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

March 23, 2018

Members at BC NDP Constituency Office - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Bargaining continued on March 22nd, with further discussion about the important non-monetary issues still outstanding, including: layoff and recall and job security. We are working with the employer to write new up-to-date language on Harassment and Bullying and Maternity/Parental, taking into consideration all the changes with the Employment Insurance Act. Your Bargaining Committee is pleased ...

March 23, 2018

Local 703 Members at Maxxam Analytics - Bargaining Committee Update - BCGEU

Please be advised that Shawn Shirazi (Organics), Eduardo Caoili (Food Residue) and Leslie-Anne Stavroff (Ecotoxicology) have been elected to the positions of bargaining committee members for Maxxam Analytics.  Thank you to all eight candidates who stepped forward, and congratulations to those that were elected.  Your bargaining committee elected to represent you during this round of bargaining ...

March 22, 2018

Public Service Pension Plan Update - BCGEU

Dear BCGEU Public Sector Pension Plan Member, We understand that the recently announced changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) design have generated a lot of concerns. Many have indicated to us the communication from the Pension Corporation left them wondering how the plan impacted them, which has created anxiety and confusion. In this environment, serious misinformation has circulate...

March 22, 2018

BCGEU calls for labour code amendments to ensure balance and fairness for wor...

  The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has submitted multiple recommendations to a panel of special advisors currently reviewing British Columbia's Labour Relations Code. The submission calls for changes that properly reflect the needs and interests of workers in B.C.'s modern economy. The BCGEU's submission is based on three themes: 1. That workers be entitled to make their o...

March 21, 2018

BCGEU recognizes International Day of Forests - March 21 - BCGEU

Our natural forests are an important part of British Columbia's environment, economy and social fabric. More than a third of our planet's land mass is covered by forests, which absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into our atmosphere.  According to the United Nations, "forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of a...

March 20, 2018

NEC Native Education College Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

Please see the attached Bargaining Survey for this round of Negotiations commencing soon. Please return this completed questionnaire to Angela Mahlmann via facsimile at 604-294-5092 or email at Angela.Mahlmann@bcgeu.ca no later than 5:00 pm on May 11, 2018. For more information, please contact Sue Arnault.  In Solidarity, Angela MahlmannRepresentative - NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice hereDo...

March 20, 2018

Chairperson Election Results for local 712 - BCGEU

The election process for the Local Chair on your Executive closed on March 16, 2018. We want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results. Congratulations to Jessica Scafe who was elected to the positon.  The complete Local 712 Executive is now as follows:  Chairperson - Jessica Scafe1st Vice Chairperson - Rhonda Hunter2nd Vice Chairperson – Vacant Treasurer – Veronica ChinchillaRecor...

March 19, 2018

Elections for Local 709 Stewards & Executive - BCGEU

The results of recent elections for both Stewards and the Local 709 Executive are as follows: StewardsSelkirk College Campuses CastlegarPablo PasterBrad McVittie Nakusp Andrea Kosling Nelson - 10th St Ross White Nelson SilverkingTom BabottRob SchwarzerDave BriggemanJennifer Cliff-Marks BC New Democratic Party OfficeCastlegarAngelika Brunner If you have any questions about the Collective Agreeme...

March 16, 2018

BCGEU Members size up B.C.'s worst summer of natural disasters

For many people across the province the summer of 2017 was one of angst, uncertainty, and demanding work load due to extreme wildfires and floods. BCGEU members were front and centre in containment and rescue efforts delivered through key agencies like the B.C. Wildfire Service and Emergency Management B.C. Others across the public service took on significant roles in management, administration...

March 16, 2018

Updated information on improvements to your Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP)...

Today the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) Board of Trustees has announced a landmark change to the plan design of the PSPP. The BCGEU has a long history of negotiating and advocating for pensions for our members in all sectors. Over the last few years, the BCGEU, as the Plan Partner representative for the PSPP, has engaged the Government Partner on potential plan design improvements. It has ...

March 15, 2018

BCGEU calls on government to guarantee protections for vulnerable seniors.

Over the last year the BCGEU and other organizations have raised questions about the sale of B.C.-based Retirement Concepts to the international conglomerate, Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. – a Chinese-based investor with expansive international holdings.  Retirement Concepts currently operates 21 care homes in B.C., with over two and a half thousand workers which are represented by both the ...

March 14, 2018

Native Education College Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members at NEC (Native Education College)Re: Your Bargaining Committee  Sue Arnault has been elected as the bargaining committee member for NEC (Native Education College). I want to thank her for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining. Your bargaining committee is:  Sue Arnault  If you have questions or ideas about changes to the collective agreeme...

March 13, 2018

Warehouse Positions Available! - BCGEU

Warehouse Positions Available!   The Distribution Centres, located in both Vancouver and Kamloops, have entry-level auxiliary opportunities in Shipping, Receiving, Assembly and Inventory Control. We are accepting applications for additional auxiliary warehouse positions in our fast paced distribution center located in Vancouver. Please note in the summer of 2018 we expect to move our distributi...