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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

April 22, 2022

BCGEU librarians ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island Regional L...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Seven months after starting bargaining and almost seven weeks after starting job action, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have voted almost 90% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. “This has been a challenging round of bargaining, but these members st...

April 20, 2022

Steward Nominations for L1204 Members at the Ministry of the Attorney General...

Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of the Attorney General located at 32375 Veterans Way in Abbotsford. The union will train new stewards. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is April 29, 2022 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission ...

April 20, 2022

Shop Steward Nominations for L1201, Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor Gen...

Nominations are now open for two (2) additional shop stewards at the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, 4th Floor 3350 Douglas Street. The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:  Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 5 p.m.  Nomination forms must be submitted by email to [email protected] Newly elected stewards are entitled to training at the Union's expense, incl...

April 13, 2022

Public Service: NEW VIDEO: Your bargaining committee shares important updates...

As you heard from us last week, contract negotiations between your bargaining committee and your employer remain suspended, and for now, your collective agreement remains in place. This means it is business as usual in your workplace unless and until you hear differently from your union. Your bargaining committee remains committed to getting a fair deal, and we are ready to get back to the barg...

April 13, 2022

All BCGEU Local 1204 members - Administration Professionals Day - BC General ...

The time is fast approaching for Administrative Professionals Day and we are looking for ways for us to celebrate. This year's Administrative Professionals Day falls on April 27th. During the pandemic, we have had to be creative in the ways that we celebrate the valuable work that is performed by you and other members of our local. This year, our component is providing funding for events/celebr...

April 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 08, 2022

All BCGEU members, Local 1210, Citizens Services, Fort St. John - Opening of ...

Steward Elections are now open at Local 1210 Citizens Services, Fort St. John. Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close on Thursday, April 14, 2022 Please email, fax or mail your nomination forms to: Email: [email protected] Fax: 250-785-004810147 100 Ave. Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y7(can put in the drop box at back door...

April 07, 2022

Public service contract talks reach impasse over wage proposals - BC General ...

After nine weeks of negotiations, talks between your bargaining committee and the employer – B.C.'s Public Service Agency – reached an impasse on Wednesday, April 6th because the employer's revised wage proposal failed to meet your bottom line of cost of living adjustment (COLA) protections.Throughout the preparation for bargaining last fall, you were clear that COLA was your top priority for t...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...

April 06, 2022

Day of Mourning on April 28 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, our coming together this year will once again be in-person. It is critical that we all remember those workers and reiterate our commitment to fight for the ...

March 31, 2022

Collective Agreement Expires April 1st – Negotiations resume next week - BC G...

Tomorrow, April 1st, marks the expiry of the 18th Main and Component collective agreements for B.C.’s public service. The employer – the provincial government’s Public Service Agency – confirmed with your bargaining committee yesterday that they are prepared to resume negotiations early next week with a revised monetary offer. As a result, we have scheduled talks to resume in Vancouver April 5t...

March 29, 2022

BCGEU librarians still without offer, all to strike with pickets at targeted ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...