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

March 22, 2017

Steward Nominations - Milieu Children & Family Services - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for shop stewards at Milieu Children & Family Services Inc. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distr...

March 22, 2017

Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position) at Milieu Family Services Inc. - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for shop steward at Milieu Family Services Inc. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU info...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Vancouver Area - BCGEU

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, May 24 and "Investigations" will be held on Thursday, May 25. These courses will be held at the BCGEU Lower Mainland office at #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles ...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for all Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Victoria Area - ...

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Wednesday, May 10 and "Prevention of Workplace Violence" will be held on Thursday, May 11. These courses will be held at the BCGEU office at 2994 Douglas St, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and re...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Victoria A...

"Ergonomics" will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. This course will be held at the Victoria BCGEU office, 2994 Douglas Street, Victoria from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Ergonomics course you will learn: Requirements of the ergonomics regulation How to identify ergonomic hazards, to assess the risk factors of tasks and to recommend appropriate solutions Strategies for implementing an effe...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Labour Code OHS Committee Members in the Prince George Area

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 16, "Incident Investigations" on Wednesday, May 17, "Ergonomics" on Thursday, May 18, as well as "Prevention of Workplace Violence" on Thursday, May 18. These courses will be held at the Ramada Inn, 444 George St, Prince George. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of u...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for all Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Prince Geo...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017. "Incident Investigations" will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017. These courses will be held at the Ramada Prince George, 444 George Street, Prince George from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work proc...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Cranbrook/East...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  This course will be held at the Days Inn Cranbrook, 600 Cranbrook St. North, Cranbrook from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers, worke...

March 21, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Terrace/Northw...

"Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3. This courses will be held at the Best Western Terrace Inn, 4553 Greig Avenue, Terrace from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers, workers, superv...

March 20, 2017

Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local 0306 Executive

To:       All BCGEU Local 0306 Members Re:       Nomination for Vacant Positions for your Local Executive Nominations are now open for vacant positions on your Local Executive: 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer & Member-At-Large (3). Your Local Executive is as follows: Position                                                         Name                          Work Phone Chair                ...

March 20, 2017

3 Day Steward Training

STEWARD TRAINING TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY April 25-26-27, 2017   This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the:   LOCATION:       Peace River Area Office of the BCGEU                          10251 - 100th Street, Fort St. John DATE:               Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017 TIME:                9:00 am – 5:00  pm   Provided ...

March 20, 2017

Area 11 Steward Training - April 25-27, 2017

STEWARD TRAINING TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY April 25-26-27, 2017 This three (3) day “Steward Training” course (9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. each day) will be held at the: LOCATION:    Diane L. Wood Union Centre                       Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU                       500 Quebec Street, Prince George DATE:            Three Days ~ April 25-26-27, 2017 TIME:             9:0...

March 16, 2017

Trail Worksite Visits from BCGEU President, Stephanie Smith

BCGEU President, Stephanie Smith and other VIP's will be visiting worksites in Trail, on Thursday, March 23, 2017, as follows:   LOCATION/WORKSITE                                               ARRIVAL TIME   Silver City Gardens (CMHA)                                       10:00 AM 1939 Columbia Avenue Selkirk College, Trail Campus                                    11:15 AM 900 Helena St...

March 15, 2017

Stewards at Mission Association for Community Living

Please be advised due to the recent nominations, that the following members have been acclaimed as stewards at your worksite as follows: •    Ian Burgos •    Dustin Gaiser •    Tiffany Harris They join the ranks with your other stewards, Tara Webb and Margaret Farquhar. Please contact a steward should you require assistance with any worksite concerns or with your collective agreement. All s...

March 15, 2017

Your Right to Know

BCGEU met with Workers Compensation Board (WCB) managers on March 7 to express our concerns about the levels of violence in the health and community social services sectors.  The health and community social services sectors have been included in the WCB?s 2017 ?high risk strategy? because of the sheer number and gravity of incidents from this sector. The prevention of violence is WCB?s main ob...

March 15, 2017

Stewards/Labour Management Committee for Salvation Army – Centre of Hope

Please be advised that the following members are your representatives at your worksite as follows: Stewards Rob Smith phone:    604.852.9305, extension 103 email:    ss.304.rob.smith@gmail.com   Pedro Isaac phone:    604.557.8774 email:    pedrorisaac@hotmail.com   Cliff Delorme phone:    604.852.9305 email:    bcgeustewardcenterofhope@gmail.com Labour ...

March 10, 2017

Local 312 Steward Election Results

To:   ALL BCGEU Members of Lakes District Community         Services Society Re:   Local 312 Steward Election Results The Union is pleased to announce that Denise Cunningham (Local 312) has been acclaimed as a Steward for your worksite.  If you have any questions regarding workplace issues, or your Collective Agreement, please feel to contact Denise.   In solidarity Michele Freethy Staff Rep...

March 10, 2017

Local 0306 Enhanced Steward Training

To:   Stewards and Executive Members in Local 0306 Re:   Enhanced Steward Training   MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Enhanced Steward Training   Date:          Thursday, April 13, 2017 Time:          9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location:    Cariboo Area Office of the BCGEU                   107A 1st Avenue North                   Williams Lake V2G 1Y7          Lunch will be provided.  To ensure enough f...

March 10, 2017

Save the Date – for File This! BCGEU administrative services conference

Are you a BCGEU member works in an office environment providing administrative services OR provides frontline service to the public in an administrative role? If the answer is YES, then save these dates: Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017 for “File This!”, a BCGEU conference for members who work in administrative services. The conference will be held in Richmond, B.C. and feature g...

March 08, 2017

We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community in Vancouver

The BCGEU expresses its condemnation of the bomb threat made to a Vancouver Jewish Community Centre last night. This kind of violence and anti-Semitism must not be tolerated. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community, and the families affected by this event. We are also heartened by expressions of support British Columbians are extending to the Jewish Community as we stand against hate ...

March 07, 2017

Happy International Women?s Day - Will you #BeBoldForChange?

Today, we?re proud to celebrate International Women?s Day 2017 ? Be Bold for Change. International Women?s Day is a day to celebrate the valuable achievements women have made across the world and a time to reflect on the progress made to advance equality for women. Despite these successes, we recognize that there are still many barriers and challenges that remain in working towards gender parit...

March 07, 2017

Bargaining Update ? The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries (Campbell River)

To:    All BCGEU Members at The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries (Campbell River) Re:    Bargaining Update ? Bulletin #3:   Bargaining Committee Election   Nominations have closed for the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee and Bargaining Committee Members at your worksite.  Sue Moen has been acclaimed as the Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee. The following are the nominees f...

March 07, 2017

OHS Courses for Direct Government OHS Committee Members in the Lower Mainland...

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017. "Ergonomics" will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017. These courses will be held at the Burnaby Head Office? 4911 Canada Way, Burnaby from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS le...