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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

March 05, 2020

BCGEU calls on LRB to bring Retirement Concepts members under one bargaining ...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has filed a common employer application at the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB) seeking to consolidate all nine of the union's bargaining units with Well Being Services/Retirement Concepts (WBS/RC) into a single bargaining unit. The move to a single bargaining unit would position the union and its members to address many of the issues th...

March 05, 2020

BC union shareholder proposal prompts RBC to confirm screening of U.S. privat...

(Burnaby, BC)Following a shareholder proposal by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has confirmed that it will not provide lending or financing services to companies including GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) and Core Civic (NYSE: CXW). These U.S. private prison companies operate the majority of U.S. detention facilities currently detaining migrant familie...

March 03, 2020

Steward Election Results for Members with the Ministry of Social Development...

Steward nominations have closed at the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction located at 100-13650 102 Ave, Surrey.   Please be advised that Caitlan Akins has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 604.   We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.   Congratulations and welcome Caitlan.     In Solidarity     Harbinder Gill Local 604 Chairperson Sh...

February 27, 2020

Ministry of Children and Family Development - Tri Cities Family Services Fer...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Thursday, March 5, 2020.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are:   Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers...

February 27, 2020

1203 members at the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General - 815 Hor...

Steward nominations Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the union.  Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement.  Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. List...

February 27, 2020

BCGEU analysis of provincial Budget 2020 - BCGEU

The BCGEU has prepared a detailed analysis of Budget 2020 to help members understand how the targeted investments in programs, infrastructure and affordability will impact members: Budget analysis 2020/21  Although prudent and perhaps cautious in tone, Budget 2020 is progressive – which is much needed at a time when other provincial governments in Canada are implementing harsh austerity progr...

February 26, 2020

Liquor Distribution Branch Head Office - Steward nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Thursday, March 11, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers a...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU seniors’ care workers reach deal to improve working conditions at long-...

Following six months of negotiations, over 500 BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at Broadmead Care Society in Victoria ratified a tentative deal this week that will improve conditions for both workers and seniors at the non-profit organization. Members secured wage increases, weekend shift premiums and the continuation of their Short-Term Illness and Injury Pl...

February 26, 2020

Coronavirus information for BCGEU members - BCGEU

As you are all likely aware, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing respiratory infections mostly in Hubei Province, China. As of today there is one confirmed case of the virus in B.C.; however, according to the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the risk to British Columbians is considered extremely low. I want you to know that your union has been closely monitoring this s...

February 26, 2020

The public inquiry into money laundering has begun – your union’s opening st...

Just over fourteen months ago, your union launched the Public Inquiry Now campaign-making the BCGEU one of the first voices demanding that the provincial government call a public inquiry into the links between the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering in casinos. As you know, our campaign succeeded. And Monday I was honoured to take the stand in front o...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 25, 2020

Repatriation-Optional Placement Process for Non-Transferring, Impacted Employ...

Revenue Services Repatriation and MSP Elimination-BCGEU/PSA Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) BCGEU/ESIT Advanced Solutions Letter of Understanding (LOU) 1. MOA: As a result of Revenue Services Alternative Service Delivery's contract with ESIT-Advanced Solutions being repatriated into the Ministry of Finance on April 1, 2021, there may be BCGEU bargaining unit employees who are not transferring t...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 19, 2020

Ministry of Attorney General – New Westminster Law Courts Nominations now o...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 18, 2020

Steward Nominations for FLNRORD 6333 Unsworth Road, Chilliwack - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for a steward with the Ministry of Forest, Land & Natural Resources located at 6333 Unsworth Road in Chilliwack The union trains 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 February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline fo...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...