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.


February 16, 2018

Maxxam Analytics Election of Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members at Maxxam AnalyticsRe: Election of Bargaining Committee Further to our call for nominations issued on January 11, 2018, BCGEU has received eight (8) nominations for bargaining committee members. As per your collective agreement, there are three (3) positions available in the bargaining committee, with not more than (1) representative from any one department. Accordingly, a...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 15, 2018

Local 702 Executive Announcement - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 702 Members Re: Local Executive Announcement   The call for nominations for Local 702 Executives closed on February 5, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term:   · Joanna Lord, Chairperson · Colleen Nelson, 1st Vice Chairperson · Jennifer Seper, 2nd Vice Chairperson · Sally Vinden, Recording ...

February 14, 2018

AMENDED - Elections for Local 712 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 712 Members Re: AMENDED - Elections for Local 712 Executive   The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position of the local 712 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Chairperson :Rhonda HunterJessica Scafe Ballots will be available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (...

February 14, 2018

Elections For Local 0710 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 0710 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  Local 0710 Chair:KING, MeganFOSSUM, Kathy 1st Vice:DUFRESNE, MarshaFOSSUM, KathyPENNER, Tennille     Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (10147 100th Avenue, ...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Local 703 Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 7, 2018.We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates.Your Executive is as follows:  Local Chairperson – Amber Keane – / 778-230-0274 1st Vice Chair – Richard Schaeffer – / 778-996-9504 2nd Vice Chair – Coralie Gr...

February 09, 2018

Local 704 Election Results - BCGEU

The following members were acclaimed:   Chair                                                Monica Wyllie First Vice chair                                   John O'Brian Second Vice chair                              Jessica Lar-Son Treasurer                                          Josephine Wong Recording Secretary                           Amber Armstrong Member-at-large                    ...

February 08, 2018

Amended Local 0712 Election Results - BCGEU

Retraction of Election Results for Local 712 Executive – Bulletin dated February 7th, 2018   The correct results for Local 712 Local Executive are as follows:   Local Chairperson Election:  two candidates Jessica Scafe and Rhonda Hunter 1st Vice Chair: Pending Local Chair Election 2nd Vice Chair: Vacant Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Vacant Member at Large: Vacan...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...