Component 12 - Administrative Services

Component 12, Administrative Services, members provide front-line administrative and support services for the B.C. Government and non-government employers.

We work in a variety of classications 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.


UNSUNG SUPERSTARS CAMPAIGN (2017)

Launching during Administrative Services Recognition Week April 24 - 28, 2017.

This campaign will profile BCGEU members in administrative services who go above and beyond the call of duty every workday. It's time their efforts were acknowleged and celebrated.

See the campaign here.

 


The Breakaway Campaign (2015-2016)

A survey of members in Administrative Services (aka Component 12) told us jobs weren't being backfilled during vacations/leaves and the majority of members didn't believe their workplaces were properly staff. As a result, workloads were unmanageable.

We created the Breakaway campaign to encourage members to avoid stress and burnout by taking their breaks. 
 


Please join us in wishing Component 12 vice president, Lori Joaquin, all the best as she embarks on her next journey, retirement!

Lori is an icon in our union, and has been a dedicated activist for decades. Her work and accomplishments are too many to list here, but here is a summary of her extraordinary work.

Lori became a BCGEU member in 1981, and in 1982 became a shop steward. In 1991, Lori became chair of local 1206, winning the Shane Murphy memorial award for her outstanding activism in 1996. She has served in almost every component executive position over her many years. She was elected in 2000 as component 1st vice, joining the provincial executive. She became component vice president in 2014.   

Lori’s well known for her dedication, fairness and her common sense no-nonsense approach to issues. She’s also a wealth of historical knowledge, and you quite often heard “We’ll ask Lori, she’ll know or have it in her notes!"

Thank you Lori for your tireless dedication to our members, our component, and our union!  You will be missed, but we all wish you well in your well-deserved retirement.

Bargaining Updates

Apr 14, 2016

I am pleased to advise that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the membership. 

Nov 17, 2015

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2016. The BCGEU has also confirmed these calculations.

Apr 10, 2015

On behalf of your bargaining committee, I am pleased to advise that the HPAS tentative agreement has been ratified.

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Component News

May 8, 2017

As we have previously advised, the potential for BC Nurse picket lines at B.C.

May 2, 2017

The BCGEU has recently been informed that due to two unrelated disputes, nurses at a number of facilities in B.C.

May 1, 2017

TO:         All Local 1201 & 601 Stewards 

DATE:     Tuesday, May 16, 2017

TIME:      5:30 pm

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Media Coverage

Dec 14, 2015

Inside a chaotic government welfare office in Victoria, crying children were tired of waiting in line, desperate adults couldn’t get their cheques, and overwhelmed ministry staff faced relentless c

Dec 11, 2015

B.C.'s welfare recipients are increasingly living their lives on hold, according to data which shows the average phone wait time for social assistance has jumped to nearly an hour.

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