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

Nov 3, 2014

The current collective Agreement between the BCGEU and HP Advanced Solutions  expires on March 31, 2015.

Nov 3, 2014

The current collective Agreement between the BCGEU and Maximus BC  expires on March 31, 2015.  As a result we are now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining.

Sep 8, 2014

Please find the details of your proposed new collective agreement attached. This is a very good agreement and we strongly advise you vote "yes."

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Component News

Nov 28, 2007

Cost and risks mount in billion dollar IT privatization gamble

Nov 5, 2007

It has been revealed that at the same time Minister of Children and Family Development Tom Christensen was cutting funding to therapy and court support services for sexually abused children, he and

Mar 26, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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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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