To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening.
I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...
Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.
We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...
Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.
This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.
The communities of Kootenay Lake are no longer facing disruptions to their ferry service due to the labour dispute between BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine. On November 26, after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse, the two parties reached a tentative agreem...
A strong majority of the 80 inland ferry workers represented by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Western Pacific Marine (WPM).
The agreement, which was reached on November 26 and ratified by members on November 30, achieved wage parity with BC Ferries within the term of the agreement and a...
Nearly 600 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work in communities across the province have voted to accept a renewed collective agreement with Community Living BC (CLBC) – the provincial crown agency that provides supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities.
The parties reached a tentative agreement on October 17. The workers, who had been...
Nominations closed for 2, Local 1203 steward positions on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
We are pleased to announce that Tara Wasney and Celene Sotkowy are the new stewards at The Public Guardian and Trustee of BC in Local 1203.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that Bryher Houlahan is a new steward at The Public Guardian and Trustee of BC in Local 603.
Please join us in wishing them w...
This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper.
To volunteer please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-306-4156 or email at email@example.com.
Surrey - December 23, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Kwantl...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:
• 1st Vice Chairperson
• Recording Secretary
• Member-at-Large – 2 positions
The term is approximately one year. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available online.
The deadline for nominations is December 5, 2019 by 5 p.m.
The BCGEU Nomination forms (attached) must be used and shoul...
THE BCGEU AREA 12 CROSS COMPONENT COMMITTEEInvites you to attend a
Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop
Come and join Leticia from Plastic Free Terrace and learn how to make reusable beeswax food wraps. These wraps replace single use Saran Wraps and Ziplock bags. Each participant will create and take home 2 small and 2 medium wraps. Space is very limited, please register using this link:http://events.bc...
Please be advised, the following candidate has been acclaimed effective November 18, 2019:
Annette Schonewille is the Local 1205, 2nd Vice-Chairperson.
Your Local 1205 Executive now includes:
Tahnee Trusler, Local ChairpersonLeah McLean, 1st Vice-ChairpersonAnnette Schonewille, 2nd Vice-ChairpersonBunny Covey, TreasurerLeah Jackson, Member-at-LargeErica Roy, Member-at-L...
Congratulations to Laurie Irvine who is the new Second Vice-Chairperson for Local 1203!
Please be advised the following members are on your Local 1203 Executive:
Chairperson Matt Damario
First Vice-Chairperson Jason Singh
Second Vice-Chairperson Laurie Irvine
Treasurer Drina Read
Recording Secretary Conn...
BCGEU Dawson Creek Chalk Painting NightWhere: South Peace Campus, Northcourt10808 15 St., Dawson Creek BCWhen: December 9, 2019From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Get in on the new décor trend of the year!Chalk Couture's silk screen transfers make decorating fast, easy and beautiful.With the reusable surfaces, you can change up the look of your sign over and over!Open to all BCGEU Members but space is limit...
Steward nominations have closed for the Ministry of Children and Family Development at 200-13630 72nd Ave, Surrey.Please be advised that Connie Figueroa has been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 1204.We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.Congratulations and welcome Connie.In solidarityDJ Pohl Kevin HagglundLocal 1204 Chairperson Staff RepresentativeDownlo...