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

May 25, 2018

BCGEU applauds provincial investment in 1,500 new housing units for women fle...

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds today's announcement by the provincial government that it will build 1,500 new supportive housing units throughout the province for women and children fleeing violence. Over the next 10 years, government will invest $734 million to build this much-needed housing which includes transition houses, safe homes, second-stage and long-te...

May 23, 2018

Local Executive Election Results - BCGEU

The election process for the Local Member at Large positions closed on May 18th, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Chris Mikulasik (Local 0311 Member at Large position) and Sabine Regenwetter (Local 0311 Member at Large position).   Your Executive with the results are as follows:  Chair Patr...

May 18, 2018

BCGEU Headquarters Office - Internal Posting - BCGEU

  BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGMay 18, 2018     POSITION: SENIOR ADMINISTRATION CLERK – MEMBERSHIP RECORDS GRADE: LEVEL 4 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The BCGEU requires a senior administration clerk to work in the Membership Records Department. DUTIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties including input of new applications; production of cards; change/update member, steward and ...

May 17, 2018

Coquitlam casino still behind pickets - BCGEU

After five days of job action, a labour dispute at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said in a statement Monday that it has been granted an order by the B.C. Labour Relations Board prohibiting striking workers from blocking entry to the property.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

GATEWAY CASINOS NEGOTIATIONS REACH AN IMPASSE - BCGEU

Talks between Gateway Casinos and members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union have broken off. On Tuesday morning, over a hundred employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops rallied in Kelowna to push for higher wages.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

CASINO WORKERS RALLY IN KELOWNA - BCGEU

Employees of Gateway Casinos from Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Kamloops gathered in Kelowna Tuesday morning to push for higher wages. Negotiations between the company and the bargaining committee began back in January, but stopped abruptly in March, prompting Tuesday’s demonstration.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 17, 2018

Casino workers nearing strike? - BCGEU

A vocal group of employees from four of the Okanagan's largest casinos rallied in Kelowna this morning as their union headed back to the bargaining table. Approximately 1,400 employees of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops) are pressuring the company to pay them a living...

May 17, 2018

Casino workers press for wage hike - BCGEU

Gateway Casino workers will be rallying Tuesday for higher wages. Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union working at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops are calling on their employer to improve wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume Tuesday.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2018

Remember Your Right To Refuse Unsafe Work - BCGEU

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work  All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these rights...

May 14, 2018

Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume ne...

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.  Contract negotiations broke off on Mar...

May 11, 2018

Local 303 Lower Mainland Purpose Society - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

The Union is pleased to announce that the members who voted at the ratification meetings on May 9th and 10th have ratified the tentative agreement with 77% voting in favour.  Once the collective agreement has been updated and finalized, the Union will provide copies of the collective agreement to members and will post it on the BCGEU website.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Barg...

May 11, 2018

Local 303 Brant Villa Day Care (Learning Tree) - Ratification Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise that the tentative collective agreement was ratified by the members on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The members voted 100 % in favour of accepting the new agreement. We are in the process of finalizing the collective agreement. Copies will be sent to all members and it will also be posted on the BCGEU website for easy access once it is completed. Our sincerest thanks to the ...