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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, 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.


December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 08, 2016

Do you work for more than one employer? Important Pension Information

Are you part-time, temporary or casual? Did you know you can qualify to join the Municipal Pension Plan if you have multiple employers who are part of the MPP and combine your service to maximize your pension? If you work for more than one MPP employer and your combined employment would give you two years of service and at least 35 per cent of the Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings -YMPE (ap...

December 06, 2016

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee at A Place to Grow

To:     All Members at A Place to Grow           Surrey Memorial Hospital Childcare Society Re:     Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee   Nominations for two bargaining committee members for your childcare facility are now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Friday, January 6, 2017 and can be dropped off at your local BCGEU area office, faxed...

December 06, 2016

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee at Golden Ears Preschool Associ...

To:       All Members at Golden Ears Preschool Association Re:       Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee   Nominations for one bargaining committee member for your preschool is now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Friday, January 6, 2017 and can be dropped off at your local BCGEU area office, faxed to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.946.0249 o...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

December 02, 2016

Tentative Agreement Reached for Salvation Army Centre of Hope

To:     All BCGEU Members of the Salvation Army Centre of Hope Re:     Tentative Agreement Reached   The parties reached a tentative agreement on your first collective agreement late in the evening on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Your bargaining committee recommends that you vote yes to accept the terms of the agreement. A draft of your first collective agreement will be made available to yo...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

Local 311- Open of Nominations for Vacant Executive Positions

Nominations are now open for the positions of  Treasurer, Member-At-Large and Member-At-Large (Young Worker) on your Local Executive.  The Member-At-Large (Young Worker) is specific to any member who is 29 years of age and younger. Your Local Executive is as follows:         Position                                     Name                                              Work Phone         Chai...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...