Component 12 - Administrative Services

Component 12, Administrative Services, members provide front-line administrative and support services for the B.C. Government and non-government employers.

We work in a variety of classications and positions: administrative officer, clerk, postal clerk, clerk stenographer, coordinator of volunteers, court clerk, financial officer, health unit aide, medical records librarian and technician, office assistant, data processing operator, radio, teletype and switchboard operators, stationery clerk and stockworker.

The Breakaway Campaign (2015)

We recently surveyed our members in Administrative Services (aka Component 12) about workload. Here's what we found out:

  • 58 per cent of you said your position isn’t adequately backfilled while you’re on vacation or leave.
  • 65 per cent of you told us your workplace isn’t adequately staffed.

By and large, your workloads are unmanageable. It's time that changed.

That's why we've created the Breakaway campaign. 
Find out more ...

 

THE WORKLOAD PROJECT ... has become the Breakaway Campaign

Hanging on by a thread?

Hanging on by a thread?

You take pride in our work. While employers cut and restructure, your dedication gets the job done every day. Your work is important and you take it seriously. You are professionals. But there’s a downside to ‘going above and beyond the call of duty’. You’ve told us you’re hanging on by a thread, burning-out, expected to work free overtime and don’t enough resources and supports to do your job effectively. We want to make things rights. Keep checking back for more information about The Workload Project.

See the results of our workload survey ...

 

 

Leadership Development & Education

Cuba Education Tour May 2011

Edition #1: Component 12 leadership development & education initiative the catalyst for learning tour 
Edition #2: The Cuba Experience - International Workers' Day

 

Bargaining Updates

Apr 10, 2015

On behalf of your bargaining committee, I am pleased to advise that the HPAS tentative agreement has been ratified.

Mar 31, 2015

A set of Ratification Meetings will be held at your worksite in order to explain the changes to the agreement and vote.  Please attend one that is convenient for you:

Feb 2, 2015

As members will know, the current collective agreement between HP Advanced Solutions and the BCGEU expires on March 31, 2015.

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Component News

Jul 31, 2015

This bulletin provides members with a brief update on the review process initiated by the BC government regarding the child welfare case that was the subject of a B.C. Supreme Court decision.

Jul 30, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith updates members on summer events and ongoing union issues.

Jul 23, 2015

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union is joining First Nations and environmental advocates in opposing the B.C.

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Media Coverage

Jun 2, 2015

It is difficult to work to improve something when you won’t accept there is even a problem.

Apr 9, 2015

The computer system used to protect vulnerable kids and deliver social programs has never lived up to expectations, B.C.’s auditor general states in a report released today.

Mar 9, 2015

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

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