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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 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

July 02, 2021

BC Restart Phase 3 – union offices opening and changes at work - BCGEU

BCGEU offices re-opening on July 12With the shift to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, BCGEU offices will re-open, by appointment only, on July 12.Members can visit offices for meetings and to drop off or pick up materials.For the safety of BCGEU members and staff, masks are required in common spaces and visitors must register upon arrival. Additional occupational health and safety protocols will...

June 30, 2021

Canada Day: Reflect, listen, learn, commit to action - BCGEU

How can we make Canada Day meaningful? By taking time on July 1 to reflect and collectively mourn about recent events as we learn more about the horrors and abuse that took place in residential schools. We grieve alongside Indigenous Peoples and communities as we validate tragic events in our history. Of course, the most recent ones being the deeply disturbing news of 751 unmarked graves being ...

June 30, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Pacifica Housing Advisory - Notice of Ratification Meet...

In advance of our meetings on Monday, July 5, 2021, we are providing a comprehensive Ratification document for your review as attached. This document is intended for bargaining unit members only. Your bargaining committee unanimously recommends this settlement. If you have any questions, please speak with a bargaining committee member. Ratification Vote Meeting Details You can attend one of the...

June 29, 2021

Quadra Daycare Society - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that bargaining unit members have voted 100 % in favour of ratification!As the tentative agreement has now been ratified your renewed 2021-2024 collective agreement is now in effect. It will take some time for the parties to finalize the new collective agreement document for distribution. In the meantime, you can refer to the old collective agree...

June 29, 2021

Community Social Service Local Issues Bargaining - BCGEU

Your local issues agreement is up for renewal this fall. According to Memorandum of Agreement 1 in the Community Social Services Community Living, General and Indigenous Services Collective Agreements, the Union needs to send notice to bargain to your employer and that means we need to hear from you. Click here for the language in the sectoral agreement. What are local issues agreements?Local i...

June 29, 2021

Staying Safe While Working in the Heat - BCGEU

In the past weekend, BC has set a new record temperature high not seen in Canada since 1937. Since we are not acclimatized to this high heat, these increased temperatures present a physical risk factor that may not be taken into account in your day-to-day work. WorksafeBC has put out a comprehensive heat safe document here. This bulletin will take you through any additional factors that need to...

June 24, 2021

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Wage Enhancement - BCGEU

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Wage Enhancement The B.C. government extended the ECE Wage Enhancement and increased the amount from $2 per hour to $4 per hour for registered early childhood educators effective September 2021. The current funding guidelines state that front line workers may be eligible for the wage enhancement, provided that there is a local agreement with their union to amend t...

June 21, 2021

Worksite Stewards – 2 Vacant Positions - Community Builders Group (CBG) - BCGEU

Your current list of stewards includes: Jendon Cumigad, Erjon Tela, Reina Barnes, Christian Goodchild and Joanne Etienne. The BCGEU is looking for 2 additional stewards to fill vacancies at Community Builders Group. Having all steward positions filled is of vital importance to every union member. If you are interested in becoming a steward, or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination...

June 21, 2021

Tentative Agreement/Ratification Zoom Meeting/Electronic Voting - Quadra Dayc...

Further to the bargaining committee's notice dated June 17th, the Union reached a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement with your Employer, the Quadra Daycare Society. A copy of the ratification document, with the changes to the collective agreement, is attached to this notice for your review please. Ratification Meeting and Zoom Coordinates The bargaining committee is inviting you...

June 21, 2021

BCGEU statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day - BCGEU

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the BCGEU encourages members to reflect on and celebrate the heritage and contributions of Indigenous Canadians. Thank you to all Indigenous members for your work over the years to build our union and serve your communities. In addition to celebrations, it is also a time to commit to action in decolonization. The Tk'emlúps First Nation's discovery of 2...

June 17, 2021

Passing of BCGEU member in component 20- - BCGEU

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you of the sudden passing of a member of the BCGEU family. Tristan Montjoy was a valued member of the Conservation Officer Service, part of the BCGEU component 20, and stationed in Fort St. John. Tristan has been a BCGEU member since 2015. In addition to his work in the COS, he also worked in the BC Wildfire Service and was passionate about protecting o...

June 17, 2021

Quadra Daycare Society - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement.Full details about the deal will be provided shortly.A ratification meeting is scheduled for, Tuesday June 22, 2021 from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm. Voting will begin following the meeting.Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of this renewal agreement and we encourage you to vote YES.To help...

June 15, 2021

All BCGEU Members of Ann Davis Transition Society - Ann Davis Job Descriptio...

There will be a meeting for all BCGEU members working for Ann Davis Transition Society on zoom to explain the process of finalizing the job descriptions and classifications, including rates of pay and other matters of interest. Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Please join the Zoom meeting here: Check your email or email [email protected] meeting participatio...

June 14, 2021

All BCGEU Members of Ann Davis Transition Society - Ann Davis Job Descriptio...

Your Employer submitted all of the job descriptions for the Union’s review on 8 Jun 2021.  There will be a meeting for all BCGEU members working for Ann Davis Transition Society on zoom on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 5:30 – 6:30pm to explain the process of finalizing the job descriptions and classifications. You can join the meeting by calling in from your phone or using the zoom app or a web b...

June 13, 2021

Stephanie Smith re-elected to third term at BCGEU’s first virtual convention ...

Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories)-The BCGEU emerged from its 51st triennial constitutional convention on Saturday, June 12th with a new name, an ambitious agenda for the next three years, and Stephanie Smith acclaimed to lead the union's 82,000 members as president for a third term. In addition to president, delegates elected five other members of the 2021-2024 executive committee. Treas...

June 11, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners.

Congratulations to the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2021 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2021 Scholarship Winners List  (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of four topics: The coronavirus pandemic has deemed frontline workers ...