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.


May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 14, 2019

New Westminster Land Title and Survey Authority Office New Steward - BCGEU

Nominations closed for 1 (one) steward position on Friday, May 3, 2019. We are pleased to announce that Laurie Irvine was elected as the new steward at Land Title and Survey Authority - New Westminster office. Please join us in wishing Laurie well in her new position. In Solidarity, Paula DribnenkiStaff Representative  Download PDF of notice here   UWU/MoveUP

May 09, 2019

Local 1201 Members at Telus Employer Solutions - Important Bargaining Update ...

Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer this morning, May 9th. This notice is to let you know that we have reached an impasse and will now be seeking a strong strike vote to support us in our efforts to get a reasonable deal. Wage increases initially tabled by the Employer on April 26, 2019 were unreasonably low: May 1, 2019 – $250 lump sum; 2020 – 1% ; 2021 – 1.25% and 2022 – 1.50%. Ad...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

April 29, 2019

Bargaining Update for Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee met with the employer on April 25th and 26th.There has been intense discussion on the outstanding proposals.Our next bargaining date to meet with your employer has been scheduled for May 8th. We will update you all again after that date.To help ensure you receive a copy of bargaining updates please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at http://www.bcgeu.ca/up...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 25, 2019

Upcoming worksite visits in Fort Nelson - BCGEU

The Area 10 Cross Component Committee will be in Fort Nelson on the afternoon of May 2, 2019 conducting worksite visits. The purpose of the worksite visits are to meet members in the worksite; show our appreciation of all of your hard work; hear your stories; and have an opportunity to share current campaigns with you. Our agenda is to start the visits at 1:30, continuing through the afternoon ...

April 24, 2019

Richmond Distribution Centre Member BBQ - BCGEU

Please come and see us for a bite to eat and a chance to say hello to your Union. Join us for hot dogs and all the fixings. Date: April 30, 2019 Time: 10:00am - 2:30pm Location: Richmond Distribution Centre We look forward to seeing you there!   In solidarity, Your 503 Local Executive, 603 Local Executive, 1203 Local Executive and 2003 Local Executive   Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

April 23, 2019

Area 10 members - Join us for a Meet and Greet - BCGEU

We are incredibly excited to announce President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, Executive Vice President Joanna Lord and Component Vice President Judy Fox-McGuire will be in Dawson Creek May 4th and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We invite you and your family to this special member event to enjoy great company, appetizers and light refreshme...