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

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 07, 2018

Election Results for Local 312 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to announce the results of the Elections for Local 312. The following have been acclaimed into the respective positions: Local Chairperson Dorothy Bartsoff 1st Vice Chair: Samantha Raven 2nd Vice Chair: Sarah Browne Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Vacant Member at Large: Vacant Member at Large (Young Worker): Vacant Member at Large (Equity): Lisa Bell Congratulations...

February 07, 2018

Salvation Army – Comox Valley (Piddock House) Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The members of Salvation Army – Comox Valley (Piddock House) certification have established a bargaining committee comprised of: Rob Shea, Bargaining Committee Member Danille Davies, Bargaining Committee Member Barry Bailey, Bargaining Committee Alternate Member Staff Representative, Chad McQuarrie of the Union's Negotiation Department will be working with your bargaining committee. In solida...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...

February 05, 2018

Local 302 Enhanced Stewards' Training - BCGEU

The Union will be providing all stewards in this Local a day of training. Bring your Questions! Build your Skills! Have Fun! You deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU Steward. Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role? We would you like to bui...

February 05, 2018

B.C.’s liquor stores well positioned under new cannabis retail regulations - ...

The new retail cannabis regulations announced by the B.C. government leaves B.C.'s liquor stores well-positioned to provide safe, secure, reliable access to non-medical cannabis products, the Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance of BC (RMRABC) said today. While the government chose not to allow the sale of alcohol and cannabis in the same store, because of federal recommendations against co-lo...

February 05, 2018

2.5% Classification Anomaly and Compensation Comparability Wage Increase effe...

CSSEA and CSSBA have agreed on the distribution of the April 1, 2018 Comparability and Classification Anomaly Wage Increases (wage schedules outlining the hourly wages are attached). The intention of the Comparability Adjustment is to close the wage gap with comparator classifications in Community Health. The agreement provides for the following wage increases: • 98.2% of all FTEs would be elig...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU presses budget priorities in letter to B.C. Finance Minister - BCGEU

As the new NDP government prepares to introduce their first full budget on February 20, the BCGEU used the opportunity to restate our union's budget priorities in a letter to B.C.   Finance Minister Carole James:   Dear Minister, Re Priorities for the upcoming B.C. Budget 2018/2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our members' observations and priorities in the lead-up to B.C. Budget 2018...

February 02, 2018

BCGEU Component 3 Vice-President appointed to Child Care Council - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce that Component 3 Vice-President Andrea Duncan has been appointed to the Provincial Child Care Council (PCCC) which will play a key role in supporting the Province's efforts to introduce universal child care in B.C.   For over two decades Andrea has been a tireless advocate for accessible, affordable child care in our province. Having worked extensively on this issue thr...

February 02, 2018

Local 310 BCGEU Members - Your New Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations closed on Thursday, February 1, 2018 for the Local 0310 Executive. Please join us in congratulating the following members elected by acclamation for their positions in this three year term of office! Local 0310 ChairpersonRoy Scafe Local 0310 1st Vice ChairPat Taylor In Solidarity, BCGEU Peace River Area Office   Download L310 election results Feb 2 2018.pdf UWU/MoveUP

February 02, 2018

Members at Quadra Daycare Society - Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that Judy Jang has once again been acclaimed by members at Quadra Daycare Society to represent them at the bargaining table. Your bargaining committee has now met to discuss the priorities for bargaining as you determined with your bargaining surveys. We are now preparing bargaining proposals and will be meeting with your Employer to begin negotiations on February 6th...

February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 Wage Grids for CSSEA Sectoral Agreement Members - BCGEU

New wage grids are available for members covered under the Community Social Services sectoral agreements. These wage grids include the 1% general wage increase and the 0.4% Economic Stability Dividend that are effective today. Aboriginal Services, Community Living Services and General Services Feb 1 wage grid Aboriginal Services Delegated Feb 1 wage grid  UWU/MoveUP

February 01, 2018

Area 07 2018 Free Skate - BCGEU

FREE PUBLIC SKATE Every year, the Cross Component Committee (CCC) of the BCGEU is pleased to celebrate the BC Family Day with free public skates throughout the Okanagan. Here are the locations, dates and times for this year: Sunday, Feb. 11thHassen Memorial Arena3315 Pleasant Valley RdArmstrong3:45pm - 5:45pm Sunday, Feb. 11thJim Lind Arena2760 Cameron RdWest Kelowna1:30pm – 4:00pm Monday, Feb....

February 01, 2018

BCGEU remembers Lorraine Logan - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Logan who passed away on January 23, 2018. An activist through and through, and right up until the end, she was a champion of workers' rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights and seniors' rights. Lorraine Logan grew up in Vancouver. Her family was smal...

January 31, 2018

Salvation Army - Ocean Crest Ministries - Strike Vote Results - BCGEU

Thanks to everyone who participated in the strike vote. The results are as follows: 67.5% of the membership participated in the vote27 ballots were cast15 members voted in favour of strike12 voted against Therefore members voted 55.5% in favour of strike. We will be applying for mediation and will continue to update members as soon as information is available. Thank you for your continued patie...

January 31, 2018

Read the Winter 2018 issue of The Steward - BCGEU

In this issue, we look at a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date on issues that could affect your workplace, and the members you represent. Topics include the duty to accommodate and how it may arise through discrimination based on disability or family status; the employer's legal duty to protect members from harassment on the employer's social media platforms; the employee's duty to mitiga...