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

November 13, 2019

Nominations for Steward for Surrey Hospital Child Care Society (A Place to Gr...

Nominations are now open for one steward with Surrey Hospital Child Care Society – A Place to Grow Community Childcare Centre located at 13730 - 94a Ave in Surrey. New stewards will be trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is November 21, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (atta...

November 12, 2019

Vacation Entitlement - Mission Association for Community Living - BCGEU

We are aware that there is an issue regarding pro-rating of vacation entitlement for part time employees. We are in consultation with Component executive and Advocacy staff regarding the Employer's proposed resolution. We will be organizing a meeting in the next couple of weeks to update staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.   In solidarity, Heather Turnerstaff rep...

November 07, 2019

Children's Circle Daycare Society - Bargaining committee elections - BCGEU

Your current Collective Agreement expires on March 1, 2020 and it is time to prepare for your next round of bargaining.  You should all begin thinking about bargaining proposal suggestions and, of course, a new Bargaining Committee must be elected.  We are looking for one more person to be nominated for the Bargaining Committee and therefore extending the deadline to November 18, 2019.  Cindy M...

November 06, 2019

Bargaining Update - SARA for Women's Society - BCGEU

We have finally been given the confirmation that the Order in Council has been proclaimed, bringing you formally into the Community Social Services Bargaining Association. We appreciate your patience during this delay, and acknowledge the frustration you must be feeling, but would like to emphasize that the BCGEU was able to negotiate with the Employers' Association that you would not have to w...

November 05, 2019

L310 Steward Election Results - BCGEU

  Nominations closed October 28, 2019 for the election of Stewards of Local 0310.   Here are the new Stewards at their respective worksite:   Community Bridge Rashi Khatri   Fort St. John Association for Community Living Mary Reddecopp and Jodie Dixon   Please join us in wishing them well in their new position!   In solidarity,   Kathy Weaver staff representative Find PDF of Notice HereUWU/MoveUP

November 05, 2019

Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope. Steward Nomination Results - BCGEU

Steward nominations have closed at the Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope.   Please be advised that Don Collins, Andrea Voss and Rachel Scharft have been acclaimed to the position of Steward for Local 304.   We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process.   Congratulations and welcome Andrea, Rachel and Don.   In solidarity, Tamara Peterson Local 304 chairperson   Sarah Georgetti...

November 01, 2019

Information conference calls: tentative agreement between BCGEU & CLBC and Me...

The BCGEU is hosting two conference calls to answer questions about the tentative agreement reached with CLBC earlier this month. You’re invited to participate by calling in. The calls will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can, but don’t need to, participate in both. Meeting one:Call information for: Nov. 5, 2019 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. You can con...

October 30, 2019

Collective agreements updated link - BCGEU

Collective agreements updated linkThe Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA) have published the 2019-2022 Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements which are now available at the updated links below:Community Living ServicesGeneral ServicesIndigenous ServicesYou can...

October 29, 2019

Municipal Pension Plan survey – looking for your input - BCGEU

Are you a retired member of the Municipal Pension Plan or an active member within five years of retirement? The plan's Board of Trustees is considering changes to the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits plan. We want to hear from members, so informed decisions can be made. Share your feedback on the post-retirement extended health and dental benefits that are most important to y...

October 28, 2019

BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with two inland ferries employers; Western ...

The communities of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake will soon have a more sustainable ferry service. Late in the evening of October 24th, after two long days of bargaining in Kelowna, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) reached a tentative agreement with WaterBridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment – two of the three employers who operate B.C.'s inland ferry services...

October 25, 2019

MLAs hear from BCGEU early childhood educators on solutions to crisis - BCGEU

Our provincial government has taken some important steps towards bringing affordable, universal childcare to British Columbia. Yet as someone who works in the sector knows well, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make sure child care workers get the wages and education they deserve, and B.C. families get the quality affordable child care they need.That's why on October 10th we went to V...

October 24, 2019

They're back! BCGEU resolves grievance restoring the right for wildfire membe...

In 2016, your employer implemented a policy that prohibited wildfire members from wearing crew patches.  Since then, at every worksite that your treasurer Paul Finch and I have visited, we have heard how much the 30-year tradition of crew patches means to you. Crew patches not only build team spirit and show pride of place, they also help clearly identify members of different crews fighting the...

October 24, 2019

BCGEU applauds government on next steps towards implementation of UNDRIP in B...

Today's introduction of legislation by the provincial government to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a significant and important step towards reconciliation in B.C. "Thanks to the leadership of our members, the BCGEU has long been an active participant in the national project of reconciliation and decolonization," says BCGEU president Step...

October 23, 2019

Salvation Army Belkin -steward nomination – two local 303 stewards needed (al...

We are looking for 2 alternate shop stewards from our Local 303 membership to be shop stewards at Salvation Army Belkin House. Alternate stewards will receive full training and will be called on to perform steward duties when the regular stewards are unavailable. As this is an interim election, the successful candidates will serve for the remainder of the current term. Please consider nominatin...