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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

October 14, 2021

BC Parks OHS Reps, September 22 meeting follow-up - BCGEU

You’re receiving this email as an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) member representative within BC Parks. Please forward this email to other BC Parks worker OHS reps that did not receive it, and let them know they can update their contact information with the BCGEU here.A big thanks to all who joined our September 22 meeting of BC Parks OHS worker reps. We had a very good turnout, and there...

October 13, 2021

BCFMA vaccine mandate - BCGEU

We have learned that your employer, the BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA), will be implementing a requirement for all BCFMA employees to provide proof of vaccination via the BC Vaccine Passport by November 22, 2021. The employer has provided some information and details about the process for accommodations and exemptions as well as consequences for workers who remain unvaccinated by the Nove...

October 13, 2021

All BCGEU Members at York House School - BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety...

Your Union is currently looking for a worker representative to sit on the OH&S committee at York House School. What does the OH&S representative do? Participate on the joint OH&S committee as a worker representative Advocate on behalf of members in health and safety matters and keep members informed Communicate significant health and safety problems to stewards and union staff Ho...

October 12, 2021

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 - BCGEU

Each year, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) offers input into next year's provincial budget by making recommendations in a written submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These recommendations reflect the voice of our union's 80,000 members, based on direct input from the BCGEU's senior elected leadership.Last week, our union pr...

October 08, 2021

School District 81 - Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions:   1 Bargaining Committee Chair 2 Bargaining Committee Members 1 Alternate Bargaining Committee Member   The deadline for nominations is: November 8, 2021If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received at the a...

October 08, 2021

Northern Lights College – Support Staff - Bargaining Committee Elections - B...

Elections for your Bargaining Committee closed on October 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The following members are now your Bargaining Committee: Bargaining Committee Chair: Tennille Penner Bargaining Committee Member: Jamie Bond Bargaining Committee Member: Juanita Fraser Bargaining Committee Member: Paola Rodriguez Ruah Bargaining Committee Alternate: Vacant   Please join us in congratulating your ...

October 06, 2021

BCIT Support - Bargaining Committee Elections and Nomination for Alternate - ...

VOTING for your BARGAINING COMMITTEE Elections are now underway for three positions of Bargaining Committee Member. You should have received an email from the "Scytl Credential Delivery System" on October 5th with a link to vote online and your unique voting credentials. If you did not receive the email, please check for spam or look in your junk mail because your email may not have recognized ...

October 05, 2021

B.C. Gov announces vaccine mandate for public service workers BCGEU

The head of B.C.'s public service announced today that all B.C. public service workers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination beginning November 22, 2021. The current flexible work arrangement has also been deferred to November 22. We haven't seen the full policy as it has not yet been released, and we are waiting to understand what exemptions and accommodations will be in place....

October 05, 2021

BCIT Support - Bargaining Committee Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed at noon on September 27th and the following members have been elected for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Chairperson - Richard Schaeffer acclaimed Alternate - Ron Tuck acclaimed There will be an election for the three positions of Bargaining Committee Member. Here are your candidates: Carla Reid Darryl Wong Kim Daniel Brittan...

October 01, 2021

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) Collective Agreement Ratifies - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the balloting is now completed and your collective agreement has ratified by 93.8%. We would like to thank every one of you for your show of solidarity and your participation in this important process. In solidarity,Andrea McDonald, Bargaining Committee Chairperson Preet Sangha, Bargaining Committee member Linsay Buss, Staff Representative – N...

October 01, 2021

Local 704 Members - Opening of steward elections - BCGEU

The BCGEU Constitution & Bylaws calls for Stewards to be elected every three years following the union’s triennial convention. Steward nominations are now considered open. The attached package has historically gone to worksite stewards and mail contacts only, however, given the number of members that may be working from home due to COVID-19, home support workers who do not have an office to...

September 29, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - a day for education and action - ...

Tomorrow is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and our union encourages all members to take the day to reflect and take steps toward reconciliation in our communities. For several years, September 30 has been recognized as Orange Shirt Day -- a day to bring attention to the legacy and ongoing impacts of the residential school system on Indigenous communities. It commemorated t...