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 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...

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...