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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

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, 2023

BCIT - Support - Collective Agreement Officially Ratified! - BC General Emplo...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to advise that all parties have now ratified the renewal agreement, making the official ratification date: November 22, 2023. Thank you to our Bargaining Committee for a good well done and to all of our members for your strong support throughout the process. In order to receive future updates from your Union, please ensure that the BCGEU has your personal em...

November 20, 2023

We Want to See More Trans Elders - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Secretary-Treasurer Paul Finch Issues Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance This past year we've seen a disturbing rise in hate-driven attacks on the transgender community. The BCGEU's solidarity with transgender, gender-diverse workers, and all 2SLGBQTI+ community members is necessary and urgent-it's a lifeline, it's central to our values, and it's important to the wellbeing of our...

November 17, 2023

BCIT - Support - Tentative Agreement Ratified! - BC General Employees' Union ...

Voting by the membership is now completed and your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by 96.8%!Additionally, the BCIT Board of Governors have ratified the agreement. The agreement must now be ratified by the Post-Secondary Employers' Association (PSEA) but we do not anticipate any delay to that process. You will be advised when there is an...

November 14, 2023

RBC & BMO shareholders herald racial equity audit commitments - BC General Em...

Chartered banks are fourth and fifth to commit to independent assessment after successful shareholder engagement  BURNABY, B.C. | Nov. 14, 2023 – In back-to-back announcements, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Bank of Montreal (BMO) announced commitments to conduct independent racial equity audits, making them the fourth and fifth Canadian chartered banks to do so. These announcements come after ...

November 14, 2023

Native Courtworkers and Counselling Association of BC - Membership meetings -...

Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2024. Join us at one of our lunchtime membership meetings to find out about the election of the bargaining committee, bargaining surveys and general timeline for negotiations to start. Meetings will be held by ZOOM as follows: Thursday, November 23 12:15 pm to 1 pm Thursday, November 30 12:15 pm to 1 pm To join these virtual meetings, pleas...

November 06, 2023

BCIT Instructors - Your Collective Agreement Has Been Ratified - BC General E...

We are pleased to announce that your new Collective Agreement has been ratified, with 91.2% voting in favour. Thank you to all who took the time to attend our Information Session, ask questions and vote on your agreement. Year one wage increases, and related retroactive pay adjustments, are expected to follow soon; however, exact dates are unknown at this time.Once the new Collective Agreement ...

November 06, 2023

Bargaining Update for Kenneth Gordon School Members - BC General Employees' ...

The Union and your Employers were scheduled to meet on October 26th, 2023. However, due to illness and some technical difficulties, the Union had to cancel that day of bargaining.  To make up for it, we have scheduled an additional date for bargaining: November 16th, 2023. We have made significant progress with non-monetary proposals, and we hope to start negotiating monetary proposals soon.   ...

November 03, 2023

BCIT - Support - NOTICE OF POLL – Ratification Vote and Membership Meeting - ...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a settlement we are unanimously recommending you vote YES to ratify the agreement. The Ratification Document can be found here. You will receive voting credentials, from Simply Voting, on Thursday, November 9th at 9:00 am. at the email that the Union has on file for you. If you do not receive an email with your voting credentials y...

October 31, 2023

All BCGEU Members at Bureau Veritas - Collective Agreement Ratified - BC Gene...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit! Members voted 84% in favour of ratification. We are pleased to report that your Employer has now also ratified the tentative collective agreement. The renewed 2023 to 2026 collective agreement is therefore in effect as of October 31, 2023. It will take some time for the partie...

October 30, 2023

BCIT – Faculty - Ratification Information Meeting - BC General Employees' Un...

There will be a virtual ratification information meeting this week, to go over the Ratification Document and the proposed changes to your collective agreement. Ratification Meeting Details: Date:                     Wednesday, November 1stTime:                    12:00PM to 1:00PMLink:                     To join the Zoom meeting, please speak to a member of the bargaining committee. Voting wil...

October 27, 2023

BCIT Support - Tentative Agreement Reached! - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement!Details of the agreement will be provided in the next few days. Plans are underway for virtual meetings so your Bargaining Committee can review the settlement with you, and you can ask any questions you might have. An electronic ballot will follow the ratification meetings.Please ensure that the BCGEU has you...