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.

The Breakaway Campaign (2015-2016)

We recently surveyed our members in Administrative Services (aka Component 12) about workload. Here's what we found out:

  • 58 per cent of you said your position isn’t adequately backfilled while you’re on vacation or leave.
  • 65 per cent of you told us your workplace isn’t adequately staffed.

By and large, your workloads are unmanageable. It's time that changed.

That's why we've created the Breakaway campaign. 

Find out about the origins of Breakaway: The Workload Project.


Component 12 Breakaway Calendar 2016

Click here to download for printing (PDF)

Winners will be announced soon.









Leadership Development & Education

Cuba Education Tour May 2011

Edition #1: Component 12 leadership development & education initiative the catalyst for learning tour 
Edition #2: The Cuba Experience - International Workers' Day


Bargaining Updates

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.

Mar 31, 2015

A set of Ratification Meetings will be held at your worksite in order to explain the changes to the agreement and vote.  Please attend one that is convenient for you:


Component News

Nov 26, 2015

The current collective agreement between the BCGEU and Telus expires on April 30, 2016. As a result we are now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining.

Nov 25, 2015

TIME:  5:30 pm
PLACE:  BCGEU Victoria Area Office 


Nov 16, 2015

The BCGEU is holding by-elections for the following positions of the Local 1203 Executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:



Media Coverage

Oct 22, 2015

The union representing the province’s social workers is calling for an overhaul of the aboriginal child welfare system.

Oct 9, 2015

B.C.’s embattled children’s ministry is defending itself against two damning reports and new details about the death of a former foster child — allegations that emerged over a 24-hour span and foll

Oct 8, 2015

Less than three weeks after the death of an aboriginal foster youth at his unsanctioned home in a hotel, the union representing social workers will issue a report today claiming B.C.’s protection s