B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

October 03, 2019

Local 704 Members with Kwantlen Student Association - Bargaining News - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has had two opportunities to meet with the employer, and we are happy to report that we have made progress towards reaching a new collective agreement. As per protocol, we have addressed non-monetary items first, and have two upcoming dates in October in order to discuss monetary proposals. We will continue to update you as we have news. Please don't hesitate to contac...

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...

October 01, 2019

Election Results for Local 704 Recording Secretary - BCGEU

Please be advised that Trina Whitsitt has been acclaimed into the position of Recording Secretary. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Trina. In solidarity     Monica WyllieLocal 704 Chairperson Sarah GeorgettiStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

September 26, 2019

Silliker JR Laboratories - Town Hall Meeting - BCGEU

  Your bargaining committee will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Silliker Laboratory Boardroom. Members are invited to drop in for some pizza and to share their input with the bargaining committee. Surveys will be available for those members who have not yet had a chance to complete one. We look forward to seeing you there! In solidarity,  ...

September 24, 2019

Update on Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Colum...

This morning, the Cullen Commission announced its ruling on applications for Participant Standing. I'm very pleased to let you know that, out of 20 applicants, your union is one of 16 granted standing. This means that our members can continue to support the critical work of the Commission as it fulfills its mandate to look at the full scope of money laundering in B.C. While the BCGEU has suppor...

September 19, 2019

President’s message – Global Climate Strike - BCGEU

Like many of you I'm inspired by the passion and perseverance of Greta Thunberg and student activists across the world who have worked so hard and so fast to put the climate crisis at the forefront of the public agenda and hold politicians accountable for their lack of action to prevent or mitigate it.  I want you to know your union recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for ...

September 17, 2019

Important Membership Meetings - BCIT Support Staff - BCGEU

Negotiations for your collective agreement will commence on September 26th and your Bargaining Committee is making plans to meet with the membership as follows: Where:   Burnaby campusDates:    Monday October 7th – NE 1, Room 239               Tuesday, October 8th – NE 22, Room 105Time:     11:00 am – 2:30 pm ** Please bring your lunch and join us for the latest news on bargaining.We will be vi...