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

July 19, 2016

Local 0306 2nd Vice Chairperson Election Results

The results of the Local 306 election for 2nd Vice Chairperson is that Marianne Halberstadt was the successful candidate.   The complete Local 0306 Executive is now as follows:  Linda Rowley - Chairperson Tammy Fisher –1st Vice Chairperson Marianne Halberstadt – 2nd Vice Chairperson Laura Klassen – Treasurer Joan Busat – Secretary Laurie Brown – Member-at-large  (1) Marge Wehlen – Member-at-L...

July 14, 2016

Salvation Army – Ocean Crest Ministries Labour Management Committee

Representatives of Ocean Crest Ministries and the BCGEU meet regularly to discuss Labour Relations matters of interest to employees.  These meetings are called Labour Management Committee meetings.  Currently, there is no one working at a Thrift Store who attends these meetings.  Both the Employer and the Union would like to have someone come to these meetings so that Thrift Store employees ...

July 14, 2016

Members at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. Nominations for Steward (2 positions)

Nominations are now open for 2 positons for steward at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...

July 07, 2016

Local 302 union meeting

DATE: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Parksville Community Centre – Garry Oaks/Arbutus Room             132 Jensen Avenue E, Parksville   BCGEU Vice President To Meet with Inclusion Parksville Members In March, BCGEU President Stephanie Smith and Vice President Andrea Duncan visited several worksites where BCGEU members provide community social services. Unfortunatel...

July 07, 2016

Mission Day Care Society (Heritage Park) - tentative agreement ratifies

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the Mission Day Care Society tentative collective agreement has been ratified by the membership. The vote was 100% in favour of accepting  the tentative agreement. Your bargaining committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process including ratification. In solidarity On behalf of the bargaining...

July 05, 2016

Younghusband Resources Ltd. Steward Nominations – Two positions

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for two stewards to represent members at Younghusband Resources Ltd.   Click on the link below to download a nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016. New stewards are trained by the union. If more than two members are interested in becoming a steward, the union will...

July 05, 2016

The BCGEU stands with Canada Post workers

Canada Post’s announcement that they will lock out Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members as soon as Friday is an attack on collective bargaining, its workers and its customers. Canada Post is refusing to do the work of collective bargaining with CUPW by demanding massive rollbacks on the union’s hard fought gains. Those rollbacks include moving all new hires from a defined benefit...

July 05, 2016

Surrey Association for Community Living Steward Nominations – Five positions

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for five stewards to represent members at Mission Association for Community Living.   Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016. Please post the notice and nomination forms at your worksite. Completed forms may be returned via email to Area04@bcgeu...

July 05, 2016

Mission Association for Community Living Steward Nominations – Four positions

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for four stewards to represent members at Mission Association for Community Living.   Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016. Please post the notice and nomination forms at your worksite. Completed forms may be returned via email to Area04@bcgeu...

July 05, 2016

Mission Day Care Society (Heritage Park) Steward Nominations – Two positions

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for two stewards to represent members at Mission Day Care Society (Heritage Park).   Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016. Please post the notice and nomination forms at your worksite. Completed forms may be returned via email to Area04@bcgeu....

July 05, 2016

Election for Local 304 Executive position – Member-at-large

The BCGEU is holding an election for two member-at-large positions. No candidates provided a statement or bio.             Cori Kleisinger             Barney Usborne             Bryanna Anderson Ballots are available from your stewards and contacts at the worksite. You may also vote at the Fraser Valley Area Office located at 8555-198A Street, Langley Twp. A member of your local Area Balloti...

July 04, 2016

L'Ecole Bilingue Kindercare society members ratifications to collective agree...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the tentative agreement reached with your employer was ratified at the ratification meeting held on June 28, 2016. Highlights include: A 4-year term, ending June 30, 2020 2% wage increase each year of the agreement 2 additional vacation days for members in their first to fourth years of employment 3 additional vacation days for members in ...

June 30, 2016

BCGEU presses Canadian Prime Minister on Mexican teacher repression

Since mid-May, Mexican teachers have launched a nation-wide protest against new government measures that seek to shut down teacher (normal) training schools, base continued employment on teachers’ results on standardized written exams, and eliminate the need for pedagogical training for new teachers. The government’s response has been a wave of violence that includes the abduction and arbitrary...

June 29, 2016

Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver: the extent of the problem and realistic s...

Today the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a study on poverty in Vancouver. The report, Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver, presents sobering details on the increasing levels of poverty in the region. It also dispels an important myth about poverty: that getting a job will help lift a person out of poverty. Poverty in B.C.’s largest city is increasingly a story of low pa...

June 28, 2016

NUPGE will fight for community services

Delegates to NUPGE's 2016 Convention overwhelmingly adopted a campaign to defend and improve community services for all Canadians. Read more...