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

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 ...

January 27, 2020

Local 303 General Meeting - BCGEU

TO:          All Local 303 MembersDATE:      Tuesday, February 25, 2020TIME:       6:30 pm – 8:00 pmPLACE:    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office                #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4                (kitty corner to Renfrew Skytrain station) Re: BCGEU 51th Triennial Constitutional Convention – Wednesday June 10 to Saturday, June 13, 2020, Vancouver, BC    Call for Nomination...

January 24, 2020

Nominations for Local 309 Executive Positions - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the 309 local executive: Chairperson 2nd Vice Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large Young Worker Representative Equity Worker Representative The term is until early 2021. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. To nominate someone, please use the attached Nomination Fo...

January 23, 2020

Local 303 members at UBC Child Care Services Program - Bargaining update - BCGEU

Earlier this month Angela Chiasson, the alternate elected to the bargaining committee, stepped in in place of Cathy Carson. Angela is now fully up to speed at the bargaining table and we thank her for stepping in on short notice. We met with the employer again on January 17, 2020 and we are continuing to work through the most challenging issues that remain outstanding at the bargaining table. W...

January 22, 2020

Bargaining Committee Members and Bargaining Survey - YMCA Child Care Centres ...

Please be advised that Dori Hogan has been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. Accordingly, the bargaining committee is comprised as follows: Dori Hogan Caroline Kent Swinder Sandher Jodi Woods  In the coming weeks, the Union bargaining committee will meet to review your bargaining surveys and develop bargaining proposals prior to negotiating a new collective agreement with the Employer. ...

January 21, 2020

YMCA Child Care Centres bargaining committee members and bargaining survey - ...

Please be advised that Dori Hogan has been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. Accordingly, the bargaining committee is comprised as follows: - Dori Hogan- Caroline Kent- Swinder Sandher- Jodi Woods In the coming weeks, the Union bargaining committee will meet to review your bargaining surveys and develop bargaining proposals prior to negotiating a new collective agreement with the Employer...

January 20, 2020

1st collective agreement ratification results for members at The Kamloops Com...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce the members have voted in favour of accepting the new agreement. The committee would like to thank you for support during this round of negotiations.   In solidarityAlix Dolson, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonEdie Fisher, Bargaining Committee MemberChelsea Koronko, Bargaining Committee MemberBrent Camilleri, Staff RepresentativeJacqueline Corno,...

January 20, 2020

BCGEU Office Closures – Jan 20th - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20. The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.

January 17, 2020

New Prince Rupert labour history walking tour available - BCGEU

The BC Labour Heritage Centre is pleased to inform BCGEU members that a new Prince Rupert Labour History Walking Tour has recently been added to our BC Labour History Walking Tours mobile app.  This tour explores over a century of union organizing, struggles and victories for fishermen, shoreworkers, longshore, the IWW, the Battle of Kelly's Cut, civic politics and colourful labour characters o...

January 17, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 5 - NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

BCGEU NORTH ISLAND AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING January 17, 2020   POSITION: SECRETARY  GRADE: Level 5 – MoveUP Agreement A secretary is required to provide secretarial support to staff representatives in the North Island Area Office.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 5 duties as assigned. Duties to include: processing a variety of documents on a person...

January 16, 2020

Call for Steward Nominations at Nelson Community Services - BCGEU

Steward nominations are now open for steward positions at Nelson Community Services in Nelson.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a shop steward, please add your name to the posted nomination form and have a co-worker nominate you.All nominations must be received no later than 5 pm on Monday, February 17, 2020. Please send them to:BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office2316 Columbia ...

January 16, 2020

ICBC fleet-insured vehicles policy change - BCGEU

ICBC agrees to change potentially devastating policy on personal insurance impacts of accidents in fleet-insured vehicles In Fall 2019, ICBC announced a policy change that would have meant that commercial drivers found at fault for accidents in work vehicles would potentially pay more for their personal insurance. "Our union immediately understood that the original policy was completely unfair ...

January 14, 2020

Local 301 - Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Treasurer Member at Large - Equity The term is until the next triennial election period, starting January 1, 2021. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The nomination period is for January 14, 2020 – January 22, 2020 by 5pm If there is an election for a...

January 08, 2020

Sunset Child Care Society - Bargaining committee election results - BCGEU

I am please to advise that Tanis Sawtell and Kirsten Ginter have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. The bargaining committee will be meeting in the near future to review your bargaining questionnaires to develop bargaining proposals to present to the Employer once bargaining dates have been determined. A copy of the bargaining survey is attached. Please complete the bargaining survey ...

January 02, 2020

YMCA/YWCA Tentative Collective Agreement Ratification Meeting - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative settlement has been reached with the Employer after 5 months at the bargaining table. All of the items that you wanted fixed have been addressed, in almost every case to the complete satisfaction of the bargaining committee,- wages, the amount of bargaining unit work done by excluded staff, and fair transparent processes for job ...

January 02, 2020

Sunshine Valley Child Care Society - News on bargaining - BCGEU

The Employer has advised that an accounting firm is reviewing their financials and hope to have a response to us sometime in the week of January 6th. It is their hope to find additional resources so they can come back to the table with another offer. Until that time, we are putting any further strike action on hold. You will be kept updated as to our bargaining meeting dates and a membership me...

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...