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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

September 21, 2022

SPARC BC - Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your collective agreement expired on March 31, 2022, and since then your Bargaining Committee has met on two occasions to prepare and twice to bargain with the Employer. To date bargaining with the Employer has been limited to non-monetary items. Progress has been slow, but steady. Your Bargaining Committee is seeking additional bargaining dates with the Employer in the near future: to hopefull...

September 20, 2022

Members at Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association (Harbourview Daycare & ...

Please join me in congratulating your new bargaining committee, who were all elected by acclimation! Thank you for stepping up to represent your colleagues in negotiating a renewal of the collective agreement. · Julia Seymour & Kitty Jones - Harbourview Daycare · Maria Cervino & Karin Ludditt - Neighbourhood House · Omri Haven - Alternate The bargaining committee will be meeting soon t...

September 16, 2022

Wages, compensation and Indigenous rights dominate contract talks this week -...

As negotiations for your new collective agreement continue, talks are heating up between your community social services bargaining association and representatives of the employers' association. This week, your committee countered the employers' wages and compensation offer. Your committee has heard loud and clear from our members across the community social services sector that protection again...

September 16, 2022

Capital Stewardship Assistant – Research and Interactive Services - BC Gener...

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICEINTERNAL POSTINGSeptember 16, 2022    POSITION: CAPITAL STEWARDSHIP ASSISTANT – RESEARCH AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES  GRADE: LEVEL 5 - MoveUP AGREEMENT  A full-time support staff is required to assist the Capital Stewardship Officer. This position is based in the Research & Interactive Services (RIS) department, located in Burnaby (HQ). DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  T...

September 13, 2022

2022 Municipal Elections - Labour Endorsed Candidates - BC General Employees'...

Local government elections are your opportunity to influence decision-making in your community by electing mayors, councilors, regional district directors, school board trustees and other representatives who will take action on issues that matter for working people; issues like affordable housing, inclusive schools, and keeping services public. Polls will be open in every community across the p...

September 12, 2022

Community Social Services Bargaining Association is back at the table - BC Ge...

Last week, your Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSEA) was back at the negotiations table with the Community Social Services Employers Association of BC (CSSEA) to continue negotiations on a new collective agreement for 17,000 unionized workers in the community social sector.Discussions at the table are now focused on monetary priorities. Your bargaining committee has made it ...

September 09, 2022

100% of members reject offer at Shaughnessy Heights Learning Centre; BCGEU is...

Yesterday, our union issued 72-hours' strike notice to the Shaughnessy Heights Learning Centre (SHELCS). We will be in a legal position to take job action on Sunday, September 11th at 3 p.m. Strike notice was issued after results were released by the Labour Relations Board from the Last Offer Vote. 100% of the members voted to reject the deal by the employer.Our union will not be releasing furt...

September 08, 2022

Salvation Army – Centre of Hope - Steward Nominations - BC General Employees'...

Nominations are now open for stewards at Salvation Army- Centre of Hope. Nominations will close on Thursday, September 22, 2022. New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact you Local Chair Tamara Peterson at [email protected] deadline for nominations is September 22, 2022 by 5:00 pmThe nomination form ...

September 07, 2022

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement in B.C. public service bargaining - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 7, 2022BCGEU reaches tentative agreement in B.C. public service bargainingVICTORIA, B.C. –Following more than seven months of negotiations and a historic job action that lasted almost two weeks, the BC General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) public service bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with the provincial government's B.C.'s Public Service Agen...

September 02, 2022

Fort St. John Association for Community Living - Steward Election Results - B...

Nominations closed September 1, 2022 at midnight for election of Stewards at Fort St. John Association for Community Living. Your newly elected Steward for Fort St. John Association for Community Living is: Evelyn Laing   Please join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward! In Solidarity, Angie PanouliasStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

September 02, 2022

Milieu Children and Family Services & Milieu Family Services Inc - Steward ...

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as stewards at Milieu Children & Family Services and Milieu Family Services Inc. Nolly Ayogbe Akashdeep Devgun Rodney Lund Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted stewards. If a steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the Union on your beh...

September 02, 2022

Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Vancouver (Catholic Charities Men’s She...

Now that you are members of the BCGEU, you are covered by the Community Social Services Sectoral Collective Agreement. The agreement includes Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) #1 which spells out how we will negotiate what are considered "local issues" that are not included in the main agreement. These local issues are things that differ between employers including hours of work, casual call-in pro...

August 31, 2022

UBC Childcare Services - Survey deadline extended to September 6, 2022 - BC ...

Friends, We have extended the survey deadline to September 6th to allow those of you who were rightfully enjoying much needed time off an opportunity to participate upon your return to work. If you haven't yet completed the survey, please do so now. Please see email for Survey link.  If you know a BCGEU member who didn't receive this bulletin, please forward it to them. If you are a BCGEU membe...

August 30, 2022

Following talks with PSA, BCGEU stands down job action in BC Public Service -...

Following a return to the bargaining table, the BCGEU's Public Service Bargaining Committee has stood down job action at BC Public Service worksites as a sign of good faith.   The committee returned to the bargaining table with the BC Public Service Agency (PSA) last Thursday and has made significant progress. The two sides will continue to meet throughout the week, hoping to finalize a tentati...

August 29, 2022

What You Need To Know About The Last Offer Vote at Shaughnessy Heights Learni...

We have been notified this morning that the Labour Relations Board will be conducting the Last Offer Vote, starting Tuesday, August 30, 2022, ending Wednesday, August 31, 2022. You will be voting on whether or not to accept your employer’s last offer for your new collective agreement. Here is what you need to know before you vote:WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?Your bargaining committee rejected your emp...

August 26, 2022

Ratification vote results for Cedar Drive Preschool Society - BC General Empl...

Congratulations! We are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has ratified with 100% of voters in favour of ratification!Next Steps:The Employer now needs to ratify the agreement. Once both parties have ratified the changes to your agreement will take effect on September 1, 2022.We will then work with your employer to finalize your renewed collective agreement. This process can somet...

August 25, 2022

Salvation Army Belkin House - Collective Agreement Ratified - BC General Empl...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the collective agreement has been ratified.The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distribution. In the meantime, members may refer to the Ratification Document. Retroactive pay will be calculated and sent approximately two pay periods following ratification. Thank you for your support.In Solidarit...