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.


October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 20, 2016

Members at Ministry of Finance (10475 138th Street, Surrey) - Steward Nominat...

Nominations are now open for 1 position for a steward at your worksite, and will close 5:00pm, November 21, 2016. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. Act as liaison between the worksite, the local and the area offices. Sign up new members to the union at the worksite. He...

October 19, 2016

A whole day just for local 1201 stewards

Bring your Questions! Build Your Skills! Have Fun! Don't you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU steward? How would you like to come and spend the day with other Local 1201 stewards and your Local 1201 Executive to talk about and problem solve the issues that are important to you and the members at your worksite? How would you like ...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...

October 17, 2016

Local 1201 steward meeting

DATE: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 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 ** In solidarity Maria Middlemiss, Local 1201 Chairperson Cathy McCallum, Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR467/MoveUP

October 14, 2016

Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 07 - BC Fede...

The “Occupational Health” course will be offered at the Okanagan area office in Kelowna on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. This course will be delivered by a facilitator from the BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre. Health hazards are not as obvious and apparent as safety hazards in the workplace and as such often don’t receive proper attention and resources co...

October 11, 2016

Local 1204 Enhanced Stewards Workshop - CANCELLED

To:     All Local 1204 Stewards and Local Executive Members Re:     Enhanced Stewards Workshop - CANCELLED   Please note that due to low registration the Enhanced Stewards Workshop scheduled for October 18, 2016, has been cancelled. We are currently looking at alternate dates.     In solidarity Sue Frith Local 1204 Chairperson   Download PDF of notice here     UNIFOR467/MoveUP

October 11, 2016

No wonder B.C. child-welfare workers are seeking union membership

No wonder B.C. child-welfare workers are seeking union membership   Premier Christy Clark was swift to blame a government-funded aboriginal childprotection agency for the death of Alex Gervais, a teenaged boy who was placed in a hotel instead of a foster home last year against government policy. For the workers at that agency, the Premier’s threat of consequences came as a gut-punch, given the...