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...

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

July 19, 2019

Salvation Army – Richmond House tentative settlement reached - BCGEU

A tentative settlement has been reached at Richmond House. Ratification meeting and voting will take place: When:  Thursday July 25, 2019Time:    3:00PM – 5:00PMWhere: Richmond House             12040 Horseshoe Way             Richmond, BC V7A 4V5 In Solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee: Rajan Paul, Bargaining Committee MemberAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative – Negotiations Download PDF of...

July 19, 2019

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope -Ratification meeting & vote on tentative a...

We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement has been reached with the Employer. The tentative agreement contains significant gains for our members. The Bargaining Committee unanimously recommends you vote "yes". The Bargaining Committee is conducting a drop-in ratification meeting and vote on Thursday, July 25, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, for you ...

July 19, 2019

‘Restore balance to the system’ BCGEU tells workers’ compensation review - BCGEU

BURNABY, July 19, 2019 – Today the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) provided its written submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review. The provincial government initiated the review in response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions to make the system more worker-centered. "The workers' compensation system was created as a compromise between the inter...

July 16, 2019

Secretary - Headquarters Internal posting - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 16, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MoveUP AGREEMENT The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires secretarial support to the Directors and Officers in the Executive Area. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents, in...

July 16, 2019

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING July 16, 2019   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Negotiations Department. Term of assignment is up to 12 months, effective date to be determined. The primary focus of this position will be classifications.   DUTIES:   Negotiations: Working with bar...

July 16, 2019

SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 16, 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 12 months.   DUTIES:  Will include processing a variety of documents on a personal computer including...

July 15, 2019

Steward Nomination Results - Chilliwack Community Services - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following member, Cindy Rockandel has been acclaimed as a Steward at Chilliwack Community Services.Cindy joins Nicole Dean as a Steward for Chilliwack Community Services. Congratulations and welcome.We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.In solidarityTamara Peterson Heather TurnerL 304 Chair Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. U...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 15, 2019

Call for Nominations for Two (2) Bargaining Committee Members - Cedar Drive ...

Your current collective agreement with Cedar Drive Preschool Society expires on August 31, 2019. As a result, we are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There are two (2) positions to be filled. If there are more than two (2) nominations submitted, an election will be conducted during a meeting at the centre on Wed...

July 12, 2019

Kid's Cottage Day Care Society - Bargaining committee election & survey - BCGEU

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Kathy Burton Jacquie Peel Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this important election process. In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representa...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

Sunshine Valley Child Care Society bargaining questionnaire - BCGEU

Sara Stevenson has once again agreed to be on the Bargaining Committee. In preparation for the next round of bargaining with your Employer, Sunshine Valley Child Care Society, we ask that you fill out the attached questionnaire.  In order to know what your priorities are, we need to hear from you.  Please complete the questionnaire and return by one of the following ways:   By Mail: Enclosed pr...

July 09, 2019

Nominations for Steward for Arcus Community Resources Ltd. - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 16 stewards at Arcus Community Resources Ltd.  New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact Local Chairperson, Tamara Peterson at 778.836.8991. The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to t...

July 09, 2019

Nominations for Steward for Milieu Children and Family Services Inc. and Mili...

Nominations are now open for 16 stewards at Milieu Children and Family Services and Milieu Family Services.  New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact Local Chairperson, Tamara Peterson at 778.836.8991. The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. Th...

July 09, 2019

Nominations for Steward for Semiahmoo House Society - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 8 stewards at Semiahmoo House Society.  New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact Local Chairperson, Tamara Peterson at 778.836.8991.   The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the are...

July 08, 2019

Election results for Local 0310 Executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on July 5, 2018. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Executive!   Chair                            Melody Carleton 1st Vice Chair                Pat Taylor 2nd Vice Chair               Ann Gauvreau Treasurer                      VACANT Recording Secretary       VACANT Member-at Large (1)     VACANT Member-at Large (2...

July 08, 2019

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope ratification results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the bargaining unit voted yes to ratify your first collective agreement.The ratification meetings and vote happened on Friday, July 5, 2019. Thank you to those members who stayed behind to help us with the count.Click here for a copy of the ratification document distributed at the meetings. This is not a final version of the collective agreement and was used for ...

July 04, 2019

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society bargaining update – bulletin #...

Your committee will be meeting soon to review issues and develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer.To assist the Bargaining Committee in preparing for bargaining,all members should complete the enclosed survey to bring forward issues for the bargaining table.  Please return your complete bargaining surveys in the stamped self-addressed envelope we have enclosed for your convenience. ...

July 04, 2019

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope - reminder ratification meeting and vote t...

This is a friendly reminder that we have our ratification meetings and vote scheduled for tomorrow, July 5, 2019 at your worksite. We want the opportunity to go over the agreement with you and give you a chance to ask questions before you vote. Meeting times are listed below: Amenities Room: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm3:15 pm to 4:15 pm4:15 pm to 5:15 pm Classroom: 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm We have a lot to go...

July 03, 2019

Salvation Army – Belkin House - bargaining update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer for the last two days and had positive discussions regarding the important issues that you brought forward to us. We have agreed to most of the non-monetary items and are ready to continue with discussions on monetary proposals on the next available date, Friday, September 13, 2019. We thank you for your patience and will keep you updated as we co...

July 02, 2019

Steward Election Results - Archway (formerly known as Abbotsford Community Se...

Please be advised that the following members have been elected into the position of Steward at Archway Community Services for Local 304: Keith Redmond Karla Woelbern Keith and Karla join Sharon Hollingsworth as the steward team for Archway. Congratulations and welcome.We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.In solidarityTamara Peterson Heather Turner Local 304 Chairpe...

July 02, 2019

Voicing our concerns: BCGEU recommendations to the provincial Budget 2020 pro...

Each year, our union makes budget recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. This usually happens in the Fall and it's our chance to offer our input into next year's budget. This year, the process has been moved up several months. Late last week, we submitted our written report to the committee. It reflects the feedback of your senior elected leadership...

June 28, 2019

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope - bargaining update - BCGEU

This is a brief update on the status of bargaining with The Salvation Army Centre of Hope for a renewed collective agreement. The parties met for two full days of bargaining on June 19-20, 2019. We made progress on approximately two-thirds of both parties' non-monetary proposals. Additional bargaining is scheduled for the following dates to address the remaining non-monetary proposals and to ta...

June 27, 2019

Salvation Army – Belkin House bargaining update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is meeting with the Employer on Thursday, June 27, 2019 to start negotiations. The Committee will present their non-monetary proposals to open negotiations with the Employer on June 27th and will continue discussions on June 28th. Monetary proposals will be tabled after most of the non-monetary issues have been completed. We will keep you updated as we continue through...