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 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...

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