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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, Indigenous services, and employment services, among others. With over 13,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

February 27, 2024

Hope and Area Transition Society Stewards - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Please be advised that Kailen Denman and Antonio Manfredi have been acclaimed to the position of stewards for Local 304 at Hope and Area Transition Society. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Kailen and Antonio!  In solidarity Tamara Peterson L304 Chair Charmaine RoeslerStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 27, 2024

Options Community Services Society Stewards - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

Please be advised that Raymond Barkhouse has been acclaimed to the position of stewards for Local 304 at Options Community Services Society. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Raymond!  In solidarityTamara Peterson L304 ChairCharmaine RoeslerStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 27, 2024

Ann Davis Transition Society Stewards - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Please be advised that Laken Craig-Malyniak has been acclaimed to the position of stewards for Local 304 at Ann Davis Transition House. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Laken!  In solidarity Tamara PetersonL304 Chair Charmaine RoeslerStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

February 26, 2024

Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres Bargaining Update #3: Moving to Monet...

Your bargaining committee for VSOCC held a fourth day of negotiations with the employer on February 23rd. The parties reached agreement on two more non-monetary proposals, bringing the total number agreed to 25. Approximately five non-monetary proposals remain outstanding and are at impasse. The parties then began substantive negotiations on monetary proposals. Your bargaining committee and the...

February 20, 2024

All Members at Sooke Shelter Society - Sick Leave Days Clarification - BC Gen...

We have heard concerns from some members over the implementation of the Sick Leave entitlement under Article 19 of your collective agreement and Employment Standards Act. Many members reported only receiving a payout of 80% despite being entitled to a 100% payout for the first five (5) Sick Leave days. After discussing this at our Labour Management Committee (LMC) meeting and confirming over em...

February 20, 2024

Nominations now open to fill the Salvation Army Norther Centre of Hope - Vaca...

Nominations are now open to fill the vacant position on The Salvation Army Northern Centre of Hope Bargaining Committee. We encourage anyone who is interested in negotiating your first collective agreement to seek a nomination to the bargaining committee. Nominations close on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. Nominations received after that time will not be considered. If there is more than...

February 16, 2024

The Salvation Army Northern Centre of Hope - Bargaining update - BC General E...

We are writing to provide an update on bargaining preparations for your first collective agreement.As this is a first collective agreement and as the Union has several other collective agreements with The Salvation Army, we started our preparations with a review of the existing collective agreements. That review is continuing. Our intention is to use one of the existing agreements as a template...

February 15, 2024

Pacifica Housing members - Do you want to help make your workplace safer? - B...

Are you a good problem solver? Do you care about the health and safety of you and your coworkers? We need you to step up and become an occupational health & safety (OHS) rep. No prior experience is necessary and training and support will be provided. Fill out this form here if you are interested in protecting the health and safety of you and your coworkers: https://ohs.bcgeu.ca/ohs_rep.  Wh...

February 13, 2024

Arcus Community Resources Ltd. - Statutory Bank Holiday - BC General Employee...

We wanted to send an update regarding the letter you received from your Employer regarding your statutory holiday bank. The Union currently has an active grievance over the Employer violating the collective agreement. Currently, the Employer has full-time employee's accruing a percentage of regular straight-time hours. This accrual language is only meant for part-time employees and not for full...

February 12, 2024

301 members at Clements Centre Society - It’s time to nominate your Stewards!...

Nominations are still open for two (2) shop stewards in Local 301 at Clements Centre Society. Your current Stewards are Sheila Coogan, Krista Philips and Des Callanan. The nominations are to fill a vacancy left by Jackie Jones. The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:Monday, March 4, 2024, by 5 p.m. Nomination forms may be submitted by fax to Attn: Kathleen Mann at 250-38...

February 08, 2024

Village Day Care Society - Bargaining Questionnaire - BC General Employees' U...

