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 19, 2017

$10-a-day child care would boost B.C. economy in 3 years, report suggests

A $10-a-day child care plan in B.C. would start paying itself off in three years, according to a new report.   Read More...

January 19, 2017

Local 310 Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Social Services LOCAL:          0310 DATE:            Monday, February 27th, 2017 TIME:             5:30 pm PLACE:           BCGEU Office – 10251 100th Street, Fort St John AGENDA Resolutions Delegate Nomination and Election Life Members CONVENTION DELEGATE AND ALTERNATES If you are interested in being a Delegate (1 position) or Alternate (2 positions) to the 50th ...

January 19, 2017

Local 304 Meeting

COMPONENT:   Community Social Services LOCAL:            304 DATE:              Wednesday, February 22, 2017 TIME:               7:00 p.m. General PLACE:             BCGEU Fraser Valley Union Centre                         8555 – 198A Street, Langley Twp – Fraser Room AGENDA *CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS AND NOMINATIONS FOR THE 50TH BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION being held June 14 – 17, 2...

January 17, 2017

$10 a day childcare would be an economic boost for BC, report says

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January 16, 2017

Local 301 Meeting – Victoria Cool Aid Society Members Only

COMPONENT:  Community Social Services LOCAL:            301 – Victoria Cool Aid Society Members Only DATE:             Tuesday, February 21, 2017 TIME:             7:00 pm PLACE:           BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street)                       Auditorium AGENDA Education and review of rights under WCB, Fentanyl and the challenges at your worksite. "Will I get in trouble if ...

January 13, 2017

Local 301 Meeting

COMPONENT: Community Social Services LOCAL:           301 DATE:            Tuesday, January 31, 2017 TIME:             Local Executive: 5:30 pm                       General Membership: 7:00 pm PLACE:           BCGEU Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street) AGENDA Call for resolutions to Convention – March 1, 2017 deadline (email to kneal_home@shaw.ca) Discussion with Local Executive fil...

January 13, 2017

Homecare Worker Safety: SafeCare BC featured on Global BC News Hour, CBC Radio

Congratulations to SafeCare BC on their successful campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of snow and icy conditions on homecare providers. Thanks to the work of SafeCare BC, stories from workers about the challenges they face were published in several national and provincial media outlets and started a meaningful public dialogue. SafeCare BC is an industry funded safety association ...

January 13, 2017

Chilliwack volunteers sought for ambitious project to interview every senior ...

Older people living in long-term care homes are often overlooked, forgotten behind the walls. An ambitious project taken on by the province's Office of the Seniors Advocate aims to change that by interviewing all 27,000 residents in 303 care homes across the province. Read More...

January 10, 2017

Metro Vancouver seniors' care workers face more struggles with icy streets

Volunteers and homecare workers are bracing for another tough week caring for the city's homebound seniors as temperatures are predicted to drop again Monday night.   Read more...

January 10, 2017

Icy road conditions are posing a danger to home care workers

BURNABY (NEWS1130) - Worries about injuries to homecare workers have increased dramatically in the past month as a result of icy road conditions. Read more...

January 10, 2017

Convention 2017: Guidelines for FT Officer and Exec VP Candidates' Election C...

1. No funds or assistance in kind will be contributed from the Union, Components, Locals or Cross Component Committees other than that specified in the guidelines. There will be no Component hospitality suites during Convention. 2. Declared candidates will have an opportunity to have a picture and a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in a special election issue of The Provincial....

January 06, 2017

Shaughnessy Heights Early Learning Centre Society Election of 2 Bargaining Co...

To:     All BCGEU Members at Shaughnessy Heights Early Learning Centre Society, Local 303 Re:     Election of 2 Bargaining Committee Members & Questionnaire   In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. Nominations are now open for two (2) Bargaining Committee Members. There will be an election if there are more no...

January 06, 2017

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living - Steward Nominations Results

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with the following members being acclaimed. Suzanne Amendolagine Victoria Wilson Brandon Peterson Please note the other stewards at your worksite are: Shirly Hooge Susan (Sue) Clarke James Thorhaug Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. ...

January 05, 2017

Xyolhemeylh Bargaining Committee Election Results

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your first collective agreement with Xyolhemeylh (names in the order they appeared on the ballot): •    Kwu Lu Su l Wut, Kilgard (Dena Silver) •    Deborah Young •    Sandra Postnikoff Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let the...