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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

Convention 2021 wrap-up – a new executive and a new name. - BCGEU

Our union’s 2021 Constitution Convention has come to a close. Over the course of convention, members passed resolutions determining the direction of our union over the next three years and elected our union’s executive officers for the same period. Be on the lookout for a more thorough wrap up of convention in the next issue of The Provincial magazine. ElectionsCongratulations to our new BCGEU ...

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

June 18, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Kelowna area office - BCGEU

  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)KELOWNA AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 18, 2021   The B.C. General Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Kelowna Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 16 months or to return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their...

June 17, 2021

Passing of BCGEU member in component 20- - BCGEU

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of a member of the BCGEU family. Tristan Montjoy was a valued member of the Conservation Officer Service, part of the BCGEU component 20, and stationed in Fort St. John. Tristan has been a BCGEU member since 2015. In addition to his work in the COS, he also worked in the BC Wildfire Service and was passionate about protecting o...

June 17, 2021

Quadra Daycare Society - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement.Full details about the deal will be provided shortly.A ratification meeting is scheduled for, Tuesday June 22, 2021 from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm. Voting will begin following the meeting.Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of this renewal agreement and we encourage you to vote YES.To help...

June 17, 2021

Secretary level 3 – RIS Department (Temporary) - BCGEU

SECRETARY – RESEARCH AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES (Temporary)BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING June 15, 2021   POSITION: SECRETARY – RESEARCH AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT (Temporary) A full-time support staff is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for Staff Representatives in Research and Interactive Services. Term of assignment is u...

June 17, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Prince George area office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)PRINCE GEORGE AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 17, 2021 The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Prince George Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is to return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of t...

June 15, 2021

All BCGEU Members of Ann Davis Transition Society - Ann Davis Job Descriptio...

There will be a meeting for all BCGEU members working for Ann Davis Transition Society on zoom to explain the process of finalizing the job descriptions and classifications, including rates of pay and other matters of interest. Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Please join the Zoom meeting here: Check your email or email [email protected] meeting participatio...

June 14, 2021

All BCGEU Members of Ann Davis Transition Society - Ann Davis Job Descriptio...

Your Employer submitted all of the job descriptions for the Union’s review on 8 Jun 2021.  There will be a meeting for all BCGEU members working for Ann Davis Transition Society on zoom on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 5:30 – 6:30pm to explain the process of finalizing the job descriptions and classifications. You can join the meeting by calling in from your phone or using the zoom app or a web b...

June 13, 2021

Stephanie Smith re-elected to third term at BCGEU’s first virtual convention ...

Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories)-The BCGEU emerged from its 51st triennial constitutional convention on Saturday, June 12th with a new name, an ambitious agenda for the next three years, and Stephanie Smith acclaimed to lead the union's 82,000 members as president for a third term. In addition to president, delegates elected five other members of the 2021-2024 executive committee. Treas...

June 11, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners.

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2021 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2021 Scholarship Winners List  (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of four topics: The coronavirus pandemic has deemed frontline workers ...

June 09, 2021

BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 9, 2021BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st conventionBURNABY, B.C. COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – on Thursday, June 10, at the 51st convention of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured with the Spirit of Leadership award, a triennial honour which the union bestows upon an indi...

June 09, 2021

More than 20 per cent of Dollarama shareholders demand human rights risk over...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE One in five shareholders call for human rights probe of outsourcing practices at warehouse and distribution centres Vancouver - Today, 21 per cent of Dollarama (TSX: DOL) shareholders voted in favour of a proposal asking the company to investigate and report on potential human rights abuses enabled by the use of third-party staffing agencies supplying temporary workers. Th...

June 09, 2021

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Right...

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Rights Risks Related to ICE Contracts The majority of independent shareholders demand human rights due diligence related to contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Burnaby - At the Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) annual general meeting of shareholders held today, 19% of all shareholder...

June 03, 2021

Kid's Cottage Day Care Society - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committe...

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process.The bargaining committee has two (2) vacancies that must be filled. As such, nominations for two (2) bargaining committee members from Kid's Cottage Day Care are now open.  A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on July 5, 2021 and can be faxed to 604-2...

June 03, 2021

All Local 303 BCGEU Members at South Hill Child Care Society - Tentative Agre...

Further to our earlier announcement regarding a tentative agreement being reached between the BCGEU and South Hill Child Care Society. We are pleased to announce electronic voting for this ratification process. On Friday June 4th, you will receive an email with a link to vote online and your unique voting credential. Please participate and vote. This is the only method for casting a ballot. If ...

June 01, 2021

BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee statement on discovery at Kamloops Indian...

On behalf of the BCGEU Provincial Executive Indigenous Advisory Committee and all Indigenous members of the BCGEU, we express our deepest condolences to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, the survivors of the Kamloops Indian Residential School and the kin of those who never came home. The BCGEU's Indigenous members across the province, including members of the committee, have shared thei...