BCGEU - B.C.'s Union since 1919 B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 10,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

2019 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. The union will award $60,000 in scholarships to students in post-secondary education. Full-time scholarships are worth $2,000 and part-time scholarships are worth $1,000.Apply online here. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member; or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff[1], and A current or prospec...

March 19, 2019

Xyolhemeylh - Benefits Review Committee - Update - BCGEU

Prior to ratification, you were asked about your preference with respect to maintaining wages and maintaining benefits. This is how you answered: A significant majority of you (73.26%) have told us to reduce benefits to either maintain your current take home pay or improve it. Each employee who is fully covered by Xyolhemeylh benefits pays between $2000 and $3000 annually in premiums. Employee...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

Nomination for Local 309 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the 309 local executive: Chairperson 2nd Vice Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large Young Worker Representative Equity Worker Representative  The term is until early 2021. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: Monday, April 15, 2019 I...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...

March 11, 2019

Social Work Week celebrates important work of social work professionals - BCGEU

• Watch the video celebrating Social Work Week   March 11-15 is Social Work Week – a time to celebrate the important work of our social work professionals who touch the lives of thousands of people and help them achieve their full potential.   Social workers help to empower people who may be struggling, providing them with the ability to solve problems, deal with personal roadblocks and access ...

March 08, 2019

BCGEU celebrates International Women’s Day with solidarity and action - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized every year on March 8. It's an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and the extraordinary role women play in their families, workplaces, and communities across the globe. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge how much work remains to be done to achieve true gender equality and ensure all women everywhere are empowered to reach their ...

March 06, 2019

Salvation Army - Richmond House & Belkin House Bargaining Questionnaire - Inp...

The Bargaining Committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and is asking for members' input. The bargaining questionnaire provides members the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement. Members' input will inform and assist the Bargaining Committee in setting bargaining priori...

March 06, 2019

Salvation Army - Stevenson House Bargaining Questionnaire - Input Needed! - B...

The Bargaining Committee will soon be preparing to negotiate renewal of the Collective Agreement with the Employer and is asking for members' input. The bargaining questionnaire provides members the opportunity to identify any issues or concerns with, or desired improvements to, the Collective Agreement. Members' input will inform and assist the Bargaining Committee in setting bargaining priori...

March 05, 2019

Community social services are the heart of our communities - BCGEU

Women fleeing violence in need of safety and support. Families and children with special needs. Indigenous communities seeking services in their own language that honours their culture. These are just a few of the British Columbians that turn to the caring professionals that provide community social services. Once again, British Columbia has declared March to be Community Social Services Awaren...

March 01, 2019

2019 National Union scholarships - BCGEU

Click here for information about the BCGEU scholarship program. The BCGEU is a component of the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Our national union offers its own scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers. Applicants must be: the children or grandchildren, or the foster children or the foster grandchildren, of me...

February 28, 2019

BCGEU Demands Action to Improve Officer and Community Safety

The BCGEU is asking the B.C. Government to step in and take action to improve conditions in BC's adult correctional facilities. A report released this week by the Office of the Auditor General found that the Adult Custody Division of BC Corrections has failed to implement five of eight recommendations intended to improve the safety and effectiveness of BC's prisons. "BC Corrections has had four...

February 27, 2019

SFU Childcare Society- Nomination for 1 position for Bargaining Committee Mem...

There is currently a vacancy for one (1) committee member on the SFU Childcare Society's bargaining committee. We are now accepting nominations to fill this vacancy. We would like to recruit a member from Out of School Care or 3-5 programs to complement the experience of the rest of the committee. Attached to this notice is a nomination form for the bargaining committee member positions. Should...

February 26, 2019

Local 304- Member at Large Election results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Ally Vucko has been acclaimed into the position of Member at Large (Young Worker). We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Ally. In Solidarity Tamara PetersonLocal 304 ChairpersonHeather TurnerStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 26, 2019

Xyólheméylh (Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society) Memb...

  Members at Xyólheméylh delegated Aboriginal child welfare agency voted 77 per cent in favour of ratifying their first collective agreement. Xyólheméylh workers first joined the BCGEU in 2016 to improve working conditions and the resources necessary to provide culturally appropriate services to Indigenous children and youth in their care. After two years of protracted negotiations, this first ...

February 26, 2019

Local 304 - General Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:   Community Social Services          LOCAL:   304            DATE:   Monday, March 4, 2019            TIME:    7:00 p.m. General Meeting          PLACE:  BCGEU, Fraser Valley Office – Fraser Room                          8555 198A Avenue, Langley BC AGENDA Welcome and introductions / First Nations acknowledgement Adoption of agenda Adoption of previous minutes Component 3 update Loc...