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

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 30, 2016

Only 7 full time park rangers patrol 14 million hectares of protected areas i...

Further cuts results in just a handful of rangers overseeing an area the size of Denmark, Costa Rica and Switzerland combined Check our BC Parks campaign page Vancouver, BC – The number of full time (FT) park rangers in BC has sunk to a low of just 7 individuals who are expected to patrol 14 million hectares of protected areas. The number of full time rangers slumped from 27 positions in 2...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 28, 2016

Election for Local 1204 Executive - 2nd Vice Chairperson

REVISED The BCGEU is holding an election for the position of the Local 1204 Executive - 2nd Vice Chairperson.  Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Leona Birchard Reshma Chandra Anita McClelland Pamela Willingshofer (biography attached) Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite.  You may also vote at the Fraser Valley Area Offi...

June 24, 2016

Keep Your Cool!

The recent hot weather in our province generated several calls to the BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety department. Members want to know if the employer has the responsibility to protect workers from hot temperatures both indoors and out. The short answer is “YES!” The Workers Compensation Act Section 115 mandates that employers must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for t...

June 22, 2016

1202 - General Meeting

      DATE:    Wednesday, July 27, 2016       TIME:    5:30 p.m. – General Meeting     PLACE:    BCGEU North Island Area Office                    106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo   The meeting will commence at 5:30 p.m. (dinner provided). If you cannot attend, or are from an area that is more remote, please feel free to join us by phone.  Call: 1-866-562-0090   Conference ID:  986794 It is i...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU celebrates the 20th National Aboriginal Day

On June 21, 1996 the federal government declared the first National Aboriginal Day. Since that time, the BCGEU has joined the celebrations and the calls for increased support and recognition of Aboriginal peoples across Canada. Over the course of those 20 years, Aboriginal peoples in Canada have fought for and won many advancements and reinforcements of their rights – sometimes through govern...

June 20, 2016

BCGEU demands freedom for Iranian trade unionists

In solidarity with the Free Them Now campaign to free jailed workers in Iran, the BCGEU sent two letters demanding the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and other jailed trade union leaders. Click here to read the general solidarity letter, and click here for the the more specific letter. 

June 16, 2016

Mid-Term nominations for local 1206 executive position

Nominations are now open for mid-term elections in the following position on the Local 1206 Executive: Chairperson The term ends 2018. The deadline for nominations is: July 16, 2016 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information  (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribution to members with ballots. This must be received within one business day of...

June 16, 2016

Canadians acknowledge contributions of public service workers

June 13-17 is Public Services Week in Canada. Coast to coast to coast, it’s a chance for Canadians to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by workers in the public service. Public services are central to the social and economic fabric of our communities, our province and our country. Each and every one of us benefits from the contributions made by public services workers every day. They...

June 14, 2016

1205 Members union meeting

          DATE:    TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016            TIME:    5:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.          PLACE:    BCGEU, 158 ORIOLE ROAD, KAMLOOPS (VALLEYVIEW)                        (evening entrance at Northwest corner of building   AGENDA Light snacks provided: Please RSVP to Charlene.remer@gov.bc.ca            Regular Order of Business            Chair Report            Component Report Down...

June 13, 2016

Love must be greater than hate – Orlando shootings

The BCGEU expresses deep sorrow at the brutal hate crime which occurred in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and sends condolences to the families of the more than 100 innocent people who were killed and seriously injured at the Pulse nightclub on Sunday morning. Much of the news coverage has focused on allegations of extremist religious motives. But this was not an act of terrorism, although...

June 13, 2016

The Columbia Institute releases a climate change report

The Columbia Institute released a brand-new report today: Top Asks for Climate Action - Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities. You can find it and a summary here. Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of GHG emissions. Top Asks pinpoints what l...

June 10, 2016

BCGEU writes Colombian and Canadian governments on repression

In early June, the BCGEU learned that Colombian state security forces used indiscriminate and excessive force against Colombian citizens engaged in peaceful protest. This led to deaths, serious injuries and arrests of citizens taking part in the “National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Grassroots Mobilization – for Good Living, A structural Agrarian Reform and Dignified Cities – Sowing Hope, Har...