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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

November 05, 2019

L310 Steward Election Results - BCGEU

  Nominations closed October 28, 2019 for the election of Stewards of Local 0310.   Here are the new Stewards at their respective worksite:   Community Bridge Rashi Khatri   Fort St. John Association for Community Living Mary Reddecopp and Jodie Dixon   Please join us in wishing them well in their new position!   In solidarity,   Kathy Weaver staff representative Find PDF of Notice HereUWU/MoveUP

November 05, 2019

Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope. Steward Nomination Results - BCGEU

Steward nominations have closed at the Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope.   Please be advised that Don Collins, Andrea Voss and Rachel Scharft have been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 304.   We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.   Congratulations and welcome Andrea, Rachel and Don.   In solidarity, Tamara Peterson Local 304 chairperson   Sarah Georgetti...

November 01, 2019

Information conference calls: tentative agreement between BCGEU & CLBC and Me...

The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...

October 30, 2019

Collective agreements updated link - BCGEU

Collective agreements updated linkThe Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have published the 2019-2022 Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements which are now available at the updated links below:Community Living ServicesGeneral ServicesIndigenous ServicesYou can...

October 29, 2019

Municipal Pension Plan survey – looking for your input - BCGEU

Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 25, 2019

MLAs hear from BCGEU early childhood educators on solutions to crisis - BCGEU

Our provincial government has taken some important steps towards bringing affordable, universal childcare to British Columbia. Yet as someone who works in the sector knows well, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make sure child care workers get the wages and education they deserve, and B.C. families get the quality affordable child care they need.That's why on October 10th we went to V...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 23, 2019

Salvation Army Belkin -steward nomination – two local 303 stewards needed (al...

We are looking for 2 alternate shop stewards from our Local 303 membership to be shop stewards at Salvation Army Belkin House. Alternate stewards will receive full training and will be called on to perform steward duties when the regular stewards are unavailable. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Please consider nominatin...

October 22, 2019

Local 0310 election results for local executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on October 9, 2019.Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Recording Secretary and Member at Large!  Chair                                 Melody Carleton 1st Vice Chair                     Pat Taylor 2nd Vice Chair                    Ann Gauvreau Treasurer                           Rashi Khatri Recording Secretary      ...

October 21, 2019

BCGEU Offices Closing at 4PM PDT - Election Day - BCGEU

In accordance with federal election laws requiring employers to allow employees three consecutive hours to vote, BCGEU offices will be closing at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, October 21. Offices will reopen for standard hours (8:30AM - 5:00PM) on Tuesday. Most B.C. polls are open until 7PM. Questions about time off for voting? Click here to visit Elections Canada's FAQ on the subject U...

October 17, 2019

Local 303 Members at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society - Collect...

The ratification ballot has been counted and your bargaining committee is pleased to report that the membership have voted 100 per cent in favour of the new agreement. The bargaining committee would like to thank you for your participation and strong support during this important process. In solidarity, Your bargaining committee: Maria Segovia Quiroz, bargaining committee memberPreston Stimson,...

October 17, 2019

Local 303 Members at YMCA Child Care Centres - Bargaining Committee Members a...

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to the union bargaining committee: Caroline Kent Swinder Sandher Jodi Woods A copy of the bargaining survey is attached. Please complete the bargaining survey and return to your steward or one of the bargaining committee members. In the coming weeks, the union bargaining committee will meet to review your bargaining surveys and ...

October 15, 2019

Local 306 Quesnel - member-to-member worksite visits - BCGEU

Please be advised that Local 306 Chairperson, Linda Rowley, Local 306 Member-at-Large, Lynn Parkes, and Local 0306 Young Worker Michelle Ingram will be conducting worksite visits on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Local 306 worksites listed below:    QCLA – Racing Road – 8:00 am – 8:20 am464 Racing Road  QCLA – Lewis House  – 9:00 am – 9:20 am658 Doherty Drive  Quesnel Community Living...

October 15, 2019

Local 306 Williams Lake - M2M 2019 – member-to-member worksite visits - BCGEU

Please be advised that Local 306 Chairperson, Linda Rowley, Local 306 Member-at-Large, Dallas Ingram, and Local 0306 Young Worker Michelle Ingram will be conducting worksite visits on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Local 306 worksites listed below: Williams Lake Association for Community Living8:00 am – 8:30 am & 3:00 pm to 3:30 pmEagle Group Home128 Eagle Crescent Williams Lake Asso...