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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

September 25, 2019

Bargaining Update for Salvation Army – Belkin House - BCGEU

The Salvation Army Belkin House Bargaining Committee is pleased to inform you that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. Please join us for a drop-in information meeting at Salvation Army Belkin House, where we will provide you with a copy of the tentative settlement agreement, full details of the negotiated changes, and answer your questions. When:         October 1, 2019Tim...

September 24, 2019

Update on Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Colum...

This morning, the Cullen Commission announced its ruling on applications for Participant Standing. I'm very pleased to let you know that, out of 20 applicants, your union is one of 16 granted standing. This means that our members can continue to support the critical work of the Commission as it fulfills its mandate to look at the full scope of money laundering in B.C. While the BCGEU has suppor...

September 23, 2019

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society - BCGEU

Your committee has met to review issues and develop bargaining proposals. Collective agreement negotiations with the Employer are scheduled to begin September 30 – October 3. We have worked hard to represent a broad range of issues and are looking forward to securing a fair and reasonable deal.   Please continue to check your union bulletin board for bargaining updates. To ensure you receive c...

September 19, 2019

President’s message – Global Climate Strike - BCGEU

Like many of you I'm inspired by the passion and perseverance of Greta Thunberg and student activists across the world who have worked so hard and so fast to put the climate crisis at the forefront of the public agenda and hold politicians accountable for their lack of action to prevent or mitigate it.  I want you to know your union recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for ...

September 19, 2019

Local 303 Members at St. James Day Care Re: St. James Day Care Bargaining Com...

Please be advised that Claudia Garrido has been acclaimed as bargaining committee chairperson for St. James Day Care. No election is needed and the bargaining committee has now been finalized. I look forward to working with Claudia during this round of bargaining. In solidarity, Chad BlackeyBCGEU staff representative   Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

September 17, 2019

UBC Child Care Services Update and Membership Meeting Reminder - BCGEU

The bargaining committee met on Monday, September 16 to start preparations for bargaining, and we are meeting again on September 26 and 27. Come join the Bargaining Committee on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Membership Meeting6:15 pm to 7:30 pmChild Care Services Gym  If you have not completed a survey, there's still time to let us know what your priorities are. Surveys are in the Canada Goose ...

September 12, 2019

Local 312 Steward Election - North Coast Transition House Society - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding an election for two (2) steward positions at your worksite. The candidates are as follows: Clyde Smith               Cliff KellyTeri Apps                  Jenn DavidsonLaura Nielsen           Aaron RussDale Ryan A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 312 members who work at North Coast Transition House Society on September 12, 2019. Please be...

September 06, 2019

Cheshire Homes Society of BC (Larkin House) - Nominations for one Shop Stewa...

Nominations are now open for 1 (one) steward position at your worksite and will close on Monday, October 7, 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 management. Listening to co-workers ab...

September 03, 2019

New Bargaining Committee & Survey - Cedar Drive Preschool Society - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been elected to be your Bargaining Committee: Lorianne Pauls Helen Tsang I would like to thank all of the nominated candidates for their demonstrated interest and commitment. In the coming weeks, the Bargaining Committee will meet to review priorities and develop bargaining proposals prior to starting negotiations with the Employer. To assist...

September 03, 2019

Bargaining Update - Salvation Army – Belkin House - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee will be meeting on September 5, 2019 to review and prepare for the next date of bargaining, Friday, September 13, 2019. On September 13, 2019, your Bargaining Committee will meet with the Employer to completing discussions on the outstanding proposals.We thank you for your patience and will keep you updated as we continue through this process.Thank you for your support...

September 01, 2019

2019 BCGEU scholarship winners announced - BCGEU

Congratulations to the 2019 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2019 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. (Winners will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). 2019 Scholarship Winners List This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: How can unions lead the way on climate chang...

August 30, 2019

Kootenays inland ferry workers to kick off Labour Day weekend strike - BCGEU

WHAT: BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) inland ferry workers employed by Western Pacific Marine will kick off a three-day strike on Saturday August 31st. The move comes after several months of unsuccessful negotiations for a new collective agreement that will address long-standing issues with substandard wages, benefits and training that have created a staffing crisis for the f...

August 30, 2019

Paid leave for people who experience domestic violence – B.C. should become a...

Earlier this month, the BCGEU wrote to Minister of Labour Harry Bains calling on the B.C. government to amend the Employment Standards Act in order to support those who experience domestic violence. Today we are pleased to learn that government has launched consultations on the matter, and we reiterate our call for B.C. to adopt New Zealand's standard which allows all workers affected 10 days o...