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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

December 06, 2019

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School - Tentative agreement reached! - BCGEU

A tentative agreement has been reached for your new collective agreement. You will have an opportunity to review the details of the agreement and ask questions at a meeting of the membership: When: Tuesday, December 10th at 12:20 pmWhere: Division 7 Room The voting will begin at this meeting and the ballot box will remain at the workplace until Friday lunchtime. In solidarity, Your Bargaining C...

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...

December 06, 2019

Members at BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Bargaining Update #2 - BCGEU

During and after last week's worksite meetings, the vast majority of members expressed their ongoing support for the initial mandate given to the bargaining committee. Following those meetings, the union gave the employer additional information on its proposal for classification-specific adjustments. The employer is considering this information and intends to respond to the committee sometime n...

December 06, 2019

Bargaining Update #3 - Native Education College - BCGEU

All members are invited to and strongly encouraged to attend an important lunch meeting on Monday, December 9. Negotiations with NEC have reached an impasse. The bargaining committee will report on the status of bargaining and seek members' input regarding next steps in our efforts to renew the collective agreement.   When: Monday, December 9, 2019 from 12pm to 2pm Where: Room 103/104, NEC, 285...

December 05, 2019

Members at Legal Services Society - Voting deadline extended - BCGEU

The deadline for ballots for LSS bargaining committee chair to be received at the BCGEU Negotiations Department is hereby extended to Friday, December 13, 2019 at 5 p.m. This should give any member who did not receive a voting package by mail and already requested a replacement sufficient time to vote. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to ensure all members are enfranchis...

December 03, 2019

BCGEU met with Health Minister Dix - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.  We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...

December 03, 2019

The Provincial – Fall 2019 - BCGEU

Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.   This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.   UWU/MoveUP

December 02, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Western Pacific Marine for inland ferr...

The communities of Kootenay Lake are no longer facing disruptions to their ferry service due to the labour dispute between BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine. On November 26, after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse, the two parties reached a tentative agreem...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

A strong majority of the 80 inland ferry workers represented by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Western Pacific Marine (WPM).    The agreement, which was reached on November 26 and ratified by members on November 30, achieved wage parity with BC Ferries within the term of the agreement and a...

November 29, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Community Living BC - BCGEU

Nearly 600 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work in communities across the province have voted to accept a renewed collective agreement with Community Living BC (CLBC) – the provincial crown agency that provides supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities.  The parties reached a tentative agreement on October 17. The workers, who had been...

November 28, 2019

Local 704 - Nominations for local executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Member at large (two positions) The term will end the Winter/Spring 2021. Information on the roles and responsibilities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used, and please ensure you indicate wh...

November 25, 2019

Volunteer opportunity: BC Fed free community Christmas Dinners - BCGEU

This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper. To volunteer please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-306-4156 or email at labourxmasdinner@hotmail.ca.  Surrey - December 23, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Kwantl...

November 25, 2019

Local 704 Members at Southpointe Academy - Steward Nomination Results - BCGEU

Steward nominations have closed at Southpointe Academy. Please be advised that Gregg Whitlock has been acclaimed to the position of steward for local 704. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Gregg. In solidarity   Monica WyllieLocal 704 chairperson Sarah GeorgettiStaff representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

November 22, 2019

NEC Native Education College - Bargaining update - BCGEU

This is an update on the status of negotiations for renewal of the collective agreement between the BCGEU and NEC Native Education College. The parties met for two days of bargaining on November 20 and 21, 2019 and made good progress on non-monetary proposals. 45 of 49 non-monetary proposals have been agreed to, leaving only four proposals outstanding. The parties will meet again on December 2 ...

November 22, 2019

Area 12 Cross component committee - Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop - BCGEU

THE BCGEU AREA 12 CROSS COMPONENT COMMITTEEInvites you to attend a Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop  Come and join Leticia from Plastic Free Terrace and learn how to make reusable beeswax food wraps. These wraps replace single use Saran Wraps and Ziplock bags. Each participant will create and take home 2 small and 2 medium wraps. Space is very limited, please register using this link:http://events.bc...

November 18, 2019

BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) - Bargaining Update & Worksite Meetings ...

This is an update on the status of bargaining between the BCGEU and BCFMA and notice of important worksite meetings. The BCGEU bargaining committee and BCFMA met for two days of negotiations on Monday, November 4 and Friday, November 15, 2019. The parties identified numerous areas of agreement in principle on non-monetary proposals. The parties have not reached agreement on the most significant...

November 14, 2019

BCGEU Dawson Creek chalk painting night

BCGEU Dawson Creek Chalk Painting NightWhere: South Peace Campus, Northcourt10808 15 St., Dawson Creek BCWhen: December 9, 2019From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Get in on the new décor trend of the year!Chalk Couture's silk screen transfers make decorating fast, easy and beautiful.With the reusable surfaces, you can change up the look of your sign over and over!Open to all BCGEU Members but space is limit...

November 13, 2019

Local 703 meeting and seasonal celebration - BCGEU

The BCGEU Local 703 Executive invites local members to the BCGEU Local 703 Seasonal Celebration! Come and enjoy some food and drinks while you get to know your executive as well as other local members. DATE: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. LOCATION: Wings Restaurant, 345 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V8 Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Please RSVP via the bel...

November 13, 2019

Election of Bargaining Committee Chair - Legal Services Society - BCGEU

 Now that nominations have closed, the next step is to elect the bargaining committee chair. In random order, the following three members have been nominated for this position: Natasha Dawes Eduardo Aragon Deneen Garrett BCGEU members employed at LSS will receive a ballot package specific to the position of bargaining committee chair. After the chair has been selected, the election for bargai...

November 12, 2019

NEC Native Education College - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

This is an update on the status of negotiations for renewal of the collective agreement between the BCGEU and NEC Native Education College. The bargaining committee met for five days of preparation earlier this fall. This included training in the process and pitfalls of bargaining, a thorough review of members' input from surveys and the worksite meeting in June, a clause-by-clause review of th...