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.


March 03, 2016

Peoples' Law School notice of election of bargaining chairperson

Your current collective agreement will expire on March 31st 2016 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table.  First of all, a bargaining representative must be elected. In order to be nominated, a member and nominator must complete the attached nomination form and that form must be returned by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 1st, 2016. Each candidate who is nominated, may complete ...

February 25, 2016

York House School Society call for nominations

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. Call for nominations for: One (1) Bargaining Unit Chair Four (4) Bargaining Committee Members If more than one (1) Bargaining Unit Chair or more than four (4) Bargaining Committee Members are nominated, there will be an election. In order to be nominated, a member and no...

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 19, 2016

Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System ratified collective agreement

Your bargaining committee is pleased to report that on Monday, February 15, 2016, the tentative agreement between the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System (TNRDLS) was ratified by the membership. The Agreement was also ratified by TNRDLS board on Thursday, February 18, 2016. We would like to thank you for your continued s...

February 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...