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

September 12, 2018

Area 01 Young Workers Committee - BCGEU

We are excited to introduce ourselves to you as your Area 01 Young Worker Committee. Local 301 Amanda Nurse                  amanda_nurse@hotmail.com Local 401 Sarah Ball                        sarahmichelleball@hotmail.com Local 501 Rostislav Artiushenkov    rostokcan@gmail.com Local 601 Alexandra Richardson     alex_richardson12@hotmail.com Local 801 Samantha Brumwell        samma12@live...

September 11, 2018

Updated Salary Grid for BCIT Support members - BCGEU

There has been some confusion among bargaining unit members regarding the applicable salary grid for BCIT Support bargaining unit members because the grid attached to the collective agreement is outdated, the union has been told. We are therefore sending you an updated salary grid for the current collective agreement, which can be accessed by clicking here. This version of the salary grid takes...

September 07, 2018

BCGEU Stewards needed at Vancouver Talmud Torah – You are the Union! - BCGEU

The Union is opening nominations for Union stewards at Vancouver Talmud Torah School. The Union is only as strong as VTT members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them.Stewards are the eyes and ears of the Union at the worksite. They are workplace leaders.Stewards know and help enforce the collective agreement and assist, support and help ensure that members' rights are pro...

September 07, 2018

Pension workshops available for Public Service Pension Plan and Municipal Pen...

Every year the Pension Corporation offers a spring and fall calendar of educational workshops about the Municipal Pension Plan and Public Service Pension Plan. The calendars are now posted on the pension websites (see links below). The College Pension Plan sessions should be posted soon.  Two different workshops are offered: 1) For younger members who want to know more about your plan. 2) For t...

September 06, 2018

Union representing correctional officers calls for action after alleged assau...

The BC Government and Service Employees (BCGEU) union is asking for a change to better protect correctional officers and sheriffs who are escorting prisoners from correctional centers. The call comes after the alleged assault of a correctional officer at Vancouver General Hospital on Aug. 28.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

September 05, 2018

Union calls for gov't intervention after spike in staff assaults at Coquitlam...

Two unions that represent workers at Coquitlam's Forensic Psychiatric Hospital are sounding the alarm over a recent spike in assaults, blaming management for a "systemic failure" to respond. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said that there have been 21 staff injuries committed by patients to its members alone, between May and August of this year.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

September 04, 2018

Maxxam Analytics – Canada Way- BCGEU Stewards needed – You are the Union! - B...

The Union is opening nominations for Union stewards at Maxxam – Canada Way worksite. There are four stewards positions available for this worksite. The Union is only as strong as Maxxam members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them. Stewards are the eyes and ears of the Union at the worksite. They are workplace leaders. Stewards know and help enforce the collective agreeme...

September 04, 2018

Local 704- Nominations for Local Executive – Member at large - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Member at large (two positions) The term is three years. The deadline for nominations is September 20, 2018 by 5 p.m. The BCGEU nomination form (below) must be used and should be submitted to the area office by fax (604.882.5032), email (area04@bcgeu.ca), mailed to the Fraser Valley area Office at 8555 - 198a Street,...

August 31, 2018

An Open Letter from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Labour Day - BCGEU

As a mother and an early childhood educator l know that for many British Columbians Labour Day represents the end of summer and the beginning of school. But as a union activist the first Monday in September represents much more. Labour Day is an opportunity to celebrate working people: the ones who built our province; the ones who take care of our families and our communities every day; and the...

August 30, 2018

Members at People's Law School - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

This is to advise you that the members at People's Law School have ratified the tentative agreement.  The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed we will provide copies to the members at People's Law School.  I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input, contributions, ...

August 29, 2018

Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe...

BURNABY – Recent serious assaults on staff by patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam highlight a disturbing trend that endangers the lives of workers at the facility, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "There have been 21 injuries to staff since May of this year, by patients who are at the hospital for committing serious crimes," said BCGEU tr...

August 27, 2018

BCGEU Bargaining Committee – Call for Nominations for Vancouver Island Univer...

The BCGEU is inviting nominations from members to serve on the bargaining committee to renew a collective agreement with Vancouver Island University. Two types of positions are available: one (1) bargaining unit chairperson position three (3) bargaining committee member positions The BCGEU encourages all members to consider seeking this opportunity so that the bargaining committee can reflect...

August 27, 2018

BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today that its members in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides significant compensation increases for workers while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. CSS consists of thre...

August 23, 2018

Members at UBCO Students' Union - Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

The bargaining committee represents the members in collective agreement negotiations and also serves on the joint labour management committee which normally meets with representatives of the employer. This is a call for nominations for election to the UBCO Students' Union bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: • Bargaining committee member (2 positions) • Alterna...

August 20, 2018

Members at BCIT – Instructors - Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chair +...

BCIT Instructors – Accepting nominations for bargaining committee until September 20   The BCIT Instructors collective agreement expires on March 31, 2019. The union is beginning its preparations for bargaining, starting with the election of a bargaining committee.  Please be advised that the Union is now accepting nominations for bargaining committee members for the BCIT Instructor bargaining ...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...

August 17, 2018

Members at Fort St. John Public Library - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Nominations closed for the Fort St. John Public Library Steward on August 13, 2018, with the results noted below. Tanya Boyd                       Steward  Amy von Stackelberg         Steward Alternate Please join us in wishing them well in their new positions! In solidarity,   Kathy WeaverStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

August 16, 2018

Local 712 Members at Coast Mountain College Locations - Steward Elections - ...

Please be advised that BCGEU Education, Scientific, Technical & Administrative Services, Component 7 is holding steward elections for members. A nomination form is attached. Please indicate your worksite location (address). Nominations will be open from August 16, 2018 to August 30, 2018 at midnight.  If all positions are not filled, nominations will remain open until such time as we have a...