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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.


June 13, 2016

Love must be greater than hate – Orlando shootings

The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning. Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...

June 13, 2016

Local 712 NWCC Members- Instructors only - Nomination for instructors bargain...

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Bargaining Committee Chairperson The deadline for nominations is: Wednesday July 13th  2016 by 5:00pm. Any nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted.  All forms must be filled out completely, including signature of nominee and the nominator.  Completed forms must be mailed, faxed or emailed as an attachment to the N...

June 13, 2016

The Columbia Institute releases a climate change report

The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here. Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...

June 10, 2016

BCGEU writes Colombian and Canadian governments on repression

In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury. Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:  (1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel

June 01, 2016

2016 Education Conference

Download the PDF file of the conference programme

May 30, 2016

OHS Representatives in the province right to refuse unsafe work

Recent incidents at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam have highlighted the need for workers to be made aware of their rights and duties under the Worker’s Compensation Act in carrying out their work. On May 23, BCGEU members were injured while transporting a patient from the Royal Columbian Hospital back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. A preliminary investigation has been conduc...

May 27, 2016

2016 BCGEU Scholarship Winners

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 26, 2016

JM Project Management Ltd. election of 2 bargaining committee members

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. Nominations are now open for the positions of 2 (two) Bargaining Committee Members. If more than 2 (two) members are nominated, the Union will hold an election. In order to be nominated, a member and nominator must complete the attached nomination form and that form must be r...

May 26, 2016

NEC Native Education College bargaining update meeting

Your Bargaining Committee will be holding a meeting for all BCGEU members on the following date: Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Location: Classroom 101 We will provide you with an update on the progress at bargaining at that time. We will also be opening nominations for one alternate bargaining committee position. We look forward to seeing you on June 2. In solidari...

May 26, 2016

Election Results for Local 705 Executive

The results of the 2015 Local 705 Executive Election are as follows: Local Chairperson:   Laverne Bernier - Acclaimed   1st Vice-Chairperson:   Kathy Adams - Acclaimed 2nd Vice-Chairperson:   Kelly Nystoruk Treasurer:   Janice Harris Recording Secretary: Tammy Gjernes – Acclaimed ...

May 25, 2016

Nomination Results for Local 705 Executive Member-at-Large

The results of the call for nominations for your Local 0705 Executive, Member-at-Large position are as follows: Brenda Dunn Andrée Beauchemin An election will be held for the position of Local 705 Member-at-Large. Ballots and voting instructions will be available through your worksite steward and at the Area Office. Please Note: Ballots must be received by the Area Office before 5:00 p....

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 19, 2016

Tsawwassen Independent School Society South Pointe Academy tentative agreemen...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the Tsawwassen Independent School Society tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership. The vote was 76% in favour of accepting the tentative agreement. Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process including ratification. In solidarity On behalf of: S...