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

August 17, 2018

Members at Boat Daycare Society - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

We are now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. Your current collective agreement with the Employer expires on December 31, 2018.  We need your help and participation. The first step is to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate the new collective agreement with your Employer. You will be electing one bargaining committee member and one alternate. Attached to this notice...

August 15, 2018

Steward Election for Thompson Community Services Terrace - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from August 15, 2018 to September 13, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it...

August 13, 2018

Three-year agreement for thousands of B.C. government workers - BCGEU

VICTORIA - Thousands of British Columbia public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual 2 per cent wage increase. The agreement covers workers who provide social, environmental and pubic safety services, as well as Liquor Distribution Branch employees and some of those who work at the BC Pension Corp.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 10, 2018

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that its members in the B.C. public service sector have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached with the B.C. government in June. The final vote was 62.7 per cent in favour. "After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," said BCGEU pre...

August 10, 2018

The Provincial - Summer 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Summer 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: MMIWG Inquiry Professional reliance Labour review Bargaining update Affordable BC campaign Events and more…   Download the Summer 2018 issue  UWU/MoveUP

August 09, 2018

Election of Additional Victoria Native Friendship Centre Bargaining Committee...

Elect Additional Bargaining Committee Members  There are two (2) positions for the BCGEU Bargaining Committee available.Nominate who you think would be your best representatives for bargaining. Please find the Bargaining Committee Nomination form attached to this bulletin. If you are interested in being on the Bargaining Committee, just have a co-worker (BCGEU member) sign it to nominate you an...

August 07, 2018

Victoria Native Friendship Centre Results Ratification Vote - BCGEU

The results of the ratification vote on the tentative agreement was 69% of the voters rejecting the proposed recommended tentative agreement. Therefore, the tentative agreement was not ratified. This means that we will have to go back to the bargaining table. I have let the employer know the results and hope to have dates to go back to the bargaining table as soon as possible. We will provide u...

August 03, 2018

President's message on 40 years of Vancouver Pride - BCGEU

Forty years ago, Vancouver Pride started with a handful of people struggling against homophobia and transphobia coming together in solidarity. In the beginning, it was a small group of activists that wanted to be proud of who they were and who they love, and has now grown into a vibrant celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people.  Today, there are Pride parades in communities large ...

August 03, 2018

An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COM...

Friday, August 3, 2018  An Open Letter from Gateway Casino Workers in the Thompson-Okanagan – OUR COMMUNITIES DESERVE BETTER!  Dear Community Members,For over five weeks, almost 700 community members in the Thompson-Okanagan have been on strike. We are Gateway Casino workers fighting for respect and the ability to live in the communities we serve. We are parents, students, long-time employees –...

August 02, 2018

BCGEU offers policy ideas for local governments to address affordable housing...

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released a list of policy proposals titled "What Can Local Governments Do?", directed at municipalities who want to take bold action on issues of housing affordability. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, access to affordable housing has become a central concern for BCGEU members. By focusing on measures that ...

August 01, 2018

Remote Access for Xyolhemeylh Meetings tomorrow - BCGEU

Information meetings on the tentative settlement framework will be held on Aug 2 (tomorrow) at the following times and locations. A previous bulletin issued on July 26 provides more details. The Employer is providing time off work to attend the meetings either by phone link or in person if you work in the office at which the meeting is being held: 9:00 – 11:00 am Noon – 2:00pm 2:30pm – ...

August 01, 2018

Union sees no value in highrise, urges city to reject proposal - BCGEU

Unionized provincial government workers have registered their opposition to a 25-storey highrise in central Kelowna. The Brooklyn project should be rejected by city council, the BCGEU says, because it will do nothing to promote affordable housing in Kelowna.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 31, 2018

BCGEU health care members ratify three-year deal - BCGEU

Members of a multi-union group working in B.C. community living homes and services have voted to accept a new three-year employment contract, eight months before the existing contract expires. The contract covers 16,000 people and was recommended to members in June by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union and others in the community health bargaining group.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 30, 2018

BCGEU community health workers vote to accept new agreement - BCGEU

Burnaby- Community health sector workers, represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted strongly in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. This agreement firms up a new three-year collective agreement for 16,000 union workers, which will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022. The new collective agreement brings in yearly...

July 27, 2018

Local 303 Members at BACI - Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer. A meeting will be held to explain the agreement as well as to vote on it: DATE:       Wednesday, August 1, 2018 TIME:       6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PLACE:     Brentwood Daycare Please try to attend as this is an important meeting. We apologize for the short notice but an explanation will be provided at the meeting. In sol...

July 26, 2018

Local 304 Members at Xyolhemeylh - Tentative Settlement Framework Reached - B...

On July 16, your Bargaining Committee reached a tentative settlement framework for a first collective agreement. The framework relies in large part on the Aboriginal Services agreement from CSSEA with some significant exceptions for Xyolhemeylh. The result is more detailed than we can present in an email or bulletin communication.  For that reason, information meetings will be held on Aug 2 (Th...

July 26, 2018

BCGEU celebrates 99 years in union movement - BCGEU

Can you believe we're almost a century old? Today, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union celebrates our 99th birthday. Of course, we weren't known as the BCGEU back in 1919, but July 26 marks the anniversary of the first annual convention of the Provincial Civil Service Association of BC which, over the decades, grew to become the BCGEU.  "At 77,000 members strong, the BCGEU is one of ...

July 24, 2018

Casino workers vote yes on new agreement ending Hard Rock strike - BCGEU

BCGEU members thank customers for their support.  (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than 10 weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have voted in favour of a new agreement with their employer. "BCGEU members at the Hard Rock casino stuck together through a long, tough fight and thanks to thei...

July 23, 2018

Talks break off between Gateway Casinos and union - BCGEU

KAMLOOPS - Mediation has been cut short between BCGEU and Gateway Casinos.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Support for striking BCGEU brothers and sisters - BCGEU

The BC labour movement staged a show of support Saturday for striking BCGEU members   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Mediation talks break off in casino strike - BCGEU

Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 – the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the Thompson Okanagan.   Read more..... UWU/MoveUP

July 20, 2018

Local 303 Members at Shannon Day Care Society - Ratification of the Collectiv...

The Union is pleased to announce that the members who voted at the ratification meeting June 18, 2018 have ratified the collective agreement with 100% voting in favour. Once the collective agreement is updated and finalized, the Union will provide copies to members and will post it on the BCGEU website. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bargaining Committee Member Yuki Cai and Alte...