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

September 06, 2017

Victoria Native Friendship Centre - Election of Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

Notice to Bargain The BCGEU will be giving formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process because the current collective agreement term ends on October 1, 2017. Of course your collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is negotiated and brought to all of you to vote on and ratify.   Elect your Bargaining Committee There are two (2) positions fo...

September 06, 2017

Election of Bargaining Committee for Growing Together Child & Parent Society ...

Notice to Bargain The BCGEU will be giving formal notice to the employer to commence the bargaining process because the current collective agreement term ends on October 31, 2017. Of course your collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is negotiated and brought to all of you to vote on and ratify. Elect your Bargaining Committee There are two (2) positions for...

September 01, 2017

Celebrating Labour Day 2017

This Labour Day we celebrate not only the great legacy of the labour movement in British Columbia, and across Canada, but today’s movement that continues to grow and evolve as we stand up for all working people. Representing members across all sectors of the economy, we welcomed 3,000 workers into our union this past year, growing our membership to over 73,000! And in the last 12 months, we’ve ...

August 31, 2017

Local 312 Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference.   Conference Details Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining ConferenceNovember 6th and 7th, 2017Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond   The Union will provide leave to attend the conference, make arrangements for ...

August 30, 2017

BCGEU applauds the housing minister’s decision to review caps on rental price...

The BCGEU applauds housing minister Selina Robinson’s announcement that the new NDP government, in an effort to stabilize rental prices, will look into changing the guidelines that cap the amount by which landlords are allowed to hike rental prices year after year. The rising cost of housing is having a very real impact on working people in B.C. As housing prices have increased faster than wage...

August 30, 2017

Report highlights need to provide greater supports to unpaid caregivers in se...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report released today by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, Caregivers in Distress: A Growing Problem. This report highlights a worrying trend of increased distress among unpaid caregivers, and makes recommendations to provide them with greater supports as the needs of B.C.'s aging population become increasingly complex. T...

August 29, 2017

Local 309 Member to Member – Worksite Visits - BCGEU

To: Local 309 Members Re: Member to Member – Worksite Visits    Your Local 309 Chairperson, Michelle Davis, will be conducting worksite visits on September 13, 14 & 15, 2017 as follows:   Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:30-10:30 Kootenay Kids Child Care Resource and Referral Program ( Nelson) 10:45-12:00 Nelson Community Services (including the Transition House, Cicada Place & Communi...

August 28, 2017

Local 301 Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference.   Conference Details   Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference November 6th and 7th, 2017 Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond   The Union will provide leave to attend the conference, make arrangements...

August 28, 2017

Local 308 Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference.  Conference Details Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference November 6th and 7th, 2017 Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond The Union will provide leave to attend the conference, make arrangements for ...

August 28, 2017

Local 302 Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference.  Conference Details Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining ConferenceNovember 6th and 7th, 2017Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond The Union will provide leave to attend the conference, make arrangements for nec...

August 28, 2017

Local 303 Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members covered under the Community Social Services Sectoral Agreements: Community Living Services, General Services and Aboriginal Services   Re: Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference   In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference in Richmond on November 6 and 7, 201...

August 28, 2017

Local 305 Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference.   Conference Details Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference November 6th and 7th, 2017 Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond   The Union will provide leave to attend the conference, make arrangements f...

August 28, 2017

Local 311 Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members covered under the Community Social Services Sectoral Agreements:Community Living Services, General Services and Aboriginal Services   Re: Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference   In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference. Conference Details Community Social ...

August 25, 2017

Local 307 Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Members covered under the Community Social Services Sectoral Agreements:Community Living Services, General Services and Aboriginal Services   Re: Call for Delegates for Sectoral Bargaining Conference   In preparation for sectoral agreements contract expiry in 2019, the BCGEU is holding a Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference.   Conference Details Community Socia...

August 25, 2017

Getting ready for steward elections – Coming after Labour Day - BCGEU

Informed, active stewards are the backbone of our union, and elections to choose the stewards in our workplaces are coming up.   Becoming a steward is a great way to ensure that everyone at your workplace is treated fairly and that the hard-won improvements in our collective agreements are upheld.   Information packets on this year's steward elections will be mailed out to stewards starting aft...

