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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

July 06, 2022

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Em...

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining CommitteeLast fall, we conducted the most detailed and comprehensive preparations for public service negotiations in BCGEU history. This included reviewing nearly 500 proposals from union locals, 5800 bargaining survey results and polling results from over 5000 members. By engaging in extensive consultation with you, we learned about your chal...

July 05, 2022

Kenneth Gordon School - Bargaining Update – Bargaining Committee Nomination P...

The Nomination period is now completed and the following members have been appointed to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Bargaining Chair: Linda Smythe Bargaining Committee: Kathryn Stewart Bargaining Committee: Matthew Gridley Congratulations and thanks to the successful nominees for agreeing to represent their membership in this round of bargaining In the coming weeks,...

July 05, 2022

BCGEU Local 703 Members - Election Results for Local 703 Young Worker Positio...

Thank you to everyone who submitted their names for the Young Worker position for Local 703. Please help me in congratulating Siobhan O'Kelly, as she has been acclaimed in the role as your newest Young Worker. Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, please contact the BCGEU local area office at [email protected] In solidar...

July 04, 2022

Northern Lights College - Support- Nomination for Alternate Bargaining Commit...

Friends, This is a reminder that nominations for the vacant position of alternate Bargaining Committee member close 1700 hours, Thursday, July 7, 2022. The primary goal of the Bargaining Committee is to prepare for and conduct negotiations, with the employer, to renew the Collective Agreement. To achieve that goal, the Bargaining Committee members will be expected to: Attend all meetings of th...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 4, 2022Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break downVICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning.  Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creativ...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

After three days of positive negotiations last week, your bargaining committee was surprised and disappointed that despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, your employer – the B.C. government through the Public Service Agency (PSA) – has refused to table a proposal that meets your key demand of cost-of-living protection. Talks between your bargaining committee and the employer broke down thi...

July 01, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...

June 23, 2022

Fellow BCGEU members in the public service voted in favour of strike action -...

Have you heard the news? Your fellow BCGEU members in the Public Service voted 94.6% in favour of striking for a fair collective agreement that includes cost-of-living-adjustments. Here’s how this affects you: Members directly employed by the Government of B.C. took a strike vote to push their employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA), to improve their disappointing wage offer and come back wit...

June 23, 2022

Guru Nanak Sikh Academy - Week One of Bargaining Concludes JUNE 10, 2022 - BC...

Friends, We are very pleased to advise that Parmjeet Kaur Dhaliwal and, Sarbjit Hundal will be joining the bargaining committee. Please join us in welcoming them.We concluded our first week of bargaining on June 10, 2022. The Union’s opening proposals for a first collective agreement can be found here. It is unlikely we will get everything we want. The Employer will also not get everything it w...

June 22, 2022

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU’s public service members vote in favour of strike...

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU's public service members vote in favour of strike in their fight for a fair contractEmployer bends before votes are counted and asks union to return to bargainingBURNABY, B.C. – Hundreds of BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) activists have pressured their employer to return to negotiations by organizing the union's biggest ever strike vote for 33,000 members in the ...

June 22, 2022

Local 710, Northern Lights College Support Bargaining Committee Nominations ...

Local 710, Northern Lights College Support Bargaining Committee Nominations are now open for the vacant position of alternate Bargaining Committee member. The primary goal of the Bargaining Committee is to prepare for and conduct negotiations, with the employer, to renew the Collective Agreement. To achieve that goal, the Bargaining Committee members will be expected to: Attend all meetings of...

June 20, 2022

UBC Okanagan- Bargaining Questionnaire - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your collective agreement expires on June 30, 2022 and your bargaining committee will need your input in order to identify membership priorities and draft "new" proposed changes to the agreement.This will be your opportunity to have a direct effect on the bargaining process. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire, which is attached.Your responses will be reviewed by the BCGEU b...

June 16, 2022

United Way Period Promise Campaign - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All Area 01 BCGEU Members WHAT: Period Promise: Fill the busWHEN: June 25, 2022, between 10 am and 3 pm, at Tillicum Mall Please help us help the United Way with their Period Promise: Fill the Bus Campaign! The United Way Southern Vancouver Island's Period Promise campaign is a cornerstone of the good works we do with our partners in the labour movement. We are hoping BCGEU leaders and memb...