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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

October 10, 2019

SARA for Women Society - worksite stewards - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as Stewards at your worksite. Kristi Devlin Cheri Newman Katrina Timmermans Deborah Jordan Dasha Ivanenko Sarah McCormack Shawna McCormack Cheyenne Waskewitch Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all who participated in the process. In solidarity Heather Turner Staff Representative Tamara PetersonLocal Chair, 304 Downloa...

October 10, 2019

REGISTER NOW FOR 2020 CLC WINTER SCHOOL - BCGEU

Course listings and registration for the Canadian Labour Congress Winter School (January 12 to February 14, 2020) at Harrison Hot Springs is now available. Active union members are encouraged to apply online. Applications will be forwarded to your Component executive to make their selections on who will attend the school. Not all courses are pre-approved by your Component. For example, courses ...

October 09, 2019

Collective agreements now available - BCGEU

Collective agreements now availableThe Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) are pleased to announce that the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements are now available.You can find the agreements on the Fair Deal website at www.cssfairdeal.ca, on the CSSEA websit...

October 09, 2019

BC Federation of Labour calls for boycott on four Vancouver hotels in support...

On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers Read the full article here UWU/MoveUP

October 08, 2019

BCGEU supports historic UNITE HERE Local 40 strike with $3 million loan - BCGEU

VANCOUVER-Today Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), and a group of BCGEU members, joined UNITE HERE Local 40 members on the picket line at the Westin Bayshore to announce that the BCGEU-one of BC's largest and fastest growing unions-is supporting the strike with a $3 million interest-free loan.In September more than 1,200 UNITE HERE Local 40 m...

October 07, 2019

Ferry workers of Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake invited back to neg...

On Tuesday, October 8, members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Francois Lake, Arrow Lake and Adams Lake ferries will resume bargaining with the ferries' operators-WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment. The entity that owns both WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment has invited the union back to the bargaining table to present a proposal o...

October 07, 2019

BCGEU announces financial support for UNITE HERE Local 40 members’ historic s...

  VANCOUVER-In September UNITE HERE Local 40 members initiated their first strike at downtown Vancouver hotels in 20 years as part of their ongoing fight with their employers-the Hyatt, the Westin Bayshore, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, and the Pinnacle-for collective agreements that would provide safety, stability and fair compensation. Since the beginning of the strike UNITE HERE Local 40's pic...

October 04, 2019

Local 304 Members at Salvation Army - Gateway of Hope - Nominations for Stewa...

Nominations are now open for 2 stewards at Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope.  New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact Tamara Peterson, Local 304 Chair at 778-836-8991. The deadline for nominations is November 4, 2019 by 5 p.m. The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to...

October 04, 2019

Local 310 Members - Election results for your Local Executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on October 3, 2019. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Treasurer. Chair                                Melody Carleton 1st Vice Chair                  Pat Taylor 2nd Vice Chair                Ann Gauvreau Treasurer                       Rashi Khatri Recording Secretary      VACANT Member-at Large (1)      VACANT Mem...

October 03, 2019

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society - Tentative agreement reached ...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement was reached on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Highlights of the agreement are: Four-year deal 3% general wage increase, retroactive to December 1, 2018 (applicable to all employees on staff effective date of ratification) 3% general wage increase effective December 1, 2019 3% general wage increase effective December 1, 202...

October 03, 2019

Ferry workers support Kootenay Lake community rally to save inland ferry serv...

October 3, 2019 BCGEU members working on the Kootenay Lake ferry will support a community rally to raise awareness for the unsustainability of the inland ferry service. The "Unity Sailing & Rally" will take place on Friday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Kootenay Bay ferry landing. The organizers' goal, according to a media release posted on Facebook, is to "take a stand for a safe, reliable, s...

October 03, 2019

Local 0310 Chairperson Worksite Visits - BCGEU

Melody Carleton, Local 0310 Chairperson, Ann Gauvreau, Local 0310 2nd Vice Chairperson, Pamela Pye, Component 3 1st Vice Chairperson along with Kathy Weaver, Staff Representative, will be visiting members of Local 0310 on the dates noted below. They will be touring the worksites to speak to the members and to update membership lists as well as discuss vacancies on the Occupational Health and Sa...

October 03, 2019

Local 310 Nomination for Member at Large and Recording Secretary - BCGEU

Interest for the vacant positions of Member at Large and Recording Secretary, of the Local 0310 Executive have been received, therefore nominations for these positions are now open. Local 0310 Member at Large Local 0310 Recording Secretary Nomination forms are attached and may be copied. The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive positio...

October 03, 2019

Local 310 - Election results for your Local Executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on September 27, 2019. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Member at Large Equity Worker Representative! Chair                                Melody Carleton 1st Vice Chair                    Pat Taylor 2nd Vice Chair                   Ann Gauvreau Treasurer                          VACANT Recording Secretary        ...

October 02, 2019

La Société de Les Enfants Michif - Steward nominations – Three positions - BCGEU

Please be advised that there are vacancies for three stewards to represent members at La Société de les Enfants Michif. Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019. New stewards are trained by the union. If more than three members are interested in becoming a steward, the union will conduct ...

October 02, 2019

Happy Community Living month- new report and resources! - BCGEU

Dear friends,October is Community Living Month in BC. It is a time for us to celebrate inclusion and to recognize all of you that work so hard to ensure that the people that you serve have support for independence, learning and opportunities to participate in ourcommunities. Workers in the community living sector are some of the most dedicated, caring professionals that I have ever worked along...

October 01, 2019

Component 1 members grieve the loss of longtime friend, fellow officer and un...

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the sudden loss of one of our members and good friends, CJ Conroy, to cancer this week. CJ was a long-time workplace union activist. He served the membership at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) as a shop steward for 20 years and as the first vice-chairperson of Local 101 for 15 years. CJ was dedicated to supporting, represen...

September 30, 2019

Members at Milieu Child and Family Services and Milieu Family Services - BCGEU

Nominations for Steward Nominations are now open for 14 (fourteen) stewards for at your worksite and will close on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the union. Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with managemen...

September 26, 2019

Local 310 Nomination for Treasurer - BCGEU

Interest for the vacant position of Treasurer, of the Local 0310 Executive has been received, therefore nominations for this position are now open. Local 0310 Treasurer Nomination forms are attached and may be copied. The term is until 2020. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each Local Executive position is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: ...

September 26, 2019

Forest Circle Society for Families- Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

A bargaining committee is required for the next round of bargaining. Nominations are now open for two Bargaining Committee Members. The Bargaining Committee Members represent the interests of bargaining unit members. A bargaining committee member's duties include: attending face to face meetings with the union bargaining committee and the Employer; communicating with bargaining unit members reg...