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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

Public Service Main and Component Bargaining Proposals for the 19th Public Se...

Preparations for the 19th Public Service negotiations are already commencing. Therefore, we are calling for locals to meet and prepare draft proposals and resolutions for submission to their respective components. They are to be forwarded to the Component Executives in order for proposals and resolutions to be vetted and allocated to either the Public Service Main or Component tables. The deadl...

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...

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

July 23, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Victoria area office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJuly 23, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or to return of incumbent. DUTIES:   Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...

July 20, 2021

Tips to avoid email fraud - BCGEU

In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...

July 19, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Negotiations Department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGREVISEDJuly 19, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 5 months. The effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop collective agreement proposals and bargai...

July 19, 2021

Events Coordinator/Planner - Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department -...

EVENTS COORDINATOR/PLANNERCONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES and TRAVEL DEPARTMENTINTERNAL REVISEDJuly 19, 2021 The B.C. General Employees' Union requires an administrative representative to work in the Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department. The position reports directly to the Facilities Coordinator. Effective date to be determined. DUTIES: Organizes and coordinates the physical and administrat...

July 19, 2021

Education and Training Funds Available for Community Social Services Employer...

CSSEA and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association of Unions (CSSBA) are pleased to announce that the Community Social Services Labour and Education Fund (LAEF) is now accepting applications for education and training funding.  Details on the fund, eligibility criteria and application forms can be found on the new website: https://laef-bcgeu.nationbuilder.com/What is the LAEF?The Co...

July 16, 2021

Reminder - Community Social Service survey deadline - BCGEU

FINAL REMINDER – Last weekend before the deadline to complete local issues bargaining survey and submit your expression of interestThe deadline to complete the survey and send in your expression of interest to participate in local issues bargaining is 5 pm on Monday, July 19.If you still do not have a copy of your local issues agreement, please contact BCGEU Negotiations at [email protected]

July 13, 2021

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Collection agreement ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties! Bargaining unit members voted 78.6% in favour of ratification. The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distribution. In the meantime, members may refer to the Ratification Document together for a complete picture of the collective agreement...

July 12, 2021

All BCGEU Members under Community Social Services Community Living, General a...

The deadline to complete the survey and send in your expression of interest to participate in local issues bargaining is 5 pm on Monday, July 19. If you still do not have a copy of your local issues agreement, please contact BCGEU Negotiations at [email protected] to let us know that you need a copy of your agreement. To complete the survey click here. If you are interested in participati...

July 08, 2021

B.C. signs early learning and child care agreement with federal government - ...

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in British Columbia to make a big announcement with Premier John Horgan: the province of British Columbia is the first to reach an agreement on new spending on child care.What does this mean for working families?This means that Ottawa will work with the province to reach an average of $10-per-day child care in regulated spaces for children under six year...

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...