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

May 11, 2018

Wildfire report adopts elements of BCGEU submission, but improvement possible...

The BCGEU welcomes the release of the provincial government's wildfire and flood report, Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia, which adopts some key elements of the BCGEU submission, while leaving room for improvement. The report identifies 108 key recommendations to better prepare the province to respond to natural disasters like the unprecedented 201...

May 11, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers strike for fairness - BCGEU

Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock  (Coquitlam, May 11, 2018) - Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam are walking off the job Friday morning, in their escalating efforts to get fair wages, benefits and respect at work.  Hundreds of workers and supporters will gather for a rally in front of the casino at 2073 Hartley Ave,...

May 10, 2018

BCGEU and BC Government exchange bargaining proposals - BCGEU

UPDATE #2:   The first week of public service bargaining wrapped up in Victoria after the BCGEU exchanged bargaining packages with the employer. Component agreement bargaining took place from April 23 – 27. Component agreements cover occupational terms and conditions. Issues unresolved at component bargaining tables were tabled at the main public service table, by agreement with the employer.  ...

May 10, 2018

Who Decides for BC? - BCGEU

It's time to bring environmental decision-making back to the public interest.A Natural Resource Officer, tasked with stewarding our forests, without the tools needed to address forest practices until it is too late. An ecologist with serious concerns that an industry-paid biologist's plans will compromise the proper functioning of a stream's ecosystem, and no forum to stop it. These are just tw...

May 08, 2018

Public service bargaining commences in Victoria - BCGEU

UPDATE #1   Bargaining representatives from the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. Government Public Service Agency (BC PSA) are meeting today in Victoria to exchange bargaining proposals and begin four weeks of negotiations to achieve a new collective agreement. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process early," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "It gives...

May 07, 2018

Local 1205 Executive Elections - BCGEU

The nomination period for local 1205 closed on May 3, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed:  1st Vice Chairperson:  Tammy Buddecke  2nd Vice Chairperson:  Leah McLean  Recording Secretary:  Vacant - No nomination received  7 Members -at -Large:  4 vacant positions  1 Member -at -Large Young Worker:  Vacant - No nomination received  Your Local 1205 Executive is:...

May 07, 2018

Local 1203 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below of the local 1203 executive. All other positions have been acclaimed. Candidate statements are attached and also available via url link during the voting process:  2nd Vice Chairperson:   Debra Yearley Jennifer Elkabbany   Member-at-Large:   Jennifer Elkabbany Debra Yearley Laurie Irvine       Ballots will be sent electroni...

May 07, 2018

It's time to reinvest in the services that support British Columbians - BCGEU

BURNABY – Today, and in the weeks ahead, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will begin negotiating new contracts for more than 53,000 members in the public service, health sectors and community social services.  "We're ready," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Beginning negotiations today gives us the time we need to address long-standing issues we've been raising wit...

May 07, 2018

BCGEU observes North American Occupational Safety and Health Week - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union joins occupational health and safety advocates and governments across the continent in observing North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), which is observed from May 6-12 and will be commemorated in events across North America. NAOSH Week was first launched in 1997, after the government of Canada, United States and Mexico signed a...

May 04, 2018

Land Title & Survey Authority Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

Ballots for the tentative agreement were counted this morning, May 4th, 2018. 92% voted in favour of acceptance of the tentative agreement. Therefore, the agreement has been ratified.The Bargaining Committee now begins the process of creating/proofing a draft agreement, once completed and signed off by the parties, copies of the new collective agreement will be sent out to each member.The agree...

May 01, 2018

Pension Plan estimator now online, but doesn’t show the full picture - BCGEU

As of May 1, the Public Service Pension Plan's online pension estimator will be available to pension plan members. However, the Pension Plan web site says that "the estimator will not yet calculate the past service enhancement that comes into effect October 1, 2019." This means that when you log in to estimate your pension under the new rules, you won't be getting a complete estimate of your li...

April 30, 2018

Provincial Magazine – Spring 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Spring 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: BC Budget 2018 BC Cannabis retail program Public Service Pension Plan changes Community Social Services bargaining Affordable BC campaign Organizing news Events and more… Download the Spring 2018 issue (PDF) UWU/MoveUP

April 27, 2018

Local 1212 Election Update - BCGEU

Please be advised that Lisa Cote has been acclaimed as the 1st Vice Chair for Local 1212. As such, the Executive is now as follows:   Local Chairperson – Christine Crawford 1st Vice Chair – Lisa Cote 2nd Vice Chair – Vacant Treasurer – Vacant Recording Secretary – Vacant Member at Large – Vacant Member at Large – Vacant Member at Large – Vacant Member at Large – Vacant Member at Large – ...

April 26, 2018

New conservation officers provide greater protection for B.C. environment - B...

The swearing in of new conservation officers on the steps of the B.C. legislature demonstrates a commitment by the B.C. government to increase protection for our natural environment, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. "The B.C. government's commitment to hire new conservation officers is good news that will ensure higher levels of compliance and enforcement with ...

April 25, 2018

Local 1205 - Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the local executive: 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Recording Secretary 4 Members-at-Large - 1 Member-at-Large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office...

April 25, 2018

Message from BCGEU vice president of administrative services component Maria ...

The best laid plans … often go awry. We administrative professionals are great organizers and planners, aren't we? That's why, as your vice president for administrative services at the BCGEU, Administrative Services Day is never far from my mind. This is the day we recognize the valuable and vital service we in the BCGEU's Administrative Services Component provide to British Columbians and thei...