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

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 09, 2016

Local 1211 Nomination Results & Open of Vacant Positions

Sisters and Brothers The nomination process for your vacant positions closed on November 30, 2016. We want to take this opportunity to advise and congratulate Breanna Pollard who was acclaimed to the position. Nominations are also being opened for the four (4) vacant Member-At-Large positions. Please note two of these positions are specific to the outlying areas (ie: Fort St James, Mackenzie,...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

December 02, 2016

Union working with WorkSafe BC to resolve hazardous health issues at Glanford...

Union working with WorkSafe BC to resolve hazardous health issues at Glanford worksite   The BCGEU has been informed of a hazardous work situation at the Technology, Innovation and  Citizen’s Services electronic recycling warehouse operation at 3243 Glanford in Victoria. Union staff representatives have been working with members and WorkSafe BC to ensure that the worksite is cleaned up and th...

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...