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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 13, 2017

Training Day -Labour Code OHS Committee Reps - BCGEU

Did you know you are entitled to annual education leave totaling at least 8 hours? Did you also know your employer is required to support this training without loss of pay or other benefits? The employer must cover the costs of the training and any other reasonable costs to attend the course.  If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your 8 hour annual allot...

April 13, 2017

Quesnel Council Talks Marijuana - BCGEU

Quesnel City Council has begun the process of preparing for the legalization of marijuana.   Read More...

April 12, 2017

Big unions are big donors to NDP, but amenable to banning their contributions...

(February 2017 Article) Similar to big corporate donors to the B.C. Liberals, big unions are major contributors to the B.C. NDP.   Read More...

April 12, 2017

President Smith supports Sussanne Skidmore for Canadian Labour Congress VP - ...

www.sussanneskidmore.ca I am pleased and proud to support Sussanne Skidmore's candidacy for the position of Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Sussanne is an established union leader, who began her social justice and labour activism more than a decade ago as a young worker. This makes her uniquely positioned to help evolve and grow the labour movement during increasingly complex...

April 11, 2017

Bargaining Committee Election at The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries (C...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce Terrie Woods and Deborah Chamberlain have been elected to the vacant bargaining committee positions. Your committee will be meeting soon to review issues and develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer.   If you haven't already done so, there is still time to submit your bargaining survey.  Surveys were mailed out to all members in Feb...

April 07, 2017

Urgent Action: Forced Displacements in Cali, Colombia Forced Displacements Le...

For over sixty years, the Cauca River in Cali, Colombia has been home to thousands of residents who farm, run businesses and live along its banks (known as el Jarillón). Since October 2016, families in the Venecia Las Vegas neighbourhood of el Jarillón have been forcibly displaced and seen their houses torn down by the municipality of Cali to make way for a tourist walk way and cargo port. Now ...

April 04, 2017

Options Community Services Steward Nominations - 2 Positions - BCGEU

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for two stewards to represent members at Options Community Services. Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017. Please post the notice and nomination forms at your worksite. Completed forms may be returned via email to [email protected] or via facsimile...

April 04, 2017

Diversecity Community Resources Society Steward Nominations - 2 Positions - B...

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for two stewards to represent members at Diversecity Community Resources Society. Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017. Please post the notice and nomination forms at your worksite. Completed forms may be returned via email to [email protected] or ...

April 03, 2017

Upcoming meeting - Members at Centaine Support Services - BCGEU

DATE: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 TIME: Drop in Information Sessions at 1:00 pm or 4:00 pm PLACE: BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street)  ** Parking is available around the back of our building on Burnside Road.  Look for our new sign! ** AGENDA  Transitioning to the new Employer Q&A Session  We hope to see you there!   In solidarity Cheryl Jones, BCGEU Staff Representative ...

April 03, 2017

Media Advisory: Ministry of Children and Family Development workers demand im...

What: Rally to support B.C.’s Children and Youth Who: Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) workers When: Tuesday April 4 at 12pm Where: MLA Sam Sullivan’s Constituency Office, 201-1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. Why: The B.C. Government has refused to fund and implement several recommendations from Bob Plecas’ review (the Plecas report) of child welfare in B.C. including...

March 31, 2017

The BC Government’s decision to siphon WCB surplus is a short-sighted strate...

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union is disappointed by the short-sighted and dangerous decision by the BC government to siphon the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Accident Fund and gift it to wealthy business owners. Hundreds of workers are dying every year due to unsafe working conditions. The WCB Accident Fund was created to prevent accidents, train and educate workers and empl...

March 31, 2017

The BCGEU invites members to celebrate the life of John Shields alongside his...

It is with a heavy heart that the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) staff and members learned of the passing of former BCGEU president John Shields on March 24. Shields served seven, two-year terms as BCGEU president between 1984 and 1999. For decades he was a champion of labour rights and his legacy can be found in every workplace in B.C. —in the improved working condition...

March 30, 2017

Report highlights continued government inaction on Aboriginal child protectio...

Report highlights continued government inaction on Aboriginal child protection; agency workers seek solutions at bargaining table The BCGEU applauds the vital work done by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) in the report published today, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How resourcing affects service delivery. This is the most recent in a succession of investigations going back more...

March 30, 2017

Steward Nominations (two positions) for Members at MSA Society for Community ...

To:    All BCGEU Members at MSA Society for Community Living Re:    Steward Nominations – Two positions   Please be advised that there is a vacancy for two stewards to represent members at MSA Society for Community Living. Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017. Please post the notice and n...

March 30, 2017

Local 302 Nominations for Alternates to BCGEU Triennial Convention (2 positi...

**CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 50th BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION** of 2 Alternates held June 14-17, 2017, Vancouver.** Local 302 is entitled to 3 delegates to BCGEU Triennial Convention. The local is seeking nominations for up to 2 Alternates to fill the delegate seat at Convention if for any reason one of the three cannot attend for the Local. Close of Nominations for Conventi...

March 29, 2017

Bargaining Update & Meeting on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:30PM at Trafalgar - BCGEU

I am the BCGEU Staff Representative who will be working with your bargaining committee on this round of bargaining. Your current collective agreement expires August 31, 2017, so negotiations between your Employer and the BCGEU will begin shortly.  We need your participation with the following: Electing a bargaining committee (up to 3) Completing a bargaining survey We have attached a bar...