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.


February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Local 703 Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 7, 2018.We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates.Your Executive is as follows:  Local Chairperson – Amber Keane – / 778-230-0274 1st Vice Chair – Richard Schaeffer – / 778-996-9504 2nd Vice Chair – Coralie Gr...

February 09, 2018

Local 704 Election Results - BCGEU

The following members were acclaimed:   Chair                                                Monica Wyllie First Vice chair                                   John O'Brian Second Vice chair                              Jessica Lar-Son Treasurer                                          Josephine Wong Recording Secretary                           Amber Armstrong Member-at-large                    ...

February 08, 2018

Amended Local 0712 Election Results - BCGEU

Retraction of Election Results for Local 712 Executive – Bulletin dated February 7th, 2018   The correct results for Local 712 Local Executive are as follows:   Local Chairperson Election:  two candidates Jessica Scafe and Rhonda Hunter 1st Vice Chair: Pending Local Chair Election 2nd Vice Chair: Vacant Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Vacant Member at Large: Vacan...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

Election Results for Local 712 Executive - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 712 Local Executive closed. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows: Local ChairpersonRhonda Hunter 1st Vice Chair:Jessica Scafe 2nd Vice Chair:Vacant Treasurer:Vacant Recording Secretary:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large:Vacant Member at Large (Young Worker):Vacant Congratulations to the above noted! We look forward...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 07, 2018

Local 707 Meeting Notice - BCGEU

DATE:   March 5,2018 TIME:   5:00 PLACE: Okanagan Area Office              1064 Borden Ave, Kelowna AGENDA • New Executive, Roles and Responsibilities • Reports • General Business   EVERYONE WELCOME!!  IF YOU HAVE NEVER ATTENDED A LOCAL MEETING THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW Download 707 march meeting notice.pdf UWU/MoveUP

February 06, 2018

Local 707 Election Results - BCGEU

The call for nominations for the Local 707 Executive closed on February 4, 2018.   We confirm that your new Executive is as follows:   Cindy Battersby - Chairperson Marcel Beerkens – 1st Vice Chairperson Cheryl Ash – 2nd Vice Chairperson Valerie Tuhkala - Treasurer Karen Markle – Recording Secretary Craig MacFarlane - Member-at-Large Kevin McKenzie –Member-at-Large            CONGRATULATIONS T...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strikeAn astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike actionMembers of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week.In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking strik...

February 06, 2018

Local 710 Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Monday, February 5, 2018 for the Local 0710 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following members elected by acclamation for their positions in this three year term of office! Local 0710 Young Worker:      Mary Murphy Local 0710 Member at Large: Paola Rodriguez Ruah There was more than one nomination for Local 0710 Chair and also for Local 0710 1st Vice Cha...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

January 25, 2018

Sticks and Stones... - BCGEU

"Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you"… This old children's rhyme from the 1800's was meant to persuade victims of name-calling to ignore the taunts of their peers. But since then, we've learned that name-calling can cause great damage to our psychological and physical health and safety. Name-calling, bullying, harassment and pranks can hurt us psychologically, w...

January 24, 2018

Local 701 - Local Executive Announcement - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations for Local 701 Executive, we are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed: · Steve Kitcher, Chairperson · Chantel Mather, First-Vice Chairperson · Kelvin Kum, TreasurerThe local still has vacancies for the following positions: · Second-Vice Chairperson · Recorder · Member at Large · Member at Large, Young WorkerCongratulations to new ...

January 23, 2018

Local 710 Steward By-Election Results - BCGEU

Below are the updated results for each worksite in Education, Scientific, Technical & Administration. Fort St. John Public Library Jill Baccante Tanya Boyd Amy Von Stackelberg Northern Lights College – Chetwynd Holly Keutzer Teresa Rose Northern Lights College – Dawson Creek Kent Meldrum Michelle Parkinson Shan Philip Dylan Quast Northern Lights College – Fort St. John Charlene Gi...

January 17, 2018

Local 705 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Local 705 Members Nomination for Local Executive Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 4 Members-at-Large 1 Member-at-Large: Young Worker Representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each offic...