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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 10,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19

I am writing to celebrate with you. Because of our solidarity and collective action, our union has won a major victory in our campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia.The Provincial Health Officer has just announced that wearing masks is now mandatory in all indoor public and retail spaces. This is a huge victory that shows the power of workers standing together to demand saf...

November 19, 2020

BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19 - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 2020BCGEU members win major victory for safe workplaces during COVID-19BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After weeks of surging COVID-19 case numbers, members of the B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union (BCGEU) have won a major victory in their campaign to ensure safer workplaces across British Columbia."This is a huge victory that shows the power of...

November 13, 2020

Letter from the Premier regarding the loss of John Fryer - BCGEU

November 5, 2020 Stephanie SmithBCGEU President4911 Canada WayBurnaby, BC V5G 3W3Sent via email Dear Stephanie: As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, my thoughts are with you and all BCGEUmembers as you mourn the loss of John Fryer. John was a tireless advocate for workers' rights, and he played a crucial role in transitioning theBCGEU into the union it is today. His career was underp...

November 08, 2020

BCGEU calls on BC Public Service Agency to protect employees with stronger ma...

BURNABY, Coast Salish Territories – With new cases of COVID-19 increasing across the province and surging in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has called on the BC Public Service Agency to take immediate action to protect employees in their workplaces. In a conversation with Don Wright, Head of Public Service Agency (PSA), BCGEU pres...

November 08, 2020

Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley office closures - BCGEU

As COVID-19 cases rise in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, our union has been monitoring public health recommendations with regard to workplaces. In accordance with the latest restrictions enacted for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions on November 7 (click here to read the latest restrictions), our union has made the decision to close the following physical offices and ...

November 05, 2020

Kitsilano Area Childcare Society - Your bargaining committee - BCGEU

The collective agreement between Kitsilano Area Childcare Society and the BCGEU expired on April 30, 2020. After a period of delay primarily due to the current global pandemic and state of emergency, the two parties were able to open negotiations on Wednesday, November 4th and will meet again on Wednesday, November 25th with an exchange of proposals. Your Bargaining Committee is committed to pr...

November 02, 2020

Remembering John Fryer, “a titan in the labour movement” - BCGEU

BCGEU is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of John Fryer. Fryer served as BCGEU's general secretary from 1969-1983 and president of NUPGE (National Union of Public and General Employees) from 1980-1990. Those who knew him characterize John Fryer as no-nonsense, gritty, brilliant and a larger than life personality. He will be best remembered for his role in securing collective bargaining ri...

October 26, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Alberta workers

October 26, 2020 Via email: g.smith@aupe.org Guy Smith, President Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Solidarity Place Edmonton 10451 170 St. NW Edmonton, AB, T5P 4S7   Dear AUPE President Guy Smith, Re: Solidarity with Alberta workers   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), with its more than 80,000 members, stand in solidarity with all workers in their fight to pr...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: chiefsack@sipeknekatik.ca Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...