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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, 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

January 14, 2020

Local 301 - Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Treasurer Member at Large - Equity The term is until the next triennial election period, starting January 1, 2021. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The nomination period is for January 14, 2020 – January 22, 2020 by 5pm If there is an election for a...

January 08, 2020

Sunset Child Care Society - Bargaining committee election results - BCGEU

I am please to advise that Tanis Sawtell and Kirsten Ginter have been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. The bargaining committee will be meeting in the near future to review your bargaining questionnaires to develop bargaining proposals to present to the Employer once bargaining dates have been determined. A copy of the bargaining survey is attached. Please complete the bargaining survey ...

January 02, 2020

YMCA/YWCA Tentative Collective Agreement Ratification Meeting - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative settlement has been reached with the Employer after 5 months at the bargaining table. All of the items that you wanted fixed have been addressed, in almost every case to the complete satisfaction of the bargaining committee,- wages, the amount of bargaining unit work done by excluded staff, and fair transparent processes for job ...

January 02, 2020

Sunshine Valley Child Care Society - News on bargaining - BCGEU

The Employer has advised that an accounting firm is reviewing their financials and hope to have a response to us sometime in the week of January 6th. It is their hope to find additional resources so they can come back to the table with another offer. Until that time, we are putting any further strike action on hold. You will be kept updated as to our bargaining meeting dates and a membership me...

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed at 1:00pm on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU m...

December 19, 2019

Winter maintenance and public safety a top priority for BCGEU highway workers...

On behalf of members employed by Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc., the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling on the company to ensure they meet the highway maintenance standards agreed to in their 10-year contract with the provincial government. This follows an incident last week in Cherryville B.C. where a school bus became stuck in a ditch due to snowy road co...

December 18, 2019

Grand Forks childcare professionals launch one-day strike - BCGEU

WHAT: After issuing a 72-hour strike notice on Friday of last week, 14 members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) employed by Sunshine Valley Child Care are set to strike for one day on Thursday December 19, 2019. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages,...

December 09, 2019

Steward Election Results - Surrey Hospital Child Care Society - BCGEU

Please be advised that Jeanine Erickson has been elected into the positions of Steward. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Jeanine.   In solidarity, Tamara Peterson Sarah Georgetti L 304 Chairperson Staff Representative Download PDF of Notice HereUWU/MoveUP

December 09, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care w...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2019BCGEU applauds new agency to make work safer for health care workers The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's commitment of $8.5 million over three years to build an independent provincial occupational health and safety agency to address the high rate of injury in the health care sector. "The BCGEU represents thous...

December 09, 2019

April 1 2020: Mileage, Wages, Low Wage Redress - BCGEU

Improvement in Mileage Allowance, 2% General Wage Increase and $20 Million Low Wage Redress effective April 1, 2020 Mileage Allowance Mileage reimbursement rate will increase by one (1) cent per kilometer, effective April 1, 2020, for Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services Collective Agreements. 2.0% General Wage Increase + $20 Million Low Wage Redress (LWR) CSSEA ...

December 06, 2019

Members at UBC Child Care Services Program - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

We met with the employer yesterday and we continue to work through some challenging items. We continue to maintain the priorities you put before us and we are trying to find our way to common ground. By early next week, we hope to confirm a further day of bargaining in mid-January 2020, as we continue to work towards a tentative agreement. We will keep you updated as we continue through this pr...

December 06, 2019

Remembering l’Ecole Polytechnique - 30 years later - BCGEU

December 6, 1989 was a Wednesday like any other: I spent the day at the childcare centre I worked at surrounded by kids and my colleagues. I found out about the massacre at l'Ecole Polytechnique on the radio while I was driving home that evening. I was shocked and devastated at the news. Having been raised in a strongly feminist family, the idea that 14 women had been singled out and killed by ...