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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 10,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 07, 2020

Members at Sunshine Valley Child Care Society - Bargaining News - BCGEU

Further to our bargaining update in early January, the union has been waiting to hear back from the employer regarding the findings from an accounting firm on SVCCS's financials. The employer just informed us they will be in touch next week to set up a time to discuss the results. We will provide you with an update after that discussion. Thank you for your support. In solidarity, Your Bargainin...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...

February 05, 2020

Bargaining Update - UBC Child Care Services Program - BCGEU

We met with the Employer on Monday in an attempt to move negotiations forward. Unfortunately, we have reached an impasse and the parties will need assistance to reach a tentative agreement. We are considering our options with respect to next steps. Please watch for further updates. Thank you for your support. REMINDER:BCGEU members are getting a new Member ID card this fall so make sure your ma...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure – Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP

February 04, 2020

Lower Mainland Purpose Society - Bargaining committee nominations - BCGEU

Your current collective agreement with the Employer expires on March 31, 2020. You therefore need to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate a new collective agreement with the Employer. You will be electing up to three bargaining committee members, with a maximum of one member from any one Centre, plus one alternate. Attached to this notice is a nomination form for the Bargaining Committee M...

February 03, 2020

Members at Children's Circle Daycare Society - Bargaining committee nominatio...

We wish to congratulate the following on their acclamation as your bargaining committee members for the negotiation of your fourth Collective Agreement:   Cindy Morrison and Anjana James.   We wish to thank these candidates for letting their names stand for election. Your new bargaining committee will be meeting in the near future to put together a bargaining survey and circulating it to you.  ...

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 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 ...