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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

February 26, 2020

BCGEU brings the voice of working people to Cullen Commission - BCGEU

BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) was one of the first voices in the province to call for a public inquiry into money laundering in B.C. Monday, the BCGEU's president delivered the union's opening statement to the inquiry it helped create."We pushed for this inquiry because the housing affordability crisis, the overdose crisis and criminal money laundering were ma...

February 21, 2020

Sunshine Valley Child Care Society -Ratification meeting and vote - BCGEU

The parties met on Wednesday of this week and a tentative agreement has been reached for you to vote on. A ratification meeting will take place as follows: Where:      SVCCS 978 – 72nd Avenue, Grand Forks, BC Date:        Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Time:       5:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. You must be at this meeting in order to cast your vote. If you have any questions, ...

February 20, 2020

Lateral Transfers to Cannabis, deadline extended to August 1 - BCGEU

Your union has successfully appealed to the employer to extend the deadline for lateral transfers to cannabis, as per the Memorandum of Understanding explained below. The new deadline is July 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions to the process beyond this date. The Cannabis Implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as agreed to as part of negotiations for the 18th Main Collecti...

February 19, 2020

UBC Child Care Services Program Strike Vote Results and Update – 100% Voted i...

Your voices have been heard – loud and clear!!! 130 of you attended at a members' meeting and strike vote last night. As you know, the gym was packed. You listened intently, asked important questions, and spoke about your experiences…..and then you voted. You did not vote overwhelmingly in favour of a strike, but unanimously in favour of a strike! That's right -- every single one of you support...

February 19, 2020

YMCA Child Care Centres - Call for Bargaining Committee Nominations: One Posi...

As we do not have a bargaining committee member from a Kids Club (School Age staff), we are opening up nominations for one bargaining committee position for Kids Club. Should there be more nominations than positions available, the Union may conduct an election. Nominations for the above bargaining committee position must be received in the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office by 4:00 p.m. on Thursd...

February 18, 2020

BCGEU applauds increased tax fairness and investments in programs, infrastruc...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding the government's continued and new investments in core programs, infrastructure and improving affordability for British Columbians. But the union representing tens of thousands of workers in direct government and the broader public service is highlighting the critical role of staff in the province's success moving forward. "After 16 years of devastating ...

February 18, 2020

Nomination of Bargaining Committee Members Toddler Program - Montessori Day C...

As we do not have a bargaining committee member from the Toddler Program, we are opening up nominations for one bargaining committee position for the Toddler Program. Should there be more nominations than positions available the Union may conduct an election.  Nominations for the above bargaining committee position must be received in the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday...

February 14, 2020

Members at YWCA - Tentative Collective Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Your elected Bargaining Committee and your employer have successfully negotiated a tentative Collective Agreement. The Bargaining Committee will be conducting a ratification meeting. You will have an opportunity to review, question and vote on the tentative agreement. This meeting is your opportunity to vote on this tentative agreement, and we are excited to share the results with you.  Meeting...

February 14, 2020

Wet’suwet’en protests at worksites – information for members - BCGEU

Over the last week we have seen protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people take place around the province, across the country, and around the world. These protests continue to escalate around the province.While we support the rights of protest guaranteed by the Charter, we are not affiliated with these protests. The safety and well-being of our members is of paramount importance.Here's what...

February 13, 2020

UBC Child Care Services Program - Membership Meeting and Strike Vote - BCGEU

Your Bargaining Committee has carefully considered our next steps in the bargaining process. Though the parties have reached agreement on a number of issues, as mentioned in our last bulletin, the parties are now at an impasse and cannot move forward in the bargaining process without assistance. Specifically, the employer will not agree to certain monetary proposals that were your bargaining pr...

February 09, 2020

BCGEU statement on Wet’suwet’en events - February 9 - BCGEU

The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory. As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...

February 07, 2020

Members at Sunshine Valley Child Care Society - Bargaining News - BCGEU

Further to our bargaining update in early January, the union has been waiting to hear back from the employer regarding the findings from an accounting firm on SVCCS's financials. The employer just informed us they will be in touch next week to set up a time to discuss the results. We will provide you with an update after that discussion. Thank you for your support. In solidarity, Your Bargainin...

February 05, 2020

Independent advocate re-affirms our union's call to bring seniors’ care back ...

This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...

February 05, 2020

Bargaining Update - UBC Child Care Services Program - BCGEU

We met with the Employer on Monday in an attempt to move negotiations forward. Unfortunately, we have reached an impasse and the parties will need assistance to reach a tentative agreement. We are considering our options with respect to next steps. Please watch for further updates. Thank you for your support. REMINDER:BCGEU members are getting a new Member ID card this fall so make sure your ma...

February 04, 2020

Kelowna Area Office Closure – Feb 4 - BCGEU

Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP