The BCGEU bargains agreements for approximately 4,800 trades instructors (instructors) and administrative professionals (support) working in the post-secondary sector across B.C. at the following institutions:
Instructors: Camosun College, Coast Mountain College, Northern Lights College, Okanagan College, Selkirk College
Support: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Coast Mountain College, Douglas College, Justice Institute of BC, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Northern Lights College, Okanagan College
Common agreements are negotiated with the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA) by two BCGEU bargaining committees:
- the Post-Secondary Instructors Bargaining Committee (IBC – who represent members working as instructors at the above institutions); and
- the College and Institute Support Service Bargaining Association (CISSBA – who represent members working as support).
A common agreement helps standardize collective agreements across the post-secondary sector in areas of common issues.
Local agreements with the individual employers are negotiated by the respective local bargaining committees. Local agreements address issues specific to the institution.
A key issue for all members working in post-secondary is meaningful wage protections.
Are you a BCGEU member working in post-secondary and
- have questions about bargaining? Connect with your bargaining committee.
- Don’t know who your bargaining committee is, or haven’t received the above emails? Register for a BCGEU Member Portal Account here: https://my.bcgeu.ca/login