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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

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

May 04, 2021

Salvation Army – Richmond House - Reminder – Voting period extended to May 18...

Greetings to members working at Salvation Army – Richmond House A reminder that BCGEU is running an election for stewards to serve at Salvation Army – Richmond House. To ensure that we reach all members who have current hours at this worksite, we are sending this FYI. There are four candidates for the two steward positions: Adam Tobias Chelsea Lai Marnie Gittens Ron Niedjalski Electronic ball...

May 03, 2021

Remembering Component 1 member Bikramdeep Randhawa

On behalf of 80,000+ members across the province, the BCGEU offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Local 104 member Bikramdeep Randhawa as they grieve his sudden and senseless death on Saturday, May 1st. While the loss of any member under any circumstance is a tragedy, Bikramdeep's youth and the violent, and public nature of his death make this loss harder to b...

April 30, 2021

How the BC Budget affects you – BCGEU analysis

BC Budget Analysis 2021/22Moving in the right direction, but at the wrong speed. On April 20, the BC NDP delivered its first budget and fiscal plan since winning a new majority mandate in the October 2020 general election. More importantly, this was the government's first official budget since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Budget 2021 includes significant funds for em...

April 30, 2021

Fort St. John Association for Community Living - Steward elections - BCGEU

Steward Elections are open as of Friday, April 30, 2021.To be elected are:   3 Stewards      Please ensure a copy of this notice, and the attached nomination form and information sheet are posted on the Union bulletin board at your workplace.Please email, fax or hand deliver your nominations to: BCGEU Peace River Area Office (Drop box at the back entrance)10147 100 AveFort St. John, BC V1J 1Y...

April 28, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) WEST KOOTENAY AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 28, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the West Kootenay Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES:   · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-...

April 27, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Community Builders Group (CBG), Local 303 - Your Represe...

Your Safety Committee has worker representatives that meet once a month to monitor safety in the workplace. They also conduct joint investigations of workplace hazards and incidents. Joanne Etienne Mary Calmerin Bre Nicolson Jennifer Bourget Reina Barnes  **Please print and post on the Union Board at your Worksite**   In solidarity Fateh BornStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU...

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

303 Steward Networking Meeting - BCGEU

   COMPONENT:        Community Social Services            LOCAL:       303 Steward Networking Meeting             DATE:        Monday, May 3, 2021              TIME:       6:00 pm – 7:00 pm VIA ZOOM                                               AGENDA This is an opportunity for Local 303 Stewards to meet, via Zoom, with Local 303 Executive members and Staff Representative to discuss and problem...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 15, 2021

Salvation Army – Richmond House - Steward election - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to fill the two vacant steward positions at Salvation Army – Richmond House. As we have two vacant positions and four candidates, we will be having an election. Members will be able to vote for two of the following candidates for the two steward positions: Adam Tobias Chelsea Lai Marnie Gittens Ron Niedjalski Electronic ballots will be ...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...