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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

February 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 22, 2022

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Bargaining Committee results and next steps - ...

Bargaining CommitteeAt the close of voting, Steve Kitcher from VCO was declared elected to the bargaining committee. Steve joins Deb Calder (NICO) and Tina Gaiardo (LMCO) who were previously acclaimed. Next StepsIn the coming weeks, your bargaining committee and the staff representatives will begin preparing for negotiations with the employer. This will include training in the process and pitfa...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 18, 2022

Bureau Veritas Canada - Back to the Table, Important Dates in March - BC Gene...

Bargaining will resume on March 1, 2, and 3 after a period of not meeting since early December. Please note, the recent delay is due to lack of availability of the parties which has added to the total time of bargaining. There has been no intended delay by either party. Now that we are back at the bargaining table we are highly focused and intent on bring negotiations to a conclusion, that bein...

February 14, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 3 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

For the past two weeks we have shared a number of events taking place in celebration of Black History Month. This week we have more exciting events taking place! All the events we are sharing are free events or little cost for upcoming concerts. All are great opportunities to hear speakers and learn about ways we can fight against racism, learn about black history and enjoy great entertainment....

February 10, 2022

Throne Speech 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The spring legislative session started Tuesday, February 8th with the government's Speech from the Throne. Throne speeches are government's opportunity to establish priorities for the legislative session. This was the Horgan government's third throne speech since the last election in the fall of 2020 and it provided some insight into what to watch for in government's Economic Plan -- expected s...

February 09, 2022

Local 703 Members at York House School Society - Update: Ratification Vote Re...

BCGEU has just been informed that the Employer has also ratified the new collective agreement. That means that all the changes to your agreement are now in effect. Next Steps: The Employer has informed us that they will start calculating the negotiated retroactive wage increases from September 1, 2021 and expect to issue those payments on the March 15th payroll. Your Union representatives will ...

February 09, 2022

Public service bargaining officially underway between BCGEU & B.C. government...

Negotiations for the 19th Main Public Service Agreement, which covers you and 31,500 other BCGEU members employed by the provincial government, officially kicked off yesterday morning.Before your bargaining committee and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanged proposals, Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee, provided the...

February 08, 2022

Local 707 Members - Local Executive Election Results - BC General Employees' ...

The call for nominations closed on February 3, 2022. As no election was required, we are pleased to announce the following members are acclaimed: Local chairperson: Marcel Beerkens       First vice-chair: Emily White                  Second vice-chair: Cheryl Ash                 Treasurer: Gitan Rakhra                       Recording Secretary: Nicole Davis        Member at large (equity & ...

February 07, 2022

703 members at NEC Native Education College - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

The bargaining session the parties had scheduled for December 14, 2021 unfortunately had to be cancelled due to illness. Your BCGEU bargaining committee and NEC are now scheduled to meet on February 22nd, March 22nd, and April 11th. We will provide a further update after February 22nd. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support through this lengthy process. In solidarity, Linda Epp, Bargai...

February 07, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 2 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we begin the second week of Black History Month we want to bring your attention to a few free events that begin this week. We encourage you take advantage of these events and learn about Black history in B.C., learn about anti-racism from honored guest speakers and continue celebrating not just this month but every day!  B.C. Black History Awareness Society sponsored free events: Feb 11th – ...

February 04, 2022

BCGEU begins bargaining collective agreements covering more than 64K members ...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2022   Starting the last week of January, the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is bargaining six separate collective agreements that cover a total of approximately 64,000 of the union’s members.   Negotiations for three agreements have already started:  The Health Services and Support—Community Subsector (Community Health) agreement is a multi-union agree...