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 28, 2016

Stephanie Smith: Day of Mourning 2016

UPDATE: Day of Mourning photos Many of you will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28 in different communities around our province. Some of you will be there to honour and remember your co-workers and family members or to show solidarity and empathy for those who have been affected by the death or injury of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincia...

April 27, 2016

Speak out against death threats to union leaders in Colombia

We have been alerted through CoDevelopment Canada and our Colombian partner NOMADESC that there has been a new round of death threats against numerous human rights defenders and union leaders. These threats are taking place in the Valle de Cauca region, and originate with the paramilitary group Gaitanistas Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC). This is the latest incident in a recent increase i...

April 27, 2016

BCGEU supports transgender human rights bill

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert is presenting the Trans Equality Bill to the BC Legislature. This bill will ensure that trans and gender variant British Columbians are explicitly protected under the B.C. Human Rights Code. It is Chandra Herbert’s fourth attempt to introduce the private member’s bill. BCGEU President Stephanie Smith has sent a letter in support of...

April 27, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to endorse the Sanctuary City principles

When refugee applicants come to Canada, there is often an assumption that Canada is a safer place than their home countries. But if you have a precarious migration status or no status at all, and you fear being turned over to the immigration authorities, life here is not safe at all. Transit, health care, and community based social services workers could all be directed by their employers to d...

April 25, 2016

Singing our praises loudly and proudly - Administrative Services Component

We’re not invisible. We’re the people in the background and foreground, in the private and public sector. For the most part, we don’t wear uniforms. We’re not always easy to identify. Yet, administrative service professionals are the backbone of every organization. The BCGEU’s Administrative Services Component is roughly 10,000 members strong. We’re as diverse as the duties we perform. We work...

April 25, 2016

Ergonomics in the workplace

Ergonomics is the science of adapting the workplace to the worker and the product to the user. You are at risk of developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) when you carry out work without first considering how the workplace suits you. This can lead to disabling conditions if not recognized and treated in the early stages. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Sections 4.46 – 4.53, re...

April 22, 2016

Unusually warm spring renews focus on wildfire fighters

Only four months into the new year and British Columbia has already seen 143 wildfires by April 19, affecting over 13,000 hectares. The Prince George Fire Centre saw 37 new fires start in one day in April. The spring river melt is already well underway, weeks earlier than normal. High winds and temperatures reaching 28 degrees in the Peace River region has produced tinder-dry conditions. As we...

April 20, 2016

Local 1201 Members – Grid Levels 7-14 - Clerk 9 and Clerk Steno 9 Positions

We encourage everyone, whether you are interested, or potentially interested in seeking a new position, to apply to the clerical pool because if you do not apply, you will be ineligible to apply on postings until the pool opens again (and we don't know when that will occur). From the BCPSA: "Good morning,   On September, 2015, the BC...

April 20, 2016

Area 04 Local Executives, Stewards and OHS representatives evening workshop o...

The Area 04 Cross Component Committee presents an evening workshop on the duty to accommodate, medical notes and return to work. This workshop will cover general information about the employer's duty to accommodate members who, because of a disability require accommodation in their job position or duties. Date: May 10, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Fraser Valley Area Office                 8...

April 19, 2016

Stephanie Smith and BCGEU vice presidents have positive meeting with Minister...

Yesterday, BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with Suzanne Anton, Minister of Justice. Also attending the meeting were BCGEU vice presidents Dean Purdy (Corrections and Sheriff Services – Component 1); Doug Kinna (Social, Information and Health – Component 6); and Lori Joaquin (Administrative Services – Component 12) along with Maria Middlemiss (BCGEU Component 12 first vice-chair,) and BCGEU ...

April 18, 2016

All BCGEU Members in Local 1202

Your union's executive for the North Island is coming to an office near you!!  Its Administrative Services Month and we not only want to celebrate you, but answer any questions you may have about the Union, the Collective Agreement and talk to you about union initiatives and upcoming training. One of the Local Executive will be coming to your office as close to your coffee breaks as possible, ...

April 14, 2016

Telus Sourcing Solutions Inc. tentative agreement ratified

I am pleased to advise that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the membership.  We are in the process of finalizing the collective agreement.  Copies will be sent to all members, and it will also be posted on the BCGEU website for easy access. Our sincerest thanks to the Bargaining Committee for all of their hard work and dedication. In solidarity Mike Eso Regional Coordinator c...

April 12, 2016

Singing our praises loudly and proudly - Administrative Services Recognition ...

We’re not invisible. We’re the people in the background and foreground, in the private and public sector. For the most part, we don’t wear uniforms. We’re not always easy to identify. Yet, administrative service professionals are the backbone of every organization. The BCGEU’s Administrative Services Component is roughly 10,000 members strong. We’re as diverse as the duties we perform. We work...

April 11, 2016

Administrative Services Staff keep the wheels running in Government

Your union's executive for the North Island is coming to an office near you!!  Its Administrative Services Month and we not only want to celebrate you, but answer any questions you may have about the Union, the Collective Agreement and talk to you about union initiatives and upcoming training. One of the Local Executive will be coming to your office as close to your coffee breaks as possible, ...

April 07, 2016

Local 1203 union meeting

DATE: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm PLACE: Lower Mainland Area Office – Musqueam Room             130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC   AGENDA Guest Speaker: Andrea Duncan, Co-Chair of the BCGEU Provincial Executive International Solidarity Committee, will be speaking about the important work that the committee does supporting programs and organizations that promote worker sol...