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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 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.


July 26, 2016

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Strike Vote

A Strike Vote will be conducted on:   Aboriginal Shelter Tim Hortons on Terminal Avenue at Station Street July 7 from 8 am to noon July 8 from noon to 4 pm   Friendship Centre Starbucks on Hastings Street at McLean Drive July 28 from 11 am to 3 pm   For the employees of:          Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society   In the bargaining unit defined as employees at 1607 East Ha...

July 19, 2016

Local 0306 2nd Vice Chairperson Election Results

The results of the Local 306 election for 2nd Vice Chairperson is that Marianne Halberstadt was the successful candidate.   The complete Local 0306 Executive is now as follows:  Linda Rowley - Chairperson Tammy Fisher –1st Vice Chairperson Marianne Halberstadt – 2nd Vice Chairperson Laura Klassen – Treasurer Joan Busat – Secretary Laurie Brown – Member-at-large  (1) Marge Wehlen – Member-at-L...

July 14, 2016

Salvation Army – Ocean Crest Ministries Labour Management Committee

Representatives of Ocean Crest Ministries and the BCGEU meet regularly to discuss Labour Relations matters of interest to employees.  These meetings are called Labour Management Committee meetings.  Currently, there is no one working at a Thrift Store who attends these meetings.  Both the Employer and the Union would like to have someone come to these meetings so that Thrift Store employees ...

July 14, 2016

Members at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. Nominations for Steward (2 positions)

Nominations are now open for 2 positons for steward at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 07, 2016

Local 302 union meeting

DATE: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Parksville Community Centre – Garry Oaks/Arbutus Room             132 Jensen Avenue E, Parksville   BCGEU Vice President To Meet with Inclusion Parksville Members In March, BCGEU President Stephanie Smith and Vice President Andrea Duncan visited several worksites where BCGEU members provide community social services. Unfortunatel...

July 07, 2016

Mission Day Care Society (Heritage Park) - tentative agreement ratifies

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the Mission Day Care Society tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership. The vote was 100% in favour of accepting  the tentative agreement. Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process including ratification. In solidarity On behalf of the bargaining...