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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

Local Elections 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Local Elections are beginning early 2022.  Please find more information for your Local here UWU/MoveUP

May 09, 2022

BCGEU sues Vancity over pension dispute - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

(Burnaby) - On April 27, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) filed a Notice of Civil Claim in B.C. Supreme Court against Vancity Credit Union over the financial institution's unilateral decision to deny BCGEU members a jointly-trusteed, defined benefit pension plan that they had agreed to establish. "Filing a lawsuit against an employer is an extraordinary step for any union to take, and ...

May 06, 2022

BCGEU conducts strike vote for 33K members of the provincial public service -...

VICTORIA, B.C. – The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is conducting a provincewide strike vote to give 33,000 members of their public service bargaining unit a voice in how to move forward in bargaining with their employer, the Public Service Agency. Negotiations between the parties reached impasse in early April primarily due to a significant gap in wage proposals. “We’ve been clear from da...

May 05, 2022

Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparenc...

  Over 70% of Independent Loblaw Shareholders Demand Supplier Audit Transparency  Union-filed shareholder motion earns significant support   Burnaby — Today, at the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual general meeting of shareholders, independent shareholders voted 72% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking for the company to release more information on supplier audits (34% overall). The shareholder prop...

May 04, 2022

Red Dress Day 2022 Events - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Today the BCGEU recognizes Red Dress Day  Red Dress day is a day to honour our missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people. This day first began on May 5, 2010 and has taken place annually every year since. It's a day to raise awareness and give voice to those whose stories have not been heard. We hang red dresses in public and private spaces and also wear red on this d...

May 04, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. DUTIES:   Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparing and conducting...

May 04, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE (Temporary) - BC General Employee...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGMay 4, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a 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 return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attend...

May 01, 2022

2022 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Applications for the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. Our annual scholarship program of up to $85,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our members. Apply online here Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A ...

April 30, 2022

Happy May Day – we’re now 85,000 members strong - BC General Employees' Union...

May Day – or International Workers' Day – is a day in which the labour movement around the world comes together to recognize working people's collective power. Only by organizing to protect our collective interests as a class can we shift the balance of power under capitalism. As we celebrate working people, we're also proud to announce that our union is now 85,000 members strong! Our union has...

April 29, 2022

Union investor successfully pushes Toronto’s Thomson Reuters to prioritize hu...

  Union investor successfully pushes Toronto's Thomson Reuters to prioritize human rights and re-evaluate ICE contracts Canadian media and data giant to adopt United Nations human rights framework and publish a human rights report after 3-year investor battle (Burnaby, Canada) Thomson Reuters' enabling of U.S. immigration surveillance prompted the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)-a minor sha...

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...

April 25, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Belkin House - Bargaining Committee Nomin...

As the collective agreement with your employer expired on March 31, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need to elect ...

April 25, 2022

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Loblaw (TSX: L) to take action on su...

  Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal. Download PDF Inv...

April 22, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Stevenson House - Bargaining Committee N...

As the collective agreement with your employer expired on March 31, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need to elect ...