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

Dec 17, 2010

We are disappointed to have to advise you that we did not succeed in achieving a collective agreement with the employer this week, and we currently have no further dates scheduled.

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Component News

Sep 30, 2008

For immediate release
September 30, 2008

Following their surprise decision this week to remove tolls from the Coquihalla highway, the B.C. government has left auxiliary toll booth employees with little to show for their service but a pink slip, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today.

May 26, 2008

BCGEU President George Heyman has formally requested that B.C.'s Privacy Commissioner review whether the Campbell government's proposal to privatize government IT mainframe computer hosting service

May 7, 2008

A growing cascade of independent reports on child protection show BC's government is failing vulnerable children, says BCGEU President George Heyman.

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Media Coverage

Jul 14, 2014

The provincial government has answered criticism that B.C.'s child welfare system is understaffed by announcing 200 new workers will be hired over the next two years.

Jul 11, 2014

‘I feel like we got sold a broken product,’ says B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

Jun 26, 2014

When something goes wrong with a child-welfare case, the system comes under criticism. That stings those who are on the front lines: social workers.

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