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 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...

January 29, 2018

Salvation Army - Comox Valley FYI - BCGEU

Members at The Salvation Army – Comox Valley will soon have the opportunity to begin to improve their work lives through collective action in negotiating a collective agreement. BCGEU members are showing their enthusiasm for bargaining through submitting Bargaining Questionnaires. Already, one-half of the members have returned questionnaires. In addition to the bargaining questionnaires, it is ...

January 26, 2018

BCGEU Submission to Review of Professional Reliance - BCGEU

The government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. The day-to-day work of thousands of BCGEU members is shaped by this regulatory model, and many of our members have raised the alarm about its shortcomings.  In its present form, the professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading in some cases to the misman...

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 ...