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...

August 15, 2019

2019 PAC Survey - BCGEU

The federal election is fast approaching and union members will be voting based on key issues. We are asking you to fill out the below survey to identify what is most important to members.  The results will be shared mid September and resources relevant to these issues will be provided to members.  To ensure only one submission per person, please enter your name and email. UWU/MoveUP

August 13, 2019

St. James Day Care Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

  As the collective agreement with your Employer expires on December 31, 2019, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation. The first step is to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate the new collective agreement with your Employer. The positions open for nominations are as follows:   Bargaining Committee Chair Alternate Att...

August 13, 2019

BCGEU Centennial BBQ Celebration - BCGEU

Cariboo Area 06 MembersSunday, September 1, 201911:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.BCGEU Centennial BBQ CelebrationBoitanio Park, Williams Lake     Come celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU with a Centennial BBQ in the Park!Bring the family; we will have a bouncy castle, face painting and bungee run. Download Centennial BBQ Sept 1 invite.pdf UWU/MoveUP

August 09, 2019

Government includes BCGEU recommendations in Budget 2020 report

Last month our union participated in the public consultation to offer input into next year's budget by submitting recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (more on this here). The Committee has now reported out on the results of this process and we are pleased to let you know that government listened to many of our positions and put a number of them in...

August 08, 2019

Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in...

MEDIA ADVISORYFor Immediate Release   Affordability experts respond to announcement to build 1,100 housing units in Vancouver WHAT: The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) will hold a press conference at its Vancouver Area Office Friday at 10:00AM in response to the federal government's announcement of $180M in loans and funding for affordable housing in Vancouver. The federal mo...

August 08, 2019

YMCA Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

As the collective agreement with your Employer expires on December 31, 2019, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining.  The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need to el...

August 08, 2019

Nominations for Stewards for Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 2 stewards and one alternate at Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope.  New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact Tamara Peterson, Local 304 Chair at 778-836-8991. The deadline for nominations is August 19, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for...

August 08, 2019

Cedar Drive Preschool Society -update election for your bargaining committee ...

Kathy Geremia, one of the nominees for your bargaining committee, has withdrawn her nomination. Please consider this when completing your ballot. If you would like a new ballot, I would be happy to send you one by mail or drop off ballots at the worksite. If you have not received your ballot in the mail, please let me know and I can resend you the package or drop off ballots at your worksite. A...

August 07, 2019

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

August 02, 2019

Election for Cedar Drive Preschool Society Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

As we received more nomination forms than positions available, an election will be held to elect two Bargaining Committee Members. Here are your nominees: · Lorianne Pauls· Helen Tsang· Kathy Geremia· Laura Allan  You will be voting for two candidates for your bargaining committee. You must mark two boxes or your ballot will be considered spoiled.  We will be conducting the election for bargain...

August 01, 2019

Local 310 Election results for your Local Executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on July 26, 2019. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Young Worker Representative!    Chair Melody Carleton  1st Vice Chair Pat Taylor  2nd Vice Chair Ann Gauvreau  Treasurer VACANT  Recording Secretary VACANT  Member-at Large (1) VACANT  Member-at Large (2) VACANT  Member-at Large (3) VACANT  Equity Delegate VACANT ...

July 31, 2019

Changes to Delegated Wage Grids for Indigenous Services - BCGEU

Application of Temporary Market Adjustments and Classification Changes Temporary Market Adjustments (TMAs)Under the recent Indigenous Services collective agreement settlement, there are two "Temporary Market Adjustments" (TMAs) for social workers who are classified as Social Program Officer (SPO) 24 and who work in Child Protection Services positions. In the public service negotiations in 2018,...

July 31, 2019

Acorn Child Care Centre Society ratifies agreement - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified on Tuesday July 30, 2019. In the coming weeks, we will work with your employer to finalize and sign the revised agreement. Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote.In solidarity, Gayle Kelly, Bargaining Committee Member Jacqueline McGuire, Staf...

July 31, 2019

Housing activists hail Burnaby's 'robust' tenant relocation plan - BCGEU

Proposed policy would guarantee temporary accommodation to renters displaced by renovictions and demovictions. Their signs and T-shirts read "tenant power" and "end demovictions." There were speeches, cheers and chants. It was a familiar scene outside Burnaby City Hall – the battlefield between housing activists and local politicians in recent years – but Monday was different.  Read full articl...

July 29, 2019

Ratification Vote – Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

The Union has reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. A tentative agreement needs to be approved by the membership in a ratification vote. The Union Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the tentative agreement. A Ratification meeting will be held: When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Where: Acorn Da...