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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

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 19, 2021

All BCGEU Members at EF International Language School - Joint Consultation Co...

The next Joint Consultation Committee meeting is scheduled for May 3 at 6:00pm The purpose of your Joint Consultation Committee is to promote a co-operative resolution of workplace issues or concerns before they become larger issues or concerns and members are encouraged to submit agenda items to be discussed at the meeting.The committee is not the place to bring forward issues related to griev...

April 19, 2021

LeadNow Society - Collective Agreement finalized - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce that your new collective agreement has been signed and is now available on the BCGEU website at:https://agreements.bcgeu.ca/pdfs/PostedFiles/Drafts/07031923D.pdf If you have any questions about your collective agreement or your rights as a union member, please contact a local shop steward. In solidarityLarisa MillsStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

April 16, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of Britis...

Nominations are now open for steward positions with Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia.  Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers about their issues. Acting as a liaison between the worksite, the union local and the BCGE...

April 16, 2021

York House School - Commencement of Bargaining - BCGEU

Thanks to your overwhelming response to our bargaining surveys, your bargaining committee has put the final touches on proposals and we are ready to meet with the Employer. Our first day of bargaining will be April 21, 2021. It is expected that both parties will exchange their proposal packages that day and then resume bargaining April 29 and May 5. Our first meetings will focus on non-monetary...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...

April 13, 2021

All BCGEU Members at BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) - Bargaining Updat...

Your Bargaining Committee returned to the table with the employer, on March 30th and April 6th, to continue from where we left off, before the provincial election. We are pleased to report progress in a number of areas, including agreement on some changes to the Postings language and Health and Safety. However, the more contentious issues remain outstanding at this time and we have yet to table...

April 09, 2021

All Local 704 BCGEU Members at Tsawwassen Independent School Society aka Sout...

Nominations have now closed for bargaining committee at Southpointe Academy and we are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed and will represent you in the upcoming round of negotiations: Liping Wu Michaela Staller Stuart O'Leary Your committee will be meeting soon to review issues and develop proposals prior to meeting with the employer. Thank you to those who have sub...

April 08, 2021

Advocating for you and B.C. post-secondary education - BCGEU

As you know, the work of our union is to advocate on the behalf of members. I want to share with you an example of how myself and BCGEU President Stephanie Smith advocated for one primary sector of our component – B.C. post-secondary education.On March 31, we met with the new Minister of Advanced Education & Skills Training, Anne Kang, to introduce her to our union as a stakeholder in Briti...

April 08, 2021

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - Tentative Agreement Reached for VTT Instructo...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. Highlights include: Four-year agreement, expiring August 31, 2023 2% general wage increase retroactive to September 1, 2019 2% general wage increase retroactive to September 1, 2020 2% general wage increase effective September 1, 2021 Effective September 1, 2022, "me too" agreement fo...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

April 01, 2021

Vancouver Talmud Torah School - bargaining update - BCGEU

The Employer presented the Union with their comprehensive package proposal when we were in bargaining on March 15, 2021. This is in response to all of our proposals to date, including monetary items. Your bargaining committee has prepared its response and we continue negotiations on April 6 and 7. We have some challenging items to discuss but remain cautiously optimistic that we can work throug...

April 01, 2021

Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc - Bargaining Protocol Negotiated - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise that a bargaining protocol was negotiated with your employer today. Our talks were conducted remotely via Zoom video conference. We are seeking additional dates and intend to exchange nonmonetary bargaining proposals when we meet next. It's very early days, and many more dates will be required. We will keep you apprised as bargaining continues. To help ensure you receiv...

March 30, 2021

Native Courtworker Positions at Native Courtworker and Counselling Associatio...

Bargaining Surveys The deadline to complete your bargaining survey online is tomorrow! End of business day on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. To help us develop our proposals, we need to hear what your priorities are for collective bargaining. Please click here to complete our online survey. Lunch Virtual Membership Meeting The bargaining committee has scheduled a membership meeting over lunch to fo...

March 30, 2021

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC - Remember to Submit You...

Bargaining Surveys The deadline to complete your bargaining survey online is tomorrow! End of business day on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. To help us develop our proposals, we need to hear what your priorities are for collective bargaining. Please click here to complete our online survey. Lunch Virtual Membership Meeting The bargaining committee has scheduled a membership meeting over lunch to en...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...