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

January 03, 2019

Tentative Settlement - Xyolhemeylh - BCGEU

Late in the day on December 19, your Bargaining Committee concluded the negotiations to produce your first collective agreement based on the settlement framework that you endorsed in late September. The tentative settlement relies on the Aboriginal Services collective agreement as the base. The new Aboriginal Services collective agreement expires on March 31, 2022, has been renamed "Indigenous ...

January 03, 2019

Pooh Corner Day Care Centre Society Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected as yourBargaining Committee: Shannon Munoz Ani Gugasyan  Your Committee will be convening shortly to develop proposals prior to meeting with the Employer. We will continue to communicate with you as developments arise. Please feel free to direct any comments or questions to any member of the Bargaining Committee.  In soli...

December 24, 2018

McGregor Child Care Society Bargaining Survey and Worksite Meeting - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is commencing bargaining preparations and we are seeking your input. You will find a short bargaining survey by clicking here. This is your opportunity to inform us about the issues that matter most to you.Please return this completed questionnaire to Oliver Rohlfs by email at area03@bcgeu.ca by no later than Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 5:00 pm. In addition, th...

December 24, 2018

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 77,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices around the province will be closed from end of business December 24, 2018 and will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 8:30am. If you are a...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU disappointed by defeat of electoral reform referendum - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed by Election BC's announcement today that the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform was defeated. Despite this result, over half a million British Columbians voted for change due to a deep dissatisfaction with First Past the Post (FPTP), and the conversation about a more representative voting system must continue. Under FPTP ...

December 20, 2018

BCGEU HQ closed – Dec 21st - BCGEU

Due to a power failure, the BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby will continue to be closed for the remainder of the day on December 21, 2018.   We expect that the office will re-open on Monday, December 24. If power has not been restored by then, a subsequent notice will be posted here.   UWU/MoveUP

December 19, 2018

The Provincial magazine - Winter 2018 - BCGEU

The winter issue of The Provincial magazine is now available to download. Featured in this issue: · Local government elections · Wildfire health risks · C-6 workers meet minister · $10-a-day childcare · Casino bargaining · Willow Manor worksite profile · Housing and young workers · And more… Download the Winter 2018 issue here UWU/MoveUP

December 14, 2018

Local 304 Members at Arcus Community Resources Ltd - Nominations for Steward ...

Nominations are now open for ten stewards at Arcus Community Resources Ltd.  New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is December 21, 2018 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604.882.5032...

December 12, 2018

BCGEU welcomes the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force report a...

In July 2018 the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. Today, the Task Force released its report and 23 policy recommendations that will help to improve life for tenants in B.C. The BCGEU's submission focused on ...

December 12, 2018

Community Social Services: wage increases effective February 1, 2019 – new wa...

The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2019, which will amount to a 0.75% increase on hourly rates effective the first pay period after February 1, 2019. A general wage increase of 1% is also in effect on the same date, raising hourly wage rates for all Community Social Service members by a total of 1.75%. The bargaining agents for the sector have agr...

December 12, 2018

Casino workers negotiate new contracts - BCGEU

(Burnaby/New Westminster) Over 1,200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway's Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby and Starlight Casino in New Westminster voted to accept new collective agreements putting them among the highest paid casino workers in the province. "These workers stuck together to set the industry standard," said BCGEU Treasurer Paul Finch....

December 11, 2018

Nominations for Steward for Surrey Association for Community Living - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for four stewards at Surrey Association for Community Living. New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is December 20, 2018 by 5:00 pm  The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (60...

December 11, 2018

BCGEU presents member’s recommendations to the National Inquiry into missing ...

Tomorrow, I will proudly represent the 77,000 members of the BCGEU at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. We are the only union in Canada to have legal standing at the Inquiry and I'll be sharing your recommendations directly with the commissioners. My journey here to Ottawa began on the convention floor in 2014 when a resolution was passed to call for a n...

December 10, 2018

BCGEU commends report calling for overhaul of system to support children with...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) commends the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family released by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) today, and their 11 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia's system of services to support children with complex needs. The report details the difficult and he...

December 06, 2018

Members need your help on the picket line  - BCGEU

As you may know fellow BCGEU members working at Comox Valley Seniors Village or Casa Loma are currently on strike in Courtenay. Today I received reports that our members' safety has been threatened on the picket line and we are quickly mobilizing to provide additional support to ensure their continued safety.Can you help?Picket captains will review safety protocols with all members on the picke...

December 06, 2018

Review suggests no reason to discipline guards in death of prisoner, union sa...

The vice-president of the union that represents B.C. prison guards says his members followed policy the day an inmate died in the back of a corrections van. Dean Purdy of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union said in a memo to his members that a government review has already determined that "no discipline is required" in the death of Alex Joseph.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

December 05, 2018

BCGEU applauds bold, inclusive plan for emissions reduction and clean growth ...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) applauds the B.C. government's release today of CleanBC which outlines plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent compared to 2007 levels by 2030. Through a sector-by-sector approach focusing on transportation, buildings and industry, government seeks to work collaboratively with stakeholders to foster economic growth and cre...