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

November 30, 2016

BCGEU welcomes BC Parks investment and urges reinstatement of traditional fun...

BURNABY – The BCGEU welcomes the B.C. Government’s announcement of new BC Parks funding and conservation initiatives as part of their BC Parks’ Future Strategy and actively urges the government to reinstate traditional funding to 2001 levels. At the same time, the union notes a lack of real details in key areas that affect the delivery of park services in the province. The B.C. Government anno...

November 29, 2016

MCFD retention incentive announcement first step in addressing Plecas report ...

MCFD retention incentive announcement first step in addressing Plecas report recommendations   The BCGEU has been working with the B.C. Government on a process to implement the recommendations of the Plecas report on the Ministry of Children and Family Development. To address these issues MCFD, the BCGEU and the PSA have held productive discussions and we are pleased to announce the implemen...

November 29, 2016

Steward Nomination for local 1204 members at Healthlink Navigation Service

To:      All 1204 BCGEU Members at Ministry of Health            Healthlink Navigation Services            9440 202 Street, Langley Re:      Steward Nomination (2 positions)   Nominations are now open for 2 positions for a steward at your worksite, and will close January 4, 2017. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the ...

November 29, 2016

Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) announced for 2017

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2017. The BCGEU has confirmed these calculations. Under the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with public sector employers, the ESD will produce a 0.35% increase on hourly rates.   The ESD was negotiated in collective agreements covering workers in direct government, health, social services, crown corpor...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

Local 1204 Ministry of Finance Steward Election Results

To:     All 1204 Members at Ministry of Finance           10475 138th Street, Surrey Re:     Steward Election Results                                           Please be advised that Sister Lori Porter has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 1204.   We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.   Congratulations and welcome Lori.   In Solidarity   ...

November 25, 2016

Local 1206 1st Vice Chairperson Election Results

After the opening of the vacant local executive positions, the results are as follows: Faith Johnston - Chairperson Leeah Reese –1st Vice Chairperson April Ratcliff – 2nd Vice Chairperson Janine Penner– Treasurer Connie Randrup-Wheatley – Secretary VACANT – Member-at-large (1) VACANT – Member-at-Large (2) VACANT – Young Worker Members may appeal the election results to their Component ...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...

November 15, 2016

Elections for Local 1201 Executive – Member-at-Large

To:     All BCGEU Local 1201 Members Re:     Elections for Local 1201 Executive – Member-at-Large   The BCGEU is holding elections for one (1) Member-at-Large position on the Local 1201 Executive.  Candidate statements that were provided are attached:   Katia Gauvin Charlynne Gustafson Alexandar DeAquino Suzanne DeStaffany                          Ballots are available from your ste...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...

November 11, 2016

Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten - Remembrance Day 2016

Today we honor and reflect on the sacrifice that those in our armed forces have made to protect our country and the freedoms we all enjoy.  We also must not forget the sacrifices made by men and women in our armed forces in protecting other countries.  Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Since then Canada has been involved in many conflicts and peacekeepi...

November 10, 2016

A victory for students, teachers and public education in B.C.

On behalf of the 70,000 workers of the BCGEU, and as a parent myself, I want to congratulate the BC Teachers' Federation on their courage and determination in standing up for the children of this province. The BCTF was right to push back on the provincial government's attempts to decide by themselves what a classroom looks like. It's great news that the BCTF finally won the right to include cla...

November 09, 2016

The best system for non-medical marijuana sales already exists - Op-Ed The Pr...

By Stephanie Smith & Damian Kettlewell Love it or hate it, public retailing of non-medical marijuana is coming. With that in mind, the most socially responsible way to sell it in B.C. is through our existing public and private liquor stores. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals took office in October 2015, they did so with a host of mandates from Canadians. Former prime minister...