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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.
Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that the Salvation Army Centre of Hope tentative agreement has been ratified by the membership.
The vote was 87% in favour of accepting the agreement.
Your Bargaining Committee thanks all of you for your support and assistance throughout the bargaining process.
Pedro Isaac, Bargaining Committee memberCandice Rains, Bargaini...
After returning to the negotiating table in mid-September, talks continued over wages and compensation with a focus on making gains in the areas that members have mandated us to achieve in this round of bargaining. As it stands, the parties still do not agree on how to reach a tentative agreement that includes a fair and equitable compensation package, meaningful recognition and reconciliation ...
Please Post notice and nomination form on Union bulletin board
Steward Elections are now open on the following Local 0310 Worksite, to fill 3 vacancies.
· Dawson Creek Society for Community Living, all Worksites (3 vacancies)
Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now open and close on Midnight, November 3, 2022. Please email, fax, mail or d...
Ratification update Over the last two weeks, your bargaining committee has hosted 13 Telephone Town Halls (TTH) and webinars, where nearly 10,000 members of your bargaining unit participated and had the opportunity to hear directly from the committee about your tentative agreement. Watch the webinar here in case you missed it. We’ve developed an FAQ based on the questions from the TTHs and webi...
Tomorrow is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and union encourages all members to take the day to learn, reflect and participate in events going on in our communities. Learn and Reflect - Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and in addition to the events that are occurring tomorrow, our union has gathered a variety of resources including suggestions of some Indigenous business...
Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed as stewards at Salvation Army- Centre of Hope.
Amadiel Lopez- Morales
These stewards join the existing team of Cindy Sale and Robyn Smith.
Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted stewards. If a steward is unsure of the answer to you...
Your collective agreement expired on March 31, 2022, and since then your Bargaining Committee has met on two occasions to prepare and twice to bargain with the Employer. To date bargaining with the Employer has been limited to non-monetary items. Progress has been slow, but steady.
Your Bargaining Committee is seeking additional bargaining dates with the Employer in the near future: to hopefull...
Please join me in congratulating your new bargaining committee, who were all elected by acclimation! Thank you for stepping up to represent your colleagues in negotiating a renewal of the collective agreement.
· Julia Seymour & Kitty Jones - Harbourview Daycare
· Maria Cervino & Karin Ludditt - Neighbourhood House
· Omri Haven - Alternate
The bargaining committee will be meeting soon t...
As negotiations for your new collective agreement continue, talks are heating up between your community social services bargaining association and representatives of the employers' association.
This week, your committee countered the employers' wages and compensation offer. Your committee has heard loud and clear from our members across the community social services sector that protection again...