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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

March 25, 2022

BCGEU and PSA head back to the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...

March 24, 2022

NEC Native Education College - Bargaining bulletin #3: Reporting progress - B...

Your BCGEU bargaining committee and NEC met again on March 22nd. (The bargaining session the parties had scheduled for February 22, 2022 unfortunately had to be cancelled due to illness.) We are pleased to report early progress. The parties agreed on 34 proposals this week-just over half were housekeeping proposals, and the remainder mostly non-monetary language proposals. Our next bargaining s...

March 24, 2022

Bureau Veritas Canada - Ratification results - BC General Employees' Union (B...

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the results of the ratification vote counted last night, with 86% voting in favour of adopting the tentative collective agreement! Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you for your patience and ongoing support throughout this long process. Please feel free to contact one of us with any questions. In solidarity, Laird Story, Bargain...

March 22, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Guru Nanak Education Society of BC (Sikh Academy) - Barg...

  Friends, The bargaining committee met again on March 18, 2022, to determine next steps. Thus far, your employer has resisted setting bargaining dates. It has also ignored the union's requests for information that it is legally required to produce. Although we will continue in our attempts to engage our employer, we are also reviewing the options available to us should the employer continue it...

March 22, 2022

Stephanie Smith on CKNW's Mike Smyth show to talk bargaining - BC General Emp...

This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...

March 21, 2022

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province. BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...

March 17, 2022

BCGEU librarians expand pickets and escalate job action - BC General Employee...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...

March 15, 2022

Bureau Veritas Canada - Tentative Agreement Reached - BC General Employees' U...

On Tuesday, March 22 and March 23, 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. Your bargaining ...

March 14, 2022

Negotiations With PSA Stall Over Gap In Wage Proposals - BC General Employees...

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...

March 14, 2022

Tentative Agreement Reached for Bureau Veritas Canada members - BC General E...

We are pleased to advise you that a tentative agreement was reached with the employer late Friday, March 4th. 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 ChairpersonNavpreet Shergi...

March 10, 2022

BCGEU Social Media Community Guidelines - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation. Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...