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

August 31, 2018

City Hall Child Care - Nominations Now Open for Two (2) Bargaining Committee ...

We are now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining.The first step is to elect two bargaining committee members. If there are more nominations than positions available, the Union will conduct an election.Nominations are now open and will close on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm. All nominations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 28th. Nominations are to ...

August 31, 2018

An Open Letter from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith on Labour Day - BCGEU

As a mother and an early childhood educator l know that for many British Columbians Labour Day represents the end of summer and the beginning of school. But as a union activist the first Monday in September represents much more. Labour Day is an opportunity to celebrate working people: the ones who built our province; the ones who take care of our families and our communities every day; and the...

August 29, 2018

Members at Sunshine Valley Child Care Society - Bargaining Results - BCGEU

The proposed Collective Agreement has been ratified by 100%. Your employer has stated that your wage increase will begin on your next pay period. Retro pay will follow in the coming months. Thank you to all who participated in the vote and at the meetings.   Your Bargaining Committee   Sara JohansonGeorgette RemoSarah Maglio – Staff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 29, 2018

Assaults at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital highlight failure to provide a safe...

BURNABY – Recent serious assaults on staff by patients at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) in Coquitlam highlight a disturbing trend that endangers the lives of workers at the facility, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. "There have been 21 injuries to staff since May of this year, by patients who are at the hospital for committing serious crimes," said BCGEU tr...

August 28, 2018

Stewards at Northwest International Family & Community Services Society (Prin...

The Union is pleased to announce the following Stewards for your worksite. If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your Collective Agreement, please contact: Carolyn Pahl Lynne Thompson Congratulations to the above noted! We look forward to working with you.Download PDF of notice here. UWU/MoveUP

August 27, 2018

Community social service workers ratify three-year agreement, includes wage i...

Community social service workers have voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement that provides significant compensation increases for workers in this sector, while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. Community Living workers ratified the tentative agreement by 82.3 per cent. General Services ratified by 95.8 per cent. ...

August 27, 2018

Union Committed To Working With Members And Government To Improve Support Of ...

While BCGEU community social service workers voted 85.7 per cent overall in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement, voter turnout as well as support for the Indigenous Services (previously Aboriginal Services) agreement was low. This agreement was ratified by only 50.9 per cent of the vote. "While our negotiating team did the very best it could, we know there is still some distance to...

August 27, 2018

BCGEU community social services members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today that its members in the Community Social Services (CSS) sector voted by 85.7 per cent in favour to ratify a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides significant compensation increases for workers while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on. CSS consists of thre...

August 20, 2018

Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike -...

(Kamloops) Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike at Gateway Casinos' four Thompson-Okanagan casinos are gathering at BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) head office in Kamloops on Monday, August 20 at 12pm to call upon the regulatory body to investigate whether or not the casinos are operating safely during the strike. "We've got questions about how Gateway Cas...

August 20, 2018

Members at Sunshine Valley Child Care Society - Bargaining Update - BCGEU

The Parties continue to meet to negotiate the monetary portion of your Collective Agreement. As a wage increase was identified as your number one priority for this round, we will not be accepting anything less.  We will be meeting again with the employer on Thursday, August 23, 2018, which we hope will result in an offer for the membership to vote on. A membership meeting is scheduled as follow...

August 17, 2018

Members at Boat Daycare Society - Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

We are now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. Your current collective agreement with the Employer expires on December 31, 2018.  We need your help and participation. The first step is to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate the new collective agreement with your Employer. You will be electing one bargaining committee member and one alternate. Attached to this notice...

August 15, 2018

Steward Election for Thompson Community Services Terrace - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from August 15, 2018 to September 13, 2018 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it...

August 13, 2018

Three-year agreement for thousands of B.C. government workers - BCGEU

VICTORIA - Thousands of British Columbia public service workers have ratified a three-year contract agreement giving them an annual 2 per cent wage increase. The agreement covers workers who provide social, environmental and pubic safety services, as well as Liquor Distribution Branch employees and some of those who work at the BC Pension Corp.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

August 10, 2018

BCGEU public service members ratify collective agreement - BCGEU

BURNABY – The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that its members in the B.C. public service sector have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached with the B.C. government in June. The final vote was 62.7 per cent in favour. "After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," said BCGEU pre...

August 10, 2018

The Provincial - Summer 2018 - BCGEU

The digital version of the Summer 2018 issue of The Provincial is available to download online. In this issue: MMIWG Inquiry Professional reliance Labour review Bargaining update Affordable BC campaign Events and more…   Download the Summer 2018 issue  Download the consolidated financial statements of B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union Dec 31 2017 hereUWU/MoveUP

August 09, 2018

Election of Additional Victoria Native Friendship Centre Bargaining Committee...

Elect Additional Bargaining Committee Members  There are two (2) positions for the BCGEU Bargaining Committee available.Nominate who you think would be your best representatives for bargaining. Please find the Bargaining Committee Nomination form attached to this bulletin. If you are interested in being on the Bargaining Committee, just have a co-worker (BCGEU member) sign it to nominate you an...

August 07, 2018

Victoria Native Friendship Centre Results Ratification Vote - BCGEU

The results of the ratification vote on the tentative agreement was 69% of the voters rejecting the proposed recommended tentative agreement. Therefore, the tentative agreement was not ratified. This means that we will have to go back to the bargaining table. I have let the employer know the results and hope to have dates to go back to the bargaining table as soon as possible. We will provide u...

August 03, 2018

President's message on 40 years of Vancouver Pride - BCGEU

Forty years ago, Vancouver Pride started with a handful of people struggling against homophobia and transphobia coming together in solidarity. In the beginning, it was a small group of activists that wanted to be proud of who they were and who they love, and has now grown into a vibrant celebration enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people.  Today, there are Pride parades in communities large ...