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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.


February 25, 2016

BC Budget 2016: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The B.C. Liberal Government has delivered yet another of its “balanced” budgets, dressed in sleight-of-hand fiscal manoeuvering, ambiguous language, and cavalier comparisons to other provinces and jurisdictions. Sadly, and once again, the fiscal planning of our elected government puts in second place the essential public goods and services British Columbians require to lead prosperous, inclusi...

February 22, 2016

Local 1209 executive election update

Please be advised that Sandy Terlecki was the successful candidate as Local 1209 Chair in the recent election. Thank you to Kathy Manner for putting her name forward. Kendall McPherson has been acclaimed as Treasurer. I am sure that you will all join with me in wishing them both well in their new positions. Your Local Executive Officers are: Sandy Terlecki                  Chairperson Kathe...

February 18, 2016

Amendment to clause 27.26 Qualified Registered Professional Fees

The Master Agreement between the BC Public Service Agency (BCPSA) and BCGEU has historically recognized three different professional accounting bodies: Certified General Accountants, Certified Management Accountants and Chartered Accountants.  The language in the Seventeenth Master Agreement reflected a shared understanding that respective accounting bodies were in merger talks to become “Cert...

February 17, 2016

Member Update - Budget 2016 Response

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith provides the union's response to the BC government's 2016 budget, which was introduced to the legislature on February 16, 2016.

February 17, 2016

BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: ‘an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.’ “We’re delighted to welcome Leadnow into the BCGEU family. T...

February 16, 2016

Increased funding for MCFD welcome news, investment overdue in other ministries

“We welcome the increased funding for the Ministry for Children and Family Development announced in today’s budget. Our union, and especially our frontline members, have worked hard to convince government that a significant increase is crucial for the ministry. Their concerns were detailed in the BCGEU report Choose Children, and these efforts have paid off. Additional frontline social workers,...

February 12, 2016

Congratulations David Vipond!

Today is a day many thought would never happen: it is BCGEU Director David Vipond’s last day on the job before retirement. For those that don’t know David, he’s been one of the behind the scenes heroes of the BCGEU throughout the last 35 years, and it’s hard to imagine what the BCGEU will be like without him. David’s history with the BCGEU began as an member, working at the B.C. Liquor Dist...

February 12, 2016

New legislation won't mend B.C.'s frayed social safety net

Legislation introduced today by Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Michele Stilwell is welcome and long overdue news. The changes will make it easier for some persons with disabilities to bypass the current long and overly complicated application process. By the government's own admission, only about 1,000 people will initially benefit from the change, mostly youth with develo...

February 10, 2016

Local 1210 new young worker elected

By acclamation Laura Wingfield is the new Young Worker for Local 1210 Congratulations Laura  Executive for Local 1210: Chairperson           Giselle Goulet           250-661-00171st Vice Chair        Rosolynn Kalb           250-785-68602nd Vice Chair       Lisa Muir                  250-719-8811Young Worker        Laura Wingfield        250-713-5160 Please contact any of these members if you n...