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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.


January 14, 2016

Just Film Festival coming up in February

The Just Film Festival features social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the planet. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action by spotlighting issues both local and global. It will also include a Social Justice Bazaar, on Saturday February 13th. Visit the festival website for more information about ...

January 12, 2016

Kelowna Women's Shelter meeting - January 15, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm -8:00 pm Place: BCGEU Kelowna Area Office, 1064 Borden Avenue AGENDA There will be a meeting of all BCGEU members employed at Kelowna Women’s Shelter to discuss the results of the classification of jobs and the implementation of the monetary provisions of the collective agreement scheduled for February 9, 2016.  BCGEU Staff Representative Brent Camilleri will be there.  

January 12, 2016

Go green and help BCGEU members support people with developmental disabilities

The Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) provides community-based programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Vancouver and Richmond. Workers at DDA, members of BCGEU Local 303, create extended networks of support, invest in individual needs, and strive for an inclusive and safe community. Over 1,600 individuals and families in the ...

January 11, 2016

Area 04 stewards' training

COURSE: Stewards' Training WHEN: February 16-18, 2016 WHERE: BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office, 8555 198A Street, Langley TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Please note: our gate and office do not open until 8:30 am REGISTRATION: Please call our office at 604-882-0111 or toll free at 1-888-991-6062 or respond by email to [email protected] as soon as possible to register for t...

January 08, 2016

Local 303 steward networking meeting

DATE: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 TIME: 6:30 p.m. sharp to 7:30 p.m.; refreshments at 6:15 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office, 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver  AGENDA This is an opportunity for Local 303 Stewards to meet with Local 303 Executive members, Staff Representative(s), and with other stewards to: discuss collective agreement questions and interpretation problem-so...

January 08, 2016

Local 303 one-day steward training

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Time:  9:00 am to 4:30 pm Location:  BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office, 130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver This one day session will focus on sick leave, medical information forms, and duty to accommodate. The course will also provide information on past practice. The module on medical information forms will be of particular interest to stewards under the Co...

January 08, 2016

BCGEU opposes renters’ dispute fee hike imposed by B.C. Government

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB). The new fee took effect on Jan. 1. A renter filing a dispute resolution application with the RTB will now have to pay $100. That’s up from $50. An appeal review will now cost $50, up from $25. “British Col...

January 07, 2016

Component 3 OHS networking strategy session

Date:  Wednesday, February 10, 2016            Time:  9:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.             Location:  BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office, Broadway Tech Centre, #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver     You are invited to attend the above Component 3 OHS Networking Strategy Sessions for OHS Committee members.  The session will provide specific knowledge, tools, and skills to assist health and safety ...

January 06, 2016

SFU Childcare Society bargaining meeting

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer in November to continue negotiations. There are a couple of outstanding issues, and we would like to meet with you to discuss next steps.  DATE: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 TIME: 6:30 pm  PLACE: BCGEU HQ – TKEC A & B (4911 Canada Way, Burnaby) Pizza will be served. Please RSVP to Nita, Patty or Shihla so we have an idea of numbers. We ...

January 05, 2016

Local 305 executive election results

The results from ongoing local executive election are: Donna Summerfeldt is your new Member-at-Large Congratulations to Donna, who is elected for the remainder of the 2014 – 2017 three-year term. Please Note: the following local executive positions still remain open: Treasurer 1 Member-at-large In solidarity Kari Bepple, Local 305 Chairperson Download PDF of notice here. UNIFOR46...