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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, Indigenous services, and employment services, among others. With over 15,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

May 30, 2024

The Salvation Army Fort St. John Community Church - Bargaining Update - BC Ge...

  Dear Friend, यह एक महत्‍वपूर्ण सूचना है। कृपया इसे किसी से अनुवाद करवाने पर विचार करें।Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo Thank you for completing the recent bargaining survey. Your input will assist the bargaining committee in finalizing proposals for your first collective agreement.It will likely come as no surprise to learn that the overwh...

May 29, 2024

BC’s fastest growing union kicks off leadership-defining convention - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2024 BC's fastest growing union kicks off leadership-defining conventionVANCOUVER-Almost 600 delegates from across the province are gathered today for the start of the 52nd Convention of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU). Over the next three days at the triennial event, delegates will determine the direction of their union by voting on policy resolutions and ...

May 28, 2024

Wellspring Support - More Information on Union Dues - BC General Employees' U...

With the monetary provisions of your collective agreement scheduled to come into effect on June 5, we wanted to provide an update on union dues and when it will begin.As you have not received a pay increase yet, there will be a dues holiday until you receive that increase. If for some reason your wage increase does not meet or exceed the percentage paid in dues the dues holiday will be revisite...

May 24, 2024

CLERK – MEMBERSHIP RECORDS (Temporary) - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING May 24, 2024  POSITION: CLERK – MEMBERSHIP RECORDS (Temporary)GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENTWAGE RATE: $35.72 - $38.51 per hourA Clerk is required to work in the Membership Records Department, located at the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby, BC. Term of assignment is 3 months or return of incumbent.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Will including input of ...

May 23, 2024

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Fraser Valley Area Office (Temporary) - BC General...

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING May 23, 2024   POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – Fraser Valley Area Office (Temporary)   GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT   WAGE RATE: $35.72 - $38.51 per hourAn Administrative Assistant is required to perform administrative and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard ...

May 21, 2024

BCGEU expands Cariboo Region strike, calls on the Regional District to bargai...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 21, 2024BCGEU expands Cariboo Region strike, calls on the Regional District to bargain in good faith WILLIAMS LAKE - Cariboo Regional District workers, who have been fighting for a fair contract for months, expanded their strike action this morning. Forced by the Regional District's inaction, they are now picketing the library in Williams Lake and Quesnel's City Hall.Th...

May 17, 2024

Salvation Army ARC Members - Bargaining Update – TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED!...

Our bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we have achieved a tentative collective agreement with the employer!We are working on a ratification document with the all the changes. Once that is available, we will send it out.The tentative agreement, if ratified, would expire on March 31, 2027.What is next? We will be holding a ratification meeting. At these meetings you can ask question...

May 16, 2024

BCGEU Emergency Relief Fund - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we learn more details of the fast-moving wildfire threatening Fort Nelson, officials have placed almost 5,000 people under an evacuation order due to the wildfire affecting the Town of Fort Nelson and the Fort Nelson First Nation.We have hundreds of members like you living and working in the area, and our thoughts are with you and your families at this uncertain time.As one of B.C.'s largest...

May 15, 2024

Salvation Army Belkin House - Steward Nominations - BC General Employees' Uni...

Nominations are now open for 2 (two) steward positions at your worksite and will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of stewards are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meeting with management. Listening to co-w...

May 14, 2024

Survey: Workplace Violence & Harassment - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Violence and harassment at work is a major problem in Canada, and a major concern for BCGEU members. To prevent and respond to this problem, we need to develop effective strategies based on data from workers like you. With the help of researchers at Western University, our union is surveying all 90,000+ members about experiences of violence and harassment in our workplaces. Will you complete th...

May 13, 2024

Cariboo Region District workers form picket line in Williams Lake - BC Genera...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2024Cariboo Regional District workers form picket line in Williams LakeWILLIAMS LAKE – Today (May 13), just under 50 BCGEU members who work at the Cariboo Regional District's (CRD's) main office in Williams Lake have decided to escalate their job action, moving from an overtime ban to a full strike in the fight for a fair deal.Starting at 8:00 am, only staff whose r...

May 10, 2024

Cariboo Regional District Workers Reject Employer’s Unfair Final Offer - BC ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2024Cariboo Regional District Workers Reject Employer's Unfair Final Offer   WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Yesterday, local government workers, who have been bargaining with the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) since January, blocked the Regional District's attempts to ram through a deal that would have threatened the workers' financial security and risked exacerbating recr...

