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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

November 05, 2019

Election results for your Local 0710 Executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on November 4, 2019.  Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Member-at-Large Young Worker!    Chair                              Kathy Fossum 1st Vice Chair                  Tennille Penner 2nd Vice Chair                  Marsha Dufresne Treasurer                         Megan King Recording Secretary         Debbie Kle...

November 05, 2019

Steward Election Results for L710 - BCGEU

Nominations closed November 4, 2019 for the election of Stewards of Local 0710. Here are the new Stewards at their respective worksite:   Northern Lights College 11401 – 8th Street Dawson Creek Brandon Mackinnon and Jamie Bond   Tumbler Ridge Elementary School 355 Monkman Way, Tumbler Ridge Sheena Lundgard   Please join us in wishing them well in their new position! In solidarity, Kathy Weaver...

November 04, 2019

Interim Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Please be advised nominations are open for the following positions on the local executive: Member at large (equity delegate) Member at large (young worker) The term ends at the next local election (January 2021). Information on the roles and responsibilities of these positions is attached. The deadline for nominations is: November 13, 2019 If there is an election for a position, candidates ma...

November 01, 2019

Minister Mark meets with BCGEU on NEC worksite issues

In ongoing efforts to address issues at your worksite, our union met in August with Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark.In this meeting we stressed members' frustration with lack of resources, difficult working conditions and inadequate compensation. We also discussed the negative impacts of a heavy workload and high turnover due to a shortage of supports and resou...

November 01, 2019

Information conference calls: tentative agreement between BCGEU & CLBC and Me...

The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...

October 31, 2019

Support Staff at Okanagan College - commencement of bargaining - BCGEU

Please be advised your bargaining committee and the Employer will be meeting on November 15, 2019 to commence the bargaining process. We will keep you informed as the process moves forward. In solidarity, Marcel Beerkens, Bargaining committee chairpersonYvonne Caldwell, Bargaining committee memberValerie Tuhkala, Bargaining committee memberKarolynn Green, Bargaining committee memberAnn Forrest,...

October 30, 2019

Kwantlen Student Association Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we reached a tentative deal with your employer on October 25, 2019. This is a 4 year agreement with 3% wage increase in each year, retroactive to August of 2018. We also achieved larger wage increases for minimum-wage workers in the Grass Roots Café, including a larger gap between the line and supervisory staff. Other monetary gains included reim...

October 29, 2019

Strike News for Legal Services Society (Vancouver Regional Centre – 510 Burra...

Respect the picket lines! PEA job action at LSS Vancouver Regional Center on Friday, November 1  As you are aware, the Professional Employees Association (PEA) has served strike notice for the Legal Services Society Vancouver Regional Centre for Friday, November 1 starting at 7am. A rally and media event is planned for 12pm. Please respect the PEA picket line, and do not cross it. On Friday, in...

October 29, 2019

Municipal Pension Plan survey – looking for your input - BCGEU

Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 21, 2019

Steward Elections Local 0710 - BCGEU

Steward elections are open as of Monday, October 21st, 2019 for Local 0710 members. Please ensure a copy of this notice, the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace. Nominations will close on Monday, November 4, 2019. Please email, fax or hand deliver your nominations to:  BCGEU Peace River Area Office10147 100 AveFort St. John, BC...

October 21, 2019

Nomination for local 0710 Member at Large, Young Worker - BCGEU

  Interest for the position of Member at Large, Young Worker on the Local 0710 Executive has been received, therefore nominations for this position are now open.  Member-at-Large, Young Worker  Nomination forms are attached and may be copied.The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive position is available from your area office. The de...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...