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COMPONENT 7 - EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE

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 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...

April 28, 2022

BC Family Maintenance Agency - Joint Proposal to Government Re Pay Equity - B...

As the parties agreed in MOA 9 in the 2019 to 2022 collective agreement, the following joint proposal was sent to the Deputy Attorney General from the BCFMA and BCGEU: "April 21, 2022 Shannon SalterDeputy Attorney GeneralPO Box 9290 Stn Prov GovtVictoria BC V8W 9J7 Dear Ms. Salter, The BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have identified a gender-ba...

April 27, 2022

Local 0710 – Northern Lights College – Support Staff - Steward Election Resul...

  Nominations closed April 26, 2022, at midnight for election of Stewards at Northern Lights College. Below, are the results: Jeremy Arnold – Northern Lights College – Support Staff Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!   In Solidarity, Angie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDDF of notice here

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...

April 25, 2022

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Loblaw (TSX: L) to take action on su...

  Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal. Download PDF Inv...

April 22, 2022

BCGEU librarians ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island Regional L...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Seven months after starting bargaining and almost seven weeks after starting job action, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have voted almost 90% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. “This has been a challenging round of bargaining, but these members st...

April 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 08, 2022

Post Secondary support-Preparations have begun to negotiate your new collecti...

Preparations to negotiate the next common collective agreement for post-secondary support services have begun. As a member of the BCGEU, please read this bulletin for important information about your bargaining committee, progress at the bargaining table, and next steps in the bargaining process. About your agreement + bargaining committee Your current collective agreement took effect July 1, 2...

April 08, 2022

Local 0710 – School District 59 - Steward Election Results ...

Nominations closed April 7, 2022, at midnight for election of Stewards at School District 59. Below, are the results: Pauline Walker Moberly Lake ElementaryErin Buckley Don Titus Montessori, ChetwyndPatricia Tetz School District 59, Chetwynd Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward! In Solidarity, Angie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here

April 08, 2022

Post-secondary Instructors bargaining is underway – update your contact info ...

Negotiations for the next common collective agreement for post-secondary instructors have begun. This bulletin contains important information about progress at the bargaining table and your next steps. Negotiation status Your bargaining committee – the Post-Secondary Instructors Bargaining Committee (IBC) – met with the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA) and representatives from your ...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...