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

September 06, 2016

Forest Circle Society Bargaining Committee Nominations

To:            Forest Circle Society BCGEU Members   Re:            Nominations for Bargaining Committee A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for three positions on the Bargaining Committee:  two bargaining committee members and one alternate. A member may be nominated for either position or for both positions. The Bargaining Committee...

September 04, 2016

Celebrating Labour Day 2016

As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community. Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.  We’ve grown tre...

August 31, 2016

McIntyre Care Home Ltd. Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)

Nominations are now open  for a shop steward at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU infor...

August 26, 2016

Local 302 McIntyre Care Home Steward List

To:         All Local 302 BCGEU Members at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. Re:         Steward List for Local 302   Please note the name of your Steward.  Feel free to contact her with any Union related questions or concerns you may have.                       Debbie Kielbiski           McIntyre Care Home   Nanaimo   Please join us in congratulating Debbie Kielbiski as the new Steward for Local ...

August 25, 2016

Mission Association for Community Living Steward/Contact Information

Please be advised that following the recent steward nomination process, the following members have been acclaimed: Desiree Bracey                 phone:  604.807.1367             email:  desireemail@shaw.ca Margaret Farquhar            phone:  604.832.2059             email:  mfarquhar@hotmail.com As well, Tara Webb remains as a steward. Tara Webb                      phone: 604.556.6695   ...

August 25, 2016

Langley Association for Community Living Steward Nominations

To:                 All BCGEU Members at Langley Association for Community Living Re:                Steward Nominations – four positions   Please be advised there are vacancies for four steward positions to represent members at Langley Association for Community Living. Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the union no later than 5:00 p.m., ...

August 23, 2016

Local 312 Members - Nomination for Vacant Local Executive Position

Nominations are now open for the following vacant position on your Local Executive:  Equity Member-at-Large: To qualify for the Equity Member-at-Large the candidate must self-identify in at least one of the following criteria:     Aboriginal worker     Worker with a disability     Worker of colour     Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender worker Further information on the responsib...

August 22, 2016

SafeCare BC Education & Training Survey

SafeCare BC is an industry funded safety association that will provide health and safety initiatives for community health and social service workers that work in the private sector. BCGEU activists and staff have worked collaboratively with SafeCare BC to develop the needs survey below. We encourage you to take a few minutes to answer the survey questions as it will help to identify the educat...

August 18, 2016

Municipal Pension Plan - Fall 2016 Member Seminars

An update from the BC Pension Corporation: The fall schedule for the Municipal Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the mpp.pensionsbc.ca website with seminars offered across BC.   Seminars Your Pension, Your Future It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Your Pe...

August 18, 2016

Public Service Pension Plan - Fall 2016 Member Seminars

An update from the BC Pension Corporation: The fall schedule for the Public Service Pension Plan free member seminars is now posted on the pspp.pensionsbc.ca website with seminars offered across BC.   Seminars Your Pension, Your Future It is important for new and mid-career employees to know how decisions made today can affect your retirement pension in the years to come. In this seminar, Y...

August 16, 2016

OH&S Committee Changes

Improving the Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety Committees   Public hearings have been scheduled by Worksafe BC on proposed regulatory changes, including proposed changes to joint health and safety committees.   New sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation related to joint committees are: 3.26, Rights and Responsibilities, evaluation for joint committees 3.2...

August 12, 2016

(SPARC BC) Ratification Meeting Notice

A tentative agreement has been negotiated with your Employer. The Bargaining Committee is conducting a Ratification Meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm in the boardroom at the SPARC offices. You will have the opportunity to hear, review, ask questions and vote on the tentative agreement. Highlights Include: 1st year – 1% wage increase as on August 1, 2016 2nd year – 1.5% wage inc...