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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

July 27, 2023

Fort St. John Public Library - Steward Nominations BCGEU - BC General Employe...

Please Post notice and nomination form on Union bulletin board Steward nominations are now open for Fort St. John Public Library.Nominations are now open and close at midnight on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Please email, fax or mail your nomination forms to: Email: [email protected]: 250-785-004810147 100 Ave. Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y7(back door drop box available) If you have any qu...

July 27, 2023

Okanagan College - Vocational Instructors - Collective Agreement Ratifies! - ...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the ratification vote is now completed and 98.6% of voting members were in favour of the collective agreement. Thank you for your strong support during the bargaining process.   In solidarity, Your bargaining committee: Cam McRobb, Bargaining Unit ChairpersonNicole Davis, Bargaining Committee MemberNatasha Befus, Bargaining Committee MemberLei...

July 25, 2023

BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver’s decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close - ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 25, 2023BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver's decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The City of Vancouver's decision last week to allow the lease at Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Yaletown to expire in March 2024 will put lives at risk at a time when harm reduction services are needed more than ever. "We are i...

July 20, 2023

Ans’Payaxw School Society-Kispiox Community School - Bargaining update - BC G...

Damkxw, As you are likely aware, on May 11, 2023 the BCGEU was certified as your bargaining agent to represent you in all matters related to your terms and conditions of employment. We now need to start preparing to negotiate your first collective agreement. Although we are excited to begin, we were delayed by your Employer's refusal to comply with its legal requirements to provide contact info...

July 19, 2023

The Tranquille Occupation: 40 year anniversary - BC General Employees' Union...

Statement from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith   Forty years after the dramatic worker occupation of the Tranquille Institution, its impact is still as meaningful and significant as it was then. It's a story of courage and a story of collective action.  Worker power cannot be understated: the historic 22-day occupation of Tranquille is a major piece of labour history that was made by working-cl...

July 14, 2023

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) - Ratification – Frequently Asked Quest...

Thank you to all members who participated in the collective agreement ratification meetings on Wednesday July 12. As you know, the time for discussion in both meetings was limited. The bargaining committee has put together a Frequently Asked Questions Document (FAQs) with some questions that were asked both during the meetings and after. Your bargaining committee unanimously recommends you vote...

July 13, 2023

Remembering a B.C. Wildfire member - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It is with heavy hearts that our union mourns the loss of one of our BCGEU family who lost her life today fighting a wildfire outside of Revelstoke. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and community, both at home and in the BC Wildfire Service. B.C. wildland firefighters are renowned for their teamwork and incredible service to our communities. Each and every one is committed to ensuri...

July 12, 2023

Instructors at Coast Mountain College - REVISED NOTICE OF POLL – Ratification...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a settlement we are unanimously recommending you vote YES to ratify the agreement. The REVISED Local Ratification Document can be found here and the Multi Employer Table Ratification Document can be found here. You will receive voting credentials on Thursday, July 13th at 9:00 am. at the email that the Union has on file for you. If ...

July 12, 2023

Support Staff at Coast Mountain College - REVISED NOTICE OF POLL - Ratificati...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a settlement we are unanimously recommending you vote YES to ratify the agreement. The REVISED Local Ratification Document can be found here and the Multi Employer Table Ratification Document can be found here. You will receive voting credentials on Friday, July 14th at 9:00 am. at the email that the Union has on file for you. If yo...

July 11, 2023

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) - ratification document - BC General Em...

The ratification document detailing the tentative agreement reached with your employer is available here. Your bargaining committee will review the ratification document with you in detail during the ratification meetings on Wednesday, July 12. Details of the ratification meetings can be found in our bulletin to you of June 29 or you may ask a member of your bargaining committee. Your bargainin...

July 07, 2023

NORTHERN LIGHTS COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS RATIFICATION VOTE AND MEMBERSHIP

Friends,Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report we have reached a tentative settlement we are unanimously recommending you vote YES to ratify. You will find attached to this notice two documents:  The Ratification Document which identifies the tentative changes to the local 2019-2022 collective agreement; and The Ratification Document which identifies the tentative changes to the com...

July 06, 2023

Okanagan College – Support Services - Collective Agreement Ratified! - BC Gen...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that the ratification vote is now completed and 95.6% of voting members were in favour of the collective agreement. Thank you for your strong support during the bargaining process.   In solidarity, Karolyn Green, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonKevin McKenzie, Bargaining Committee MemberGord Stefansson, Bargaining Committee MemberLinsay Buss, Staff...

July 06, 2023

Members at Bureau Veritas Canada - Additional Bargaining Dates Scheduled

Your Bargaining Committee met with the employer for four days in early June to commence negotiating a renewal agreement. During that time, we tabled both our non-monetary and monetary proposals.We currently have scheduled bargaining dates for July 24th - 27th. Stay tuned for updates!To help ensure you receive a copy of future updates, please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at http...