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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.


April 07, 2016

BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety Networker Outreach

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Networker team had their initial meeting in January. The 21 BCGEU members appointed to the team are from all areas of the province. One of their first tasks is to contact BCGEU OHS committee representatives to let them know about upcoming training opportunities.  The Networkers are also busy calling OHS representatives in their areas to determine if the...

April 04, 2016

Member Update - April, 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith is joined by Community Social Services Component VP Andrea Duncan and first vice chair Pamela Pye from worksite visits in Port Coquitlam.

April 04, 2016

OHS Reps in Area 02 - BC Federation of Labour "Emergency Preparedness" Course

The “Emergency Preparedness” course will be offered at the Nanaimo area office on Monday May 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be facilitated by a BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre facilitator. This course has been designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the planning and preparations needed to assist workplaces to respond before, durin...

April 01, 2016

Local 705 meeting

DATE: Monday, April 18, 2016 TIME: 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. PLACE: BCGEU OFFICE (after hours entrance at right rear of building)             158 ORIOLE ROAD (VALLEYVIEW), KAMLOOPS   As this will be a Dinner Meeting, please RSVP with dietary needs to Chairperson - LaVerne Bernier @ if you planning to attend. AGENDA Regular Order of Business Reports Nominations for Local 7...

March 30, 2016

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries bargaining update

Your Bargaining Committee, along with Staff Representative Chad McQuarrie, commenced negotiations for a new Collective Agreement  with your Employer on March 23rd and 24th. A number of important issues were discussed at the table and the dialogue back and forth, has been respectful. Because of scheduling conflicts, the next day of scheduled talks will be April 18, 2016. In the meantime your cu...

March 29, 2016

NEC Native Education College bargaining committee

The BCGEU is pleased to announce that the following NEC Native Education College BCGEU members have been elected, by acclamation, as alternates to your Bargaining Committee at the Union meeting held March 29, 2016: John Jardine John Pateman John J. and John P. will be sitting as alternates for Sue Arnault (on leave) and Dennis Contois (on leave) until they return to work. Your Bargaining Comm...

March 23, 2016

Forests and Water: Key elements of environmental and economic stability

In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet. Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...

March 23, 2016

Vancouver Island University nominations for shop stewards (6 positions)

Nominations are now open for: Six positions for Shop Stewards at Vancouver Island University What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by di...

March 22, 2016

NEC Native Education College election of bargaining committee meeting

DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 TIME: 12:00 p.m.  LOCATION: NEC Native Education College, Room 101   Due to two members of your Bargaining Committee being on leave, the BCGEU needs to elect at least two alternates to your Bargaining Committee. We will be holding a meeting to nominate and elect alternates to the Bargaining Committee on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). All members ar...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 18, 2016

Local 704 local executive nomination results

Please be advised that Mairi Lester has been acclaimed as the Member at Large in the recent election. Justine Nelson had been acclaimed as the Young Worker. Congratulations to both Mairi and Justine! In solidarity      Monica Wyllie      Local 704 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP