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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

November 16, 2021

Justice Institute of BC - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - RE...

The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday, November 19th.  Nominations are now open for the JIBC Support Bargaining Committee. There are four spots available, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee Member, three positions Any BCGEU member working in the JIBC Support bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomination to run in the electi...

November 16, 2021

BCIT Burnaby JOHS Committee Changes - BCGEU

As you may already know, WorkSafeBC recently approved changes to the Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) committee structure at your workplace. Over the next few months, ten new JOHS committees will be established at the Burnaby BCIT campus. The BCGEU is pleased about these changes, and we think the new structure will positively impact the health and safety of our members working at BCI...

November 15, 2021

BCIT - Faculty - Election of Bargaining Committee - Results - BCGEU

The election process is now completed for the BCIT – Faculty Bargaining Committee: Cory Langford – Chairperson Tamara Pongracz – Committee member Erich Moeller - Committee member Steve Holding - Committee member Congratulations to the successful candidates and thank you to all the nominees for letting your name stand for election. We will now begin preparations for collective bargaining in th...

November 12, 2021

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

Elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on November 8, 2021 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: Jennifer Waldern   Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining committee for School District #81!Thank you.Download PDF of notice her...

November 09, 2021

NEC Native Education College - Bargaining Bulletin #2: Change in Bargaining S...

Due to circumstances beyond the control of your bargaining committee and employer, the negotiating session scheduled for November 9th has been cancelled. The parties are scheduled to meet next in bargaining on December 14th. We will provide a further update after that. In solidarity, Linda Epp, Bargaining Committee ChairTu Van Trieu, Bargaining Committee MemberRyan Stewart. Staff Representative...

November 08, 2021

Tsawwassen Independent School Society (Southpointe Academy) - Collective Agre...

Your Bargaining Committee has set November 22nd at 6:30 pm for a meeting to discuss changes to your new tentative collective agreement. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of this agreement. Enclosed is the ratification document listing all the agreed-to changes. Please review this document prior to the meeting as you will be given an opportunity to have any questions answered....

November 05, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with LifeLabs

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A majority of the 1,550 LifeLabs workers represented by the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Thursday November 4, 2021 in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer after reaching a tentative agreement on October 24, 2021. The new three-year agreement is effective April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024."After so many month...

November 04, 2021

NEC Native Education College Bargaining Bulletin #1: Negotiations Underway - ...

Your bargaining committee and employer held an initial bargaining session on November 2, 2021. Both parties tabled complete proposal packages and walked one another through them. Your bargaining committee spent November 3rd reviewing the employer's proposals in detail and formulating responses--including questions, counterproposals, etc. Despite being very early in the process and with the part...

November 02, 2021

New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fighters...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 2, 2021 New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fightersBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A new Research Co. poll on wildfires in B.C. commissioned by the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) reveals that half of British Columbians have been personally impacted by wildfires, 85% believe more should be done to prepare for and pre...

October 29, 2021

Election of bargaining committee for BCIT - faculty members - BCGEU

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed on October 27th and the following member has been elected:  Bargaining Committee Chairperson – Cory Langford             acclaimed  There will be an election for the three positions of Bargaining Committee Member.  Here are your candidates:  Rick Lindberg Tamara Pongracz Erich Moeller Steve Holding Bill McConnell  VOTING  PROCEDUREThe ballot...

October 29, 2021

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC - Tentative Agreement Re...

After some long days this week, the bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement late Wednesday. Full details of the tentative agreement will be provided to members for review and a ratification meeting will be held so that the committee can go through the changes and answer any questions that members have. Notice of the meeting and the vote will be sent to members shortly. Highlights of ...

October 29, 2021

Fort St. John Public Library - Bargaining Committee elections - BCGEU

NOMINATIONS FOR BARGAINING COMMITTEE  Fort St. John Public Library Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Fort St. John Public Library Bargaining Committee. Bargaining will commence in 2022, as such, we are accepting nominations for your new Bargaining Committee.1 Bargaining Committee Chair2 Bargaining Committee Members1 Bargaining Committee Alternate (in the event one of t...

October 28, 2021

School District 59 Dawson Creek Steward Election Results - UPDATE - BCGEU

Nominations closed October 23, 2021 at midnight for election of Steward at School District 59 Dawson Creek, BC. Below is an update for the results: Linda Holloway and Kathy Fossum have been elected steward at DCSS Central Campus 10701 10 St and DCSS South Peace Campus 10808 15 St. Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!   In Solidarity,   Angie PanouliasStaff Represe...

October 28, 2021

Northern Lights College - Faculty update to bargaining committee - BCGEU

Update to your NLC Faculty Bargaining CommitteeCongratulations to Rob-Roy Douglas as your Bargaining Chair.Thank you to Iullii Shakirova for your hard work on the committee.We now have a vacant position for one (1) bargaining committee member.Nominations for this position will be open until November 29th, 2021.Nominations are to be faxed, mailed, emailed or hand delivered to:    BCGEU Peace Riv...

October 24, 2021

BCGEU members at LifeLabs reach tentative agreement – vote to go to membershi...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs have reached a tentative agreement with their employer in the early hours of Sunday, October 24.   The member bargaining committee is consolidating details of the tentative agreement for presentation to members on Monday. Following details being shared, BCGEU members at LifeLabs will vot...

October 22, 2021

Bureau Veritas Canada -Bargaining Continues – Next dates November 1-4 - BCGEU

Bargaining resumed in Burnaby for three days on October 12 - 14, 2021. We have four additional dates scheduled for November 1 - 4, 2021. A few Non-Monetary items remain unresolved, and we will continue to work toward an agreement on these matters. One particular example is the parking issue, where some frustration exists due to the lack of movement by the employer. The Union bargaining committe...

October 22, 2021

1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2021  1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) –B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs across B.C. will commence job action at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22. The union served 72-hours strike notice on Wednesday, October 19 after several months of negotiations failed to secure a new...

October 22, 2021

BCIT Support - Bargaining Committee Elections – final results - BCGEU

Elections for the new BCIT – Support Bargaining Committee are now completed and the following members have been elected for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Chairperson - Richard Schaeffer Bargaining Committee Members: Carla Reid Darryl Wong Kim Daniel Alternates: Ron Tuck Robert Supeene Congratulations to our new committee members and to all the candidates for letting thei...

October 20, 2021

LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2021 LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to LifeLabs as of 7:00 p.m., October 19, 2021. This action follows several months of negotiations, 30 days at the bargaining table and eight days of mediation. The main outstanding iss...

October 19, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Okanagan Community College - Support - Call for Nominati...

Nominations are now open for the OC Support Bargaining Committee. There are four spots available, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee Member, three positions Any BCGEU member working in the OC Support bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomination to run in the election.The election for Chairperson will be conducted first. If more tha...

October 19, 2021

Justice Institute of BC - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the JIBC Support Bargaining Committee.There are four spots available, as follows:   Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position  Bargaining Committee Member, three positions   Any BCGEU member working in the JIBC Support bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomination to run in the election. The election for Chairperson will be conducted first. I...

October 19, 2021

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committ...

Nominations are now open for the KPU Support Bargaining Committee.There are four spots available, as follows:   Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position  Bargaining Committee Member, three positions   Any BCGEU member working in the KPU Support bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomination to run in the election.The election for Chairperson will be conducted first. If m...

October 18, 2021

Douglas College - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the Douglas College Support Bargaining Committee. There are four spots available, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position Bargaining Committee Member, three positions Any BCGEU member working in the Douglas College Support bargaining unit can be nominated or accept nomination to run in the election.The election for Chairperson will be con...