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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 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

June 13, 2022

Investors join union in plea for equity firm to set clear emissions-reduction...

Investors join union in plea for equity firm to set clear emissions-reduction targets BCGEU celebrates strong first shareholder vote at Brookfield Asset Management AGM after launching ambitious climate action campaign BURNABY – At the annual meeting of shareholders, over 17% of Brookfield (TSX:BAM.A) Class A shareholders voted in favour of a shareholder proposal asking Brookfield to have its la...

June 09, 2022

Salvation Army Richmond House (Local 303)-Worksite Visit (June 14, 2022) - BC...

Your BCGEU Staff Representative, Eddie Mishra, will be visiting members at Salvation Army – Richmond House on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. This visit will be an informal meet and greet session. I encourage you to come out and meet your Union Representative as this is a great opportunity to have your questions and/or concerns addressed. I look forward to seeing you! If you have...

June 09, 2022

Strike Vote: FINAL WEEK! - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Thanks to the incredible work of stewards and worksite contacts, thousands of BCGEU members have already cast ballots in the public service strike vote. The deadline to vote is next week. If you haven't voted yet, can we count on you to vote as soon as possible?Why vote "YES"?A strong strike mandate sends a clear message that members are united behind our bargaining committee's demand for cost ...

June 08, 2022

1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Work...

  1 in 5 Investors Demand Dollarama do More to Protect Global Supply Chain Workers, including at Quebec-Based Warehouse and Distribution Centres Canada's largest dollar store faced a shareholder vote from the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU), earning backing from major investors BURNABY – Today, shareholders at Dollarama voted 18% in favour of a shareholder proposal asking the company to...

June 08, 2022

Component 3 - CSSBA members - FAQ from the bargaining table - BC General Emp...

Your bargaining committee has been hard at work at the negotiations table with the employers' association ensuring that your priorities are heard. We are taking a break from negotiations and have scheduled our next round of talks for the week of June 20th.  We wanted to share a few key updates with you about the bargaining process and answer a few frequently asked questions.What is the Communit...

June 07, 2022

2022 National Union scholarships - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Did you know the BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees? The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a family of 11 component and three affiliate unions. The BCGEU is a component of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). Just like the BCGEU, our national union offers its own scholarships program. There are nine scholarsh...

June 03, 2022

Public Service Members - Time is running out: Get your vote in! - BC General...

Have you voted yet? A strong strike vote and a high turnout are critical to reaching a deal that members – you – will want to ratify. Why should you vote yes? The bottom line is any wage offer that doesn’t include cost of living protection (COLA) is a wage cut. No worker should be expected to take a wage cut. That’s why a strong “YES” vote is so important.  By delivering a strong strike mandate...

June 03, 2022

Salvation Army – Richmond House (Local 303) - camera surveillance use/bullyi...

It has come to your union's attention that management at Salvation Army – Richmond House has been granting permission to a handful of our members to view cameras, "when need be", at the front desk as well as the use of cameras for disciplining staff via warning letters or giving letters of expectation. Such use of camera surveillance raises several concerns related to your privacy rights. The u...

June 03, 2022

Bargaining update: monetary priorities tabled by your committee - BC General ...

Your community social services (CSS) negotiating committee is back at the bargaining table and we have begun to discuss monetary priorities with the employers' association.Our monetary package was thoughtful and reflective of the priorities identified for the CSS negotiating committee. During the first two years of the pandemic, community social service workers were there and are still there su...

June 03, 2022

CSS Members Bargaining Update: Monetary Priorities Tabled By Your Committee -...

Your community social services (CSS) negotiating committee is back at the bargaining table and we have begun to discuss monetary priorities with the employers' association.Our monetary package was thoughtful and reflective of the priorities identified for the CSS negotiating committee. During the first two years of the pandemic, community social service workers were there and are still there su...

May 31, 2022

BC Union Gets Powerful Endorsement from Advisory Firm on Its Net-Zero Demands...

