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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 13,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

January 26, 2024

Salvation Army Fort St. John Community Church - Bargaining Update – Your Barg...

Hello, Your bargaining committee is Kadesha Francis and Lenn Fisher. We met this week to put together our proposals for a first collective agreement in preparation for negotiations with the Salvation Army, which commence March 4-8. We will provide regular updates for your information. If you haven't yet signed a union card, or if you have any questions, please contact Kadesha or Lenn. In solida...

January 25, 2024

All BCGEU Members at 0866488BC Ltd. - Bargaining Survey - BC General Employee...

Your bargaining committee needs your input in order to identify membership priorities and draft changes during the upcoming Local Issues Bargaining. Local Issues Bargaining includes hours of work, casual call-in procedure, client vacations, out-of-town assignments and other areas specific to your worksite. This will be your opportunity to have a direct effect on the bargaining process. Please t...

January 24, 2024

All BCGEU Local 303 Members at PLEA Community Services Society - Stewards at ...

Please help me in welcoming Shannon Miller who is your newest acclaimed Steward for PLEA Community Services Society.Should you have any questions regarding your Collective Agreement or should you require the support of a Steward, please contact one of the following Stewards from your worksite: Blair Tretwold Erin Cunningham Toby Mustill Shannon Miller Hallie Walker   You may also reach out to...

January 19, 2024

Village Day Care Society Bargaining Committee Results - BC General Employees...

The Union is pleased to announce that Wanda Gray has been acclaimed as the Bargaining Committee Member at your worksite, Village Day Care Society.   Bargaining preparation is underway and soon you will be sent a bargaining survey.   The current collective agreement is in full force and effect while we bargain a new collective agreement.     In solidarity,   Alix Born, Assistant Coordinator ...

January 18, 2024

Area 04 Education Opportunity - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The Area 04 Cross Component Committee wishes you a very Happy and Prosperous 2024. We appreciate that we all have busy lives, but we are asking for your input by filling out this survey https://form.123formbuilder.com/6595892/area-04-cross-component. One of the purposes of the committee is to provide education and events for BCGEU members in our area. We have a number of events planned for this...

January 18, 2024

Union Meeting - Important Weather Notice - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

COMPONENT: Community Social ServicesLOCAL:            301DATE:              January 18, 2024TIME:              6 p.m. – 8 p.m.PLACE:            Hybrid: BCGEU Victoria Office                       (Please use our back entrance/parking lot at 588 Burnside Rd E)/ Via Zoom     ** IMPORTANT WEATHER NOTICE ** This meeting will be held by Zoom only due to the inclement weather and the Victoria Area Of...

January 18, 2024

Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres - Bargaining Update #2: Reporting Pro...

Your bargaining committee for VSOCC continued negotiations with the employer on January 15th. By the end of that day, the parties had reached agreement on a total of 23 non-monetary proposals. Approximately six non-monetary proposals are outstanding, one of which the parties may discuss further at the next bargaining session, and the other five of which are at impasse. Monetary negotiations wil...

January 17, 2024

Local 301 Members - Union Meeting: January 18, 2024 - BC General Employees' U...

COMPONENT:         Community Social Services            LOCAL:        301              DATE:        January 18, 2024               TIME:        6 p.m. – 8 p.m.            PLACE:        Hybrid: BCGEU Victoria Office                              (Please use our back entrance/parking lot at 588 Burnside Rd E)/ Via Zoom                          This is a reminder that on January 18th, you are invi...

January 16, 2024

All Local 301 Members at Salvation Army NRO Warehouse - Elect Your Next Barga...

Your collective agreement will expire on March 31, 2024. It is that time again to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate your next collective agreement to improve your working conditions which includes issues such as wages, vacation workload and more. We have received three nominations for two positions. The candidates are:   Everett Charlie Chau Hayes (click here for bio) Jonathan Kelly (c...

January 08, 2024

BCGEU calls for Vacancy Control, not more unaffordable rent hikes  - BC Gener...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2024  BCGEU calls for Vacancy Control, not more unaffordable rent hikes  (Burnaby, B.C.)   While some B.C. renters are bracing themselves for another 3.5-per-cent rent-hike in 2024, those looking for a new home will be paying much more to stay in their communities, says the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU), calling again for vacancy control measures.  Accord...

December 21, 2023

A Place to Grow Childcare Ratification Vote Results - BC General Employees' ...

Voting by membership is now completed and your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by 100%! The Employer will commence adjusting your current pay and will be paying out your retroactive pay to April 1, 2023, as well as implementing the other changes to the collective agreement. We will follow up with further correspondence as these changes ...

December 19, 2023

TD Bank's Racial Equity Audit: Commendable Yet Incomplete Asserts Labour Unio...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burnaby, BC, December 19, 2023 - In a landmark move, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX: TD) unveiled the findings of its much-anticipated racial equity audit report which examines the bank's employment practices across its US and Canadian operations. A response to a shareholder proposal by the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU), this audit is a significant step for North Ame...

December 15, 2023

Local 301 Executive Member-at-Large Election *CANCELLED* - BC General Employe...

This is to notify all members in Local 301 that due to technical difficulties, we have had to cancel the online voting for the two (2) Member-at-Large positions. We are working on correcting the issue and voting will resume in January of 2024.  A notice will be sent out shortly with the new details required to vote through our voting software, SimplyVoting. We apologize for any inconvenience to...

December 14, 2023

Growing Together Tentative Agreement Ratification Vote Results - BC General E...

Our bargaining committee is pleased to announce that 100% of members have voted YES to accept the tentative agreement with a turnout of about 100%. This means the new collective agreement is in full force. We appreciate the engagement and support from the membership throughout this process. The highlights of the new collective agreement include: A base raise for 2023 of 0.75 cents per hour fo...