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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

March 08, 2022

Cowichan branch of VIRL behind picket lines as BCGEU librarians escalate job ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...

March 08, 2022

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA)- Bargaining Survey – We Need Your Input!...

To prepare for bargaining to renew the collective agreement, your bargaining committee needs your feedback on what is important and what your priorities are. Please check your email or speak with a bargaining committee member to access the survey and complete it by Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 5 PM. In solidarity, Debra Calder, Bargaining Committee MemberTina Gaiardo, Bargaining Committee MemberS...

March 07, 2022

All BCGEU Local 703 Members - Elections for Local 703 Executive - BC General ...

  This is a reminder that there are just a couple days left to vote in the Local 703 Election! You have until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 to cast your vote.   How do I vote? Voting is conducted via E-Vote. On February 23, 2022, you received an email from Scytl Credential Delivery System which contained your voting credentials (your member ID), as well as instructions of how to cast your vot...

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 02, 2022

Negotiations for new collective agreement have begun - BC General Employees' ...

Negotiations for the next common collective agreement for post-secondary instructors kicked off this week, in person in Vancouver, approximately one month before the current agreement is due to expire.This agreement, which took affect April 1, 2019 and expires March 31, 2022, covers you and 900 other BCGEU members at five B.C. institutions. As your elected Post-Secondary Instructors Bargaining ...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 22, 2022

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Bargaining Committee results and next steps - ...

Bargaining CommitteeAt the close of voting, Steve Kitcher from VCO was declared elected to the bargaining committee. Steve joins Deb Calder (NICO) and Tina Gaiardo (LMCO) who were previously acclaimed. Next StepsIn the coming weeks, your bargaining committee and the staff representatives will begin preparing for negotiations with the employer. This will include training in the process and pitfa...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 18, 2022

Bureau Veritas Canada - Back to the Table, Important Dates in March - BC Gene...

Bargaining will resume on March 1, 2, and 3 after a period of not meeting since early December. Please note, the recent delay is due to lack of availability of the parties which has added to the total time of bargaining. There has been no intended delay by either party. Now that we are back at the bargaining table we are highly focused and intent on bring negotiations to a conclusion, that bein...