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 08, 2017

Don't Cross - Picket Lines Update #2 - BCGEU

As we have previously advised, the potential for BC Nurse picket lines at B.C. Government worksites exist because of two disputes which involve the nurses. Unfortunately, BC Nurses have not coordinated or shared their plans with the BCGEU or other unions in the labour movement. Notwithstanding these challenges, the BCGEU met with the government to discuss essential service levels for BCGEU mem...

May 04, 2017

BC Employment Standards Coalition releases report: Why BC Employment Standard...

Today the BC Employment Standards Coalition released a powerful report called Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change. The report is based on a series of Workers’ Forums the coalition hosted over the past few months in the Lower Mainland and Victoria to give voice to BC workers who have been treated unfairly. The report brings the inadequacies of...

May 04, 2017

Day of Mourning honours lives lost on the job - BCGEU

About 25 people gathered at City Hall Friday afternoon to march in honour of those who lost their lives in the workplace. The annual Day of Mourning recognizes the need for safe work practices and those who died on the job. Kurt Langdon, an equipment operator with the city of Fort St. John and local chair for the BCGEU, said he was pleased to see the number of people that came out. Read more...

May 02, 2017

Don't Cross - Potential picket lines for BC government worksites - BCGEU

The BCGEU has recently been informed that due to two unrelated disputes, nurses at a number of facilities in B.C. – including Child and Youth Mental Health, Corrections, Road Safety B.C., and Vital Statistics – may be taking job action in the near future.   We do not anticipate that picket lines will go up immediately, and we expect to be able to provide specific details (e.g. dates/times and e...

May 01, 2017

Local 601 & 1201 Stewards Meeting - BCGEU

TO:         All Local 1201 & 601 Stewards  DATE:     Tuesday, May 16, 2017 TIME:      5:30 pm PLACE:    BCGEU Victoria Area Office - Auditorium   AGENDA Please join us for a meeting so stewards can discuss workplace issues. ** Food will be provided ** All members attending must RSVP.  Please click here to do so and let us know of any dietary requirements for ordering food.  In soli...

April 27, 2017

Les Leyne: B.C. leaders lie low on legal highs ahead - BCGEU

Campaigning provincial politicians have dozens of changes in mind for B.C., but they are scarcely talking about the major adjustment that’s coming, regardless of who wins the election. For all the competing visions being outlined by provincial leaders, the federal government’s move to legalize marijuana is going to be the single biggest revamp on the social and political scene. It was introduce...

April 26, 2017

BCGEU Equity and Human Rights Conference 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU 50th Triennial Convention is taking place June 14 -17, 2017.   As part of convention, the Equity and Human Rights Conference is taking place on June 18 and 19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel, for members who identify with one or more of four equity groups: workers of colour, workers with disabilities, aboriginal workers and LGBTQI2S workers. Registered members will be p...

April 25, 2017

Dozens of Aboriginal child welfare workers rally for improved funding for Abo...

BURNABY - About 60 Aboriginal child welfare staff and community members braved the cold and wind on Saturday, April 22 to demand more funding for Aboriginal child and family services. Reporters from both CBC and APTN filmed the colourful event. Workers and community members of all ages marched along Croydon Drive and stopped outside Minister Stephanie Cadieux’s campaign office to demand improv...

April 24, 2017

Administrative services member appreciation campaign launches during annual a...

There’s no better week than this to launch our UNSUNG SUPERSTARS campaign for BCGEU members in our administrative services component, AKA component 12. We’re more than 10,000 strong and represent a large sector of the union’s membership. This year, we’re doing more than JUST recognizing and acknowledging the important role administrative services workers play. Over the next several months, we’...

April 18, 2017

MSDSI Workplace Survey Findings - BCGEU

In November 2016, BCGEU’s Component 6 and 12 executives and Research and Interactive Services department conducted an extensive survey of members who work in the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI). Using the guidance and input of component and local executive members who work in income and disability assistance, this survey was designed to gather information on worklo...