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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.


June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

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...

June 22, 2016

1202 - General Meeting

      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...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU celebrates the 20th National Aboriginal Day

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...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU demands freedom for Iranian trade unionists

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. 

June 16, 2016

Mid-Term nominations for local 1206 executive position

Nominations are now open for mid-term elections in the following position on the Local 1206 Executive: Chairperson 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 16, 2016

Canadians acknowledge contributions of public service workers

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...

June 14, 2016

1205 Members union meeting

          DATE:    TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016            TIME:    5:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.          PLACE:    BCGEU, 158 ORIOLE ROAD, KAMLOOPS (VALLEYVIEW)                        (evening entrance at Northwest corner of building   AGENDA Light snacks provided: Please RSVP to [email protected]            Regular Order of Business            Chair Report            Component Report Down...

June 13, 2016

Love must be greater than hate – Orlando shootings

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...

June 13, 2016

The Columbia Institute releases a climate change report

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...

June 10, 2016

BCGEU writes Colombian and Canadian governments on repression

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...

June 07, 2016

All Local 601 and 1201 Members BCGEU Member-to-Member BBQ Dates

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 4000 Seymour 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! ...

June 07, 2016

Update – Implementation of MOA - prior vacation year upon re-employment

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 ...

June 07, 2016

1201 - General Meeting

COMPONENT:    Administrative Services           LOCAL:    1201- General Meeting             DATE:   Wednesday, June 15, 2016             TIME:    5:00 p.m.           PLACE:    Bayanihan Centre (1709 Blanshard Street)   AGENDA •    What happens if a position is eliminated or significantly changed? •    Classification Appeals  •    Hours of Work ** Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be pr...

June 02, 2016

Local 1205 By Election Results

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! Please Note: 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...

June 01, 2016

Workplace first aid requirements

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...

June 01, 2016

Member Update - June 2016

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and Corrections and Sheriff Services Component 1 VP Dean Purdy update members on ongoing union campaigns. *You can also view the video on the BCGEU YouTube channel