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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATION

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

April 07, 2020

Process for refusing unsafe work – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

To: BCIT Support StaffRe: Process for refusing unsafe work – COVID-19 updateAs our province continues to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, your bargaining chair has been in daily discussions with your employer to deal with issues that have arisen as a result.We are in uncharted territory, but your union is committed to keeping your worksites as safe as possible while areas of BCIT remain...

April 06, 2020

Online employee wellness resource – COVID-19 update, Component 7 - BCGEU

To assist school districts in making resources available to employees, the BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) has negotiated a limited time partnership with LifeSpeak on Demand (LifeSpeak). LifeSpeak is an online library of streaming and downloadable video training modules with renowned experts speaking on a range of health, family, wellness, and professional development topics.Th...

April 03, 2020

It’s time to support essential workers – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

It's time to support essential workers – COVID-19 updateFrom the moment Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago through the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your Stewards, Local Chairs and Component VPs about how your work and your workplaces have been impacted. Your union has been working hard with your ...

April 02, 2020

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School labour management meeting – Call for agenda i...

In response to the many concerns brought up during the January membership meetings, and in accordance with Article 9 of the collective agreement, your union is pleased to announce that the first meeting of the Labour Management committee for 2020 has been scheduled on: April 9 at 10:00am In order to adhere to social distancing requirements, this meeting will be by video conference. The purpose ...

April 02, 2020

BC NDP MLAs (Constituency Assistants) 2020 Bargaining Committee – Results of ...

The ballots have been counted, the results are now in and the successful candidate for the election of Bargaining Committee Chairperson is Andrea McDonald.  Congratulations!Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is:Andrea McDonald - Bargaining Committee ChairpersonPreet Sangha - Bargaining Committee memberJessica Lar-Son - Bargaining Committee memberThe Bargaining Committee will now begin preparations...

April 01, 2020

Child care for essential service designated workers – COVID-19: All members -...

Province helps essential service workers find child care In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...

March 31, 2020

Beware of fraudulent Emails related to Covid-19 - BCGEU

We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email. The overwhel...

March 25, 2020

Component 7: Letter from Ministry of Education to support staff - BCGEU

Today the Ministry of Education sent the attached letter regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-school classes to school district support staff members. Your union encourages you to review this letter as it contains important information on how education partners can continue working together to support B.C. students and protect the health of all British Columbians. The letter...

March 25, 2020

Component 7 COVID-19 update to members working in post-secondary education - ...

Correction to 'March 23, 2020 Union News,' we apologize for any confusion. Your union is working hard to support all of its members as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact workers and workplaces in every sector of our economy. To this end we have been working closely with the Post Secondary Employers' Association (PSEA) and coordinating with your employer.While post-secondary institutions ...

March 24, 2020

Reminder about Breaks and Overtime at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BC FMA) -...

Taking Breaks and Leaving On Time During the President's visit on February 4, your Union heard your concerns about struggling with unmanageable workloads, as well as frustration with the ongoing vacancies at BC FMA. In some cases, members reported working through their breaks and performing unpaid overtime to compensate for the ever-increasing workload due to vacancies. President Stephanie Smit...

March 23, 2020

Local 703 election results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 703 Executive Equity and Diversity representative. Frances Stanley is the successful candidate for the position.The voting results were as follows: Frances Stanley – 185 votes Celeste Dunstan – 119 votes Simran Kaur – 63 votes There were a total of 371 voters, with 4 who abstained.Congratulations to our new Equity and Diver...

March 20, 2020

Nominations for Dogwood Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Call for Nominations Nominations are now open for the bargaining committee to negotiate a first collective agreement with your Employer. Members elect a bargaining committee to work with the union Staff Representative and other elected leaders to help ensure members' voices are heard and interests are protected and advanced through the bargaining process.The bargaining committee will consist of...

March 18, 2020

Bargaining update: Mediation REVISED for members at Native Education College ...

Due to the current pandemic, BCGEU is postponing all non-essential meetings within the next 60 days. This means that the parties will not meet in mediated bargaining until May 20, 2020 at the earliest.  As the strike mandate you provided expires after 90 days, we will be holding another strike vote prior to mediation. This meeting will be schedule to take place in mid-May at the earliest. Thank...