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.


April 01, 2016

Stephanie Smith and BCGEU vice presidents meet with Minister Mike Morris

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met yesterday with Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. 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 the Component 12 first vice chair Maria Middlemi...

March 31, 2016

Local 1201 members nomination for local executive - Recorder

Nominations are open for following position on the Local Executive:  Recorder (1 position) The term is two years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Friday, April 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information (8-1/2 x 11, black ...

March 23, 2016

Forests and Water: Key elements of environmental and economic stability

In March every year the United Nations commemorates two important days. The International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22) are celebrated together to focus attention on the fact that the health of these two natural elements are interconnected with the economic and social health of the entire population of our planet. Forests cover one third of the global land mass and a...

March 21, 2016

Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, "Human Rights Day," to commemorate the lives that have been lost in the fight for democracy ...

March 21, 2016

OHS training at the BC Federation of Labour

The BCGEU Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) department is offering additional training through the BC Federation of Labour for government and labour code OHS worker representatives. These training sessions are for specific courses we do not offer through the BCGEU. The one or two day OHS course is a pre-requisite to the BC Federation of Labour OHS training. Your employer must pay for you to...

March 17, 2016

Urgent Action - Honduran activist assassination

Berta Cáceres, a prominent environmental activist, was assassinated in Honduras on March 3, and a witness to the assassination is being held against his will. We need people to urge both Canadian & Honduran authorities to take action and conduct a full investigation. Full details and letters to sign can be found on the CoDevelopment Canada website by clicking here.  UPDATE: There has been ...

March 16, 2016

Have you taken your Occupational Health and Safety training?

Are you an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) worker representative for your workplace?  If the answer is “yes”, your employer is required by law to pay for at least eight hours of annual OHS education for you (Workers Compensation Act). If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your eight-hour annual allotment to another worker representative.  Your co...

March 14, 2016

Local 1204 meeting

DATE: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. Executive / 7:00 p.m. General PLACE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Office            8555 198A Street, Langley Twp  V2Y 0A9 AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Reading of minutes  3. Business arising from minutes  4. Communications  5. Convention report  6. Provincial executive report  7. Component executive report  8. Financial report  9. Reports of officers and ...