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 24, 2019

Union convinces ministry to suspend MSDPR ‘greeter’ positions - BCGEU

The BCGEU has been successful in its bid to have the employer suspend the use of 'greeter' staff in the reception areas of Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) offices across the province, pending a review of safety concerns raised by staff. The employer began assigning new greeter staff responsibilities at the MSDPR office on Pandora Ave. in Victoria in December 2018 wi...

May 22, 2019

Tentative Extension Agreement – to March 31, 2021 - BCGEU

The collective agreement between the BCGEU and ESIT Advanced Solutions is due to expire March 31, 2020. As you all know, this date coincides with the end date of the current contract for the Revenue side of the business. The convergence of these two dates presents significant challenges to both parties. From the employer perspective, resourcing both collective agreement negotiations and contrac...

May 22, 2019

Painting on Glass & the West Kootenay Area Office Open House - BCGEU

To help celebrate our 100th Anniversary the BCGEU would like to invite all members & their families to an Open House at the Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 12:00 & 2:00 pm please come and join us for appetizers & refreshments. We are also hosting a painting party. A Painting on Glass workshop with Angela Lenard, will be offered from 2:...

May 21, 2019

Members at MSDPR - Pandora Street Victoria - Right to Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

Did you know that it is not only your Right to Refuse Unsafe Work but Also Your Responsibility? WCB- OHS Regulations Part 3: 3.12 Refusing unsafe work Workers have the both the right and responsibility to refuse unsafe work. If you have reasonable cause to believe that performing a job or task puts you or someone else at risk, you must not perform the job or task. You must immediately notify yo...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

Telus Employer Solutions- Important Bargaining Update Reminder - BCGEU

*REMINDER* - important meeting tomorrow! Vote YES for a fair contract! Your Bargaining Committee has set a strike vote meeting for tomorrow, May 16th. We've set two meeting times to accommodate your work schedules. There will be light refreshments and coffee. Come to either the 4:30pm or 5:30pm meeting to hear from your Bargaining Committee about how negotiations went. We need your support in s...

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...