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

January 30, 2017

Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries Campbell River - Notice of Election of ...

Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2017 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement.  Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries Campbell River.  Nominations are now open, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position If ...

January 30, 2017

Local 302 Meeting

COMPONENT:   Community Social Services LOCAL:            302 – All BCGEU Members at CRADACL DATE:             Thursday, February 9, 2017 TIME:              General Membership Meeting – 2 Sessions: 1:30 & 3:30  p.m. PLACE:            Comfort Inn                       1351 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC     AGENDA 1.  Call to order and adopt agenda 2.  Union Updates:         -1% wage i...

January 27, 2017

Local 312 Meeting and Election of one delegate and 2 alternates

COMPONENT:    Community Social Services LOCAL:              312 DATE:               Monday February 27, 2017 TIME:                5:30 pm PLACE:              BCGEU Terrace Area Office                          102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC                                                  or                          Conference Call – Dial 1-866-562-0090, ID#:  17705   AGENDA Election of ...

January 26, 2017

BCGEU statement on Vancouver fentanyl priorities

VANCOUVER ­– With the epidemic of overdoses increasing, the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) believes that a new community policing centre is the wrong approach to providing safe and stable community supports in the Downtown East Side. Yesterday, Vancouver City Council voted to do so with funding dedicated to addressing the fentanyl crisis. Despite increased fu...

January 26, 2017

Statement on deportation of Arthur Lorenzo Jr.

Today, January 26, 2017 Arthur Lorenzo Jr., a migrant worker who has fought hard for the rights of migrant workers and in the community with LGBTQ refugees is going to be deported for his activism.  Arthur raised the issues of the exploitative working conditions as restaurant worker.   After standing up for his rights, which resulted in his employer’s permit being temporarily suspended, Arthu...

January 26, 2017

Local 0311 meeting

DATE: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 TIME: 5:30 p.m. PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre             Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU             500 Quebec St, Prince George BC  V2L 0C6   AGENDA Nominations and Elections of Convention Delegate(s) and Alternate Delegates  to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14-17, 2017 in Vancouver.  Local 0311 is entitled t...

January 25, 2017

Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion - Nominations for Shop Stewards (...

Nominations are now open for shop stewards at Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion .     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...

January 25, 2017

Golden Ears Preschool Association - Nomination results for Bargaining Committee

Nominations have closed for Golden Ears Preschool Association. The following member has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee and will be represented by: Lisa Arruda Thank you very much to the candidates for accepting nomination and congratulations to the successful candidates. In solidarity Sarah Georgetti Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here 467/MoveUP  

January 25, 2017

Kid's Cottage Day Care Society - Ratification of New Collective Agreement

We are pleased to advise you that the membership has ratified the tentative agreement by a high margin. We’re in the process of finalizing the collective agreement. Copies will be sent to all members, and it will also be posted on the BCGEU website for easy access. Our sincerest thanks to the Bargaining Committee for all of their hard work and dedication. In solidarity Fateh Born BCGEU Sta...

January 25, 2017

Nomination Results & Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - A Place ...

The following member has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee: •    Lynn Robertson However, we are still seeking one more bargaining committee member to join the negotiations. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:00pm and can be dropped off at your local BCGEU area office, faxed to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.946.0249 or e...