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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

December 15, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Bargaining Updat...

Your bargaining committee has been hard at work, putting together the Bargaining proposals, which were based on the Surveys that you submitted. We have also had several productive bargaining sessions with the employer. Our next Bargaining dates are January 12-13th, 2021 and we will report to the members following these days. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please reach ou...

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 09, 2020

Bargaining committee - South Hill Child Care Society - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce that Usha Saroha has been nominated and acclaimed for the open position of bargaining committee member for South Hill Child Care. I want to thank Usha for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining. If you have not already had an opportunity to complete a bargaining survey please submit one directly to Usha or the area office as these provide the ...

December 09, 2020

UPDATE: CSS Low Wage Redress - BCGEU

As the largest union in the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), the BCGEU has worked tirelessly to address the disparities between wages in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector and those for workers in the health sector, where the duties performed are often the same or similar.In our last round of bargaining with the Community Social Services Employers' Association (...

December 01, 2020

BCGEU pressures Finance Minister to disperse TPP - BCGEU

As you are aware, many members working in community social services have been patiently waiting for the distribution of the provincial government's COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP). Your union understands that the continued delay of TPP funds is unacceptable and frustrating. That's why your union has sent a letter to the new Minister of Finance calling on the provincial government to immed...

November 30, 2020

New Book Recounts Worker-led Occupation at Tranquille - BCGEU

  UPDATE - It is with heavy hearts we have to tell you about the passing of our dear friend Gary Steeves, a true champion of working people, human rights and social justice.  The devastating news comes as we and Gary were celebrating another great achievement of his, the recent printing of his book, Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille & Battle for Community Care. We are feeli...

November 30, 2020

Temporary Pandemic Pay - BCGEU

Your union is aware of the ongoing delay of the Provincial Government's Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) at certain worksites. We are pursuing this matter and will be following up with the newly appointed Finance Minister without delay. In addition to emails and feedback we have received from you, we have also reached out to your local chairs and your area office representatives for confirmation of...

November 26, 2020

Montessori Day Care Society - Ratification of Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the membership has voted to ratify the tentative agreement presented at the meeting on November 24, 2020. Your new agreement will be in effect until August 31, 2024. Thank you to the Bargaining Committee for your hard work on this new agreement.   In solidarity Fateh Born, Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...