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...

September 12, 2019

Staff Representative Advocacy department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEADVOCACY DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 12, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocacy services to the union and its members. Duties will include, but may not b...

September 12, 2019

Local 312 Steward Election - North Coast Transition House Society - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for two (2) steward positions at your worksite. The candidates are as follows: Clyde Smith               Cliff KellyTeri Apps                  Jenn DavidsonLaura Nielsen           Aaron RussDale Ryan A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 312 members who work at North Coast Transition House Society on September 12, 2019. Please be...

September 11, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Researcher) (Temporary) - NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (Researcher)  NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING September 11, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to conduct research, in the Negotiations Department for up to 12 months, or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined.   DUTIES:   This staff representative will: an...

September 11, 2019

Secretary Level 3 - Benefits Department (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS   INTERNAL POSTING   September 11, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY – BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (Temporary)   GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Benefits Department. Term of assignment is up to 5 months or return of incumbent.     DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:   The successful ...

September 11, 2019

Staff Representative (Temporary) Negotiations department - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 11, 2019 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department for up to 12 months or to return of incumbent. The effective date is to be determined. DUTIES: Negotiations: Working with bargaining units and bargaining councils to develop c...

September 09, 2019

Finance Support Staff (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING September 9, 2019     POSITION: FINANCE SUPPORT STAFF (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 6 - MoveUP AGREEMENT   The BCGEU (Union) requires a full-time temporary support staff to work in the Finance Department. Term of assignment will be up to 12 months or return of incumbent.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will be required to perform a variety of duties withi...

September 06, 2019

Cheshire Homes Society of BC (Larkin House) - Nominations for one Shop Stewa...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, October 7, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management. Listening to co-workers ab...

September 03, 2019

New Bargaining Committee & Survey - Cedar Drive Preschool Society - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been elected to be your Bargaining Committee: Lorianne Pauls Helen Tsang I would like to thank all of the nominated candidates for their demonstrated interest and commitment. In the coming weeks, the Bargaining Committee will meet to review priorities and develop bargaining proposals prior to starting negotiations with the Employer. To assist...

September 03, 2019

Bargaining Update - Salvation Army – Belkin House - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee will be meeting on September 5, 2019 to review and prepare for the next date of bargaining, Friday, September 13, 2019. On September 13, 2019, your Bargaining Committee will meet with the Employer to completing discussions on the outstanding proposals.We thank you for your patience and will keep you updated as we continue through this process.Thank you for your support...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...

August 29, 2019

A message for Labour Day from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

Like thousands of labour activists, I’ll spend the first Monday in September surrounded by my family—my labour family. It’s a family I’ve been a part of since I first joined a union as a childcare worker more than 30 years ago. It’s a family I cherish.Labour Day 2019 is special for me and every member of the BCGEU because this is our centennial year. The Provincial Civil Service Association o...

August 29, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers serve 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

On Wednesday, the 80 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Western Pacific Marine issued a 72-hour strike notice, making it all but certain that the Kootenay Lake ferry will be shut down to routine travel over the Labour Day long weekend. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that the ferry worke...

August 27, 2019

BCGEU calls on BC government to scrap detrimental pension rules

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the BC government to scrap outdated rules that compromise private sector defined benefit pension plans by inaccurately measuring their value and creating unnecessary volatility. The union's call to action on this issue follows the release of "A Review of the Solvency Funding Framework under the Pension Benefits Standards Act: ...

August 26, 2019

Self-Checkouts in our Libraries - BCGEU

  More and more nowadays, we encounter machines where once we would have encountered a person. Have you ever stopped and wondered how often you interact with a machine in your daily life? We're talking about self-checkouts and self-check ins. They are in many large retailers and grocery stores, at the airport, fast food chains, and even one of our most community orientated spaces: libraries.On...

August 26, 2019

Members at UBC Child Care Services - Membership Meeting - BCGEU

The bargaining committee has scheduled caucus dates to prepare for bargaining on September 16th, 26th and 27th. If you have not completed a bargaining survey, please contact one of the committee members and return it to them by no later than Friday, September 13th. We also want to meet with you and discuss your priorities. The meeting details are as follows: Membership MeetingThursday, Septembe...