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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

June 05, 2020

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksites - BCGEU

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksitesYou are receiving this hazard alert as an OHS representative of BCGEU members. Please inform your colleagues of the following information. Due to supply issues, some manufacturers of hand sanitizer are substituting food-grade ethanol with technical-grade ethanol – which contains toxicological properties including carcinogenicity and should NOT be used on...

June 04, 2020

Land Title and Survey Authority - Notice of Election of Bargaining Committee ...

Your current collective agreement expires on October 31, 2020 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of the Land Title and Survey Authority. Nominations are now open, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position         o If more than one...

June 03, 2020

Ministry of the Attorney General – Court Council Located at 2845 Cruikshank S...

Nominations are open for one position of steward with Local 1204, Ministry of the Attorney General located at 2845 Cruikshank Street 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 June 15, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The dea...

June 03, 2020

Ministry of the Attorney General – Court Services Located at 32203 South Fras...

Nominations are open for one position of steward with Local 1204, Ministry of the Attorney General located at 32203 South Fraser 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 June 15, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The dea...

June 03, 2020

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Located at 5753 Glover R...

Nominations are open for one position of steward with Local 1204, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction located at 5753 Glover Road in Langley. 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 June 15, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be us...

June 02, 2020

One-time offer to convert to regular status, effective July 1, 2020 - BCGEU

Hello,Our auxiliary employees at the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction are valued members of the BCGEU and Service Delivery Division team. We are pleased to let you know that all auxiliary employees in BCGEU positions as of May 1, 2020 in the Service Delivery Division will be receiving a one-time offer to convert to regular status, effective July 1, 2020. This good news comes...

May 29, 2020

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training – Private Institutions Bran...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close on Friday, June 12, 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 abo...

May 28, 2020

Glass Lewis endorses shareholder motion questioning Thomson Reuters’s (NYSE, ...

Burnaby – One of the world's leading independent proxy advisory firms, Glass Lewis, has recommended that Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) shareholders vote FOR a proposal filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal calls on the Thomson Reuters board to produce a human rights report that addresses the impacts of contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforceme...

May 27, 2020

Eligibility for premium pay for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service - BCGEU

Eligibility for premium pay for BCGEU members in the B.C. public service   We have received messages from our membership asking why they were excluded from the premium pay offering. We are also disappointed more sectors were not included and rest assured, we're continuing to speak to the government about expanding it. We are not able to answer some of the questions we've received because we don...

May 27, 2020

Pandemic pay eligibility for BCGEU members at MCFD - BCGEU

Pandemic pay eligibility for BCGEU members at MCFD Since the B.C. government's announcement last week, your union has received many questions from administrative support workers in MCFD about their eligibility. While we had hoped the ministry would provide clarification, we haven't seen anything yet. However, following discussions with the employer, we can now confirm all administrative employe...

May 22, 2020

Your union and WorkSafeBC guidance for re-opening - BCGEU

Your union and WorkSafeBC guidance for re-opening  Over the past 10 days, your union's executive, component vice presidents and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) team provided input to the Workers' Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) as they developed guidance for sectors that are re-opening, as per the B.C. government's Restart Plan.  We provided feedback on protocols and best practices to help...

May 20, 2020

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) to ...

Ahead of the Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) annual meeting of shareholders on June 3, 2020, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about human rights impacts at the $8-billion software and media company. The Proposal asks the Thomson Reuters board to investigate and disclose whether it has adequately assessed and mitigated the reputational an...

May 19, 2020

Provincial government announces details of pandemic pay program for essential...

In mid-April the federal government announced it was working with the provinces on a cost-shared, temporary "pandemic pay" program to top up the wages of select essential frontline workers-under the cost-share, the federal government is responsible for 75 per cent of the funding and the provincial governments are responsible for the remaining 25 per cent. Ever since the initial announcement, yo...

May 19, 2020

BCGEU calls for expansion of B.C.’s pandemic pay program for essential workers

BURNABY, B.C. – Today the B.C. government released long-awaited details of a federal-provincial cost-shared pandemic pay program to temporarily top up the wages of some essential workers. The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on Victoria to expand the program to cover more essential frontline workers. "The BCGEU pushed hard for this program to cover the broadest po...