Component 7 - Education, Scientific, Technical and Administration

Members of the ESTA Component work in colleges and institutes as instructors and support staff, in private environmental testing laboratories, and legal services. Employers include community colleges, B.C. Institute of Technology, Justice Institute, private labs, BC NDP Caucus and Constituency Offices, legal services to the public (Legal Services Society, Native Court workers, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program) and many more.

Bargaining Updates

Nov 9, 2011

UBCO members voted 97% in favour of ratifying their tentative agreement. Highlights of the agreement are:

Mar 31, 2011

On behalf of the Bargaining Committee, I would like to formally announce that the votes have been counted, and the membership has voted in favour of accepting the collective agreement between BCGEU Local 702 and VIU by a clear margin.

Thank you everyone for attending the meetings and supporting the committee

In Solidarity,

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Component News

Jul 5, 2005
College instructors at Malaspina College have voted 79 per cent in favour of strike action, if necessary, to back their demands at the bargaining table, the B.C.
Jan 7, 2005

Unionized support staff at seven Northwest Community College campuses in communities spread across northwestern B.C. have voted 85 per cent in favour of strike action to back up demands for a fair contract settlement, and served 72 hour strike notice this morning.

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Media Coverage

Apr 13, 2015

Options on the table include sponsorship, changing routes — even closing schools.

Dec 15, 2014

Though the justice system can be a murky and intimidating environment for some First Nations people, court worker Trish Pantell says it can also serve as a catalyst to help transform bad choices in

Nov 20, 2014

Native court workers bring their rotating strike to Kelowna today.

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