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, Open Learning Agency, Justice Institute, private labs, legal services to the public (Legal Services Society, Native Court workers, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program), and court directed services to youth (Pacific Legal Education).

Bargaining Updates

Nov 17, 2015

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2016. The BCGEU has also confirmed these calculations.

Nov 6, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified, effective November 6, 2015. The vote result is 86% in favour of acceptance of the deal. 

Oct 29, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee and the Employer met on October 26, 2015.


Component News

Nov 19, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed to the Bargaining Committee:

Nov 19, 2015

Your collective agreement expires July 31, 2015. A bargaining committee is required to negotiate a new collective agreement.

Nov 13, 2015

TIME:    5:00 pm
PLACE:    BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas St.)



Media Coverage

Apr 13, 2015

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

Mar 9, 2015

Although we've won many hard-fought battles, it's not all good news. 
By Stephanie Smith

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