Your collective agreement expired on October 30, 2023 and it remains in full effect until a new agreement is negotiated. Your bargaining committee will need your input in order to identify membership priorities and draft "new" proposed changes to the agreement. This will be your opportunity to have a direct effect on the bargaining process. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnair...

February 06, 2024

Local 303 Delegates To Convention – Unfilled Seats - BC General Employees' Un...

Local 303 will have 29 seats at Convention. At the close of nominations for on February 5th, only 16 delegates and 1 alternate had been nominated. Therefore, as per the delegate election process, nominations are still being accepted. Delegate and alternate seats will be filled on a 'first come, first serve' basis. You must submit a completed nomination form. Nominations must be received by Mond...

February 06, 2024

Elizabeth Fry Society - Nominations for Stewards - BC General Employees' Unio...

Nominations are now open for stewards at Elizabeth Fry Society.New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact your Local Chair Tamara Peterson at [email protected] deadline for nominations is Monday, February 12, 2024, by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is...

February 06, 2024

Archway Community Services - Nominations for Stewards - BC General Employees'...

Nominations are now open for stewards at Archway Community Services. New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact your Local Chair Tamara Peterson at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is February 12, 2024 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is t...

February 06, 2024

All Local 304 BCGEU Members– Hope and Area Transition House - Nominations for...

Nominations are now open for two (2) stewards at Hope and Area Transition House. New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact your Local Chair Tamara Peterson at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is February 12, 2024 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for su...

February 06, 2024

All Local 304 BCGEU Members at Ann Davis Transition Society - Nominations for...

Nominations are now open for stewards at Ann Davis Transition Society. New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact your Local Chair Tamara Peterson at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is Monday February 12, 2024, by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for subm...

February 05, 2024

All Local 301 Members - Remember Your Right to Refuse Unsafe Work - BC Gener...

The BCGEU OHS department would like to remind our members of their right to refuse unsafe work.   Right to Refuse Unsafe Work   All workers in our province are entitled to exercise their four basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health & Safety in the workplace. BCGEU members all need to be aware of their rights when performing the tasks and duties of their occupation. Knowing these r...

February 02, 2024

Burnaby Family Life Institute - Nominations for Burnaby Family Life Institute...

We are pleased to announce the BCGEU is making preparations to negotiate a first collective agreement between the members at Burnaby Family Life Institute and your employer, before we start the bargaining process a Union Bargaining committee must be put in place. The members are entitled to nominate and elect (if required) a 3 person Bargaining committee. Once a committee is in place, we will n...

February 02, 2024

Sooke Shelter Society - More Information on Union Dues - BC General Employees...

We wanted to provide clarification around the written authorization for the Sooke Shelter Society to deduct union dues which has been sent out this past Monday on January 29th. As some of you have not received a pay increase yet, there will be a dues holiday until March 31, 2024 - meaning that you will not pay union dues until April. There is a negotiated general wage increase coming into effec...

February 02, 2024

Pooh Corner Day Care Centre Society - Bargaining Committee Nominations – Two ...

As the collective agreement with your Employer expires on March 31, 2024, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations of the bargaining process. The first step is to elect a Union bargaining committee who will negotiate the new Collective Agreement with the Employer's bargaining committee. You will need to ele...

February 01, 2024

Our Place Society - Indoor Air Quality – Occupational Health and Safety Infor...

Recently our union has been made aware of indoor air quality concerns at many of your work locations. Indoor air quality is an important health and safety concern for workplaces. Many workers spend their entire day working inside. When indoor air is not adequate, it can cause issues such as headaches, eye irritation, and coughs among other things. If there are contaminants in the air system suc...

January 26, 2024

Trafalgar Out of School Care - Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Unio...

Your bargaining committee has been meeting regularly with your employer to negotiate the terms of your next Collective Agreement. We remain focused on your priorities of improved language around vacation requests, improvements to extended health benefits and a fair wage increase for all employees. We have tabled fair and reasonable proposals that meet your needs. Unfortunately, the Employer did...