B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

November 23, 2018

Local 707 Members at University of BC - Okanagan - Bargaining Committee Elect...

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 University of BC – Okanagan bargaining committee. We require the following positions to be filled: • Bargaining committee member (3 positions) • ...

November 23, 2018

Submission to provincial Legal Aid Services Review - BCGEU

A robust public legal aid program is essential for realising the fundamental right to justice for all British Columbians, and the BCGEU has long advocated for improvements to the province's legal aid services. The B.C. government is currently conducting an independent review of B.C.'s legal aid service delivery system, and your union has made a submission to this process.In this submission we c...

November 23, 2018

New resources for Residential Tenancy Branch a good first step - BCGEU

Union sees need to enhance online resources with added walk-in service The recent announcement by the B.C. government of improved staffing and service levels at the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is a welcome improvement and a good first step, but should not completely replace walk-in services, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. The B.C. government reported that at l...

November 19, 2018

Two BCGEU Stewards needed at Legal Services Society – You are the Union! - B...

The BCGEU is seeking nominations for two union stewards at Legal Services Society – Vancouver Regional Centre (Burrard Street). We have secured the employer's agreement to increase the number of stewards at your worksite to four, and are opening two union steward positions for nomination.The Union is only as strong as LSS members decide. You need to know your rights, and stand up for them.Stewa...

November 15, 2018

Maxxam Analytics Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Bargaining with your Employer resumed on November 6th- 7th. All proposals (non-monetary and monetary) are on the table. We had hoped to move forward with the wages and benefits portion of bargaining and conclude with a settlement, unfortunately, there are some non-monetary proposals we are having difficulty moving past. Your bargaining committee will be caucusing on Nov 16th to discuss options ...

November 14, 2018

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) - BCGEU

The B.C. Government has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2019. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations.Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.75 per cent increase on all wage rates, effective the first pay period after May 1, 2019. Combined with the 1% General Wage Increase effective on the same date, the ...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...

November 01, 2018

Local 703 Members in BCIT Instructional unit - Bargaining Committee Election ...

Elections for your bargaining committee closed on October 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm. The following three members are now your bargaining committee members: • Steve Holding; • Tamara Pongracz; and • Erich Moeller. Cory Langford was acclaimed as bargaining unit chair on September 27, 2018 at the close of the nomination period. Please join us in congratulating your new bargaining committee for BCIT Inst...

October 30, 2018

Bargaining Committee Election for Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library S...

Nominations are now closed for the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library System's Bargaining Committee.Kathy Adams is acclaimed as Bargaining Chairperson. Congratulations Kathy!The following people were nominated for the Bargaining Committee:Courtney Charlton Brenda DunnStephanie Gignac Tammy GjernesAn election will be conducted for 3 Bargaining Committee Members and 1 Alternate Bargaining Committee...

October 30, 2018

Update on Bargaining for Student Union of UBC Okanagan - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee will meet on November 15 - 16, 2018 to review the membership bargaining surveys and to prepare bargaining proposals. We have bargaining dates set with the Employer on January 22, 23, 24, 30, 31 and February 1, 2019.We will provide you with further information once bargaining is underway.In solidarity,Elizabeth Rusch, Bargaining committee memberMichael Ouellet, Bargaini...

October 26, 2018

704 Members Nominations for Local Executive – 2nd Vice-Chairperson & Young Wo...

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    2nd Vice-Chairperson (one position)   Young worker (one position)                                            The deadline for nominations is November 26, 2018 by 5 p.m.The BCGEU nomination form (attached) must be used and should be submitted to the area office by fax (604.882.5032), email (area04@bcgeu.ca), mail...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...