across the political spectrum feel more can be done.This event will host a panel...

June 28, 2018

Gateway’s Okanagan casino workers to strike - BCGEU

More than 675 Okanagan casino workers will walk off the job this week. Casino workers at Cascades Kamloops, Cascades Penticton, Playtime Kelowna and Lake City Vernon are set to strike Friday, June 29, after mediation broke down earlier this week. "Our members are asking for living wages that would bring them in-line with the industry standard for casino workers in BC," said BCGEU President Step...

June 28, 2018

Local 712 - NWCC Members - Support - Elections for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Elections for Bargaining Committee Chairperson (1) and Members (3) – Support Only The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions on the Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chairperson:  Lynne Nordstrom(1 position)                                          Haley Thickett Bargaining Committee Member:        Roxanne Ridler(3 positions)                                        Jessi...

June 27, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreement for Indigenous services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative three-year collective agreement for Aboriginal Services. This agreement provides significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on.   Highlight...

June 27, 2018

Local 710 School District 81 Members - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: • Bargaining Committee Chair:                        Kathleen Ganson• Bargaining Committee Member:                    Angela Hicks• Bargaining Committee Member:                    Doris Warren• Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:    Jennifer Waldern Please joi...

June 27, 2018

Bargaining Committee Elections for Northern Lights College – Support Staff  -...

Elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee:  Bargaining Committee Chair:  Juanita Fraser  Bargaining Committee Member:  Tennille Penner  Bargaining Committee Member:  Megan King  Bargaining Committee Member Alternate:  Paola Rodriguez Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining com...

June 26, 2018

Bargaining Committee Elections for Fort St. John Public Library - BCGEU

Nominations for your Bargaining Committee closed on June 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chair: Tanya Boyd Bargaining Committee Member: Amy von Stackelberg Bargaining Committee Member: Elisha-Rae Reed Bargaining Committee Alternate: Lorraine Brooks Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining committee for the Fort S...

June 25, 2018

Casino workers reach tentative agreement at Hard Rock - BCGEU

Deal reached after more than six weeks on strike   (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than six weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have reached a tentative agreement with their employer.   "Through their hard work and unity, Hard Rock workers have a solid first agreement on the table," say...

June 22, 2018

Public service agreement ratification process under way - BCGEU

Public service agreement ratification process under way UPDATE #7  Now that a tentative agreement for direct government workers has been reached, the ratification process is under way. Here is what you can expect in the coming weeks:Ratification Bulletin:A comprehensive ratification bulletin containing all the proposed changes to the collective agreement is being prepared and will be mailed to...

June 21, 2018

Local 703 NEC Native Education College - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The Employer (NEC) approached the Union to discuss the possibility of extending the Collective Agreement for one year. This is referred to as a rollover agreement. There would also be a wage increase provided; however, that would be the only change within the Collective Agreement until July 1, 2019. Everything else in the Collective Agreement, including all protections, would still apply.  We a...

June 20, 2018

Tentative agreement for the Public Service - BCGEU

After five weeks of negotiations, the BCGEU has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the B.C. Government for members working in direct government service. The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement. On ratification, all changes to the tentative 18th Public Service Agreement will take effect after the expiry of the current agreem...

June 20, 2018

BCGEU Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day- a special day for all communities to celebrate, recognize, and honour the achievements, history and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. The BCGEU is proud to stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and to reaffirm our commitment to lasting and meaningful reconciliation. We invite you to join us in marking this day with c...

June 20, 2018

2018 Scholarships awards announced - BCGEU

The union's Education and Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 awards for full and part-time post-secondary students. In all, $60,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with 26 full-time awards of $2,000 and eight awards of $1,000. Winners include BCGEU members and family members, all starting or continuing their post-secondary education. "We thank everyone who sub...

June 19, 2018

Advanced Notice Of Nominations For VIU Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

This is advance notice to BCGEU members at Vancouver Island University of important opportunities. Some members of bargaining committees have described it as being the most valuable professional development they have experienced.The collective agreement between Vancouver Island University and the BCGEU is scheduled for renewal by March 31, 2019. If negotiations are not concluded by March 31, 20...

June 19, 2018

Local 710 K-12 Sector Reaches Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

The K-12 Presidents Council executive board is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement was reached between the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Council (PBC) and the British Columbia Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) late Thursday evening on a provincial framework agreement. The three-year agreement takes effect on July 1, 2019 and remains in effect until June 30, 2022.  Highlights...

June 18, 2018

BCGEU signs declaration asking provincial government not to renew fish farm t...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands with B.C. fishing communities, scientists, business leaders and Indigenous groups in signing the "Declaration in Defence of Wild Salmon," which includes asking the provincial government not to renew 20 fish farm tenures in the Broughton Archipelago, set to expire on June 20, 2018. "Healthy wild salmon stocks are essential to the heal...

June 18, 2018

National Indigenous Day 2018 Events Around the Province - BCGEU

Please click the links below to find events in your area! National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC  National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Greater Vancouver Regional District National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Vancouver Island National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior      UWU/MoveUP

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Northern BC - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Northern BC:   Event Location Details BURNS LAKELake Babine Nation and the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation, BCJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 9:00 PM Burns Lake Spirit Square The National Indigenous Peoples Day Annual Parade will be taking place with all si...

June 15, 2018

KPU Bargaining committee results - BCGEU

The nominations for the positions of bargaining committee chair and bargaining committee members have closed. The following members have been acclaimed to the bargaining committee: Bargaining committee chair – Nicki Pearson Bargaining committee member – Christopher Miller Bargaining committee member – Curtis Flaterud Bargaining committee member – Jeff Brown Bargaining committee member (alterna...

June 15, 2018

CSSBA reaches tentative agreements for community social services workers - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have reached a tentative agreement on three-year collective agreements for General Services and Community Living. These agreements provide significant compensation increases for workers in this sector while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British...

June 15, 2018

Community Bargaining Association reaches tentative agreement for workers in c...

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective agreement. The BCGEU represents the majority of unionized workers in the community health sector. "We've made substantial gains in a number of key areas. We're very happy with the tentative agreement. We're confident members in commun...

June 15, 2018

Join us for National Indigenous Day, 2018 - Interior - BCGEU

Join BCGEU and our community partners as we commemorate National Indigenous Day at a variety of locations throughout the Interior: Event Location Details BOSTON BARBoston Bar First Nation celebrationJune 21, 201810:00 AM – 2:00 PM Boston Bar, BC, First Nation in the Tuckkwiowhum Village Longhouse    Boston Bar First Nation is hosting our annual event.  Terry Philips, cultural s...