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

May 02, 2017

Local 305 Meeting Notice - BCGEU

DATE:        Wednesday, May 17, 2017 TIME:         5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PLACE:       BCGEU, 158 ORIOLE ROAD, KAMLOOPS (VALLEYVIEW)                   Evening entrance at Northwest corner of building  AGENDA You are invited to dinner and a movie with your Local 305 Executive on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The BCGEU and Local 305 want to celebrate and bring awareness to Int...

April 28, 2017

Mental Health First Aid Training - BCGEU

The Canadian Mental Health association recognizes Mental Health Week from May 1 – 7, 2017. BCGEU members have requested more focus, training and resources to be provided in support of mental health. Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered to Local 303 and Local 803 Occupational Health and Safety Representatives at the Lower Mainland office. The goal of Mental Health First aid Trainin...

April 27, 2017

Les Leyne: B.C. leaders lie low on legal highs ahead - BCGEU

Campaigning provincial politicians have dozens of changes in mind for B.C., but they are scarcely talking about the major adjustment that’s coming, regardless of who wins the election. For all the competing visions being outlined by provincial leaders, the federal government’s move to legalize marijuana is going to be the single biggest revamp on the social and political scene. It was introduce...

April 26, 2017

BCGEU Equity and Human Rights Conference 2017 - BCGEU

The BCGEU 50th Triennial Convention is taking place June 14 -17, 2017.   As part of convention, the Equity and Human Rights Conference is taking place on June 18 and 19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel, for members who identify with one or more of four equity groups: workers of colour, workers with disabilities, aboriginal workers and LGBTQI2S workers. Registered members will be p...

April 25, 2017

Dozens of Aboriginal child welfare workers rally for improved funding for Abo...

BURNABY - About 60 Aboriginal child welfare staff and community members braved the cold and wind on Saturday, April 22 to demand more funding for Aboriginal child and family services. Reporters from both CBC and APTN filmed the colourful event. Workers and community members of all ages marched along Croydon Drive and stopped outside Minister Stephanie Cadieux’s campaign office to demand improv...

April 24, 2017

Parksville Stabbing - BCGEU

Background On January of 2015, a client with dementia stabbed a community health worker that was attending to his wife in their home. Fortunately for the worker, she reacted quickly by grabbing the knife out of his hand and threw it under the bed where he couldn’t reach it. This prevented further injury to her as she escaped the house. Also fortunately for the worker, the client’s dementia pre...

April 24, 2017

Aboriginal child welfare agency workers rally for better pay, fewer cases - B...

A rally was held over the weekend at the constituency office of the minister of Children and Family Development in Vancouver.   Read more...

April 18, 2017

Labour Management Meeting - Island Crisis Care Society - BCGEU

Date:          April 18, 2017 To:              All BCGEU Members at Island Crisis Care Society Re:              Labour Management Meeting   We are currently setting up a Labour Management meeting with the Employer for May. If you wish to provide input for this meeting, please contact your stewards: Lindsey Goupil (jade_2019@hotmail.com) Sara Knippshild (sara.knippshild@hotmail.com) Leah...

April 13, 2017

Training Day -Labour Code OHS Committee Reps - BCGEU

Did you know you are entitled to annual education leave totaling at least 8 hours? Did you also know your employer is required to support this training without loss of pay or other benefits? The employer must cover the costs of the training and any other reasonable costs to attend the course.  If you are unable to take the training yourself, you have the right to assign your 8 hour annual allot...

April 13, 2017

Quesnel Council Talks Marijuana - BCGEU

Quesnel City Council has begun the process of preparing for the legalization of marijuana.   Read More...