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

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...

November 29, 2016

OSH Appointment Process Deadline

D-day is here!!   On November 30th the names of over 2800 designated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representatives will disappear from the BCGEU database. Locals should ensure their confirmed choices for new or reappointed OHS representatives are submitted to their area offices before this date. If OHS appointments are not completed for each worksite, OSH representatives will not have ...

November 25, 2016

Local 311- Open of Nominations for Vacant Executive Positions

Nominations are now open for the positions of  Treasurer, Member-At-Large and Member-At-Large (Young Worker) on your Local Executive.  The Member-At-Large (Young Worker) is specific to any member who is 29 years of age and younger. Your Local Executive is as follows:         Position                                     Name                                              Work Phone         Chai...

November 25, 2016

BCGEU supports trade unionists in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Early in October, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew, causing more damage to an island still recovering from the earthquake of 2010. As part of the Public Services International (PSI) relief campaign, the BCGEU sent a contribution to help with community rebuilding. The relief will go to trade union members and their families directly. For more information on the campaign, visit the PSI Hurrican...

November 22, 2016

Bowling Night for all Area 02 BCGEU Young Workers

Your Cross Component Committee is sponsoring a bowling night for all BCGEU Young Workers in Area 02 – North Island plus a guest. There will be 4 door prizes drawn throughout the night. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Cross Component Committee.     Date:         Friday, December 16, 2016     Time:         7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Snacks at 7:30 p.m., Bowling starts at 8:00 p.m...

November 16, 2016

BCGEU congratulates new B.C. Representative for Children and Youth

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) extends its congratulations to Bernard Richard, the newly appointed B.C. Representative for Children and Youth. “The independent B.C. Representative for Children and Youth is a vital resource to our province’s children and youth in care,” says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “We’re encouraged by the government’s timely selection of an ...

November 16, 2016

B.C. names Bernard Richard as new youth watchdog

The man selected as British Columbia’s new representative for children and youth has been a lawyer, cabinet minister, opposition leader and ombudsman in his native New Brunswick, but says he has always been haunted by the poor treatment of vulnerable children. Read more...

November 15, 2016

Fraser Valley Aboriginal (Xyolhemeyhl) Child and Family Services Society (FVA...

To:    All BCGEU Members at Fraser Valley Aboriginal (Xyolhemeyhl) Child and Family          Services Society (FVACFSS) Re:    Nominations of Bargaining Committee (3 positions)   In preparation for negotiations, a bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the process  of bargaining your first collective agreement. The bargaining committee represents all the members in the certif...

November 15, 2016

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living Steward Nominations

To:    All BCGEU Members at Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living          (RMACL) Re:    Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living Steward Nominations   Please be advised that there are vacancies for six stewards to represent members at RMACL. Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, De...

November 14, 2016

Aboriginal social workers still committed to working towards sustainable work...

The newly unionized staff at Fraser Valley Aboriginal (Xyolhemeylh) Children and Family Services Society (FVACFSS) are continuing the fight against heavy caseloads that hurt children and families in the communities they serve. FVACFSS staff met with their new union, the BCGEU, in early November to discuss how time constraints and extremely high caseloads in the current system often prevent eff...

November 14, 2016

Union, B.C. private liquor stores push for pot to be sold in their stores

Recreational pot could be coming to a public or private liquor store near you. Read more...