  BC Union Gets Powerful Endorsement from Advisory Firm on Its Net-Zero Demands BCGEU Shareholder Proposal to $690B giant deemed "reasonably crafted," "warranted," and "flexible." BURNABY – Ahead of the June 10 annual meeting of shareholders, influential proxy advisor Glass Lewis has endorsed the B.C. General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) shareholder proposal at Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BA...

May 30, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Cedar Drive Preschool Society - REMINDER: Opening Bargai...

  REMINDER: Opening Bargaining Committee Nominations This is a reminder that nominations are now open for the positions of two (2) Bargaining Committee Members. Your collective agreement expires on August 31, 2022. As such, the Union is preparing for the next round of bargaining, which will begin once a bargaining committee has been elected. We need your help and participation to elect two (2)...

May 30, 2022

All BCGEU members, Local 0310 South Peace Community Resources Society 1024 ...

  Please Post notice and nomination form on Union bulletin board   Steward Elections are now open for Local 0310, South Peace Community Resources Society, 1024 104 Avenue worksite.Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now open and close on June 6, 2022. Please email, fax, mail or drop off your nomination forms to:Email: [email protected]

May 30, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Shaughnessy Heights Early Learning Centre – Local 303 - ...

In the bargaining unit defined as employees at and from SHAUGHNESSY HEIGHTS EARLY LEARNING CENTRE, 1550 W 33RD Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6M 1A7. A Strike Vote will be conducted electronically via Scytl platform.You will receive an electronic ballot on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the email the Union has on file for you. You can cast your ballot by following the instructions contained in...

May 27, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Richmond House Bargaining Committee Elect...

  The nomination/election process is now completed for the Richmond House Bargaining Committee. The following members have been acclaimed as committee members: Dean Logan Lynn Fadar Michael Brunelle In addition, the following member has been acclaimed as the alternate: Ron Niedjalski Congratulations to the successful candidates! Preparations for negotiations will commence soon.In solidarity...

May 26, 2022

Salvation Army Stevenson House Bargaining Committee Elections - Results - BC ...

The nomination/election process is now completed for the Stevenson House Bargaining Committee, and the following members have been acclaimed: Chelsea Cross Caroline Machalke Congratulations to the successful candidates! We will now begin preparations for collective bargaining.In solidarity,Angela Mahlmann, Staff Representative, NegotiationsDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 26, 2022

All BCGEU members, Local 0310 South Peace Community Resources Society Stew...

Nominations closed May 24, 2022 at midnight for election of Stewards at South Peace Community Resources Society. Your newly elected Steward for South Peace Community Resources Society is: Holly WilsonPlease join us in welcoming them in their role as worksite Steward!In Solidarity,Brittany LequiereStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here

May 25, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Vancouver (Loca...

  *** PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD ***    Now that you are members of the BCGEU, you will be covered by the Community Social Services Sectoral Collective Agreement. The non-monetary parts of the agreement are in effect at your workplace as of May 25, 2022. The monetary parts of your new collective agreement will take effect on September 25, 2022. Your collective agreement spells out your legal ri...

May 25, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Vancouver (Loca...

*** PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD *** Now that you are members of the BCGEU, you will soon be covered by the Community Social Services Sectoral Collective Agreement. The agreement includes Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) #1 which spells out how we will negotiate what are considered "local issues" that are not included in the main agreement. These local issues are things that differ between employers...

May 24, 2022

Shaughnessy Heights Early Learning Centre- Update on Bargaining - BC General ...

As you may have heard, negotiations with the Employer have not gone as well as we had hoped. We are still far apart on compensation and language. As a result, we will be taking a strike vote, via electronic ballot, in early June. The voting dates are June 2 to July 2nd. You should receive your ballot at approximately 10 a.m. on June 2. If you have not received a ballot by then, please let eithe...

May 20, 2022

UBC Child Care Services - Bargaining update - BC General Employees' Union (BC...

As many of you are aware, your collective agreement expired April 30, 2022. We are sending this update as we imagine you have questions about next steps. Your bargaining committee met on April 28th to start preparing for bargaining by putting in place the mechanism that will allow us to successfully achieve a renewal collective agreement. During that meeting, Freyja Sankey was elected the chair...