B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

December 06, 2019

Members at UBC Child Care Services Program - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

We met with the employer yesterday and we continue to work through some challenging items. We continue to maintain the priorities you put before us and we are trying to find our way to common ground. By early next week, we hope to confirm a further day of bargaining in mid-January 2020, as we continue to work towards a tentative agreement. We will keep you updated as we continue through this pr...

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 - Negotiations (2 Positions) -

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE NEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTING  December 5, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY (2 Positions) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 3 duties as assigned. Duties ...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 – Advocacy (Temporary)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTINGDecember 5, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 6 months. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documents on a personal computer including repo...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU - Secretary Level 3 - Fraser Valley Area office

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING  December 5, 2019     POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: processing a variety of documents s...

December 05, 2019

BCGEU HQ - Secretary Level 3 - Occupational Health and Safety

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING December 5, 2019   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for Staff Representatives in the Occupational Health and Safety Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties will include: processing a variety of documents such as minutes, meeting notices, reports...

December 04, 2019

Save the date - Convention 2020 - BCGEU

The 51st Constitutional Convention of the BCGEU will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020. The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver. If you are interested in attending convention as a delegate representing your components or submitting a resolution to convention, please contact your local chair - if you do not know who this person ...

December 03, 2019

BCGEU met with Health Minister Dix - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - BCGEU

Yesterday your worksite Union representatives, along BCGEU president Stephanie Smith met with provincial Health Minister Adrian Dix.  We discussed a number of issues with Minister Dix regarding BCGEU members working at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, including the number of serious injuries to our members, staffing levels, program closures, heavy workload, forensic pay and wage issues, parti...

December 03, 2019

The Provincial – Fall 2019 - BCGEU

Check out the latest, redesigned issue of The Provincial.   This issue has updates on how our union's work on investing ethically, a number of recent conferences and workshops to strengthen our union, and the guidelines on electoral campaigns for our upcoming Convention 2020.   UWU/MoveUP

December 02, 2019

Members at The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope - Your First Collective Agreem...

We are pleased to announce that a draft version of your first collective agreement is now available! Copies of the final version of the collective agreement will be made available at the worksite, as soon as the agreements are fully signed by both parties. Thank you again for your all of your patience and support throughout this process. We could not have done this without you. REMINDER: BCGEU ...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Western Pacific Marine for inland ferr...

The communities of Kootenay Lake are no longer facing disruptions to their ferry service due to the labour dispute between BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine. On November 26, after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse, the two parties reached a tentative agreem...

December 02, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Western Pacific Marine - BCGEU

A strong majority of the 80 inland ferry workers represented by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Western Pacific Marine (WPM).    The agreement, which was reached on November 26 and ratified by members on November 30, achieved wage parity with BC Ferries within the term of the agreement and a...

November 29, 2019

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Community Living BC - BCGEU

Nearly 600 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work in communities across the province have voted to accept a renewed collective agreement with Community Living BC (CLBC) – the provincial crown agency that provides supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities.  The parties reached a tentative agreement on October 17. The workers, who had been...

November 27, 2019

28th Avenue Homes - steward nominations - BCGEU

Nominations are open for shop stewards at your worksite. BCGEU shop stewards are the front line workers' representatives in the workplace and are the best conduit of communication between members and the union office. Stewards provide a vital role in keeping the union office informed about members' concerns. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please arrange to comp...

November 27, 2019

Steward Nominations - Elizabeth Fry Society - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 4 steward vacancies at Elizabeth Fry Society.  Note: These positions are in addition to current active steward Dzifa Dododza. The roles and responsibilities of the steward are as follows: Investigation of complaints of an urgent nature; Investigation of grievances and assisting any employee whom the steward represents in presenting a grievance in accordance with th...

November 27, 2019

Steward Nominations - Xyolhemeylh - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 12 steward vacancies at Xyolhemeylh.  Note: These are in addition to current active stewards. The roles and responsibilities of the steward are as follows: Investigation of complaints of an urgent nature; Investigation of grievances and assisting any employee whom the steward represents in presenting a grievance in accordance with the grievance procedure; Supervisi...

November 26, 2019

Bargaining Update - UBC Child Care Services Program - BCGEU

We met with the Employer again yesterday and really tried to narrow issues that we have been discussing at the table. We presented what we feel would bring us to a tentative agreement, but are still struggling to reach common ground on significant issues. We hoped to reach agreement before our Staff Representative for Negotiations goes on leave, but since we have not, our Negotiator will now be...

November 25, 2019

Volunteer opportunity: BC Fed free community Christmas Dinners - BCGEU

This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper. To volunteer please call Marisha Zuckerman at 604-306-4156 or email at labourxmasdinner@hotmail.ca.  Surrey - December 23, 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm Kwantl...

November 22, 2019

Area 12 Cross component committee - Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop - BCGEU

THE BCGEU AREA 12 CROSS COMPONENT COMMITTEEInvites you to attend a Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop  Come and join Leticia from Plastic Free Terrace and learn how to make reusable beeswax food wraps. These wraps replace single use Saran Wraps and Ziplock bags. Each participant will create and take home 2 small and 2 medium wraps. Space is very limited, please register using this link:http://events.bc...

November 20, 2019

Call for Bargaining Committee Nominations - YMCA - BCGEU

Please see the attached notice with the bargaining committee members listed. As we do not have a bargaining committee member from a Kids Club (School Age staff), we are opening up nominations for one bargaining committee position and one alternate position for Kids Club. We are also opening up nominations for one alternate position for Child Care Centres. Should there be more nominations than p...

November 19, 2019

Bargaining Update for UBC Child Care Services Program - BCGEU

We met with the Employer yesterday and are working hard through the monetary items. We maintain the priorities you put before us and are trying to find our way to common ground. Our next meeting is on Monday, November 25 and we continue to work towards a tentative agreement. We will keep you updated as we continue through this process. Thank you for your support.   In solidarity, Your Bargainin...

November 14, 2019

Members at UBC Child Care Services - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee continued to meet with the employer last week. We discussed and concluded the majority of our non-monetary items and have exchanged monetary proposals. We have further dates booked on November 18 and 25, and will continue to work towards reaching a tentative agreement. We will keep you updated as we continue through this process.  Thank you for your support.  REMINDER:...

November 14, 2019

BCGEU Dawson Creek chalk painting night

BCGEU Dawson Creek Chalk Painting NightWhere: South Peace Campus, Northcourt10808 15 St., Dawson Creek BCWhen: December 9, 2019From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Get in on the new décor trend of the year!Chalk Couture's silk screen transfers make decorating fast, easy and beautiful.With the reusable surfaces, you can change up the look of your sign over and over!Open to all BCGEU Members but space is limit...

November 13, 2019

Salvation Army Belkin - Announcing your new shop stewards alternates at Salva...

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent steward election for two (2) new alternate shop stewards alternatives at Salvation Army Belkin House (Local 303). The Union is pleased to announce that Ister Arte and Chang Shi have stepped up to become steward alternates for Salvation Army Belkin House. They will be joining the existing Shop Stewards at this worksite, Lea Salov and Manuel Ul...