B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

May 10, 2019

Members at Kids Cottage Day Care Society - BCGEU

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has two (2) vacancies that must be filled. As such, nominations for two (2) bargaining committee members from Kids Cottage Day Care Society are now open.  A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on June 10, 2019 and can be dropp...

May 10, 2019

National Nursing Week 2019 - BCGEU

Every day our communities rely on the incredible contribution and commitment of front-line health care providers. Nursing Week is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding job done by these caring professionals. "Nurses play a huge part in caring for our communities. Whether they are LPNs or RNs, working in residential care facilities, or other front-line services, they go to work e...

May 09, 2019

Xyolhemeylh - Results of Benefits Vote - BCGEU

Your Benefits Review Committee is pleased to announce that you have chosen by a majority vote of 64.8% to move to Indigenous Services benefits on July 1, 2019. On this date, you will be relieved of paying premiums as Xyolhemeylh will be paying all premiums. The summary of the Indigenous Services benefits is here: https://assets.nationbuilder.com/bcgeu/pages/9383/attachments/original/1553033866/...

May 07, 2019

Members at Community Connections 2 - Bargaining Committee – Call for Nominati...

Nominations are now open for one (1) Bargaining Committee position. If more than one (1) member is nominated, an election will take place. If you or someone you know is interested in being on the bargaining committee, please complete the attached nomination form. All nominations must be received no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Please send them to: BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office2...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 02, 2019

Salvation Army – Belkin House Bargaining Update – Bargaining Committee Elect...

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Lea Salov Sonia Basalyga Teodoro Ignacio Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this important election process.In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with BCGEU St...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

April 29, 2019

Members Ratify Tentative Agreement for Pooh Corner Day Care Society - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise that the tentative collective agreement was ratified by the members on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The members voted 100 % in favour of accepting the new agreement. We are 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 once it is completed. Our sincerest thanks to the...

April 29, 2019

BCGEU Defends Two-Tier Wages in Community Services Sector - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith draws on her experience as an early childhood educator to explain her frustration with the debate over a pay increase that's only going to unionized workers in the community social services sector.  Smith said the complaints about the selective raises reminded her of the children's story about the Little Red Hen.    Read more... UWU/MoveUP

April 26, 2019

Local 306 Executive Election Results - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce the results of the Elections for the Local 0306 Executive: Position Candidates Total Votes Cast Number of Votes for Candidate Number of Ballots Spoiled Successful Candidate             Recorder Margaret Wehlen N/A N/A N/A Margaret Wehlen             Member-at-Large Stephanie Valois N/A N/A N/A Steph...

April 26, 2019

Join us at Day of Mourning ceremonies across B.C. - BCGEU

BCGEU members from communities around our province will be attending Day of Mourning events on April 28th. Some will be there to honour and remember their co-workers and family members. Some will attend to show solidarity with those who have been affected by the death of a worker. The provincial government will be lowering flags on all provincial government buildings to honour the day.  In 2018...

April 26, 2019

Local 303 Members at Cedar Drive Preschool Society - Call for Nominations for...

Your current collective agreement with Cedar Drive Preschool Society expires on August 31, 2019. As a result, we are calling for nominations to sit on the Bargaining Committee for the upcoming round of negotiations with the Employer. There are two (2) positions to be filled. If there are more than two (2) nominations submitted, an election will be conducted. Attached to this notice is a nominat...

April 25, 2019

Local 304 By-election results - BCGEU

The results of the Local 304 by- election is as follows:  Total ballots cast:  241  Treasurer:  Shirly Hooge       160 votes (66.4%) Valda Kargbo       81 votes (33.6%)  Member At Large:   Jamie DeAdder   201 votes (41.7%) Valda Kargbo      170 votes (35.3%) Shea Smith         111 votes (23%)   Please join me in congratulating Shirly, Jamie, and Valda in joining the Local 304 Ex...

April 24, 2019

UBC Child Care Services -Bargaining Committee Election - BCGEU

The following are the nominees for Bargaining Committee Members: Angela Chiasson Lee McArthur Erin Bowman Jordan Wuest Barbara Undurraga Cathy Carson The BCGEU is holding elections for three Bargaining Committee Members. Positions will be appointed based on number of votes. Biographies of all six nominees are attached. Voting will take place as follows: Wednesday, May 8th 10:00 – 6:30 p.m. at ...

April 24, 2019

Ratification Meeting Notice -SPARC - BCGEU

A tentative agreement has been negotiated with your Employer. The Bargaining Committee is conducting a Ratification Meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:15 pm in the boardroom at the SPARC offices. You will have the opportunity to learn about, ask questions and vote on the tentative agreement. Changes to the Collective Agreement will be discussed at the meeting and a ratification vote will be...

April 24, 2019

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee - Salvation Army – Belkin House...

UpdateManuel Ulliac and Ana-Maria Caceda Huaman have stepped down from their bargaining Committee positions. We thank both members for their work to date and wish them all the best!The bargaining committee now has two vacancies that must be filled. As such, nominations for two bargaining committee members from Salvation Army Belkin House are now open.  A nomination form is attached to this bull...

April 23, 2019

Defending low-wage redress for the CSS sector - BCGEU

In recent weeks you may have seen commentary in the media questioning why the low-wage redress funding we won in the last round of collective bargaining would go only to unionized workers in the sector – and not non-unionized workers as well. Of course, the first answer is that since these funds were union-negotiated, they should go to union members. However, the second answer goes deeper – if ...

April 23, 2019

Area 10 members - Join us for a Meet and Greet - BCGEU

We are incredibly excited to announce President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, Executive Vice President Joanna Lord and Component Vice President Judy Fox-McGuire will be in Dawson Creek May 4th and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We invite you and your family to this special member event to enjoy great company, appetizers and light refreshme...

April 18, 2019

Local 312 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below for Local 312 executive. One candidate statement is attached and will be available through the e-voting link. Recording Secretary Lucia Morton - Attached Nichole Furtado – No Candidate Bio A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 312 members on April 18, 2019. Please be sure to check your spam and auto-s...

April 17, 2019

Arcus Community Resources - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Sarah Chester and James Knoller have been elected to the position of Stewards for Local 304. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Sarah and James. In Solidarity Heather Turner Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

April 17, 2019

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee at Golden Ears Preschool Associ...

Nominations for one bargaining committee member from your preschool are now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on May 17, 2019 and can be dropped off at the Fraser Valley BCGEU area office, faxed to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.667.1103 or emailed to area04@bcgeu.ca , attention Heather Turner. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on May 17, 201...