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 13, 2018

Elections For Local 306 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following positions of the local 0306 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them:  2nd Vice Chairperson:   Marg Wehlen Janet Biller Member-at-Large:  (TWO POSITIONS) Dallas Ingram Tressa Taylor Heather Rudyk Lynn Parkes Janet Biller Marg Wehlen Sukhdeep Khakh Donna Bennetts Dawn Cameron     Ballot...

February 09, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Coquitlam's Hard Rock Casino have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first collective agreement since January 2017.   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

February 09, 2018

Nomination For Local 0311 Vacant Positions - NEW DATE - BCGEU

REVISEDNominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (5 Positions) 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 ...

February 08, 2018

Minimum Wage Announcement: Low Wage Workers Need $15 Now, Not in 2021 - BCGEU

Today's announcement by the provincial government that B.C.'s minimum wage will reach $15.20 per hour on June 1, 2021 is disappointing, both to the BCGEU and to the 20 per cent of B.C.'s workers who make less than $15 per hour. We think that the provincial government should take action to reduce poverty and inequality in our province by increasing the minimum wage to $15 immediately, as we stat...

February 08, 2018

BCGEU Welcomes Review of Labour Code - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's announcement earlier this week that they have appointed a committee of special advisers to review the provincial labour code. This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code and the BC Labour Relations Board. The code review panel will be consulting with stakeholders around B.C. before reporting back to...

February 07, 2018

Election Results for Local 312 Executive - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to announce the results of the Elections for Local 312. The following have been acclaimed into the respective positions: Local Chairperson Dorothy Bartsoff 1st Vice Chair: Samantha Raven 2nd Vice Chair: Sarah Browne Treasurer: Vacant Recording Secretary: Vacant Member at Large: Vacant Member at Large (Young Worker): Vacant Member at Large (Equity): Lisa Bell Congratulations...

February 07, 2018

Salvation Army – Comox Valley (Piddock House) Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The members of Salvation Army – Comox Valley (Piddock House) certification have established a bargaining committee comprised of: Rob Shea, Bargaining Committee Member Danille Davies, Bargaining Committee Member Barry Bailey, Bargaining Committee Alternate Member Staff Representative, Chad McQuarrie of the Union's Negotiation Department will be working with your bargaining committee. In solida...

February 06, 2018

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike - BCGEU

Hard Rock Casino workers vote to strike An astounding 99.5% vote in favour of strike action Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action against their employer this week. In a vote held from February 1-4, over 90% of Hard Rock staff came out and voted 99.5% in favour of taking...