BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 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

October 30, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election for Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library S...

Nominations are now closed for the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library System's Bargaining Committee.Kathy Adams is acclaimed as Bargaining Chairperson. Congratulations Kathy!The following people were nominated for the Bargaining Committee:Courtney Charlton Brenda DunnStephanie Gignac Tammy GjernesAn election will be conducted for 3 Bargaining Committee Members and 1 Alternate Bargaining Committee...

October 30, 2018

Update on Bargaining for Student Union of UBC Okanagan - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee will meet on November 15 - 16, 2018 to review the membership bargaining surveys and to prepare bargaining proposals. We have bargaining dates set with the Employer on January 22, 23, 24, 30, 31 and February 1, 2019.We will provide you with further information once bargaining is underway.In solidarity,Elizabeth Rusch, Bargaining committee memberMichael Ouellet, Bargaini...

October 26, 2018

704 Members Nominations for Local Executive – 2nd Vice-Chairperson & Young Wo...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    2nd Vice-Chairperson (one position)   Young worker (one position)                                            The deadline for nominations is November 26, 2018 by 5 p.m.The BCGEU nomination form (attached) must be used and should be submitted to the area office by fax (604.882.5032), email (area04@bcgeu.ca), mail...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...

October 23, 2018

President Irene Lanzinger won't seek re-election as BC's top labour leader - ...

Sister Irene Lanzinger has announced that she will not be running for re-election next month at the 58th Convention of the BC Federation of Labour. As the largest affiliate union of the BC Fed, the BCGEU would like to thank Irene for her contributions to the labour movement in British Columbia during her time as president. As the first woman president of the Federation, Irene redefined what is ...

October 22, 2018

Proposed legislation will lay foundation for improved professional reliance s...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased with the provincial government's introduction today of the Professional Governance Act aimed at improving B.C.'s professional reliance system in the natural resource sector. If passed, the new legislation will lay the foundation for a series of much-needed changes to better protect and manage the province's natural resources for ...

October 17, 2018

Bargaining Update for Maxxam Analytics International Corporation - BCGEU

Bargaining with your Employer resumed this week on October 15 – 17, 2018. The Employer and Union have tabled many proposals which has taken considerable time to work through and we have found agreement on several proposals. We are still working through a few remaining non-monetary issues and have tabled our full monetary proposals. Your Employer requires some time and will respond formally at o...

October 17, 2018

British Columbia turns over a new leaf - BCGEU

Vancouver – With cannabis prohibition finally over in Canada, British Columbia is bracing itself for a new era of economic potential. “Legal, recreational cannabis has the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and direct monetary benefit to the province” noted BCGEU President Stephanie Smith. “Wise investments in the regulation, sale, and distribution of alcohol provide billions in ...

October 16, 2018

BCGEU members in employment assistance meet with minister - BCGEU

Six BCGEU members who work for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction met with minister Shane Simpson late last week. The members are from BCGEU Component 6 - Social, Information and Health and Component 12 – Administrative Services. The meeting was organized by the union so that the minister could hear firsthand the issues facing workers on the front-lines in the hope they ca...

October 12, 2018

Provincial magazine – Autumn 2018 - BCGEU

The latest issue of The Provincial magazine is available for download. In this month's issue: • Casino workers stand strong • Violence at Forensics Hospital • Protection from online harassment • Sectoral Bargaining updates • Referendum on proportional representation • Ginger Goodwin memorial, and much more. • Download PDF file of Provincial UWU/MoveUP

October 11, 2018

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Every fall your union participates in the public consultation for the next provincial budget. The consultation is led by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly—and involves public hearings across the province as well as written, audio and video submissions and online surveys. The Committee reviews all input received fr...

October 11, 2018

Bargaining Committee for Students' Union of UBC Okanagan - BCGEU

Further to our notice on August 23, 2018, we are pleased to announce the results of the nomination for your bargaining committee: Elizabeth Rusch – Bargaining committee member Michael Ouellet - Bargaining committee member Stephanie Patterson – Alternate bargaining committee member I know you will join me in congratulating your new bargaining committee. In solidarity,Ann ForrestStaff Repre...

October 10, 2018

UPDATED: Information For BCGEU Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

On Friday, September 15 Gateway Casino filed an application in BC Supreme Court seeking an injunction that would have severely restricted picketing at the Penticton location. Gateway's application relied on video and other evidence that allegedly showed our members trespassing, delaying vehicles, and intimidating casino clients.  The Court heard the application on Monday and issued a ruling on ...

October 10, 2018

Bargaining Information Meeting for Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School - BCGEU

As you may be aware, your collective agreement expires on August 31, 2019. I will be assisting you as you negotiate a new contract.  We have plenty of time to bargain your new collective agreement, but I understand that there are questions and concerns from KGMS members about the process.The Union will be holding a meeting at the School on Monday, October 29 at 3:30pm.The meeting will give me t...