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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, Indigenous services, and employment services, among others. With over 15,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

July 23, 2024

REGULAR STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (SR3) - MEMBER BENEFITS (WCB) - BC General Emplo...

REGULAR STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (SR3) MEMBER BENEFITS (WCB) EXTERNAL POSTING July 23, 2024   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 83,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU operates 12 offices throughout the province, and three buildings in Burnaby which house ...

July 17, 2024

Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness - Everyone belongs in our union! - B...

Everyone belongs in our union! The BC General Employees’ Union is a diverse family of over 85,000 members from all corners of the province working in many different occupations. We have many members who identify as Indigenous and represent workers in many agencies and organizations serving Indigenous people and communities, including Aboriginal friendship centres, Native court workers and couns...

July 16, 2024

Discipline process updated (Article 7) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Our union’s Constitution and Bylaws describe the rights and responsibilities of union membership and how we govern ourselves. At the BCGEU’s 2024 Convention in May, delegates adopted changes to Article 7 of the Constitution which lays out the process of discipline for members found to have violated our union’s constitution. These updates affect the role of local chairs under the Complaint Proce...

July 15, 2024

Bargaining Update - Ratification Results for Village Day Care Society - BC Ge...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that your new collective was ratified today, July 15, 2024. Members voted 100% in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement! The ratification vote concludes the bargaining process. Your new collective agreement is now in effect. As a reminder, it will take some time to formally finalize the new collective agreement. In the interim, you may wish...

July 15, 2024

Election for Local 305 Executive - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The nomination period for 2nd Vice Chairperson closed on July 12, 2024. Kyla Hertslet was the successful candidate.  Congratulations to Kyla! Your Local Executive now consists of:            Local Chairperson:  Kari Bëpple            1st Vice Chairperson:  Angela Reed            2nd Vice Chairperson:  Kyla Hertslet            Treasurer:  Rene Cojuangco            Recording Secretary:  Renata Sa...

July 12, 2024

Options Community Services (Hyland House and Bill Reid Place) - Worksite Visi...

Please join Staff Representatives, Charmaine Roesler and Kevin Malone at the Bill Reid lunchroom on July 22,2024 and the Hyland House lunchroom on July 23, 2024. We will be visiting your work location to welcome you to the BCGEU and answer any questions you might have about the Union.  Bill Reid Place – July 22Location: lunchroom/meeting roomTime: 1:00-3:00 pm Hyland House- July 23Location: lun...

July 10, 2024

Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness - How We’ll Make Your Workplace Safe...

You have the right to a safe and healthy workplace Workers have 4 basic workplace health and safety rights in British Columbia1.    You have the right to know about workplace dangers and risks          The employer must inform you of any workplace dangers and risks and provide you with     information, instruction, training and supervision to do your job safely.2.    You have the right to refus...

July 10, 2024

Local 301 Executive Interim Election Results - BC General Employees' Union (B...

We are pleased to announce the results of the interim election for the Local 301 Executive Member-at-Large Equity and Young Worker Representative positions.Our new Members-at-Large Equity on the Local 301 Executive is Monique Yuan    Our new Young Worker Representative on the Local 301 Executive is Corrin Ferguson.      The Young Worker Representative position was tied and per BCGEU policy and ...

July 09, 2024

Sooke Transition House - All Staff Union Meeting - BC General Employees' Unio...

We will be hosting an all-staff union meeting for all union workers at Sooke Transition House. The meeting will be held in person on July 16, 2024, at 4pm.We will talk about stewards and health and safety reps and any other issues at work including how to get more involved with your union. We would love to see you there. Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday July 16, 2024, at 4pm Location: SEAPARC Rec...

July 09, 2024

Sooke Shelter Society Members All Staff Union Meeting   - BC General Employee...

We will be hosting all-staff union meeting for all union workers at Sooke Shelter Society. The meeting will be held in person on July 16, 2024, at 6pm.We will talk about your ongoing local issues negotiations and any other issues at work including how to get more involved with your union. We would love to see you there.Meeting Date and Time:Tuesday July 16, 2024, at 6pmLocation: SEAPARC Recreat...

