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

Jun 8, 2006

For PDF version of this alert click here 

Arbitrator Judi Korbin has found that college instructors who are members of the BCGEU will receive a 4.4 per cent increase effective April 1, 2006 on the top step of the wage scale, thereby resolving a dispute between the union and employers about the April 1 pay rate.

May 31, 2006

Douglas College support staff approve new contract - click here

May 30, 2006


Component News

Feb 9, 2017

To:    All BCGEU Members Working at Vancouver Island Regional Library
Re:    Recognizing Local 702 Members' Dedication


Feb 9, 2017

COMPONENT:     Education, Scientific, Technical and Administration
LOCAL:               704
DATE:                Monday, March 13, 2017

Jan 31, 2017

To:       Stewards and Executive Members in Local 0712
Re:       Enhanced Steward Training


Enhanced Steward Training



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.