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 04, 2017

Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position) for Campbell River & District Assoc...

To:     All BCGEU Members at Campbell River & District Association for Community Living Re:     Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position) - Passages Program   Nominations are now open for a shop stewards at Campbell River & District Association for Community Living.   What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They...

January 03, 2017

New BCGEU Pension Plan - BC Target Benefit Pension Plan

Download PDF of BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Booklet 2017 November Newsletter

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 15, 2016

Community Social Services: wage increases effective February 1, 2017 – new wa...

Community Social Services: wage increases effective February 1, 2017 – new wage grids available The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2017, which will amount to an 0.35% increase on hourly rates effective the first pay period after February 1, 2017. A general wage increase of 1% is also in effect on the same date, raising hourly wage rates for all ...

December 15, 2016

Steward Nomination Results for Surrey Association for Community Living

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with the following members being acclaimed.  •    Amanda Trudeau-Rai •    Joalene Andrews •    James Shepherd Please note the other stewards at your worksite are: •    Melinda Calayo •    Erin Stome-Thornson Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. ...

December 15, 2016

Steward Nomination Results for Mission Community Services Society

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with the following two members being acclaimed: •    Lana Michelle Viala •    Leana Anfield They both join Alex Petkov as your active stewards at your worksite. Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. Training will be arranged by the union for the n...

December 15, 2016

Stewards at Semiahmoo House Society

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with Christy Benson being acclaimed.  Please note the other stewards at your worksite are: •    Katrina Drake •    Kyla Smienk Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. In solidarity   Sarah Georgetti Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here.

December 15, 2016

Steward Nomination Results for Younghusband Resources Ltd

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with the following members being acclaimed.  •    Julieta Morawski •    April Lucarino •    Angella Simon Please note the other stewards at your worksite are: •    Christine Yaremy Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. The new stewards will be tr...

December 14, 2016

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope - Ratification Vote Results

Ballots were counted for the ratification vote and the majority of members voted in favour to ratify the tentative agreement. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. In Solidarity Your Bargaining Committee: Cliff Delorme, Bargaining Committee Susan Smith, Bargaining Committee Barney Usborne, Bargaining Committee Chair Selena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative – Negotiations  Do...

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 08, 2016

Do you work for more than one employer? Important Pension Information

Are you part-time, temporary or casual? Did you know you can qualify to join the Municipal Pension Plan if you have multiple employers who are part of the MPP and combine your service to maximize your pension? If you work for more than one MPP employer and your combined employment would give you two years of service and at least 35 per cent of the Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings -YMPE (ap...

December 06, 2016

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee at A Place to Grow

To:     All Members at A Place to Grow           Surrey Memorial Hospital Childcare Society Re:     Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee   Nominations for two bargaining committee members for your childcare facility are now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Friday, January 6, 2017 and can be dropped off at your local BCGEU area office, faxed...

December 06, 2016

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee at Golden Ears Preschool Associ...

To:       All Members at Golden Ears Preschool Association Re:       Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee   Nominations for one bargaining committee member for your preschool is now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Friday, January 6, 2017 and can be dropped off at your local BCGEU area office, faxed to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.946.0249 o...

December 06, 2016

December 6: Never forget

It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...

December 03, 2016

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.    This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.  Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.  The United Nat...

December 02, 2016

Tentative Agreement Reached for Salvation Army Centre of Hope

To:     All BCGEU Members of the Salvation Army Centre of Hope Re:     Tentative Agreement Reached   The parties reached a tentative agreement on your first collective agreement late in the evening on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Your bargaining committee recommends that you vote yes to accept the terms of the agreement. A draft of your first collective agreement will be made available to yo...