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

June 07, 2019

British Columbians need a break: the BCGEU submission to the Fair Wages Commi...

BURNABY- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' union, representing more than 79,000 workers in various sectors and occupations in the province has submitted its report to the provincial government's Fair Wages Commission. The Fair wages commission was set up by the provincial government to advise government on how to raise minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured...

June 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Review Underway - BCGEU

In response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions, the provincial government has initiated an independent and comprehensive review of BC's workers' compensation system.  This is a tremendously important opportunity for BCGEU members to tell their stories about the injustices within the current system, and to influence legislative and policy changes that will restore fairness to the w...

June 06, 2019

Members at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI) - Ratification Results - ...

On behalf of your bargaining committee, we are very happy to inform you that your tentative collective agreement has been ratified by 100 per cent of the vote, with 86 per cent of the membership turning out to the ratification meeting. Our next steps will be to proof and finalize the agreement. Once that is done we will provide you with copies at the worksite. Thank you all for your support thr...

June 05, 2019

Final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...

On Monday, June 3rd, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and recommendations in a ceremony at the National Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Algonquin Territory. The release was the culmination of a three-year process in which the Inquiry heard testimony, submissions and stories from more than 2,000 people including the fami...

June 03, 2019

Call for nominations for 2 shop stewards at Ministry of Social Development an...

Nominations are now open for 2 steward positions at your worksite and will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Training and support are provided to help you learn your role. Please complete the shop steward nomination form and return it to the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office via regular mai...

June 03, 2019

Victoria Area Office hours – Thursday, June 6 - BCGEU

Please be advised that the hours of operation at the Victoria Area Office for Thursday, June 6, 2019 will be from Noon – 5:00 pm. UWU/MoveUP

June 03, 2019

L1203 Min of Attorney General - Civil Resolution Tribunal steward nominations...

Nominations are now open for 1 steward position at your worksite and will close at 5:00pm on Monday, June 17, 2019.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Please complete the shop steward nomination form and return it to the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office via regular mail, fax and email or in person by 5:00pm on Monday, June 17, 2019: ...

June 03, 2019

Extension agreement ratification results for members at ESIT Advanced Solutio...

On behalf of your Union representatives from the Joint Labour Management Committee, we are pleased to inform you that at the close of balloting on May 29, 2019, the membership ratified the tentative Extension Agreement by a very strong margin – 89% voted in favour. In response to some of the questions and concerns that were raised during the ratification meetings, the parties will draft a suppo...

May 31, 2019

Tentative agreement reached at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI), who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today. "This was a challenging round of bargaining for our members, who recently voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike vote to back up their bargaining deman...

May 31, 2019

Tentative agreement reached at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI), who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today. "This was a challenging round of bargaining for our members, who recently voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike vote to back up their bargaining deman...

May 31, 2019

Labour Code amendments give workers and unions more power - BCGEU

B.C.'s Labour Code is the rule book for how workers organize to join unions as well as how unionized workers and their employers interact. Despite its importance to working people and unions, the Code had gone without an update for more than 15 years until the provincial government launched a legislative review process in 2018. Your union made a submission to that process that recommended a ser...

May 31, 2019

The Provincial magazine - Spring 2019 - BCGEU

The spring issue of The Provincial magazine is finished and ready to download. Featured in this issue: BCGEU News – Reports on BC Budget 2019, the money laundering inquiry and the BCGEU's centennial celebration. Community Social Services – Reports on initiatives in the CSS sector. Campaigns – Updates on our Affordable BC, Shop Public and A Day Without Admin campaigns. BCGEU Community News ...

May 29, 2019

Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI) - Tentative agreement reached - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that your strong strike mandate gave your bargaining committee the leverage we needed to conclude a tentative agreement. As you all know, this was a very challenging round of bargaining. Your employer tabled a number of concessionary proposals and a very low wage proposal, including re-proposing a lump sum for year one multiple times. This resulted in us taking a stri...

May 28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU - BCGEU

Share your union stories!   Back in 1919, workers came together to form what we know today as the BCGEU. As part of our Centennial celebrations, we're looking back at the many ways that our union has impacted our worksites and communities throughout the years. Be a part of telling the story of our history in your community through events, photos, and more.   Have something to share or want to b...

May 28, 2019

Members at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly known as TSSI) - Bargaining Upd...

Thank you again for the strong turnout for our meetings on May 16th and for providing a 100% strike vote. Your Bargaining Committee appreciates your support, and we remain committed to securing a fair and reasonable deal for you all.  The employer has reached out to us to meet again. We have set aside May 28, 2019 for the parties to continue our negotiations.  As some of you are aware, the BCGE...

May 27, 2019

Casino workers vote to join B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector - BCGEU

A strong majority want to be a part of the union. (Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casin...