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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.


March 14, 2016

Change to OHS course dates

  Labour Code OHS Scheduled Courses March - December - 2016   Courses Location Day 1   Course Type Course Name City Venue Mar 17/16   Labour Code Incident Investigations Victoria BCGEU Mar 18/16 ...

March 09, 2016

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

NAOSH week is recognized annually throughout North America to promote the prevention of injury and illness at the workplace. Organizations are encouraged to participate by planning activities during this week. The theme this year is to “make health and safety a habit”. For more information go to Worksafe BC’s website at This link will g...

March 07, 2016

All Local 703 Stewards

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Meeting Room                #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver The Union will be hosting an Enhanced Steward Training Day for all Local 703 Stewards on Thursday April 7, 2016, at the Lower Mainland Area Office.  We will be using this day to inform, discuss and connect.  The topics covered th...

March 07, 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day - March 8

In Canada and around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day.  International Women's Day and trade unionism are historically linked. The day was initiated to commemorate the 1908 strike of women garment workers in New York, and has evolved into a world-wide movement to celebrate advances and demand improved rights for women and girls. As part of this fight for social j...

March 07, 2016

Your Local 701 Election Results - Treasurer

I am pleased to announce the results of nominations received for the positon of Treasurer for the Local 701 Executive: Ryan Painter As no other nominations were received, the nominee is acclaimed. Please join us in welcoming both and Ryan to his new position on the Local 701 Executive. In Solidarity Chad McQuarrie  BCGEU Staff Representative  Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/Mo...

March 03, 2016

Peoples' Law School notice of election of bargaining chairperson

Your current collective agreement will expire on March 31st 2016 and plans are now underway to return to the bargaining table.  First of all, a bargaining representative must be elected. In order to be nominated, a member and nominator must complete the attached nomination form and that form must be returned by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 1st, 2016. Each candidate who is nominated, may complete ...

February 25, 2016

York House School Society call for nominations

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. Call for nominations for: One (1) Bargaining Unit Chair Four (4) Bargaining Committee Members If more than one (1) Bargaining Unit Chair or more than four (4) Bargaining Committee Members are nominated, there will be an election. In order to be nominated, a member and no...

February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...