B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

July 26, 2019

Salvation Army – Richmond House - Collective Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified on July 25, 2019. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for your patience, support and solidarity throughout this round of collective bargaining. In the coming weeks, we will work with your employer to finalize and sign the revised collective agre...

July 25, 2019

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope - collective agreement ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified today. Members voted 95% in favour of the new agreement. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for your patience, support and solidarity throughout this round of collective bargaining. In the coming weeks, we will work with your employer to finali...

July 25, 2019

Your new member ID card is almost in the mail - BCGEU

We are excited to announce that BCGEU Member ID cards are about to get smarter! Just like your transit pass or credit card, your new ID will now have computer chip technology which will enable us keep moving forward as a union with the ability to use contactless "tap" technology to sign into BCGEU meetings and events. We're excited about all the projects we'll be rolling out in the coming years...

July 19, 2019

Salvation Army – Richmond House tentative settlement reached - BCGEU

A tentative settlement has been reached at Richmond House. Ratification meeting and voting will take place: When:  Thursday July 25, 2019Time:    3:00PM – 5:00PMWhere: Richmond House             12040 Horseshoe Way             Richmond, BC V7A 4V5 In Solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee: Rajan Paul, Bargaining Committee MemberAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative – Negotiations Download PDF of...

July 19, 2019

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope -Ratification meeting & vote on tentative a...

We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement has been reached with the Employer. The tentative agreement contains significant gains for our members. The Bargaining Committee unanimously recommends you vote "yes". The Bargaining Committee is conducting a drop-in ratification meeting and vote on Thursday, July 25, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, for you ...

July 19, 2019

‘Restore balance to the system’ BCGEU tells workers’ compensation review - BCGEU

BURNABY, July 19, 2019 – Today the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) provided its written submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review. The provincial government initiated the review in response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions to make the system more worker-centered. "The workers' compensation system was created as a compromise between the inter...

July 15, 2019

Steward Nomination Results - Chilliwack Community Services - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following member, Cindy Rockandel has been acclaimed as a Steward at Chilliwack Community Services.Cindy joins Nicole Dean as a Steward for Chilliwack Community Services. Congratulations and welcome.We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.In solidarityTamara Peterson Heather TurnerL 304 Chair Staff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here. U...

July 15, 2019

BCGEU statement opposing Quebec Bill 21 – religious symbol ban - BCGEU

On behalf of 79,000 members, including over 33,000 public service workers in B.C., the BCGEU condemns the decision of the Coalition Avenir Quebec Government to pass Bill 21 in Quebec which bans the wearing of religious symbols by public service workers in a position of authority. Any public employee should have the freedom to express their religious and spiritual beliefs in a safe and secure en...

July 15, 2019

Call for Nominations for Two (2) Bargaining Committee Members - Cedar Drive ...

Your current collective agreement with Cedar Drive Preschool Society expires on August 31, 2019. As a result, we are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There are two (2) positions to be filled. If there are more than two (2) nominations submitted, an election will be conducted during a meeting at the centre on Wed...

July 12, 2019

Kid's Cottage Day Care Society - Bargaining committee election & survey - BCGEU

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Kathy Burton Jacquie Peel Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this important election process. In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representa...

July 11, 2019

Join us to commemorate 100 years of standing up for our rights at work – cele...

On July 26, 1919, a group of provincial government employees gathered in Vancouver to form an organization dedicated to fighting for their rights at work. Included in their stated goals were: a fair policy for promotions, equal pay for equal work for women, the abolition of patronage, and a civil service commission with employee representation. Through many changes in our union and the world ar...

July 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the biannual BCGEU/Compensation Employees' Union...

Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently taking registrations for a waitlist at this time. Thank you.   BCGEU/CEU Health & Safety ConferenceFriday, October 4 – Saturday, October 5Pacific Gateway Hotel, RichmondClick here to register  The focus of this conference will be on psychological health and safety. Promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work is an emer...

July 09, 2019

BCGEU President Stephanie Smith writes to Premier Ford in support of the Onta...

BURNABY, July 9, 2019 - BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith, writes to Premier Ford in support of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and their stance against the government's movement towards breaking The Beer Store contract and privatizing provincial agencies like the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.  The letter addresses the negative impact of privatization for workers and communities, p...

July 09, 2019

Sunshine Valley Child Care Society bargaining questionnaire - BCGEU

Sara Stevenson has once again agreed to be on the Bargaining Committee. In preparation for the next round of bargaining with your Employer, Sunshine Valley Child Care Society, we ask that you fill out the attached questionnaire.  In order to know what your priorities are, we need to hear from you.  Please complete the questionnaire and return by one of the following ways:   By Mail: Enclosed pr...

July 09, 2019

Nominations for Steward for Arcus Community Resources Ltd. - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 16 stewards at Arcus Community Resources Ltd.  New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact Local Chairperson, Tamara Peterson at 778.836.8991. The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to t...

July 09, 2019

Nominations for Steward for Milieu Children and Family Services Inc. and Mili...

Nominations are now open for 16 stewards at Milieu Children and Family Services and Milieu Family Services.  New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact Local Chairperson, Tamara Peterson at 778.836.8991. The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. Th...

July 09, 2019

Nominations for Steward for Semiahmoo House Society - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 8 stewards at Semiahmoo House Society.  New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact Local Chairperson, Tamara Peterson at 778.836.8991.   The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the are...

July 08, 2019

Election results for Local 0310 Executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on July 5, 2018. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Executive!   Chair                            Melody Carleton 1st Vice Chair                Pat Taylor 2nd Vice Chair               Ann Gauvreau Treasurer                      VACANT Recording Secretary       VACANT Member-at Large (1)     VACANT Member-at Large (2...

July 08, 2019

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope ratification results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the bargaining unit voted yes to ratify your first collective agreement.The ratification meetings and vote happened on Friday, July 5, 2019. Thank you to those members who stayed behind to help us with the count.Click here for a copy of the ratification document distributed at the meetings. This is not a final version of the collective agreement and was used for ...