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 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 21, 2018

Local 311 Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 13, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Jordan Rolfes (Member‑At‑Large Young Worker position).   Your Executive with the results are as follows:   Chair   Candidates:                           Patricia Westerlund Ch...

February 20, 2018

BC Budget provides path to affordability and quality public services - BCGEU

Fixing 16 years of neglect in public services, childcare and housing will take time, but BC Budget 2018 signals a bold path forward on these important public issues, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union. "We have consistently called upon government for greater investment to restore quality public services," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "Today's budget begins that renew...

February 19, 2018

Vancity workers at Downtown Vancouver branch join BCGEU - BCGEU

Workers at the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Downtown Vancouver Branch (#10) have voted by majority to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU).  The 26 financial services workers at this branch join over 700 of their Vancity colleagues who benefit from access to fair wages and improved working conditions under their collective agreement. "We are thrilled to welcome wor...

February 19, 2018

Caring Professionals should be exempt from mobility pricing - BCGEU

The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recently published its initial report exploring decongestion charging as part of a 10-year plan for transportation development in the Metro Vancouver region. They have proposed two main policy approaches for consideration: tolling congestion points and charging drivers for each kilometre they drive. Congestion point pricing charges drivers when they p...

February 16, 2018

Local 302 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 302 MembersRe: Nomination for Local Executive ** Reminder to send in nomination forms**  Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (3) Member-at-Large – Young Worker (29 years of age or younger) Member-at-Large – Equity Worker (Candidates s...

February 16, 2018

Comox Valley Children's Daycare Society Membership Meeting and Bargaining Pro...

To: All BCGEU Members at Comox Valley Children's Daycare SocietyRe: Membership Meeting and Bargaining Proposals In preparation for the upcoming bargaining, we are looking to find out what your priorities are for this round of contract negotiations with the Employer. Attached you will find a Bargaining Questionnaire. We ask that you take a few minutes to fill this form out and return it to the B...

February 16, 2018

Elections for Local 0311 Chair - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 0311 MembersRe: Elections for Local 0311 Chair The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 0311 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Local Chair:Pat WesterlundChris MikulasikWeston McGeeRobert Keddie Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the ar...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...