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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

February 11, 2020

Local 707 Executive – Interim Election Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the election results for the position of member at large (young worker): Position Candidates Votes for Candidates Spoiled Ballots Successful Candidate Member at Large (young worker) Gitan RakhraBlake Edwards(withdrawn)Connor McGoran 28 40 115 3 Connor McGoran Your local executive is as follows: Local chairperson: Cindy Battersby First vice-chair: Mar...

February 11, 2020

Local 703 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the Equity and Diversity Representative for the Local 703 executive. Candidate statements are attached and will available through the e-voting link.  Nominees for CandidacyCeleste DunstanSimran KaurFrances Stanley  A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 703 members on February 17, 2020. Please be sure to check your spam and auto...

February 10, 2020

Notice of Election for BC NDP MLA'S (Constituency Assistants) Bargaining Comm...

Your current collective agreement expires on June 30, 2020 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected. Nominations are now open, as follows:         Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position    If more than one candidate is nominated, there will be an election.         Bargaining Committee member, two pos...

February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...

February 05, 2020

Bureau Veritas Labs - Steward Nominations – one position - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for one (1) steward position at your worksite.To nominate someone as a steward, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 12:Mail: #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4Fax: 604-215-1410Email: area03@bcgeu.caWhat do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advic...

February 05, 2020

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Steward nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for steward positions at your worksite.To nominate someone as a steward, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020: Mail: #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4Fax: 604-215-1410Email: area03@bcgeu.ca What do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advi...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure – Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP

February 03, 2020

Okanagan College (Support Staff) Tentative Collective Agreement - BCGEU

Following weeks of productive bargaining, we are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached. The bargaining committee recommends that members vote "yes" to ratify the agreement.  Ratification Meeting & Voting:  DATE                             TIME                                              LOCATIONFebruary 10, 2020       4:30 p.m.                            Kelowna ...

January 31, 2020

Members at Justice Institute of BC Re: Bargaining update - BCGEU

Since March of 2019, your bargaining committee has met for 15 days of bargaining preparations. Unfortunately, during these preparations one of your elected committee members had to step down for personal reasons in November. We are confident that the remaining members of your bargaining committee will represent your interests effectively. In those preparatory meetings of the bargaining committe...

January 31, 2020

NEC Native Education College - Members provide 100 per cent strike mandate - ...

The bargaining committee is pleased to report that members at NEC Native Education College have provided the strongest possible strike mandate by voting 100 per cent in favour of taking strike action if necessary. The committee has advised the employer of the result of the vote and will seek additional bargaining dates in our ongoing attempt to achieve a negotiated settlement without job action...

January 28, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Notice of Election for Bargaining Committee at Bureau Ver...

Currently the following 4 people have been nominated for the 3 person bargaining committee.   Eduardo Caoili Cherry Lane Caoili Navpreet Shergill Laird Story   Due to a typo on the nomination bulletin email return contact information, we wanted to be sure all member nomination forms were received by the union. So, please forward your nomination prior to February 7, 2020 if your name is not re...

January 24, 2020

Strike Vote at NEC Native Education College - BCGEU

The parties are far apart on monetary issues in bargaining so the bargaining committee has voted unanimously to take a strike vote. The bargaining committee tabled a comprehensive package seeking to: address chronically low wages across all classifications, create a new "term" employee category with improved terms and conditions for the many employees - especially instructors - who work repeat...

January 24, 2020

BCIT support staff - Bargaining update - BCGEU

  EMPLOYER TABLES HUNDREDS OF MEMORANDUMS Your Bargaining Committee has been busy with negotiations work over the past several months. We have met with the employer at the bargaining table, for 2-3 days each month, since November. We have a large package of proposals to work our way through and currently we are still discussing and trying to resolve all the non-monetary and local issues. We ar...

January 21, 2020

Collective agreement ratified for Northern Lights College – Support Staff - B...

The Northern Lights College Support Staff bargaining committee is pleased to announce the membership overwhelmingly ratified the 2020 agreement on January 20th.  The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact any member of the Committee.   In solidarity,   Juanita Fraser, Bargaining Com...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...