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 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...

October 07, 2016

Local 1201 Nominations for Local Executive

To:      All BCGEU Local 1201 Members Re:      Nomination for Local Executive – Recorder and Member-at-Large   Nominations are open for following positions on the Local Executive: Recorder (1 position) Member-at-Large (1 position) The term is 14 months.  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is...

October 07, 2016

BCGEU makes budget submission to Finance Committee

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith made a presentation to the B.C. Select Standing Committee on Finance and Governnment Services today, outlining the union’s priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. Smith noted that it’s time to chart a different course in British Columbia and urged the government to take steps to accomplish three main objectives – quality jobs for all British Columbians; r...

October 05, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith at the launch of the 2016 PECSF campaign

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith spoke at the 2016 kickoff of the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (PECSF) hosted at the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) warehouse in Vancouver. Smith thanked BCGEU members for volunteering and helping to donate $1.7 million to local charities in 2015. These donations benefit more than 900 charities across BC inluding food banks, hospice/palliative ca...

October 03, 2016

MCFD Nominations for Shop Steward

To:    All BCGEU Members with MCFD at Albert and Wallace Street Re:    Nominations for Shop Steward (3 positions)   Nominations are now open for shop stewards with Ministry of Children and Family Development at 488 Albert Street and 190 Wallace Street, Nanaimo.   What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new ...

September 30, 2016

Watch: Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week and speaks about the importa...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith looks back on a busy week in Victoria that included worksite visits, a member BBQ and the Union of BC Municipalities convention. She also honours the work of Phyllis Webstad on Orange Shirt Day. Have a look:

September 28, 2016

BCGEU negotiates improved benefits for auxiliary workers in BC Wildfire Service

The BCGEU is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will improve benefits for all auxiliary members of the BC Wildfire Service. This MOA covers frontline fire fighters and the administrative staff who support their work. “By its very nature, fighting forest fires is seasonal work. That should not mean the men and women who work so hard to protect our province s...