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

February 02, 2017

Local 0301 Nominations for 2 Executive Positions

To:       All BCGEU Local 301 Members Re:       Nominations for 2 Executive Positions   1 Member-at-Large - one (1) position 1 Young Worker Member-at-Large - one (1) position The term is three years.  Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is:    Monday, March 6, 2017 by 5:00 pm Nomination forms...

February 01, 2017

Local 306 meeting - convention

DATE: March 10, 2017 TIME: 6:00 pm PLACE: Cariboo Area Office             107A North First Avenue, Williams Lake   AGENDA Agenda items for this meeting are: CALL for Nominations for CONVENTION DELEGATE ALTERNATES If you are interested in being an ALTERNATE Delegate to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14-17, 2017, in Vancouver, please complete the attache...

February 01, 2017

Island Crisis Care Society - Nominations for Shop Stewards and OH&S Represent...

Nominations are now open for the following positions. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They represent their co-workers by attending Labour Management meetings. These meetings are held during work hours so that there is no loss of pay to the steward. They also serve as a liaison between the member and the BCGEU Staff...

February 01, 2017

In honour of Baby Mac

On behalf of the more than 72,000 members of the BCGEU, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of  BCGEU member Shelley Sheppard, who lost her 15 month old child. While understandably devastated by the tragedy, Shelley and her family have been outspoken on the need to reform B.C.’s child care system so that no other parent has to experience what they have.  In solidari...

January 31, 2017

Community Social Services - Agreement Made On Amounts Of April 1 Wage Increases

We’re happy to announce that your union bargaining association (the CSSBA) and the employers’ bargaining association (CSSEA) have come to an agreement on the Comparability and Classification Anomaly Wage Increases scheduled for April 1, 2017 in your collective agreement. (Appendix A1 in the General Services and Community Living Services collective agreements and Appendix A2 in the non-delegat...

January 30, 2017

Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries Campbell River - Notice of Election of ...

Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2017 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement.  Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries Campbell River.  Nominations are now open, as follows: Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position If ...

January 30, 2017

Local 302 Meeting

COMPONENT:   Community Social Services LOCAL:            302 – All BCGEU Members at CRADACL DATE:             Thursday, February 9, 2017 TIME:              General Membership Meeting – 2 Sessions: 1:30 & 3:30  p.m. PLACE:            Comfort Inn                       1351 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC     AGENDA 1.  Call to order and adopt agenda 2.  Union Updates:         -1% wage i...

January 27, 2017

Local 312 Meeting and Election of one delegate and 2 alternates

COMPONENT:    Community Social Services LOCAL:              312 DATE:               Monday February 27, 2017 TIME:                5:30 pm PLACE:              BCGEU Terrace Area Office                          102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC                                                  or                          Conference Call – Dial 1-866-562-0090, ID#:  17705   AGENDA Election of ...

January 26, 2017

BCGEU statement on Vancouver fentanyl priorities

VANCOUVER ­– With the epidemic of overdoses increasing, the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) believes that a new community policing centre is the wrong approach to providing safe and stable community supports in the Downtown East Side. Yesterday, Vancouver City Council voted to do so with funding dedicated to addressing the fentanyl crisis. Despite increased fu...

January 26, 2017

Statement on deportation of Arthur Lorenzo Jr.

Today, January 26, 2017 Arthur Lorenzo Jr., a migrant worker who has fought hard for the rights of migrant workers and in the community with LGBTQ refugees is going to be deported for his activism.  Arthur raised the issues of the exploitative working conditions as restaurant worker.   After standing up for his rights, which resulted in his employer’s permit being temporarily suspended, Arthu...

January 26, 2017

Local 0311 meeting

DATE: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 TIME: 5:30 p.m. PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre             Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU             500 Quebec St, Prince George BC  V2L 0C6   AGENDA Nominations and Elections of Convention Delegate(s) and Alternate Delegates  to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14-17, 2017 in Vancouver.  Local 0311 is entitled t...

January 25, 2017

Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion - Nominations for Shop Stewards (...

Nominations are now open for shop stewards at Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion .     What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by...

January 25, 2017

Golden Ears Preschool Association - Nomination results for Bargaining Committee

Nominations have closed for Golden Ears Preschool Association. The following member has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee and will be represented by: Lisa Arruda Thank you very much to the candidates for accepting nomination and congratulations to the successful candidates. In solidarity Sarah Georgetti Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here 467/MoveUP