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 scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

November 15, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGNovember 15, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Fraser Valley Area Office for up to 10 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.  DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...

November 14, 2019

Members at UBC Child Care Services - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee continued to meet with the employer last week. We discussed and concluded the majority of our non-monetary items and have exchanged monetary proposals. We have further dates booked on November 18 and 25, and will continue to work towards reaching a tentative agreement. We will keep you updated as we continue through this process.  Thank you for your support.  REMINDER:...

November 14, 2019

BCGEU Dawson Creek chalk painting night

BCGEU Dawson Creek Chalk Painting NightWhere: South Peace Campus, Northcourt10808 15 St., Dawson Creek BCWhen: December 9, 2019From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Get in on the new décor trend of the year!Chalk Couture's silk screen transfers make decorating fast, easy and beautiful.With the reusable surfaces, you can change up the look of your sign over and over!Open to all BCGEU Members but space is limit...

November 13, 2019

Salvation Army Belkin - Announcing your new shop stewards alternates at Salva...

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent steward election for two (2) new alternate shop stewards alternatives at Salvation Army Belkin House (Local 303). The Union is pleased to announce that Ister Arte and Chang Shi have stepped up to become steward alternates for Salvation Army Belkin House. They will be joining the existing Shop Stewards at this worksite, Lea Salov and Manuel Ul...

November 13, 2019

Events coordinator/planner conventions, conferences and travel Department Int...

EVENTS COORDINATOR/PLANNERCONVENTIONS, CONFERENCES and TRAVEL DEPARTMENTINTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING(Temporary – 12 Months)  November 13, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary employee in the Conventions, Conferences and Travel Department for a period of 12 months. The position reports directly to the Facilities Coordinator. Effective date to be determined. D...

November 13, 2019

Nominations for Steward for Surrey Hospital Child Care Society (A Place to Gr...

Nominations are now open for one steward with Surrey Hospital Child Care Society – A Place to Grow Community Childcare Centre located at 13730 - 94a Ave in Surrey. New stewards will be trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is November 21, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (atta...

November 13, 2019

BCGEU - HQ Internal posting secretary advocacy

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGNovember 13, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 6 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documents on a personal...

November 12, 2019

Vacation Entitlement - Mission Association for Community Living - BCGEU

We are aware that there is an issue regarding pro-rating of vacation entitlement for part time employees. We are in consultation with Component executive and Advocacy staff regarding the Employer's proposed resolution. We will be organizing a meeting in the next couple of weeks to update staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.   In solidarity, Heather Turnerstaff rep...

November 07, 2019

Children's Circle Daycare Society - Bargaining committee elections - BCGEU

Your current Collective Agreement expires on March 1, 2020 and it is time to prepare for your next round of bargaining.  You should all begin thinking about bargaining proposal suggestions and, of course, a new Bargaining Committee must be elected.  We are looking for one more person to be nominated for the Bargaining Committee and therefore extending the deadline to November 18, 2019.  Cindy M...

November 06, 2019

Bargaining Update - SARA for Women's Society - BCGEU

We have finally been given the confirmation that the Order in Council has been proclaimed, bringing you formally into the Community Social Services Bargaining Association. We appreciate your patience during this delay, and acknowledge the frustration you must be feeling, but would like to emphasize that the BCGEU was able to negotiate with the Employers' Association that you would not have to w...

November 05, 2019

L310 Steward Election Results - BCGEU

  Nominations closed October 28, 2019 for the election of Stewards of Local 0310.   Here are the new Stewards at their respective worksite:   Community Bridge Rashi Khatri   Fort St. John Association for Community Living Mary Reddecopp and Jodie Dixon   Please join us in wishing them well in their new position!   In solidarity,   Kathy Weaver staff representative Find PDF of Notice HereUWU/MoveUP

November 05, 2019

Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope. Steward Nomination Results - BCGEU

Steward nominations have closed at the Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope.   Please be advised that Don Collins, Andrea Voss and Rachel Scharft have been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 304.   We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.   Congratulations and welcome Andrea, Rachel and Don.   In solidarity, Tamara Peterson Local 304 chairperson   Sarah Georgetti...

November 01, 2019

Information conference calls: tentative agreement between BCGEU & CLBC and Me...

The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...

October 30, 2019

Collective agreements updated link - BCGEU

Collective agreements updated linkThe Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have published the 2019-2022 Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements which are now available at the updated links below:Community Living ServicesGeneral ServicesIndigenous ServicesYou can...

October 29, 2019

Municipal Pension Plan survey – looking for your input - BCGEU

Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...

October 29, 2019

Bargaining Update - UBC Child Care Services Program - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has met with the Employer four times in October and had positive discussions regarding important issues that you brought forward to us. We are currently discussing non-monetary issues and look forward to continuing these discussions with your Employer on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31, 2019.  We will keep you updated as we continue through this process....