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 04, 2018

Local 301 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations (form attached) are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson (1) First Vice-Chairperson (1) Second Vice-Chairperson (1) Treasurer (1) Recorder (1)  Member at Large (3) Member at Large – Equity (1) Young Worker (1) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The dead...

January 03, 2018

Local 304Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations will be open starting January 5, 2018 and not before for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (6 positions) Young Worker Member at Large (1 position)(eligible candidates must be 29 years of age or younger) Equity Worker Member at Large (1 position) (must self-identify with...

January 03, 2018

To ISM employees: We are fighting for your jobs - BCGEU

Dear ISM Employees, I would like to start this letter by saying "Happy New Year," but, I know that you received news last week that makes this a difficult start to the year. Like you, we are concerned that ISM was not the successful proponent in securing the RFP with the health authorities. As soon as we heard the news we started making calls to get more information and be able to fight for you...

January 02, 2018

Local 309 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

On January 11, 2018, nominations open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 If there is an election for a positi...

January 02, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 0312 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (1 Position) 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 your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 p...

January 02, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 0310 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (3 Positions) Member-At-Large (Equity Delegate) Member-At-Large (Young Worker)  The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nomination...

December 22, 2017

Professional Reliance Review Will Protect Workers - BCGEU

The BC government has initiated a review of the professional reliance model in the natural resource sector. Many BCGEU members' day-to-day is shaped by this regulatory model. The professional reliance model effectively lets the "fox guard the henhouse," leading – in some cases - to the mismanagement of our resources and harm to the environment. Combined with deep staff and funding cuts to respo...

December 21, 2017

Island Crisis Care Society Ratification Results - BCGEU

On behalf of the Bargaining Committee, I am pleased to advise that members voted unanimously in favour of the Tentative Agreement reached between the parties on December 4, 2017. I have received information from the Employer that the new rates of pay negotiated will commence on December 24, 2017. They have further advised me that they aim to have the retroactive monies paid out on the last cheq...

December 20, 2017

BCGEU members land $20 million contract to refit B.C. ferry - BCGEU

BC Government & Service Employees' Union workers employed at Esquimalt Drydock Company will begin work on a B.C. Ferries contract worth $20 million to refit the Northern Sea Wolf. The 17-year-old vessel will accommodate approximately 3,500 passengers and 1,200 vehicles each year on a route between Port Hardy and Bella Coola. Members at Esquimalt Drydock have extensive experience in ship rep...

December 19, 2017

Thanking and Recognizing the Public Servants who Keep our Communities Safe ...

This year's fire season is far behind us and while recent winter storms have made many in the province forget about this summer's devastation, many communities are still working to rebuild what was lost in the fire.  As we see the devastation that fires are currently causing across California and as we look back at the lessons learned over the summer, the BCGEU would like to thank and recognize...