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 26, 2018

Community Social Services Sectorial Bargaining Survey - BCGEU

The BCGEU bargaining committee was elected at the BCGEU Community Social Services Sectoral Bargaining Conference in November 2017. To prepare for bargaining, the Union is canvassing members to find out what is important to you for the next round of bargaining. You can complete the pdf form here.You can also complete your survey onlinehttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6733C2XSurveys can be submitte...

January 25, 2018

Sticks and Stones... - BCGEU

"Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you"… This old children's rhyme from the 1800's was meant to persuade victims of name-calling to ignore the taunts of their peers. But since then, we've learned that name-calling can cause great damage to our psychological and physical health and safety. Name-calling, bullying, harassment and pranks can hurt us psychologically, w...

January 25, 2018

Local 302 Members Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (3) Member-at-Large – Young Worker (29 years of age or younger) Member-at-Large – Equity Worker(Candidates self-identify in at least one of the four equity groups: Aboriginal; workers with a disability; workers of colo...

January 24, 2018

Village Care Society - Ratification Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise that the tentative collective agreement was ratified by the members on Monday, January 22, 2018. The members voted 100 % in favour of accepting the new agreement. We are in the process of finalizing the collective agreement. Copies will be sent to all members and it will also be posted on the BCGEU website for easy access once it is completed.  Our sincerest thanks to t...

January 19, 2018

Local 306 Election Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Community Social Services LOCAL:            0306 DATE:              Monday, February 5, 2018 TIME:              5:00 pm PLACE:           107A North First Avenue AGENDA As per our prior FYI of January 5, 2018, Nominations are open for all local 0306 executive positions, as follows:  Chairperson  Recording Secretary 1st Vice Chairperson  Member-at-Large (3 persons) 2nd Vice Chairp...

January 19, 2018

Nominations are now open for the Comox Valley Children's Daycare Society Barg...

Your collective agreement expires on January 31, 2018 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement on your behalf. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of CVCDCS. Once elected the Bargaining Committee will select a Chairperson of the Committee.Nominations are now open for three positions to the Bargaining...

January 19, 2018

VACFSS Members Meeting - BCGEU

DATE:   Wednesday, January 31, 2018  TIME:   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office             130-2920 Virtual Way,             Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4    This is an opportunity for VACFSS members to meet with the Local 303 Chair, Staff Representatives, and VACFSS stewards.    AGENDA ITEMS WILL INCLUDE: • input for collective bargaining• information about collective barg...

January 18, 2018

Nominations for Bargaining Committee Members at Salvation Army – Comox Valley...

A bargaining committee is required to negotiate your first collective agreement. Your bargaining committee will work with staff representative Chad McQuarrie. Nominations are now open for two positions on the Bargaining Committee. An Alternate to the Bargaining Committee will also be elected from this nomination process.  The Bargaining Committee Members' duties include: attending face to face ...

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 15, 2018

Local 303 Village Day Care Society - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Local 303 Members at Village Day Care Society Ratification Vote – Tentative Agreement Reached 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 Ratifi...