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.


April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

Local 712 Updated Local Executive - BCGEU

Please see the below for an update on your local executive. Thank you to Roxanne Ridler for allowing her name to stand! Local Chairperson Jessica Scafe 1st Vice Chair: Rhonda Hunter 2nd Vice Chair: Roxanne Ridler Treasurer: Veronica Chinchilla Recording Secretary: Vacant Member at Large: Haley Thickett Member at Large: Seth Downs Member at Large: Vacant Member at Large (Young Worker): Teale de ...

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

March 29, 2018

BCGEU brings 15 recommendations to labour code review panel, calls for fairne...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith meets today in Surrey with a special government panel reviewing B.C.'s labour laws to call for changes that reflect the needs and interests of B.C. workers. Representing over 75,000 workers from nearly every economic sector in B.C., the recommendations in the union's submission to the panel are based on three theme...

March 26, 2018

Elections for Local 705 Executive - BCGEU

The election process for your Local Executive positions closed on March 22, 2018 and the ballot count took place on March 23, 2018. Here is the result for the Local 705 Election:  Local Chairperson: Kathy Adams (acclaimed)1st Vice Chair: Brenda Dunn2nd Vice Chair: Janice HarrisTreasurer: Arlene GrineauRecording Secretary: Shelly McKercharMembers-at-Large (4): Louise Simpson, Andree Beauchemin, ...

March 23, 2018

Members at BC NDP Constituency Office - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Bargaining continued on March 22nd, with further discussion about the important non-monetary issues still outstanding, including: layoff and recall and job security. We are working with the employer to write new up-to-date language on Harassment and Bullying and Maternity/Parental, taking into consideration all the changes with the Employment Insurance Act. Your Bargaining Committee is pleased ...

March 23, 2018

Local 703 Members at Maxxam Analytics - Bargaining Committee Update - BCGEU

Please be advised that Shawn Shirazi (Organics), Eduardo Caoili (Food Residue) and Leslie-Anne Stavroff (Ecotoxicology) have been elected to the positions of bargaining committee members for Maxxam Analytics.  Thank you to all eight candidates who stepped forward, and congratulations to those that were elected.  Your bargaining committee elected to represent you during this round of bargaining ...