B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

COMPONENT 12 - ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Component 12 includes members who work for the B.C. Government and non-government employers providing front-line administrative and support services.

They work in a variety of classifications 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.

NEWS & UPDATES

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 12, 2019

Local 1210 members - Nomination for young worker - BCGEU

Interest for the vacant position of Young Worker on the Local 1210 Executive has been received, therefore nominations for this position are now open. Local 1210 Young Worker Nomination forms are attached and may be copied. The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive position is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) VICTORIA AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area office for up to 6 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by a...

July 09, 2019

Staff Representative (2 Positions) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (2 Positions) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING July 9, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires two staff representatives to work in the Negotiations Department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargaining ...

July 08, 2019

Executive By-Election Local 1203 - BCGEU

***REVISED***  Thank you to the members who put their names forward to fill the vacant Member-at-Large position on the Local 1203 Executive. As we currently have only one vacant position and three candidates, we will be having an election. Members will be able to vote for one of the following Candidates for the Member-at-Large Position:  Laurie Irvine Wayne Wong Thea Blakely  Electronic ballo...

July 05, 2019

Liquor Distribution Branch - Worksite Stewards - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the results of the election process for two new shop stewards at your worksite. Jenny Zhang and Tina Melo will be joining your existing team of BCGEU shop stewards. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. Thank you Jenny and Tina for stepping up to assist you...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 26, 2019

New Steward for Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology – Immigration Programs B...

We are pleased to announce the results of the election process for shop steward at your worksite. Jennifer Elkabbany is your new BCGEU shop steward, joining your existing steward, Wayne Wong. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline. Thank you Jennifer and Wayne for stepping up to assist...

June 26, 2019

Worksite Steward for Ministry of Attorney General - BC Civil Resolution Tribu...

We are pleased to announce the results of the election process for shop steward at your worksite. Cynthia Unrau is your BCGEU shop steward. Stewards are available to answer questions about your collective agreement, and to join you in meetings with management that could lead to discipline.  Thank you Cynthia Unrau for stepping up to assist your co-workers. Please join us in wishing Cynthia well...

June 20, 2019

Revenue management jobs to move under government employment - BCGEU

Today the provincial government announced its decision to transition BCGEU members in revenue management and IM/IT services back into government employment once the contract between the Ministry of Finance and Advanced Solutions Inc. has expired. The current contract is scheduled to end on March 31, 2020. However in order to provide for a smooth transition, government has decided to negotiate a...