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

October 12, 2017

Ratification Meeting at Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with your Employer on October 6, 2017. Your Bargaining Committee recommends voting yes to ratify the tentative agreement. Ratification meetings will be held at the Tyee Room (4th floor) at the Anchor Inn - 261 Island Hwy on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 as follows:   Tuesday, October 17 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm Detailed presentat...

October 05, 2017

Trafalgar Out-of-School Care Society - Ratification Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that members voted unanimously in support of ratifying the tentative collective agreement.Our most sincere thanks to the Bargaining Committee for all of their hard work and dedication.In solidarity,Stephanie Baker, Bargaining Committee MemberKevin Lam, Bargaining Committee MemberMegan McKinney, BCGEU Staff Representative     Local 467/MoveUP Download as pdf

October 05, 2017

Community Social Services Early Intervention Program (CSSEIP) - BCGEU

The CSSEIP assists workers who are ill or injured return to work. It is a mandatory program where employers refer regular employees who are ill or injured to a CSSEIP Service Provider, and the CSSEIP Service Provider works with employees to help them return to work. The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is working with the Community Social Services Employers Association (...

October 04, 2017

Call of Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference for members covered und...

Further to the Call for Delegates dated August 28, 2017, we are pleased to announce that your elected delegates to the upcoming Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference being held in Richmond, BC on November 6th and 7th, 2017 are as follows:  GENERAL SERVICES: Shana Reeder COMMUNITY LIVING: Cherie Dobbie, Chairperson Lois Hawkes, Alternate   Congratulations Shana, Cherie a...

September 29, 2017

BCGEU meets with Federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef at roundta...

On September 8, as a follow up to the report Collective Wisdom: Challenges and Opportunities in B.C's Women's Services the BCGEU was invited by the federal Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef to participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the federal government's commitment to addressing gender-based violence (GBV). At the Roundtable were approximately 30 representatives for women's...

September 25, 2017

The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your committee has met to review issues and develop bargaining proposals. Collective agreement negotiations with the Employer are scheduled to begin October 3 – 6. Your committee has worked hard to represent a broad range of issues and we are looking forward to securing a fair and reasonable deal. Please continue to check your union bulletin board for bargaining updates. To ensure you receive ...

September 20, 2017

Strains & Pains - BCGEU

October is Ergonomics Month. The Workers Compensation Board is recognizing Ergonomics month with their release of printed materials specifically targeted for early childhood educators, see links below. It has long been recognized that this occupational sector suffers from high levels of musculoskeletal injury due to repetitive lifting, awkward positions for long durations, noise levels and work...

September 19, 2017

Local 309 - Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - REVISED -...

In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference.   Conference Details   Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference November 6th and 7th, 2017 Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond   The Union will provide leave to attend the conference, make arrangements...