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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

May 24, 2023

Native Education College Ratification Vote Results - BC General Employees' Un...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that the tentative agreement was ratified with a vote that was 96% in favour. The next steps are for a draft collective agreement to be produced and proofed by the bargaining committee, union and the employer. When the agreement has been signed by the parties, copies will be distributed to all members. I would like to take this opportunity to again...

May 19, 2023

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Committee Nomination Perio...

Your current collective agreement expires on June 30, 2023 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected. The nomination period has been extended to June 2, 2023. We are looking for one additional person to complete the committee.   The following members have been acclaimed: - Karen Cooling, Bargaining Committee Chair- Kyle K...

May 12, 2023

Okanagan College - Vocational Instructors - Tentative Agreement Reached! - BC...

To: All BCGEU Members at Okanagan College - Vocational Instructors Re: Tentative Agreement Reached! Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement, retroactive to April 1, 2022. The ratification vote will take place following settlement at all five tables captured under the IBC common agreement: Okanagan College, Coast Mountain, Northern Lights, Selk...

May 05, 2023

Members at Native Education College - Ratification Vote Scheduled - BC Genera...

A tentative renewal agreement has been reached with the Employer to bring back for you to vote on and a ratification vote has been scheduled for May 18, 2023. Your bargaining committee is strongly recommending acceptance of the offer. The vote will be held in person at the worksite. No proxy ballots are permitted. Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023 Time: 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Location: NEC, Room L1...

April 21, 2023

Northern Lights College support staff tentative settlement for the renewal of...

Friends,We are very pleased to report that late Tuesday, April 18th, we entered into a tentative settlement for the renewal of your 2019-2022 Collective Agreement. Highlights include:THREE YEAR AGREEMENT The term of the agreement will be from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025. GENERAL WAGE INCREASES The general wage increases for each year of the agreement are as established in the 2022 Shared Reco...

April 21, 2023

Douglas College - Collective Agreement Ratifies! - BC General Employees' ...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the ratification vote is now completed and you have voted 91.0% in favour of the collective agreement. Thank you for your strong support during the bargaining process.  In solidarity, Ryan Cousineau, Bargaining Committee Chairperson Dana Klynsoon , Bargaining Committee member Olga Routkovskaia, Bargaining Committee member Linsay Buss, Staff Re...

April 20, 2023

NEC Native Education College - Tentative Agreement Reached - BC General Emplo...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached! Full details will be distributed over the next week. A zoom meeting will be scheduled to answer any questions you may have and a ratification vote will be set up for a date following the meeting. In order to participate in the zoom meeting you need to have an active personal email address on file with th...

April 20, 2023

Students’ Union of UBC Okanagan - ratification results - BC General Employees...

The ratification results are in and, out of 11 ballots cast, there were 10 votes in favour of the tentative agreement, and one vote against. The tentative agreement was ratified by 90 per cent. The official date of ratification is April 19, 2023, and all changes to the proposed collective agreement are effective immediately, unless otherwise stated in the agreement. Thank you to everyone who pa...

April 19, 2023

EF International Language School Ltd. - Consent Order Settlement Agreement Ex...

On March 27, 2023, the BCGEU sent all EF International Language School members a bulletin advising them that the Union had filed a grievance regarding EF International Language School directing their employees to use their personal cell phones to complete work-related tasks such as taking attendance and Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). In this bulletin, the Union strongly recommended that EF ...

April 18, 2023

2023 Day of Mourning - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

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April 18, 2023

Guru Nanak Education Society of BC - PLACEMENT ON THE SALARY GRIDS - BC Gener...

Friends, We are providing this bulletin to assist you in understanding what you should be paid.Article 40 of the collective agreement says that members will be paid based on their classification and years of service. A "classification" is Teacher – Letter of Permission, Independent School Certified or Certified Qualified, Bus Driver, Office Administration, or Special Education Assistant. Each c...

April 18, 2023

2023 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...