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

February 19, 2019

Budget 2019: BCGEU praises prudent plan, vows to dig in to details - BCGEU

VICTORIA-The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is praising Budget 2019 as a prudent plan to clean up the messes left by the previous government, invest in critical public services, and prove that British Columbians don't need to choose between economic strength, environmental sustainability and the health, safety, and prosperity of their families and communities. But the union that r...

February 14, 2019

Component 7’s Joanna Lord acclaimed to replace Sussanne Skidmore as Executive...

The BCGEU Provincial Executive has acclaimed Joanna Lord, Component 7 Vice President, to fill the Executive Vice President position left vacant when Sussanne Skidmore was elected Secretary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour in November. "On behalf of the BCGEU I want to thank Sussanne for her years of service to our members, our union, and our movement," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smi...

February 14, 2019

Statement of Solidarity: No More Violence Against Women and Girls - BCGEU

  Vancouver, BC - February 13, 2019- The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in BC stands with Secwepemc women, led by Jody Leon, Ida Manuel and other Secwepemc women seeking justice for horrific and deadly violence against women that has occurred in Secwepemc territories and across BC, and that has recently been raised in the trial of Curtis Sagmoen including direct p...

February 13, 2019

Nominations for Local 304 Executive –Member at Large (Young Worker) - BCGEU

As per BCGEU Local Elections procedure, nominations are re-opening for the following position on the Local Executive:   Member-at-Large (Young Worker) – one position    The term is two years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available online. The deadline for nominations is February 21, 2019 by 5:00 pm. The BCGEU Nomination forms (attached) must be used an...

February 13, 2019

Deadline for Ratification Ballots for Xyolhemeylh NOW 5pm Friday, Feb 15 - BCGEU

In response to requests from a number of members due to the challenging weather conditions over the last couple of days, the new deadline to submit ballots for voting on the tentative agreement is 5pm Friday, February 15, 2019.  An e-copy of the tentative settlement is posted on the Xyolhemeylh intranet. Please see below for the names of those that will be collecting the ballots.  Location ...

February 13, 2019

Local 0311 Executive Nomination Result - BCGEU

We want to take this opportunity to advise and congratulate Elizabeth Bonney (Local 0311 Treasurer) on their new position. Your Executive is as follows: Chair:   Patricia Westerlund 1st Vice Chair:   Linda Black 2nd Vice Chair:  Rob Keddie Treasurer:  Elizabeth Bonney Recording Secretary:  Danny Varma Member-At-Large:   Weston McGee Member-At-Large:  Randi Dalzell Member-At-La...

February 12, 2019

BCGEU Office Closures - Feb 12 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the following BCGEU offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 12: Headquarters (Burnaby) Victoria Area Office (Area 01 - Victoria) North Island Area Office (Area 02 - Nanaimo) Lower Mainland Area Office (Area 03 - Vancouver) Fraser Valley Area Office (Area 04 - Langley) Any further updates will be made on this website. If you are a BCGEU member and need emergency s...

February 11, 2019

The BCGEU remembers and honours Art Kube’s legacy - BCGEU

Art Kube was born in Poland in 1935 and raised by a trade unionist mother, on her own along with two children, while his father was taken prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. He kicked off his life-long work to fight for workers' rights as an executive in the youth wing of the Metal Workers union before immigrating to Canada in 1953 as a nineteen-year-old. Art wore many hats over the years, fro...

February 08, 2019

Local 304 Members at Xyolhemeylh - Revised Deadline for Ratification Ballots ...

The new deadline to submit ballots for voting on the tentative agreement is 5pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Extra ballots will be delivered to Langley by noon today – please see Charlie or Marla to get one.  An e-copy of the tentative settlement is posted on the Xyolhemeylh intranet.  Please see below for the names of those that will be collecting the ballots. Location Collecting Ballot...

February 07, 2019

Local 303 Members at Burnaby Children's Centres Society (BCCS) - Bargaining C...

We are pleased to announce your bargaining committee members as follows: Kathleen Huren Amanda Urquhart Should you have any questions, please contact your bargaining committee members. In solidarity Kathleen Huren, Bargaining Committee MemberAmanda Urquhart, Bargaining Committee MemberAndrea Mears, Staff RepresentativeKay Sinclair, Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice hereDownload PD...

February 07, 2019

New poll shows overwhelming support for a public inquiry - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2019(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) released polling results on British Columbians' attitudes toward a public inquiry into organized crime, money laundering and the overdose crisis in B.C. The results demonstrate overwhelming support for a public inquiry: 77 per cent of British Columbians in favour of an inquiry. 80 per cent o...

January 31, 2019

2% General Wage Increase, Improvement in Mileage Allowance and $20 Million Lo...

2% General Wage Increase, Improvement in Mileage Allowance and $20 Million Low Wage Redress effective April 1, 2019General Wage IncreaseOn April 1, 2019, bargaining unit employees are to receive a 2% general wage increase.Mileage AllowanceMileage reimbursement rate will increase by one (1) cent per kilometer, effective April 1, 2019, for Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenou...

January 31, 2019

Local 304 Members - Nominations for Local 304 Executive - Treasurer - BCGEU

Nominations are open for the following position on the local executive: Treasurer (one position) The term is two years and 3 months. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available online. The deadline for nominations is February 8, 2019 by 5:00 pm. The BCGEU Nomination forms (attached) must be used and should be submitted to the Area Office by fax (604-882-503...

January 28, 2019

Pensionable Service - BCGEU

Have you checked your pensionable service? Members often ask how to correct their pensionable service in the pension plan because they notice the time on their pension statement is not correct. This is very difficult to address years after the fact. In the Community Social Services sector and Community Health sector, it can be even more difficult because of the change in employers or the fact m...

January 23, 2019

Local 303 Members at Acorn Day Care Society - Bargaining Questionnaire - BCGEU

A bargaining questionnaire will be circulated to all members' email address in order to better understand what the members are hoping to achieve this round of bargaining.  If you do not have an updated email address with the Union, please call us at (604)215-1499 to do so. Please return this completed questionnaire by Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. via email to area03@bcgeu.ca or fax to...

January 23, 2019

Local 303 Members at SFU Childcare Society - Bargaining Committee Election Re...

Please see the revised bargaining committee election results below: Your bargaining committee will be: Patty BatesTamara CosicNita PedersenLaura Stewart (Alternate) A bargaining committee nomination form for Patty was received prior to the deadline of December 21, 2018, however, it was located only after the notice of January 10, 2019 was sent out. Our apologies to the nominated candidates for ...

January 22, 2019

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee for Salvation Army – Centre of...

Nominations for three bargaining committee members are now open.A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on February 4, 2019 and can be dropped off at the Fraser Valley BCGEU area office, faxed to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.667.1103 or emailed to area04@bcgeu.ca, attention Heather Turner.Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019.El...

January 22, 2019

Province’s largest union calls for full inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The BCGEU wants the government to provide answers, saying a full inquiry is needed into money laundering in this province. John Hua has more.   See video here... UWU/MoveUP

January 22, 2019

B.C.'s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs...

The union representing thousands of workers in B.C. says the provincial government must hold a public inquiry to examine organized crime, the opioid crisis, money-laundering and its connection to real estate. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union says in a news release that an inquiry is the best way to learn the truth about a crisis that has claimed thousands of lives, and made B.C. ...

January 21, 2019

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money launde...

BCGEU calls for public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. January 21, 2019 BURNABY – Today the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) launched a campaign calling on the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and money laundering in B.C. The campaign follows the union's call for an inquiry and subsequent letter t...