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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

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

January 13, 2020

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) Bargaining Update #4 - BCGEU

BCFMA responded late last week to the additional information we had provided regarding our proposal for classification-specific adjustments. The response was not positive. Now we will engage with senior union leadership and members at BCFMA concerning our next steps. These meetings will take place in the upcoming weeks and we will provide members with an update as soon as they are completed. Th...

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 23, 2019

Members at Legal Services Society Re: Bargaining committee chair election res...

Ballots for the LSS bargaining committee chair election were counted on December 19, 2019. Natasha Dawes has been declared elected as chair. Thank you to all candidates who put their names forward in this election. The election for two LSS bargaining committee members will take place early in the New Year. In random order, the candidates for committee member are: Eduardo Aragon Jessica Huber D...

December 20, 2019

Themis Bargaining Update #3 - BCGEU

As of the writing of this bulletin, the Union had still not received a response from BCFMA in light of the additional information we had provided regarding our proposal for classification-specific adjustments. Given the proximity to the holidays, which includes seasonal office closures and people being away, we will not have further information for members until the New Year. Members can expect...

December 20, 2019

Members at Vancouver Talmud Torah School Re: Bargaining update  - BCGEU

We have met with the employer on two occasions, most recently last evening, and we have exchanged comprehensive proposals on a number of issues. We have tabled a package that reflects the priorities that you put before us and we are trying to find our way to common ground on those issues. By early next week, we hope to confirm further days of bargaining in January 2020, as we continue to work t...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...

December 18, 2019

Grand Forks childcare professionals launch one-day strike - BCGEU

WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...

December 17, 2019

Okanagan College (Support Staff) Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee and the Employer met on November 26, 28 and December 2, 4, 9, 12 and 16. We continue to make progress on identified priorities and have further bargaining scheduled January 14 – 17, 2020. The committee is wishing you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season.   In solidarity, Marcel Beerkens, Bargaining committee chairpersonYvonne Caldwell, Bargaining committe...

December 16, 2019

Tentative Agreement Ratified by Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Members - BCGEU

The union is pleased to announce that the members ratified the tentative agreement with KGMS.  The new language is in effect as of the date of the ratification. The employer has informed us that they will be making every effort to include retroactive payments in the pre-holiday payroll. The union bargaining committee wishes to express our appreciation and thanks to the members for their partici...

December 16, 2019

Local 707 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for one member at large (young worker) position for the local 707 executive. Voting will take place electronically. Candidate statements are attached from those who provided one and will be available through the e-voting link provided to you.  Candidates:Connor McGoranBlake EdwardsGitan RakhraThe electronic voting will take place between January 8, 2020 - Februa...

December 13, 2019

Bargaining Update #2 for members under Hospitality Industrial Relations at Be...

The bargaining committee met with Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR) and the employers on December 12 and 13, 2019. Despite our best efforts we have not been able to reach an agreement to deliver what members have said they need to see in a renewed collective agreement. On the morning of December 13, 2019, the bargaining committee told HIR that the parties were not making enough progress at...

December 12, 2019

Northern Lights College – Support Staff bargaining - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached. Ratification meetings will take place during the week of January 6th, 2020. A bulletin will be sent out next week with dates and times for the meeting. In solidarity, Juanita Fraser, Bargaining ChairMegan King, Bargaining Committee MemberTennille Penner, Bargaining Committee MemberPaola Rodriguez, Barg...

December 09, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care w...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...

December 09, 2019

Local 704 - Nominations for local executive - Revised - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Member at Large (Young Worker) Member at Large (Equity Worker) The term will end the Winter/Spring 2021. Information on the roles and responsibilities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used, and...

December 09, 2019

Members Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. Re: Notice of Election Bargaining C...

Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2020, and the union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of Bureau Veritas Canada (2019) Inc. The union bargaining committee will consist of three employees with no more than one employee from any department. Nomination...