B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

April 26, 2019

Local 306 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 0306 Executive: Position Candidates Total Votes Cast Number of Votes for Candidate Number of Ballots Spoiled Successful Candidate             Recorder Margaret Wehlen N/A N/A N/A Margaret Wehlen             Member-at-Large Stephanie Valois N/A N/A N/A Steph...

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 26, 2019

Local 303 Members at Cedar Drive Preschool Society - Call for Nominations for...

Your current collective agreement with Cedar Drive Preschool Society expires on August 31, 2019. As a result, we are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There are two (2) positions to be filled. If there are more than two (2) nominations submitted, an election will be conducted. Attached to this notice is a nominat...

April 25, 2019

Local 304 By-election results - BCGEU

The results of the Local 304 by- election is as follows:  Total ballots cast:  241  Treasurer:  Shirly Hooge       160 votes (66.4%) Valda Kargbo       81 votes (33.6%)  Member At Large:   Jamie DeAdder   201 votes (41.7%) Valda Kargbo      170 votes (35.3%) Shea Smith         111 votes (23%)   Please join me in congratulating Shirly, Jamie, and Valda in joining the Local 304 Ex...

April 24, 2019

UBC Child Care Services -Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

The following are the nominees for Bargaining Committee Members: Angela Chiasson Lee McArthur Erin Bowman Jordan Wuest Barbara Undurraga Cathy Carson The BCGEU is holding elections for three Bargaining Committee Members. Positions will be appointed based on number of votes. Biographies of all six nominees are attached. Voting will take place as follows: Wednesday, May 8th 10:00 – 6:30 p.m. at ...

April 24, 2019

Ratification Meeting Notice -SPARC - BCGEU

A tentative agreement has been negotiated with your Employer. The Bargaining Committee is conducting a Ratification Meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:15 pm in the boardroom at the SPARC offices. You will have the opportunity to learn about, ask questions and vote on the tentative agreement. Changes to the Collective Agreement will be discussed at the meeting and a ratification vote will be...

April 24, 2019

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - Salvation Army – Belkin House...

UpdateManuel Ulliac and Ana-Maria Caceda Huaman have stepped down from their bargaining Committee positions. We thank both members for their work to date and wish them all the best!The bargaining committee now has two vacancies that must be filled. As such, nominations for two bargaining committee members from Salvation Army Belkin House are now open.  A nomination form is attached to this bull...

April 23, 2019

Defending low-wage redress for the CSS sector - BCGEU

In recent weeks you may have seen commentary in the media questioning why the low-wage redress funding we won in the last round of collective bargaining would go only to unionized workers in the sector – and not non-unionized workers as well. Of course, the first answer is that since these funds were union-negotiated, they should go to union members. However, the second answer goes deeper – if ...

April 23, 2019

Area 10 members - Join us for a Meet and Greet - BCGEU

We are incredibly excited to announce President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, Executive Vice President Joanna Lord and Component Vice President Judy Fox-McGuire will be in Dawson Creek May 4th and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We invite you and your family to this special member event to enjoy great company, appetizers and light refreshme...

April 18, 2019

Local 312 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below for Local 312 executive. One candidate statement is attached and will be available through the e-voting link. Recording Secretary Lucia Morton - Attached Nichole Furtado – No Candidate Bio A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 312 members on April 18, 2019. Please be sure to check your spam and auto-s...

April 17, 2019

Arcus Community Resources - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Sarah Chester and James Knoller have been elected to the position of Stewards for Local 304. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Sarah and James. In Solidarity Heather Turner Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

April 17, 2019

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

Nominations for one bargaining committee member from your preschool are now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on May 17, 2019 and can be dropped off at the Fraser Valley BCGEU area office, faxed to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.667.1103 or emailed to area04@bcgeu.ca , attention Heather Turner. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on May 17, 201...

April 16, 2019

Xyolhemeylh Benefit Review Committee Membership And Process - BCGEU

Dear Member,As you know the collective agreement contains a provision for reviewing and potentially modifying the current benefit plan. There is a joint Benefits Review Committee (BRC) consisting of 6 members in total – 3 from the employer and 3 from the union. There is no guidance on how those individuals are selected in the collective agreement. Regardless of the number assigned to the commit...

April 16, 2019

Ratification Meeting for Pooh Corner Day Care Society - BCGEU

The Union has reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. A tentative agreement needs to be approved by the membership in a ratification vote.  The Union Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the tentative agreement. A Ratification meeting will be held: When:     Thursday, April 25, 2019                5:45pm – 6:45 ...

April 16, 2019

Revised - Steward Election Results for Xyolhemeylh - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to the position of Steward at Xyolhemeylh for Local 304:  Lisa Binder  Chelsea Brink  Colleen Dalrymple  Brittany Epp  Cara Hillman  Kris Wiggins  Johanna Miller  Shaheena Khanmohamed  Joelle Reynolds  Stacey Moore  James Yard  Mike White We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulati...

April 16, 2019

STEP UP Education Session - BCGEU

You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Peace River Area Office. STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or retu...

April 11, 2019

Local 303 Members at Salvation Army - Stevenson House - BCGEU

Re:Bargaining Committee for Salvation Army - Stevenson House We are pleased to announce your bargaining committee as follows: • John Kydd • Paul McRae • Jeanne On In the coming weeks, your bargaining committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representatives Ryan Stewart and Angela Mahlmann, will begin preparing for negotiations with your Employer. We will keep you informed as our work progresses. Thank...

April 11, 2019

Members at Xyolhemeylh - Conference Calls re: Benefits Enrolment Form - BCGEU

Earlier this week you received information about moving to a new benefits carrier. Based on questions we've seen so far directly to the Employer's HR Dept, we think that another telephone town hall would be helpful.  There is no change of benefits plan involved in this enrolment process. It is only to allow for changing the benefit carrier away from Manulife effective July 1, 2019.  We understa...

April 11, 2019

Xyolhemeylh -Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to the position of Steward at Xyolhemeylh for Local 304: Lisa Binder                      Chelsea Brink Colleen Dalrymple            Brittany Epp Cara Hillman                   Shaheena Khanmohamed Johanna Miller                 Scott Penner Joelle Reynolds                Mike White James Yard We would like to thank everyone who p...

April 11, 2019

Burnaby Children's Centres Society (BCCS) update on bargaining - BCGEU

Bargaining will commence on April 16, 2019. Thanks to everyone who submitted a bargaining questionnaire as this information helps your committee develop bargaining proposals. If you have questions or ideas about what you would like to see in bargaining, please contact one of your committee members. In solidarity Kathleen Huren, Bargaining Committee MemberAmanda Urquhart, Bargaining Committee Me...