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

October 17, 2018

British Columbia turns over a new leaf - BCGEU

Vancouver – With cannabis prohibition finally over in Canada, British Columbia is bracing itself for a new era of economic potential. “Legal, recreational cannabis has the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and direct monetary benefit to the province” noted BCGEU President Stephanie Smith. “Wise investments in the regulation, sale, and distribution of alcohol provide billions in ...

October 16, 2018

BCGEU members in employment assistance meet with minister - BCGEU

Six BCGEU members who work for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction met with minister Shane Simpson late last week. The members are from BCGEU Component 6 - Social, Information and Health and Component 12 – Administrative Services. The meeting was organized by the union so that the minister could hear firsthand the issues facing workers on the front-lines in the hope they ca...

October 12, 2018

Provincial magazine – Autumn 2018 - BCGEU

The latest issue of The Provincial magazine is available for download. In this month's issue: • Casino workers stand strong • Violence at Forensics Hospital • Protection from online harassment • Sectoral Bargaining updates • Referendum on proportional representation • Ginger Goodwin memorial, and much more. • Download PDF file of Provincial UWU/MoveUP

October 11, 2018

BCGEU submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government S...

Every fall your union participates in the public consultation for the next provincial budget. The consultation is led by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services—an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly—and involves public hearings across the province as well as written, audio and video submissions and online surveys. The Committee reviews all input received fr...

October 11, 2018

Local 1207 - Local Executives - BCGEU

Please be advised the following positions are still vacant on the local 1207 executive.  Treasurer – one positionMember-at-large – two positionsMember-at-Large (young worker representative) – one position Please see attached for the roles and responsibilities of the positions and if you are interested, please fill out the attached nomination form and return via mail, email or fax to: BCGEU Okan...

October 10, 2018

Shop Steward Election Results for Product Services - BCGEU

The results have been counted for the recent local 1203 shop steward elections at Product Services located at 2370 United Blvd, Coquitlam! The successful candidates for the shop steward positions are: Carolyn Boatman Howard Gao Pobhinder Mann Your union shop stewards will receive specialized training from the Union and are available to answer questions about your collective agreement. You ha...

October 10, 2018

Local 1204 Members at Surrey Crown Counsel - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Arika Nagi and Kristy Jones have been elected to the positions of steward for Local 1204. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process Congratulations and welcome Arika and Kristy. In Solidarity   Kevin HagglundStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

October 10, 2018

UPDATED: Information For BCGEU Members At Gateway Casinos - BCGEU

On Friday, September 15 Gateway Casino filed an application in BC Supreme Court seeking an injunction that would have severely restricted picketing at the Penticton location. Gateway's application relied on video and other evidence that allegedly showed our members trespassing, delaying vehicles, and intimidating casino clients.  The Court heard the application on Monday and issued a ruling on ...

October 10, 2018

Local 1201 By-Election for Local Executive – Member at Large Positions (2) - ...

Nominations are open for the position of Member at Large and Member at Large (Young Worker) on the Local Executive. If you wish to nominate someone, please fill out the attached Nomination Form attached. The term is 2 years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:00 p....

October 09, 2018

New resource guide to First Nations acknowledgements, protocol and terminolog...

There is a groundswell of change happening in Canada with respect to relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The BCGEU has always strived to be a positive ally to Indigenous Peoples and as part of our ongoing work to put this commitment into action, I am pleased to provide you with a copy of the BCGEU guide to First Nations acknowledgement, protocol & terminology. D...

October 05, 2018

Labour Endorsed Candidates - BCGEU

Local government elections are your opportunity to influence decision-making in your community by electing mayors, councilors, regional district directors, school board trustees and other representatives who will take action on issues that matter for working people; issues like affordable housing, inclusive schools, and keeping services public. Polls will be open in every community across the p...

October 04, 2018

Sisters In Spirit Vigils - A movement for social change - BCGEU

October 4th is a day to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and their families. The Native Women's Association of Canada invites all family members, Indigenous community members and allies to take some reflective time on October 4th to attend a vigil or a community event or take a moment of silence to honour our stolen sisters and to support all families ...

October 03, 2018

Casino workers say they cannot get by on Gateway wages - BCGEU

Striking workers speak out about need for family-supporting wages (Thompson-Okanagan) As the strike at Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan continues, BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members are opening up about why they are holding out for fair wages despite being on the picket line for over three months. "Over the years I've struggled as a single mom to make ends meet,"...

October 02, 2018

President’s bulletin to members on the introduction of the Poverty Reduction ...

Since November 2017 it has been my honour to serve as a member of the Minister's Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction-a diverse and dynamic group made up of 27 people from the non-profit sector, labour, business, academia, local government, health care, social services, First Nations and Indigenous communities and including people with lived experience of poverty. The Forum was created to serve ...

September 28, 2018

Union challenging undemocratic ICBA referendum lawsuit - BCGEU

VANCOUVER - The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was granted intervenor status with the right to call evidence by the B.C. Supreme Court Thursday in response to the petition brought forth by the Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA), the Canada West Construction Union and private citizen Kenneth Baerg. The petition challenges the provincial government's propo...

September 26, 2018

Notice of Steward Elections at Product Services – 2370 United Blvd - BCGEU

Steward elections are now underway for Local 1203 stewards at Product Services. The following members have been nominated to represent workers at your worksite: Howard Gao Dawn Brown Pobhinder Mann Carolyn Boatman There are 3 vacancies for positions. Voting will remain open to October 9th at 5:00pm. Local Executive Chairperson Matt Damario and Staff Representative Paula Dribnenki will be com...