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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, Indigenous services, and employment services, among others. With over 13,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

April 18, 2023

2023 Day of Mourning - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

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April 18, 2023

2023 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

April 17, 2023

Bargaining Committee Results for SFU Childcare Society - BC General Employees...

The online vote for your bargaining committee closed on Friday, April 14 at 7 pm. The results of the bargaining committee election are as follows: Brittany Johnston, Committee Member Erica Ferrer, Committee Member Patty Bates, Alternate Kathy Bergman, Alternate  These members will join your newly elected Chair, Naoko Khan, to form your collective bargaining team. Congratulations to your new ...

April 17, 2023

Kiara Agnew-In Remembrance - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

On behalf of our union's 85,000 members, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the tragic death of one of our members, 23-year-old Kiara Agnew. Kiara's life was cut short in a senseless act of violence while she was on vacation in Mexico last month to celebrate her upcoming birthday.  Kiara worked at Lakeview Credit Union in Dawson Creek and was a BCGEU member for just over a y...

April 17, 2023

Vacancy on Childhood Connections Okanagan Family & Childcare SocietyBargainin...

Though the bargaining committee was elected last year, there has since been a vacancy. There are a total of two spots available on the committee:  Bargaining Committee Member, one position Bargaining Committee Member - Alternate, one position Any member in good standing can nominate, or accept nomination, to run in the election for the Bargaining Committee.If only two candidates are nominated...

April 12, 2023

Kitsilano Area Childcare Society - Nominations to the Bargaining Committee - ...

To: All BCGEU Members at Kits Area Childcare Society, Local 303Re: Nominations to the Bargaining CommitteeNominations for the bargaining committee have now closed. We received two nominations for the two available positions so no election will be required. The nominees have been acclaimed.Please join me in congratulating your bargaining committee members: Janet Lim Josie Perri In the coming w...

April 11, 2023

BCGEU statement on the ongoing decampment of unhoused people on Vancouver’s D...

The City of Vancouver's ongoing forced, mass decampment of unhoused people in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) without alternative supportive housing in place is unnecessary and a violation of human rights.    Since last week, Vancouver police and city staff have been actively dismantling tents, throwing out belongings and forcibly removing unhoused people from structures along Hastings Street in V...

April 06, 2023

Independence Networking Services Inc, Dragon Fly House - Opening of Steward N...

Nominations are now open for the position of Steward at INS, Dragon Fly House, as we have received a nomination and this is in accordance with Policy D-10.  Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close on April 13, 2023 at midnight. Please email as an attachment, fax, mail or drop off your nomination forms to: Email: area10.fortst....

April 06, 2023

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association Bargaining Update - BC General Employee...

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee at Pacifica Housing Advisory Association met on April 4th and 5th to develop an initial list of bargaining proposals. Although many of the improvements we identified are self evident, we need direct input from the members in order to create a final proposal package we are confident in. Over the next month all members will have an opportunity to participate in a b...

April 05, 2023

"This is an important day” - shareholder vote at RBC a “turning point” for sy...

TORONTO and SASKATOON - April 5, 2023 "This is an important day" - shareholder vote at RBC a "turning point" for systemic racism in Canadian financial institutionsMore than 44% of RBC shareholders voted in favour of a proposal filed by SHARE on behalf of the Atkinson Foundation and the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU). The proposal asks Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to commission a third-part...

April 05, 2023

Rest in Peace Robert Keddie - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of former cross component treasurer and long time Local 311 executive Robert Keddie on April 1.  Keddie was very active in the B.C. labour movement and his connection with the BCGEU goes back decades. He was a member of local 203 and served on the Component 2 executive. Later, he served as the chair of 311 and on Component 3's executive as th...

April 03, 2023

CSS Wage grids now available - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The parties agreed to the distribution of low wage redress increases for April 1, 2022. Wage grids for April 1, 2022 and the preliminary wage grids for April 1, 2023 are now available. Click here for the joint bulletin from the CSSBA and the CSSEA. The delegated wage grids for Indigenous Services are also available for April 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023. Click here for those wage grids. In solidar...

March 31, 2023

City Hall Child Care Society - Ratification Vote Update - BC General Employee...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified!! Bargaining unit members have voted in favour of ratification. Thank you for participating in the vote and your solidarity during the bargaining process. Your support has been important for the bargaining committee's success. Once the Employer has also ratified the tentative agreement, the parties w...

March 29, 2023

UBC Child Care Services - TENATIVE SETTLEMENT FOR THE RENEWAL OF YOUR 2019-20...

Friends,  We are very pleased to report that early morning, Saturday, March 25, we entered into a tentative settlement for the renewal of your Collective Agreement. Highlights include:THREE YEAR AGREEMENT The term of the agreement will be from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2025. General Wage Increases The general wage increases for each year of the agreement are as follows and will apply to all memb...

March 29, 2023

BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal - BC General ...

March 29, 2023For immediate release  BCGEU community social services workers ratify three-year deal     BURNABY – The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) announced today that the 19,000 members of the community social services bargaining unit employed by the Community Social Services Employer's Association (CSSEA) voted 95 per cent to accept the tentative agreement. The B.C...

March 29, 2023

Community social services members ratify tentative agreement - BC General Emp...

Members in the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) voted 95% in favour of the tentative agreement reached with the employers represented by the Community Social Services Employer's Association (CSSEA). This includes agreements for workers in the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services sub-sectors. This was one of the longest rounds of negotiation...

March 28, 2023

Victoria Cool Aid Society - Collective Action Brings Results! So, Let’s Keep ...

We are happy to say that – Collective action brings results! As I am sure you have seen, on Friday, Don McTavish responded to our worker letter and the reply was positive. We're excited to build on these wins and foster a relationship of collaboration and transparency between workers and the management team. The anti-fatigue policy has been raised to 120 hours so workers that desire or need to...

March 27, 2023

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Vancouver - Steward Election Results...

Please be advised that Eric Manny has been duly acclaimed as shop steward.  Join us in wishing Eric well in his new position.Your current stewards are: Angus MacDonald Norah Lewis Eric Manny Shop stewards receive specialized training from your Union and are available to answer questions about your collective agreement. You have the right to choose the shop steward who represents you.Exercise ...

March 23, 2023

City Hall Child Care Society - Ratification Voting - BC General Employees' Un...

The BCGEU is pleased to announce electronic voting for this ratification process. You will receive an email with a link to your online ballot shortly after 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Please participate and vote. This will be the only method for casting your ballot.If you have issues casting your vote, please speak with any of your bargaining committee members for assistance or contact ...

March 22, 2023

Community Social Services - Voting Continues - BC General Employees' Union (B...

Voting continues! We noticed you haven't voted for your tentative agreement yet. The deadline to get your vote in is 5 p.m. (PDT) on Monday, March 27th. Can you go vote and remind 3 other co-workers to vote today? Your credentials will have the following sender address: [email protected]. If you have not received your voting credentials, please check your spam or junk folder.  Your voting c...

March 22, 2023

April 1, 2023 general wage increase update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The community social services tentative agreement that members are currently voting on includes wage protections to adjust the April 1, 2023 wage increases according to the impact of inflation in the previous 12 months.Based on inflation figures released this week, we can confirm that if the agreement is ratified, members will receive the full 6.75% wage increase starting the first full pay per...