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

March 19, 2019

JM Project Management Ltd. - Bargaining Committee Nomination - BCGEU

As your current collective agreement with the employer expires on June 30, 2019, we are beginning preparations for the next round of bargaining and the members at your worksite need to elect a bargaining committee. Attached to this notice is a nomination form for the bargaining committee member positions. Nominations are now open for the following 3 positions: Bargaining Committee Chair; Barga...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 15, 2019

Local 703 Members -General Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Education, Scientific, Technical & Administration LOCAL: All BCGEU Local 703 Members DATE / TIME: Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office (Broadway Tech Centre) 130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver Musqueam meeting room in member area (Broadway Tech Centre is located on Renfrew Street, between Grandview Highway and Broadway in East Vanco...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 11, 2019

News on Bargaining - School District 81 - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the ratification of the tentative collective agreement. The Committee would like to thank you for your support and assistance during this set of negotiations. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact any member of the Committee.   In solidarity,    Kathleen Ganson, Bargaining Committee ChairAngela Hicks, Bargaining Committee MemberJen...

March 08, 2019

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library - Bargaining update - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is sending out this bulletin to ensure the membership is informed about the ongoing collective agreement bargaining process between the Union and the Thompson Nicola Regional Library. The parties met from March 4 to March 7, 2019 and exchanged proposals with each side providing an explanation as to the reason for the proposal. We worked through a number of language pro...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 07, 2019

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bargaining Committee Members - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following BCGEU members have been acclaimed as the Bargaining Committee for Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School: Linda Smythe Tyler Gilowski Anne-Marie Roberts  Congratulations to Linda, Tyler and Anne-Marie, and thank you for stepping forward to serve on the bargaining committee. I look forward to working with them to secure a fair collective agreement for all BCGEU me...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

March 01, 2019

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

The 2019 Scholarship Programs has now closed and winners will be posted to the website in mid-June. Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU me...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...