July 09, 2024

Election for Local 305 Executive - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The nomination period for Member-at-Large closed on July 5, 2024. Celestine Moritz was the successful candidate.Congratulations to Celestine!Your Local Executive now consists of:Local Chairperson: Kari Bëpple1st Vice Chairperson: Angela Reed2nd Vice Chairperson: VACANTTreasurer: Rene CojuangcoRecording Secretary: Renata SaatMembers-at-Large: Cait OrtezaMembers-at-Large: Celestine MoritzMember-a...

July 09, 2024

Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association - Steward Nominations - BC Genera...

Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board.   If you are interested in becoming a Local 303 steward, or know someone whom you would like to nominate for steward, please fill out the attached nomination form. Feel free to visit the union's website for more information (www.bcgeu.ca/stewards). Nomination forms must be returned to the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office vi...

July 05, 2024

Community Inclusion Development Inc. - BCGEU Steward Election Results - BC Ge...

Ariel Moore has been acclaimed as Shop Steward and will be joining Amanda-Lee Nicholls as a Steward at Community Inclusion Development Inc.   Stewards are representatives of our union at the worksite, and will help you and your coworkers solve problems at your workplace. They will receive ongoing training from the BCGEU to ensure they can advise and represent you when you are facing challenges ...

July 04, 2024

Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families - Update on Bargaining ...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we met with the Employer yesterday to commence bargaining. Some substantial progress has been made on non-monetary proposals that are aimed at modernizing your collective agreement. We will meet with the Employer again today July 4, to continue bargaining. We thank you for your patience and will keep you updated as we continue through this p...

July 03, 2024

The Salvation Army Fort St. John Community Church - Bargaining Update - BC Ge...

Dear Friend, यह एक महत्‍वपूर्ण सूचना है। कृपया इसे किसी से अनुवाद करवाने पर विचार करें।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo We are writing to provide an update on bargaining for a first collective agreement. We met with the Employer on June 25, 26 and 27. Over the course of those three days (and evenings) we were able to make tremendous progress ...

July 02, 2024

Cridge Centre ER Code 1060 - One (1) Health & Safety Representative Needed - ...

Do you want to help make your workplace safer?   Are you a good problem solver?  Do you care about the health and safety of you and your coworkers? We need you to step up and become an occupational health & safety (OHS) rep at the Dovetail and Supportive Housing programs. No prior experience is necessary and training and support will be provided. One (1) OHS rep is needed for Dovetail and S...

June 28, 2024

Salvation Army ARC Members - TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED! - BC General Employ...

Our bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we are holding ratification meetings to vote on the new tentative agreement. What is next? We will be holding ratification meetings: · Online via Zoom o Friday July 5th at 5:00 pm · In-person at the worksite o Saturday, July 6th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm The meetings are to discuss the proposed changes and to answer any questions. We will provid...

June 27, 2024

L301 Interim Election Announcement for Local 301 Executive - BC General Emplo...

We have 5 nominations in for the vacant Member-at-Large Equity position and the vacant Young Worker Representative position on the Local 301 Executive. As we currently have only one (1) vacancy for each position and multiple candidates, we will be holding an election.Our candidates for the Member-at-Large Equity position are:Christopher Doberstein – click here to view bioAsh Vomacka – click her...

June 21, 2024

Sooke Family Resource Society - BCGEU Steward Election Results - BC General ...

The newly acclaimed steward at Sooke Family Resource Society is:  Sandi Brumovsky ([email protected])Sandi joins the current stewards Sonya Huser and Zack Lewis. Stewards are representatives of our union at the worksite, and will help you and your coworkers solve problems at your workplace. They will receive ongoing training from the BCGEU to ensure they can advise and represent you when yo...

June 21, 2024

Our Place Society - Health & Safety Representatives Needed - BC General Emplo...

Do you want to help make your workplace safer? Are you a good problem solver? Do you care about the health and safety of you and your coworkers?  We need you to step up and become an occupational health & safety (OHS) rep. No prior experience is necessary and training and support will be provided.  One (1) OHS rep is needed for Food Services. Fill out this form here if you are interested in...