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

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 07, 2018

Election Results for Local 1212 Executive - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 1212 Local Executive closed. We confirm that your new Executive is as follows: Local Chairperson Vacant 1st Vice Chair: Vacant 2nd Vice Chair: Vacant Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Vacant Member at Large: Christine Crawford Member at Large: Vacant Member at Large: Vacant Member at Large: Vacant Member at Large (Young Worker): Vacant   Congratulations t...

February 07, 2018

Local 1202 Executive Announcement - BCGEU

The call for nominations for Local 1202 Executives closed on February 1, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the following members have been acclaimed for their positions in this three year term: • Leslie Schulze, Chairperson• Dan Cloutier, 1st Vice Chairperson• Theresa Warren, Treasurer• Sherri Wenman, Member-at-Large• Sheri Park, Member-at-Large• Gabriella Jones, Member-at-Large (Young Work...

February 07, 2018

Local 1209 - Meeting Notice - BCGEU

  DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018 TIME: 5:30pm to 7:30pm PLACE: Nelson Hume Hotel, Emporium Room AGENDA Finalizing Local Bargaining Proposals – As this is the last meeting before bargaining, you must attend this meeting if you want changes to your collective agreement. Worksite reports (time permitting) Dinner to be ordered off the menu. Expenses paid as per financial manual. Please RSVP...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...

February 06, 2018

Elections for Local 1205 Executive - BCGEU

The nomination period for local 1205 closed on February 2, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed:  Chairperson:Tahnee Trusler Treasurer:Bunny Covey 1st Vice Chairperson:Vacant - No nominations received Recording Secretary:Vacant - No nominations received 2nd Vice Chairperson:Vacant - No nominations received 8 Members-at-Large:Erica RoyAnnette SchonewilleLeah McLeanLeah Jackson4 Vaca...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 05, 2018

Elections for Local 1203 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the position listed below of the local 1203 executive. All other positions have been acclaimed. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: 1st Vice Chairperson: Debra Yearley Jason Singh Ballots will be available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the area office, (130-2920 Virtual Way, Van...

February 02, 2018

Local 1210 Members - Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Thursday, February 1, 2018 for the Local 1210 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following members elected by acclamation for their positions in this three year term of office! Local 1210 1st Vice Chair:Diana Hart Local 1210 Member at Large, Young Worker:Alyssa Pedersen There was more than one nomination for Local 1210 Chair, so the results of that position wi...

February 02, 2018

Local 1211 Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 1, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Dawn Dreher (Local Chair), Jo-Anne Chartrand (1st Vice President), Celina Taylor (2nd Vice Chair), Michael Konkin (Secretary Treasuer), Amanda Lipinski (Recording Secretary), Sandra ...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 02, 2018

Members at BPCPA - Your Shop Stewards - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following BCGEU members have volunteered to represent you as your BCGEU Shop Stewards. Please contact either of these stewards if ou have any questions or concerns regarding the terms and conditions of your collective agreement: Eileen DierschBurnaby, BCtdiersch@shaw.ca604-433-5069 Lisa TaylorVictoria, BClisa62001@hotmail.com250-710-7930 In solidarity, Cathy McCallum,...

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...