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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

June 23, 2020

Silliker JR Laboratories - Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

Further to our earlier announcement regarding a tentative agreement being reached between the BCGEU and Silliker JR Laboratories. We are pleased to announce electronic voting for this ratification process. On Monday June 29th, you will receive an email with a link to vote online and your unique voting credential. Please participate and vote. This is the only method for casting a ballot. If you ...

June 22, 2020

Collective Agreement Ratification for LABC (LSS) - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit! Members voted 92% in favour of ratification.Please note that LABC (LSS) must still ratify the tentative agreement before it takes effect; we anticipate this happening at its board meeting of June 24, 2020. You can expect another bulletin on June 25. In solidarity, Natasha Dawe...

June 22, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Support Staff Ratification Meetings - BCGEU

We would like to thank those of you that tried to join us this morning for the scheduled ratification meeting. Due to some technological difficulties with the Teams platform we were not able to proceed as intended. Your Union wants to ensure that you have the opportunity to hear about the changes to your Collective Agreement and have the ability to ask questions. As such we are amending the tim...

June 22, 2020

Labour Management Committee Update - Layoffs - Kenneth Gordon School - BCGEU

Since April of this year, your union representatives on the labour management committee have been meeting with the employer to discuss issues and concerns of our members at Kenneth Gordon School. Ongoing topics of discussion at these meetings have included student recruitment and how to avoid layoffs going into the 2020/2021 school year. The committee met again on June 19 and, much to the disap...

June 19, 2020

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Support Staff Ratification Document for - ...

The ratification document detailing the tentative agreement reached with your employer is available here: Link here Your bargaining committee will review the ratification document with you in detail during the ratification meetings on Monday June 22 at 9:00 am or Tuesday June 23 at 3:00 pm (Call-in info in previous bulletin). Your bargaining committee unanimously recommends that you vote "yes" ...

June 19, 2020

Legal Aid BC -Ratification Meeting Continued - BCGEU

Thank you to all members who participated in the collective agreement ratification meetings on Thursday. As you know, the time for discussion in both meetings was limited, and members have told us they want to continue discussing a number of issues affecting Indigenous members they had hoped to see reflected in the agreement. We are therefore calling an additional meeting for Saturday morning f...

June 18, 2020

REVISED BC Family Maintenance Agency Ltd. (BCFMA) Meeting Notice - BCGEU

In response to members' concerns, we have changed the start time of Friday's meeting.  REVISED – IMPORTANT MEETING RE BARGAINING: Date: Friday, June 19, 2020Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pmHow: Microsoft Teams MeetingCheck your email or ask a member of your bargaining committee for details  BCFMA has agreed to release members at 3:00pm to attend without loss of pay. If you are working in the office that ...

June 17, 2020

Ratification Meetings and Voting for KPU Members - BCGEU

As we previously announced, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and KPU. We will post a copy of the ratification document to the web and send a notification bulletin to members on the afternoon of Friday, June 19.Members may attend one of two information sessions on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, 2020. All members are permitted to be released from their regular dutie...

June 16, 2020

707 Local Executive – By election - BCGEU

Please be advised nominations are open for the following vacant positions on the local 707 executive: Recording secretary Member at large (2 positions) Information on the roles and responsibilities of these positions is attached. Please email the nomination forms to Area07@bcgeu.ca. The deadline for nominations is: July 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.  If there is an election for a position, candidates m...

June 16, 2020

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) ratification document - BCGEU

The ratification document detailing the tentative agreement reached with your employer is available here: https://mcusercontent.com/c9125e48200e7a60add61b323/files/62824943-4df6-4883-ba9f-693cd6502b5b/LSS_2020_Rat_Doc_DRAFT_2_20June16_002_.pdfYour bargaining committee will review the ratification document with you in detail during the ratification meetings on Wednesday, June 17. Details of the ...

June 16, 2020

Tentative Agreement Information Session - Silliker JR Laboratories - BCGEU

Further to our earlier announcement, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and Silliker JR Laboratories.A copy of the ratification document is attached.Members are encouraged to attend an information session. Sessions will be held in the Boardroom at your worksite on:   Tuesday June 23rd from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm  Thursday June 25th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm   In order to ensure ...

June 15, 2020

Bargaining Update & Meeting Notice - BCFMA - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and your Employer have now finalized agreement on all non-monetary proposals. Your Employer has also clarified to your bargaining committee what it is prepared to do in terms of monetary. As promised, our next step is to bring all of this information back to you so you may provide further direction to your committee. All members are encouraged to attend this important ...

