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

October 31, 2016

Musculoskeletal Injury

Women in the workforce suffer musculoskeletal injury (MSI) at significantly higher rates than men. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation defines MSI as: "an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissue including a sprain, strain and inflammation, that may be caused or aggravated by work." These types of injuries can sever...

October 27, 2016

Milieu Children & Family Services - OHS Representatives

OHS Representatives are needed at the Milieu Family Services Inc. Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupationa...

October 27, 2016

McIntyre Care Home Ltd. OHS Representative

  To:    All Local 302 BCGEU Members at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. Re:    OHS Representative    An OHS Representative is needed at the McIntyre Care Home Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and...

October 27, 2016

Milieu Family Services Inc. - OHS Representatives

OHS Representatives are needed at the Milieu Family Services Inc. Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupationa...

October 27, 2016

Island Crisis Care Society - OHS Representatives

OHS Representatives are needed at the Island Crisis Care Society  Getting involved with Occupational Health & Safety is a great way for union members to contribute. As a safety committee member you will help ensure your employer is following OH&S regulations. You can raise the profile of health and safety and improve your working environment. Would you like to serve on an Occupationa...

October 27, 2016

Campbell River & District Assoc. for Community Living Shop Stewards

To:     All BCGEU Members at Campbell River & District Assoc. for Community Living Re:     Shop Stewards   The Union is pleased to advise that Sherry Bois D'Enghien and Sheila Catherwood are now shop stewards for CRCDLC . Welcome Sherry and Sheila!   They  join your other stewards:   Campbell River: Penny Christensen, Cherie Dobbie, Renee Halstead, Ruby-Anne Kennelly, Lena Porter   ...

October 27, 2016

Members at Domaine Holdings Ltd. (2010 Foothills) - union meeting with local ...

       DROP-IN MEETING        WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016        1:00 P.M. TO 5:45 P.M.        CHINOOK ROOM @ THE COMFORT INN        1090 22nd Street NE, SALMON ARM A member meeting is scheduled with your Local Chairperson, Kari Bepple, and Staff Representative, Jacqueline Corno.  You are welcome to drop by individually or as a group in order to receive an update on Local and Component bus...

October 25, 2016

Recognizing Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s legacy of passion and commitment

Serving this province for more than ten years as the Independent Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has moved mountains. She gave a face and voice to BC’s most vulnerable children by telling their stories. At the same time, Mary Ellen rooted out many of the systemic issues that hurt children and youth in care. Her reports were thorough and contained meaningful reco...

October 25, 2016

Victoria Native Friendship Centre Union Meeting

     TO:     All BCGEU Members at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre LOCAL:    301  DATE:     Tuesday, November 1, 2016   TIME:     5:00 pm PLACE:     BCGEU Victoria Area Office     AGENDA   Election of Bargaining Committee Review proposals for bargaining   ** Pizza will be served **     We hope to see you there!   In solidarity Cheryl Jones, Staff Representative   Downloa...

October 25, 2016

Aboriginal social workers in the Fraser Valley join BCGEU

Aboriginal social workers in the Fraser Valley join BCGEU Staff at Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society (FVACFSS), formerly known as Xyolhemeylh, voted in favour of joining BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). “Workers at FVACFSS joined BCGEU to better advocate for the children and families in their care,” says BCGEU president, Stephanie Smith. Workloa...

October 25, 2016

Tentative Settlement Reached for Salvation Army Belkin House and Richmond House

To:     All Members, Salvation Army Belkin House and Richmond House Re:     Tentative Settlement Reached   The Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that a tentative settlement has been reached with the Salvation Army. Full details will be available at the ratification meetings listed below:   Wed, November 2, 2016       2:00-6:00pm          Richmond House Sun, November 6, 2016      ...

October 24, 2016

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System You may have noticed a change with the hazardous product labelling at your worksite. This is due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The Globally Harmonized System was initiated to standardize information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces and with our ma...

October 24, 2016

Westminster Children's After School Society Bargaining Update

To:    All BCGEU Members at Westminster Children's After School Society Re:    Bargaining Update   The Union bargaining committee is meeting with the WCASS bargaining committee on November 3, 2016 to exchange and discuss bargaining proposals and to commence the bargaining of your new collective agreement. We are scheduling additional bargaining dates in November. The Union bargaining committ...

October 20, 2016

Milieu Children & Family Services - Call for Nominations for Shop Steward

Steward nominations are now open at your worksite. There are 4 positions. Deadline for nominations is November 21, 2016. Please fill out attached nomination forms and return to the Lower Mainland Are Office by November 21, 2016 at the following address: Suite 130 – 2929 Virtual Way Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4 or via facsimile (604-215-1401). In solidarity Shirley Shiagetz Staff Representative D...

October 18, 2016

Oxfam Canada launches new campaign for gender equality

Oxfam Canada is launching a new campaign this week called Shortchanged. The campaign’s goal is to shift the public debate on care responsibilities and build a movement of people who want to accelerate progress for women. In particular, the campaign will help create awareness and mobilize Canadians around the issue of women’s inequality in work.  In the coming months, Shortchanged will challe...