August 24, 2017

Labour Day Celebration - BCGEU

To: Area 11 BCGEU Members Re: Labour Day Celebration     The Labour Day Organizing Committee and North Central Labour Council has organized a Labour Day celebration and march. Everyone is welcome!   Please join the Labour Movement to celebrate Past-Present-Future fighting for the rights of all.   Date: Monday, September 4, 2017   Time: 11:00 am March through downtown (start at PG City Hall) 12...

August 23, 2017

Workers rally against privatization at the Department of National Defence, Ph...

Victoria – Federal public service workers are rallying in Esquimalt to highlight the dangers involved in contracting out maintenance in the governments new multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding plans and to call on the government to do more to fix the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system. The federal government recently awarded an $800-million contract to perform future maintenance and repair work on...

August 23, 2017

BCGEU remembers first woman president - BCGEU

It's hard not to think of Joan Gower Gillatt as the first woman of the BCGEU. Not the first woman member, but our union's first woman trailblazer. Joan passed away on August 10, 2017 in Duncan. She was 93. __________ A service will be held for Joan Gower Gillatt on:Friday, August 25, 20171:00 pmDuncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street, Duncan, B.C. _________ Joan's was a life of community servic...

August 17, 2017

Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) and Medical Confidentiality - B...

The Collective Agreement requires your Employer's full participation in the EDMP Program. This program is intended to help you with any illness or injury that is preventing you from working or is causing you to struggle at work. When you participate in the EDMP program, your medical information remains confidential and is not given to the Employer. Also, any fees for filling out medical forms w...

August 16, 2017

Standing against hatred in our communities - BCGEU

As I read reports and watch coverage of the events unfolding in Charlottesville, it saddens me to see the rise of hateful, intolerant rhetoric in our public discourse. These bigoted beliefs have no place in the just and equitable society that so many BCGEU members fight to achieve every day.   Nonetheless, it's inspiring to see so many members of the Charlottesville community and activists acro...

August 14, 2017

Labour Day Picnic - BCGEU

The BCGEU Area 01Cross Component Committee invites all BCGEU members and their families to participate in the 29TH Annual Labour Day Event(hosted by the Victoria Labour Council)     Date: Monday, September 4th - 2017Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Location: On the Lawn of the BC Legislature   Please join us for an afternoon of fun for the whole family! We will have games, clowns, a bouncy castle an...

August 11, 2017

Community health workers avoid strike action, negotiate tentative agreement -...

BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, We Care Home Health Services, a decision that came late last night before a rotating strike was set to begin this morning. After joining the union last July, the BCGEU bargaining committee began negotiations to improve working conditions for the 221 community health workers at the ...

August 11, 2017

Casino workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of job action against Great Cana...

August 11, 2017   Casino workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of job action against Great Canadian Casinos   Workers at River Rock Casino this week voted 99.4 per cent in favour of a strike if necessary to back their contract proposals. In nearly a year of negotiations between the BCGEU and the employer, Great Canadian Casinos, the two sides have failed to achieve a first collective agreement....

August 08, 2017

Community health workers launch strike for fair wages and fair scheduling - B...

Following several months of unsuccessful negotiations seeking fair wages and fair scheduling provisions, 221 community support workers will go on strike Friday. The workers, employed by home support agency We Care Home Health Services, will initiate a rotating strike to emphasize the need for a fair contract.  “Community health workers are trained professionals, and the vital work they do must ...

August 08, 2017

BCGEU welcomes government’s decision to eliminate tuition fees for Adult Basi...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes today's announcement by the provincial government to remove tuition fees for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL) programs in the province. ABE is the gateway to many other advanced education programs and good jobs, and ELL programs are essential to new Canadians' ability to access employment and educat...

August 08, 2017

Basic Stewards' Training - BCGEU

The BCGEU provides training to all of its Stewards and Local Executives. Training is essential to you in your role as a steward. You are receiving this notice because you are on our list for those Stewards awaiting your Steward Course. Paid leaves from work, accommodation, travel and meal expenses, if required, will be paid for by the Union. Lunch will be provided for the days you are in class....