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

May 07, 2018

Local 1203 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below of the local 1203 executive. All other positions have been acclaimed. Candidate statements are attached and also available via url link during the voting process:  2nd Vice Chairperson:   Debra Yearley Jennifer Elkabbany   Member-at-Large:   Jennifer Elkabbany Debra Yearley Laurie Irvine       Ballots will be sent electroni...

May 07, 2018

It's time to reinvest in the services that support British Columbians - BCGEU

BURNABY – Today, and in the weeks ahead, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will begin negotiating new contracts for more than 53,000 members in the public service, health sectors and community social services.  "We're ready," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Beginning negotiations today gives us the time we need to address long-standing issues we've been raising wit...

May 07, 2018

BCGEU observes North American Occupational Safety and Health Week - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union joins occupational health and safety advocates and governments across the continent in observing North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), which is observed from May 6-12 and will be commemorated in events across North America. NAOSH Week was first launched in 1997, after the government of Canada, United States and Mexico signed a...

May 04, 2018

Land Title & Survey Authority Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

Ballots for the tentative agreement were counted this morning, May 4th, 2018. 92% voted in favour of acceptance of the tentative agreement. Therefore, the agreement has been ratified.The Bargaining Committee now begins the process of creating/proofing a draft agreement, once completed and signed off by the parties, copies of the new collective agreement will be sent out to each member.The agree...

May 01, 2018

Pension Plan estimator now online, but doesn’t show the full picture - BCGEU

As of May 1, the Public Service Pension Plan's online pension estimator will be available to pension plan members. However, the Pension Plan web site says that "the estimator will not yet calculate the past service enhancement that comes into effect October 1, 2019." This means that when you log in to estimate your pension under the new rules, you won't be getting a complete estimate of your li...

April 30, 2018

Provincial Magazine – Spring 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Spring 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: BC Budget 2018 BC Cannabis retail program Public Service Pension Plan changes Community Social Services bargaining Affordable BC campaign Organizing news Events and more… Download the Spring 2018 issue (PDF) UWU/MoveUP

April 27, 2018

Local 1212 Election Update - BCGEU

Please be advised that Lisa Cote has been acclaimed as the 1st Vice Chair for Local 1212. As such, the Executive is now as follows:   Local Chairperson – Christine Crawford 1st Vice Chair – Lisa Cote 2nd Vice Chair – Vacant Treasurer – Vacant Recording Secretary – Vacant Member at Large – Vacant Member at Large – Vacant Member at Large – Vacant Member at Large – Vacant Member at Large – ...

April 26, 2018

New conservation officers provide greater protection for B.C. environment - B...

The swearing in of new conservation officers on the steps of the B.C. legislature demonstrates a commitment by the B.C. government to increase protection for our natural environment, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today. "The B.C. government's commitment to hire new conservation officers is good news that will ensure higher levels of compliance and enforcement with ...

April 25, 2018

Local 1205 - Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the local executive: 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Recording Secretary 4 Members-at-Large - 1 Member-at-Large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office...

April 25, 2018

Message from BCGEU vice president of administrative services component Maria ...

The best laid plans … often go awry. We administrative professionals are great organizers and planners, aren't we? That's why, as your vice president for administrative services at the BCGEU, Administrative Services Day is never far from my mind. This is the day we recognize the valuable and vital service we in the BCGEU's Administrative Services Component provide to British Columbians and thei...

April 24, 2018

BCGEU’s telephone town hall on Public Service Pension Plan changes - BCGEU

On Tuesday, April 10th we hosted a telephone town hall from the Victoria Area Office to talk with members about the changes to the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) that were implemented April 1, 2018. We were joined in the VAO by representatives from the BC Pension Corporation and the Pension Secretariat. This bulletin summarizes some of the key points that came up during the town hall and pr...

April 23, 2018

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 22-28 - BCGEU

Please join us this week in celebrating medical laboratory professionals!  Medical laboratory professionals are highly trained health care professionals who provide laboratory test results required for the prevention, detection and treatment of illness and disease. When physicians and other health care providers are looking for answers, they depend on laboratory test results to accurately diagn...

April 23, 2018

Family Event – Miner's Memorial in Cumberland - BCGEU

This year Miners Memorial at Cumberland is going to be a huge event for union members. It is unfortunate that we were unable to secure Miracle Beach for the annual family picnic and so in lieu of that, we are encouraging members and their families to attend the BBQ dinner and other festivities on Saturday June 23rd. Go to https://minersmemorial.ca/ to get a rundown of events. The best part is f...

April 20, 2018

MSDPR’s Acceptance of Ombudsperson’s Holding Pattern Report Is a Major Victor...

The BCGEU applauds the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction's (MSDPR) willingness to accept most of the recommendations of B.C.'s Ombudsperson Jay Chalke's special report Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance. "We're pleased that the new government has acknowledged the long-standing problems surrounding the MSDPR centralized phone line and is comm...

April 20, 2018

BCGEU partners with SumOfUs on improving corporate responsibility through inv...

The BCGEU is leading the way in the labour movement when it comes to responsible investing. Ahead of the 2015 global oil price crash, the union divested its strike fund and general reserves from fossil fuel equities and not only preserved, but increased the value of its holdings. Now, the BCGEU has partnered with non-profit organization SumOfUs to advocate for greater corporate responsibility a...

April 19, 2018

Worksite Visits - 100 Mile House - BCGEU

Please note there planned worksite visits for all Local 1206 (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES) BCGEU Members at your worksite by your Local 1206 Chairperson, Faith Johnston. These visits are Scheduled for April 26 or 27, 2018  Worksite Name Worksite Address Ministry of Children and Family Development 170 Cedar Avenue FLNRO 300 S Cariboo Hwy 97 Ministry of Transportation 300 S Cariboo Hwy 97 ...

April 19, 2018

Worksite Visits – Williams Lake - BCGEU

Please note there planned worksite visits for all Local 1206 (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES) BCGEU Members at your worksite by yourLocal 1206 Chairperson, Faith Johnston.  These visits are Scheduled for April 26 or 27, 2018    Worksite Name Worksite Address Ministry of Children and Family Development 280N Mackenzie Ave Ministry of Transportation 640 Borland Street Ministry of En...

April 19, 2018

Worksite Visits -Quesnel - BCGEU

Please note there planned worksite visits for all Local 1206 (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES) BCGEU Members at your worksite by your Local 1206 Chairperson, Faith Johnston.   These visits are Scheduled for April 26 or 27, 2018   Worksite Name Worksite Address Ministry of Justice – Court Services 101-350 Barlow Avenue Ministry of Justice – Crown Counsel 105-350 Barlow Avenue Ministry of Techno...

April 19, 2018

Welcome to Your Union: A New Resource Guide for BCGEU Members

Introducing BCGEU's brand-new member guide! Welcome to Your Union is a compact yet informative guide, written for all BCGEU members, whether new to the union or not. The guide outlines key information members need to get the most out of union membership such as educational opportunities, ways to get more involved, the role of shop stewards and the right to workplace safety. It also describes t...