May 10, 2024

Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society - Bargaining Update – Close to a Tentativ...

The Union bargaining committee and the VAHS bargaining committee have met on 11 different dates from October to April to bargain the new collective agreement. The Union bargaining committee has made progress in achieving fair and equitable wage increases, and the parties have also signed off on language improvements and changes in the collective agreement. As soon as we have reached a tentative...

May 10, 2024

Sooke Transition House - Friday Facts: OHS – Occupational Health and Safety. ...

The Occupational Health and Safety committee supports the employer's duty to ensure a healthy and safe workplace. The joint committee works to identify and help resolve health and safety issues in the workplace. Your OHS committee consists of workers and management members. The management members are selected by the management (employer). The worker members are appointed by your Local Executive...

May 09, 2024

Salvation Army Warehouse Victoria - Bargaining Update - BC General Employees...

We would like to thank everyone for participating and providing input in the bargaining process by filling out a survey.We have heard quite clearly that wages and retention of staff is a top issue for most of you. With that in mind our bargaining committee has met and developed proposals to achieve a collective agreement that better reflects our needs.We had bargaining dates with the employer s...

May 08, 2024

BC Polling shows that the housing crisis has worsened, and a majority of resi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2024 BC Polling shows that the housing crisis has worsened, and a majority of residents confirm that all levels of government need to enact further measures to fix it   Support for regulation and public investment in housing remains strong BURNABY – An updated Research Co. poll shows that as the housing crisis worsened over the last two years, support for progressive...

May 07, 2024

The Salvation Army Fort St. John Community Church – Bargaining Survey Live - ...

Dear Friend,We are preparing for bargaining and want to hear from you. Embedded in this bulletin is the link for a bargaining survey designed to identify your key priorities. The deadline for completion is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Survey Link here. The survey will assist us in identifying your, the members, key priorities for the first collective agreement. Please take the time to te...

May 07, 2024

Clements Centre Society - Steward Election Results - BC General Employees' U...

We are pleased to announce the results of the online steward election at Clements. Your 3 new stewards are: Kelly Henault ([email protected])Heather Joe ([email protected])George Spong ([email protected]) They will join your existing Stewards Sheila Coogan, Krista Philips and Des Callanan. Congratulations to our new Stewards thank you to all candidates for your commitment and service to our ...

May 03, 2024

Sooke Transition House - Friday Facts: What is a Steward? - BC General Employ...

Stewards are the backbone of our union. They are elected workplace leaders, and anyone at your workplace that is a member of the union in good standing is eligible to be elected as a steward.We currently have only one person who has applied to be a steward at Sooke Transition House – ideally, we would like to have two, so please reach out to your rep Kathleen Mann if you're interested.What do s...

May 02, 2024

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Vancouver - BCGEU Steward Election R...

Please be advised that Paul Newstead has been duly acclaimed as shop steward.Join us in wishing Paul well in his new position.Your current stewards are: Paul Newstead Norah Lewis Eric Manny Shop stewards receive specialized training from your Union and are available to answer questions about your collective agreement. You have the right to choose the shop steward who represents you.Exercise y...

April 30, 2024

Garth Homer Society - BCGEU Steward Election Results - BC General Employees' ...

The newly acclaimed steward at Garth Homer Society is Milany De Vasconcelos Silva. Milany joins the current shop stewards Michelle Capello and Patrich Wernich.Stewards are representatives of our union at the worksite, and will help you and your coworkers solve problems at your workplace. They will receive ongoing training from the BCGEU to ensure they can advise and represent you when you are f...

April 30, 2024

Thrive Social Services Society - BCGEU Steward Election Results - BC General ...

The newly acclaimed stewards at THRIVE Social Services are:Stephanie Ankerson ([email protected])Kelly Cunningham ([email protected])Chandra Zulu ([email protected])Stephanie, Kelly and Chandra join the current stewards Meghan Blackburn and Mary Martinez. A big thank you to Heather Yu and Iona Hess for their service as Shop Stewards.Stewards are representatives of ou...

April 30, 2024

Pacifica Housing - BCGEU Steward Election Results - BC General Employees' Uni...

The newly acclaimed steward at Pacifica Housing is Miriam Coodin. Miriam joins the current shop stewards Dan Ouellette, Salim Masai and Gord Handford.Stewards are representatives of our union at the worksite, and will help you and your coworkers solve problems at your workplace. They will receive ongoing training from the BCGEU to ensure they can advise and represent you when you are facing cha...