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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

March 02, 2020

Members at Sunshine Valley Child Care Society -  Ratification & Retroactive P...

The members at Sunshine Valley Child Care Society voted 100% in favour of the proposed settlement on February 26, 2020.   The settlement includes retroactive payment of wages back to April 1, 2019. All members with certificates will see your wage increase on this cheque and the retro payment will follow on March 19, 2020.   On April 1, 2020, all wages, except casuals, will increase again by the...

February 27, 2020

YWCA - ratification results - BCGEU

Your new collective agreement with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) ratified on February 26, 2020. Summary of the new agreement: It's a four year agreement from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2023. There will be a wage increase retroactive to October 1, 2019 of 1.25 - 2 % for regular employees, depending on classification, and 15 - 19 % for the auxiliaries depending on qualific...

February 27, 2020

BCGEU analysis of provincial Budget 2020 - BCGEU

The BCGEU has prepared a detailed analysis of Budget 2020 to help members understand how the targeted investments in programs, infrastructure and affordability will impact members: Budget analysis 2020/21  Although prudent and perhaps cautious in tone, Budget 2020 is progressive – which is much needed at a time when other provincial governments in Canada are implementing harsh austerity progr...

February 26, 2020

Montessori Day Care Society - Your bargaining committee members - BCGEU

Please be advised that Meng –Hsuan Chang (Kate) has been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. Accordingly, the bargaining committee is comprised as follows: Chang-Lin Hsieh                  (Primary Program) Meng –Hsuan Chang (Kate)  (Toddler Program) In the coming weeks, the Union bargaining committee will meet and develop bargaining proposals prior to negotiating a new collective agreeme...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU seniors’ care workers reach deal to improve working conditions at long-...

Following six months of negotiations, over 500 BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at Broadmead Care Society in Victoria ratified a tentative deal this week that will improve conditions for both workers and seniors at the non-profit organization. Members secured wage increases, weekend shift premiums and the continuation of their Short-Term Illness and Injury Pl...

February 26, 2020

YWCA - Tentative Collective Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Your elected Bargaining Committee and your Employer have successfully negotiated a tentative Collective Agreement. The Bargaining Committee will be conducting a ratification meeting. You will have an opportunity to review, question and vote on the tentative agreement. This meeting is your opportunity to vote on this tentative agreement, and we are excited to share the results with you. Meeting ...

February 26, 2020

Coronavirus information for BCGEU members - BCGEU

As you are all likely aware, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is causing respiratory infections mostly in Hubei Province, China. As of today there is one confirmed case of the virus in B.C.; however, according to the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer, the risk to British Columbians is considered extremely low. I want you to know that your union has been closely monitoring this s...

February 26, 2020

The public inquiry into money laundering has begun – your union’s opening st...

Just over fourteen months ago, your union launched the Public Inquiry Now campaign-making the BCGEU one of the first voices demanding that the provincial government call a public inquiry into the links between the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering in casinos. As you know, our campaign succeeded. And Monday I was honoured to take the stand in front o...

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 21, 2020

Sunshine Valley Child Care Society -Ratification meeting and vote - BCGEU

The parties met on Wednesday of this week and a tentative agreement has been reached for you to vote on. A ratification meeting will take place as follows: Where:      SVCCS 978 – 72nd Avenue, Grand Forks, BC Date:        Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Time:       5:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. You must be at this meeting in order to cast your vote. If you have any questions, ...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 19, 2020

UBC Child Care Services Program Strike Vote Results and Update – 100% Voted i...

Your voices have been heard – loud and clear!!! 130 of you attended at a members' meeting and strike vote last night. As you know, the gym was packed. You listened intently, asked important questions, and spoke about your experiences…..and then you voted. You did not vote overwhelmingly in favour of a strike, but unanimously in favour of a strike! That's right -- every single one of you support...

February 19, 2020

YMCA Child Care Centres - Call for Bargaining Committee Nominations: One Posi...

As we do not have a bargaining committee member from a Kids Club (School Age staff), we are opening up nominations for one bargaining committee position for Kids Club. Should there be more nominations than positions available, the Union may conduct an election. Nominations for the above bargaining committee position must be received in the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office by 4:00 p.m. on Thursd...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 18, 2020

Nomination of Bargaining Committee Members Toddler Program - Montessori Day C...

As we do not have a bargaining committee member from the Toddler Program, we are opening up nominations for one bargaining committee position for the Toddler Program. Should there be more nominations than positions available the Union may conduct an election.  Nominations for the above bargaining committee position must be received in the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday...

February 14, 2020

Members at YWCA - Tentative Collective Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Your elected Bargaining Committee and your employer have successfully negotiated a tentative Collective Agreement. The Bargaining Committee will be conducting a ratification meeting. You will have an opportunity to review, question and vote on the tentative agreement. This meeting is your opportunity to vote on this tentative agreement, and we are excited to share the results with you.  Meeting...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 13, 2020

UBC Child Care Services Program - Membership Meeting and Strike Vote - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has carefully considered our next steps in the bargaining process. Though the parties have reached agreement on a number of issues, as mentioned in our last bulletin, the parties are now at an impasse and cannot move forward in the bargaining process without assistance. Specifically, the employer will not agree to certain monetary proposals that were your bargaining pr...