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

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...

April 16, 2018

Honouring killed and injured workers on Day of Mourning – April 28 - BCGEU

In 2017, 158 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease. Please join us in honouring their memory on the Day of Mourning, April 28. Many BCGEU members will be attending Day of Mourning events in communities around our province. Some members will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Many will be there to show solidarity and empathy for those who have ...

April 13, 2018

Government to Recognize PTSD & Mental Health Claims for First Responders: Cor...

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement that first responders including Sheriffs and Correctional Officers will receive greater access to mental health support.  On Wednesday, BC Labour Minister Harry Bains announced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act. These amendments -- called a presumptive clause -- will be introduced this week and, if approved by the legislature,...

April 13, 2018

Government action for renters and tenants a welcome relief in middle of housi...

VANCOUVER – This week the government of British Columbia announced new initiatives to strengthen protections for renters. BCGEU welcomes these long overdue changes, and applauds the government for continuing to take initiative on the housing file. "Increasing protections for those facing eviction is an important step in making B.C. more affordable for renters," noted BCGEU president Stephanie S...

April 12, 2018

BCGEU and B.C. Government to begin bargaining new contract for members in the...

The BCGEU has accepted an offer from the B.C. Government to begin negotiations aimed at concluding a new collective agreement with members in the B.C. public service. The existing contract between the BCGEU and the B.C. Government expires on March 31, 2019. It covers roughly 27,000 employees in the public service around the province. "We're pleased to begin the bargaining process now," said BCG...

April 10, 2018

April 12th Jersey Day - BCGEU

Staff and the Senior Leadership at the BCGEU will be wearing their jerseys to show support and respect for the Humboldt Broncos on Thursday, April 12 2018. We hope you do too!   UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2018

Update to the Local 1212 Executive - BCGEU

  Please see below for an update on your local executive. Thank you to Christine Crawford for allowing her name to stand!   Local Chairperson Christine Crawford 1st Vice Chair: Vacant 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 (Young Worker): Vacant   Downlo...

April 09, 2018

‘Honeymoon phase is over’ at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

"The honeymoon phase is over." That's the sentiment of Dean Purdy, head of the B.C. Government Employees Union's corrections division, but it appears to apply beyond staff at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. Official complaints filed by inmates against the jail nearly doubles that of any other jail in the province.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 04, 2018

PSPP changes illustrator now available for download - BCGEU

  Following the announcement of changes to the Public Service Pension Plan on March 16, 2018, the BCGEU has urged the Pension Corporation to make an online pension calculator available, to allow members to compare their pensions under the old and new plans. We are happy to report that the Public Service Pension Plan now has a Plan Changes Illustrator file available for download, which allows me...

April 04, 2018

Local 1202 Executive and General Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Administrative Services            LOCAL:    1202             DATE:    Thursday, May 17, 2018             TIME:     6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Executive Meeting                          7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – General Meeting         PLACE:     BCGEU Nanaimo Area Office                         106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo AGENDA • Component Report • Bargaining Update (if one is available) ...

April 04, 2018

BCGEU welcomes 75 new members in seniors’ care delivery - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes 75 new members following a merger between two seniors' care facilities in Greater Victoria. On April 1, 2018 Rest Haven Lodge, which will continue to operate 73 residential complex care beds for seniors in Sidney, merged with Broadmead Care Society where the BCGEU already represents over 400 workers.  "Broadmead Care Society is a n...

April 04, 2018

Land Title & Survey Authority Tentative Agreement Information and Ratificati...

Information and ratification sessions will held at the following locations. You will receive a comprehensive ratification document outlining in detail all changes. The BCGEU Negotiator, Bargaining Committee Chairperson and the Bargaining Committee member from your office will be in attendance. We will walk through the tentative agreement changes and there will be ample time to have all your que...