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 16, 2018

Local 302 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 302 MembersRe: Nomination for Local Executive ** Reminder to send in nomination forms**  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 s...

February 16, 2018

Comox Valley Children's Daycare Society Membership Meeting and Bargaining Pro...

To: All BCGEU Members at Comox Valley Children's Daycare SocietyRe: Membership Meeting and Bargaining Proposals In preparation for the upcoming bargaining, we are looking to find out what your priorities are for this round of contract negotiations with the Employer. Attached you will find a Bargaining Questionnaire. We ask that you take a few minutes to fill this form out and return it to the B...

February 16, 2018

Elections for Local 0311 Chair - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 0311 MembersRe: Elections for Local 0311 Chair The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 0311 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Local Chair:Pat WesterlundChris MikulasikWeston McGeeRobert Keddie Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the ar...

February 15, 2018

2018 BCGEU Scholarship Program - BCGEU

Delegates to our 2017 Constitutional Convention voted to increase our annual scholarship program to $60,000. Awards for full-time students are $2,000 and, for part-time students, $1,000. Our scholarship program is funded by the dues of our 73,000 members. Applicants must be: A BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective post-se...

February 14, 2018

Local 305 Election Bulletin - BCGEU

The nomination period for the local 305 executive closed on February 8, 2018. The following positions have been acclaimed: Chairperson: Kari Bepple Treasurer:Brittany Palasz 1st Vice Chairperson:Angela Reed Recording Secretary:Renata Saat 2nd Vice Chairperson:Vacant – No nominations received 2 Members-at-Large:Sharon AndradeVal Henderson 1 Member-at-Large - Young Worker:Vacant – No nominations ...

February 14, 2018

Nominations for Local 303 Member-at-Large – Young Worker - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 303 Members Re: Nominations for Local 303 Member-at-Large – Young Worker   Nominations are now open for the following position on the local executive:   Member at Large – Young Worker (age 29 and younger) (1 position)   The term of office is three years. Information on the responsibilities is attached.   Nomination forms must be received at the Lower Mainland Area Office b...

February 14, 2018

Elections for Local 304 Executive - BCGEU

To: All BCGEU Local 304 Members Re: Elections for Local 304 Executive   The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 304 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:   First vice:Sharon Hollingsworth Amanda Greenlay Second vice chair:Garth Blois Jenni Salmon Treasurer:Cam Peterson Judy Fleming Member-at-large (6 positions):Shirl...

February 13, 2018

Xyolhemeylh Members Re:DELEGATIONS ACHIEVE BARGAINING DATE GOAL!! - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met briefly with the Employer last week to set dates for bargaining.  Your committee has been asking the Employer for 2 days of negotiations per week to tackle the many significant issues that are necessary to conclude a first collective agreement.  In October and again last week BCGEU members delegated management in the Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Mission offices ...

February 13, 2018

BC throne speech ‘turns the corner on 16 years of neglect’ - BCGEU

The BC NDP government Speech from the Throne isn't perfect, but it starts to repair the damage done to public services by the previous government, says the BC Government and Service Employees' Union. "I've witnessed many throne speeches, but this is the first time I've seen a real commitment to progressive policies that will make people's lives better," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "If...

February 13, 2018

Elections For Local 306 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 0306 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  2nd Vice Chairperson:   Marg Wehlen Janet Biller Member-at-Large:  (TWO POSITIONS) Dallas Ingram Tressa Taylor Heather Rudyk Lynn Parkes Janet Biller Marg Wehlen Sukhdeep Khakh Donna Bennetts Dawn Cameron     Ballot...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Nomination For Local 0311 Vacant Positions - NEW DATE - BCGEU

REVISEDNominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (5 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) Member-At-Large (Equity) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from ...