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.
The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!”
The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...
DATE: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – General Meeting
PLACE: BCGEU North Island Area Office
106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo
The meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. (dinner provided). If you cannot attend, or are from an area that is more remote, please feel free to join us by phone. Call: 1-866-562-0090 Conference ID: 986794
It is i...
On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada.
Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...
In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter.
Nominations are now open for mid-term elections in the following position on the Local 1206 Executive:
The term ends 2018.
The deadline for nominations is: July 16, 2016
If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received within one business day of...
June 13-17 is Public Services Week in Canada. Coast to coast to coast, it’s a chance for Canadians to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by workers in the public service. Public services are central to the social and economic fabric of our communities, our province and our country.
Each and every one of us benefits from the contributions made by public services workers every day. They...
The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning.
Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...
The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here.
Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...
In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...
Please join us to say hello to your union and meet other members from locals 601 and 1201 and enjoy some free food and refreshments with us!
June 14, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1515/1520 Blanshard Street
June 16, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
June 21, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2955 Jutland Street
June 22, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
3960 Quadra Street
We look forward to seeing you there! ...
We are happy to report the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) will begin implementing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) – Recognition of Prior Vacation Year Upon Re-Employment. Our union negotiated this agreement that will see more than 160 BCGEU members credited with additional vacation time. These members will be notified by the PSA in the next few weeks.
In the future the MOA will be applied in ...
COMPONENT: Administrative Services
LOCAL: 1201- General Meeting
DATE: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Bayanihan Centre (1709 Blanshard Street)
• What happens if a position is eliminated or significantly changed?
• Classification Appeals
• Hours of Work
** Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be pr...
Results of the 2016 Local 1205 Executive By-Election are as follows:
Tahnee Trusler was acclaimed as Recording Secretary.
Congratulations and welcome to the Local Executive, Tahnee!
Nominations will remain open for the following positions until such time as a nomination is received:
Four (4) Member-at-Large positions
The term is for the remainder of the three-year term...
First aid is an important element of workplace health and safety. This includes having the correct equipment, procedures and trained people in place to respond in the event of a workplace injury.
Here are the basic first aid requirements under the Workers Compensation Act:
(1) The employer must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services...