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COMPONENT 3 - COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES

Component 3 includes members who work in community social services.

These caring professionals provide supports, services, and resources to vulnerable families and individuals across the province. They include supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities, women and children fleeing violence, youth-at-risk, child care, community justice services, Aboriginal services, and employment services, among others. With over 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

Winter School 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Winter School 2023 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

December 09, 2022

Burnaby Children’s Centre Society - REMINDER: Bargaining Committee nomination...

This is a reminder that nominations are now open for three (3) Bargaining Committee members. Nomination forms must be received by the area office by midnight next Friday, December 16.  In accordance with your collective agreement, bargaining committee members must include a maximum of one member from any one program. If there are more nominations than positions available, or if there is more th...

December 08, 2022

Update on Bargaining Christmas Closure - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All 303 Members at City Hall Childcare SocietyRe: Update on Bargaining Christmas Closure   Your Bargaining Committee is excited to share an update on bargaining. As we await more information from your Employer to reach a tentative agreement that you can be proud of, the parties have come together to negotiate a Letter of Understanding in respect to the 2022 holiday season. The Centre will b...

December 05, 2022

IT Application Support Technician (Temporary) - BC General Employees' Union (...

B.C. GENERAL EMPLOYEES' UNIONINTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTINGDECEMBER 5, 2022     POSITION: IT APPLICATION SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (Temporary)  GRADE: LEVEL 7 – MOVEUP AGREEMENT  The BCGEU requires an IT Application Support Technician to work in the IT Services Department. In this role, the successful applicant will provide technical support to the union's staff and provide training on the various software...

November 30, 2022

Burnaby Children’s Centre Society - Bargaining Survey – We Need Your Input! -...

Nominations have now opened to elect your Bargaining Committee in the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer.Once the bargaining committee is elected, they will meet to review priorities and develop bargaining proposals. In order to do so, it is important that your Bargaining Committee is aware of what is most important to you and where you want to see changes.Please take the time to ...

November 29, 2022

An update from your community social services bargaining association - BC Gen...

The nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has not been back to the negotiations table since the last update that we shared with you in early November but we wanted to let you know what is happening with the negotiation of your new collective agreement in the Indigenous Services, General Services, and Community Living sub-sectors.As you know, we have been hard at wo...

November 22, 2022

St. James Daycare Society - Bargaining Committee Results and Next Steps - BC ...

To: All BCGEU Members at St. James Daycare Society Re: Bargaining Committee Results and Next Steps   Please join me in congratulating Nafeesa Ali who was elected by acclamation as your new bargaining committee representative! Thank you for stepping up to represent your colleagues in negotiating a renewal of the collective agreement. The bargaining committee will be meeting soon to begin prepari...

November 22, 2022

Reminder Notice of UBC Childcare Services Bargaining Update Member Meeting – ...

Friends,We are writing to invite you to a membership meeting scheduled for 1800 hours, Monday, November 28, 2022, in the Main Office Gym. Discussion Topics1. Bargaining Update: UBC and sector-wide2. Presentation of key priorities3. Discussion of next steps4. Questions and AnswersIn Solidarity, Freyja Sankey, Chairperson, Bargaining CommitteeGail Gordon, Member, Bargaining CommitteeShannon Heigh...

November 21, 2022

Brant Villa Daycare Society- Collective Agreement Ratified - BC General Emplo...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the Brant Villa Day Care Society tentative agreement has been ratified. The vote was 100 % in favour of accepting the agreement. Your bargaining committee thanks you for all of your support throughout the bargaining process.  In solidarity, Branka BozicBargaining Committee Chair Myrna BautistaBargaining Committee Member Jacqueline (Jackie) M...

November 17, 2022

Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association (Harbourview Daycare & Neighbourh...

Membership meeting to review bargaining surveys and discussbargaining proposals and priorities At our last membership meeting we discussed getting together to have a further discussion on bargaining proposals. The committee has received a few surveys and we would like to share these results with you in a general way. We also encourage everyone who has not submitted a survey (attached), to pleas...

November 16, 2022

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Association - Steward Election Results for 2...

Please be advised that the following members have been duly acclaimed as shop stewards at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre Association located at 265 Hastings Street in Vancouver: Polly Rai Caitlin O'Neil Nupur Singla  Please join us in wishing them well in their positions and thank you to all who have participated in this process. Katie Marvin, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice ...

November 16, 2022

Members at Burnaby Children’s Centre Society - Opening Bargaining Committee N...

Nominations are now open for three (3) Bargaining Committee Members. Your collective agreement expires on March 31, 2023 and your Union is preparing for the next round of bargaining, which will begin once a bargaining committee has been elected. In accordance with your collective agreement, bargaining committee members must include a maximum of one member from any one program. If there are more...

November 14, 2022

Call for Nominations for Members at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre - ...

As your Collective Agreement expires on November 30, 2022, the Union needs to elect a Bargaining Committee to prepare for negotiations with your Employer. Nominations are now open for the positions of three Bargaining Committee Members. As we need to ensure that the collective agreement includes and reflects the new members at Skeena House, one of the bargaining committee members (of three) nee...

November 10, 2022

Our Place Society - Union update & next steps - BC General Employees' Union ...

As members of the BCGEU, you are covered by the Community Social Services Sectoral Collective Agreement. Currently we are in negotiations to seek improvements to working conditions such as increased wages and better mental health supports. The non-monetary parts of the agreement came in effect at your workplace back in July. The monetary parts of your new collective agreement will take effect o...

November 09, 2022

Members at UBC Childcare Services - Notice of UBC Childcare Services Bargain...

Friends,We are writing to invite you to a membership meeting scheduled for 1800 hours, Monday, November 28, 2022, in the Main Office Gym.  Discussion Topics1. Bargaining Update: UBC and sector-wide2. Presentation of key priorities3. Discussion of next steps4. Questions and AnswersIf you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you are a BCGEU member wh...

November 08, 2022

Contract talks suspended for 17,000 unionized community social services worke...

Collective bargaining resumed between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) this past week to negotiate a new contract for 17,000 unionized workers in the sector. However, on Monday, talks were suspended after the latest proposal put forward by the employers’ association failed to meet ...