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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, Aboriginal services, and employment services, among others. With over 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

Winter School 2023 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Winter School 2023 will be taking place in-person! We are so excited that our communities will be able to come together, to learn and discuss with peers and colleagues at the upcoming Winter School. As we continue to work with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) on updating you with further details, please complete your registration application form to express your interest in attending. Please ...

November 25, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - VICTORIA AREA OFFICE - BC General Employee...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)VICTORIA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGNovember 25, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Victoria Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by ...

November 25, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE NANAIMO AREA OFFICE - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE NANAIMO AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGNovember 24, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Nanaimo Area Office, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union elections, preparing and conduc...

November 23, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - MEMBER BENEFITS (WCB) - BC General Employees' Union (B...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVEMEMBER BENEFITS (WCB)  INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGNovember 23, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Workers' Compensation Appeal section of the Member Benefits department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: The successful applicant will provide advice, assistance and representation to members in workers' compensation...

November 23, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - MEMBER BENEFITS DEPARTMENT (Temporary) - BC General Em...

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)MEMBER BENEFITS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTING November 23, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Member Benefits Department, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 3 months or return of incumbent. The staff representative in benefits are currently located at the Fraser Valley...

November 22, 2022

St. James Daycare Society - Bargaining Committee Results and Next Steps - BC ...

To: All BCGEU Members at St. James Daycare Society Re: Bargaining Committee Results and Next Steps   Please join me in congratulating Nafeesa Ali who was elected by acclamation as your new bargaining committee representative! Thank you for stepping up to represent your colleagues in negotiating a renewal of the collective agreement. The bargaining committee will be meeting soon to begin prepari...

November 22, 2022

Reminder Notice of UBC Childcare Services Bargaining Update Member Meeting – ...

Friends,We are writing to invite you to a membership meeting scheduled for 1800 hours, Monday, November 28, 2022, in the Main Office Gym. Discussion Topics1. Bargaining Update: UBC and sector-wide2. Presentation of key priorities3. Discussion of next steps4. Questions and AnswersIn Solidarity, Freyja Sankey, Chairperson, Bargaining CommitteeGail Gordon, Member, Bargaining CommitteeShannon Heigh...

November 22, 2022

RECEPTIONIST - BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING November 23, 2022   POSITION:         RECEPTIONIST GRADE:             LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   The BCGEU requires a Receptionist at Headquarters in Burnaby.    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties may include maintaining files, memos, statistics and records; answering general enquiries; receiving some mail; operating Switchboard; redirecting call...

November 21, 2022

Brant Villa Daycare Society- Collective Agreement Ratified - BC General Emplo...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the Brant Villa Day Care Society tentative agreement has been ratified. The vote was 100 % in favour of accepting the agreement. Your bargaining committee thanks you for all of your support throughout the bargaining process.  In solidarity, Branka BozicBargaining Committee Chair Myrna BautistaBargaining Committee Member Jacqueline (Jackie) M...

November 17, 2022

Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association (Harbourview Daycare & Neighbourh...

Membership meeting to review bargaining surveys and discussbargaining proposals and priorities At our last membership meeting we discussed getting together to have a further discussion on bargaining proposals. The committee has received a few surveys and we would like to share these results with you in a general way. We also encourage everyone who has not submitted a survey (attached), to pleas...

November 16, 2022

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Association - Steward Election Results for 2...

Please be advised that the following members have been duly acclaimed as shop stewards at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre Association located at 265 Hastings Street in Vancouver: Polly Rai Caitlin O'Neil Nupur Singla  Please join us in wishing them well in their positions and thank you to all who have participated in this process. Katie Marvin, Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice ...

November 16, 2022

Members at Burnaby Children’s Centre Society - Opening Bargaining Committee N...

Nominations are now open for three (3) Bargaining Committee Members. Your collective agreement expires on March 31, 2023 and your Union is preparing for the next round of bargaining, which will begin once a bargaining committee has been elected. In accordance with your collective agreement, bargaining committee members must include a maximum of one member from any one program. If there are more...

November 14, 2022

Call for Nominations for Members at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre - ...

As your Collective Agreement expires on November 30, 2022, the Union needs to elect a Bargaining Committee to prepare for negotiations with your Employer. Nominations are now open for the positions of three Bargaining Committee Members. As we need to ensure that the collective agreement includes and reflects the new members at Skeena House, one of the bargaining committee members (of three) nee...

November 10, 2022

Our Place Society - Union update & next steps - BC General Employees' Union ...

As members of the BCGEU, you are covered by the Community Social Services Sectoral Collective Agreement. Currently we are in negotiations to seek improvements to working conditions such as increased wages and better mental health supports. The non-monetary parts of the agreement came in effect at your workplace back in July. The monetary parts of your new collective agreement will take effect o...

November 09, 2022

Members at UBC Childcare Services - Notice of UBC Childcare Services Bargain...

Friends,We are writing to invite you to a membership meeting scheduled for 1800 hours, Monday, November 28, 2022, in the Main Office Gym.  Discussion Topics1. Bargaining Update: UBC and sector-wide2. Presentation of key priorities3. Discussion of next steps4. Questions and AnswersIf you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you are a BCGEU member wh...

November 08, 2022

Contract talks suspended for 17,000 unionized community social services worke...

Collective bargaining resumed between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) this past week to negotiate a new contract for 17,000 unionized workers in the sector. However, on Monday, talks were suspended after the latest proposal put forward by the employers’ association failed to meet ...

November 04, 2022

Dawson Creek Association for Community Living - Steward Election Results - B...

To: All BCGEU members, Local 0310       Dawson Creek Association for Community Living   Re: Steward Election Results   Nominations closed November 3, 2022 at midnight for election of Stewards at Dawson Creek Association for Community Living.   Your newly elected Stewards for Dawson Creek Association for Community Living are: Sharu Kukreja Coleen Moxam Sony Thomas   Please join us in welcomin...

November 04, 2022

BCGEU Stands with Ontario CUPE Members - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU stands in solidarity with Ontario education workers We condemn the Doug Ford government for their callous attack on 55,000 education workers and their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.On Thursday, they made good on their reckless promise to pass legislation making it illegal for workers to strike and forcing a contract on them. Workers who disobey the ruling will b...

November 01, 2022

Members at St. James Daycare Society -   Opening Bargaining Committee Nominat...

Nominations are now open for the position of one (1) Bargaining Committee Member and one (1) Alternate Bargaining Committee Member. Your collective agreement expires on December 31, 2022. As such, the Union is preparing for the next round of bargaining, which will begin once a bargaining committee has been elected. We need your help and participation to elect two (2) members from the bargaining...

November 01, 2022

Members - Community Builders Group - Reminder – Five days paid sick leave ava...

All Employees (casual and full-time) at Community Builders Group are reminded that you are now entitled to five days per calendar year of paid sick leave.This new entitlement comes from changes to BC's Employment Standards Act (ESA) after successful lobbying by the labour movement, including the BCGEU. In particular, staff who do not currently have access to paid sick leave such as casuals or s...