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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

June 24, 2022

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 23, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Fraser Valley Area Office, effective date to be determined.  The term of the assignment is up to 4 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES:  Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration ...

June 23, 2022

Fellow BCGEU members in the public service voted in favour of strike action -...

Have you heard the news? Your fellow BCGEU members in the Public Service voted 94.6% in favour of striking for a fair collective agreement that includes cost-of-living-adjustments. Here’s how this affects you: Members directly employed by the Government of B.C. took a strike vote to push their employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA), to improve their disappointing wage offer and come back wit...

June 22, 2022

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU’s public service members vote in favour of strike...

Nearly 95 per cent of BCGEU's public service members vote in favour of strike in their fight for a fair contractEmployer bends before votes are counted and asks union to return to bargainingBURNABY, B.C. – Hundreds of BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) activists have pressured their employer to return to negotiations by organizing the union's biggest ever strike vote for 33,000 members in the ...

June 22, 2022

Shaughnessy Heights Early Learning Centre - Strike Vote - Time is running ou...

Just over one week left to complete your strike vote. A strong strike vote and a high turnout are critical to reaching a deal that members – you – will want to ratify. By now you should have all received an email with an electronic ballot via Scytl platform. As well a reminder email has now been sent out. If you have not received the electronic ballot or the reminder email, please check your ju...

June 21, 2022

All BCGEU Members at West Point Grey Daycare Society - West Point Grey Day...

Chihiro Matsuda was acclaimed for the position of bargaining committee member for West Point Grey Daycare Society. I want to thank Chihiro for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining.  In solidarity Paula DribnenkiStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here  

June 21, 2022

All Members at Trafalgar Out Of School Care Society, Local 303 - - BC Genera...

  Congratulations friends! After a long round of bargaining, I can confirm that both the Employer and the members at Trafalgar Out of School Care Society have ratified the tentative agreement. The members in fact voted 100% in favour of ratification! Your Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreeme...

June 21, 2022

Local 303 UBC Child Care Services - Revised REMINDER, MEMBER DROP-IN - BC Gen...

"Corrected, June 21, 2022" Friends, Our sincere apologies. The bulletin you received yesterday, June 20, 2022, was a draft. Please replace it with this corrected copy. The changes are found Under Know Your Contract. Specifically, the second paragraph in that section. Everything else remains unchanged although the verbiage has been cleaned up. A reminder that the next member drop-in is scheduled...

June 20, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Pooh Corner Day Care Society, Local 303 - Bargaining Upd...

We now have two members on our bargaining committee. Thank you to Helena Upham from the Toddler Program for putting your name forward to join Ani Gugasyan on the bargaining committee. After our Zoom meeting with all of you on April 28, 2022 where we discussed what your priorities were for bargaining, Ani and I met on May 12, 2022 to discuss those priorities in further detail.On July 12, 2022, A...

June 20, 2022

UBC Child Care Services - REMINDER, MEMBER DROP-IN - BC General Employees' Un...

  Friends,  A reminder that the next member drop-in is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in the Main Office Seminar Room from 0900 hours to 1600 hours. If you couldn't attend on June 16th this Wednesday is another opportunity for you to share your concerns, ask questions or make suggestions to a member of your bargaining committee.  Thank you to everyone who completed the bargaining short...

June 16, 2022

United Way Period Promise Campaign - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

To: All Area 01 BCGEU Members WHAT: Period Promise: Fill the busWHEN: June 25, 2022, between 10 am and 3 pm, at Tillicum Mall Please help us help the United Way with their Period Promise: Fill the Bus Campaign! The United Way Southern Vancouver Island's Period Promise campaign is a cornerstone of the good works we do with our partners in the labour movement. We are hoping BCGEU leaders and memb...

June 15, 2022

CSSBA members - Collective bargaining 101 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Community social services bargaining is on a scheduled break this week and will resume next week at the bargaining table.  Before the break, your bargaining committee started to talk about monetary priorities with the employers' representatives. We expect those discussions to continue when bargaining resumes. Your bargaining committee is bringing forward the priorities of members and is working...

June 15, 2022

Your input is needed: Impacts of working night shift - BC General Employees' ...

  Are you a night shift worker? Are you interested in supporting research about the health effects of working nights?Researchers from UBC and the BC Cancer Research Institute are studying the health effects of working nights, and whether taking melatonin supplements can help. They are looking for night shift workers in the Lower Mainland to participate in their study. If you meet all the criter...

June 14, 2022

All Area 01 BCGEU Members 2022 Pride Day Parade and Festival - BC General Emp...

The BCGEU is committed to advancing equity and human rights for everyone. Please come out and support the 2022 Pride Day Parade and Festival! Look for the Victoria Labour Council and BCGEU Banner! Join the Pride Festival at MacDonald Park in James Bay after the parade (starting at 11 a.m.) for an afternoon of festivities with live bands, children's entertainment, community groups,  drag perfo...

June 13, 2022

Investors join union in plea for equity firm to set clear emissions-reduction...

Investors join union in plea for equity firm to set clear emissions-reduction targets BCGEU celebrates strong first shareholder vote at Brookfield Asset Management AGM after launching ambitious climate action campaign BURNABY – At the annual meeting of shareholders, over 17% of Brookfield (TSX:BAM.A) Class A shareholders voted in favour of a shareholder proposal asking Brookfield to have its la...

June 09, 2022

Salvation Army Richmond House (Local 303)-Worksite Visit (June 14, 2022) - BC...

Your BCGEU Staff Representative, Eddie Mishra, will be visiting members at Salvation Army – Richmond House on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. This visit will be an informal meet and greet session. I encourage you to come out and meet your Union Representative as this is a great opportunity to have your questions and/or concerns addressed. I look forward to seeing you! If you have...

June 09, 2022

Strike Vote: FINAL WEEK! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Thanks to the incredible work of stewards and worksite contacts, thousands of BCGEU members have already cast ballots in the public service strike vote. The deadline to vote is next week. If you haven't voted yet, can we count on you to vote as soon as possible?Why vote "YES"?A strong strike mandate sends a clear message that members are united behind our bargaining committee's demand for cost ...

June 08, 2022

1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Work...

  1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Workers, including at Quebec-Based Warehouse and Distribution Centres Canada's largest dollar store faced a shareholder vote from the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU), earning backing from major investors BURNABY – Today, shareholders at Dollarama voted 18% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking the company to...

June 08, 2022

Component 3 - CSSBA members - FAQ from the bargaining table - BC General Emp...

Your bargaining committee has been hard at work at the negotiations table with the employers' association ensuring that your priorities are heard. We are taking a break from negotiations and have scheduled our next round of talks for the week of June 20th.  We wanted to share a few key updates with you about the bargaining process and answer a few frequently asked questions.What is the Communit...

June 07, 2022

2022 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...