June 15, 2020

Message From President Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The last several months have been indescribable in so many ways...but the last few weeks have been absolutely devastating. Like many of you, two weeks ago my social media feeds were completely filled with the video of the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Mr. Floyd is not alone-Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, the list goes on and seems to grow by the day-but Mr. Floyd has b...

June 15, 2020

Return-To-Workplace Guidance: BC NDP Constituency Offices - BCGEU

Return-to-workplace guidance: BC NDP Constituency Offices This bulletin is a follow-up to the Zoom town hall hosted on June 9, 2020 for all NDP constituency assistants. Thank you for attending our Zoom town hall last Tuesday. Below are Frequently Asked Questions that we addressed, as well as slides and highlights of the COVID-19 Safety Plans presentation that was made regarding what you need to...

June 15, 2020

Tentative agreement reached for Kwantlen Polytechnic University members - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a settlement agreement. Full details about the deal will be provided shortly, along with information about the ratification vote process.The monetary package is within the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate (PSEC), and includes full retroactivity and many other positive, substantive changes to the language. Your B...

June 15, 2020

Collective Agreement Ratifies - BCIT - Faculty - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent ratification vote, with 97.7% voting in favour of adopting the tentative collective agreement! Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you for your patience and your ongoing support throughout this lengthy process. Please feel free to contact any one of us with any comments or questions you may have.To help e...

June 12, 2020

Legal Aid BC - Ratification Meetings and Voting for LABC (LSS) - BCGEU

As we previously announced, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and LABC. We will post a copy of the ratification document to the web and send a notification bulletin to members on the morning of Tuesday, June 16. Members may attend one of two information sessions on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. All members are permitted to be released from their regular duties that day, witho...

June 12, 2020

Dogwood - bargaining update - BCGEU

The process for bargaining your first collective agreement continues. Your Bargaining Committee has prepared a questionnaire for you to compete, which will be an invaluable resource for negotiations with your employer. Member On-line Survey In order to assist the Committee in prioritizing members' proposals for bargaining, we ask that you spend a few moments filling out a Survey Monkey question...

June 12, 2020

BCIT-Support Collective Agreement Ratifies - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent ratification vote, with 97.0% voting in favour of adopting the tentative collective agreement! Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you all for your patience and your ongoing support throughout this lengthy process. Please feel free to contact any one of us with any comments or questions you may have.   T...

June 09, 2020

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

Your BCGEU bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement with Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society). The monetary portion of the agreement adheres to the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate as established by the Public Sector Employers' Council (PSEC) Secretariat. Gains through these negotiations include annual pay increases (retroactive to April 1,...

June 08, 2020

Silliker JR Laboratories Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

 Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement. Full details about the deal will be provided shortly, along with information about the ratification vote process. The monetary package includes full retroactivity and many other positive changes to the language. Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of this renewal agreement and we enco...

June 05, 2020

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksites - BCGEU

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksitesYou are receiving this hazard alert as an OHS representative of BCGEU members. Please inform your colleagues of the following information. Due to supply issues, some manufacturers of hand sanitizer are substituting food-grade ethanol with technical-grade ethanol – which contains toxicological properties including carcinogenicity and should NOT be used on...

June 04, 2020

BCIT - Instructors (Faculty) - Ratification Meetings and Voting - BCGEU

Further to our earlier announcement, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and BCIT. A copy of the ratification document is attached here. Members are encouraged to attend an information session on TUESDAY, June 9th starting at 1:05 pm. All members are permitted to be released from their duties from 1:00 - 4:00 that day, without loss of pay, to attend this meeting. Your Barg...

June 03, 2020

Justice Institute of BC Agreement Ratified! - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent ratification vote, with 97% voting in favour of adopting the tentative collective agreement!  Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank you all for your patience and your ongoing support throughout this lengthy process. Please feel free to contact any one of us with any comments or questions you may have.To hel...

June 03, 2020

Ratification Vote Process - BCIT Support - BCGEU

Thank you to all members that were able to attend and participate in the Information meetings yesterday. We appreciated your questions and comments.Tomorrow, June 4th, you will receive an email with a link to vote online and your unique voting credentials. Please participate and vote. This is the only method for casting your ballot. If you know of another member that didn't get credentials to v...

June 03, 2020

Return-to-workplace update: BC NDP Constituency Offices - BCGEU

Return-to-workplace update: BC NDP Constituency Offices Get answers to all your return-to-workplace questions on Tuesday, June 9th, 11:00 am via a Zoom townhall. Details below.As you are aware, the B.C. government has recently announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers are required to involve worker representatives to develop plans that me...