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

August 05, 2016

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Members - Refuse Unsafe Work

BCGEU members that work at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam continue to face unacceptable levels of violence and risk of serious injury. Our members were directed by the employer to release patients from seclusion rooms in spite of contrary advice by the care team. The patients were secluded due to incidents of violence against other patients and workers. They were still exhibitin...

August 03, 2016

Montessori Day Care Bargaining Committee and Survey

Nighat Gondal was acclaimed for the position of bargaining committee member for Montessori Day Care. I want to thank Nighat for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining. BCGEU members at Montessori Day Care are now invited to complete a short bargaining survey. This is your opportunity to have a say in the terms and conditions in your collective agreement. Please take...

August 02, 2016

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society Strike Vote Results

Ballots were counted for the strike vote and members voted 96% in favour of strike. We are working with the Employer to confirm a date for mediation, and will continue to update members as soon as information is available.   Thank you to everyone for your continued support.   In Solidarity, Karen Hazelman Sharon Jones Ray Seto Selena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative – Negotiations   Down...

July 28, 2016

2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training

"2 Day Joint OHS Committee Training" will be held on Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th. This course will be held at the BCGEU area office, 8555 - 198A Street Langley from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day. In the Joint OHS Committee Training course you will learn: Worker OHS rights, including the refusal of unsafe work procedure OHS legislation Roles and responsibilities of employers,...

July 27, 2016

Election results for Local 304 Member-at-large positions

The Local 304 election is no longer required due to the withdrawal of one candidate's stand for nomination. Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed in the two member-at-large positions: Cori Kleisinger Bryanna Anderson A member of your local executive will work with stewards and mail contacts to arrange pick-up of the balloting materials. We would ...

July 27, 2016

Inclusion Parksville Society nominations for shop stewards (2 positions)

Nominations are now open for 2 positons for shop steward at Inclusion Parksville Society. 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 distri...

July 27, 2016

Members at Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) Re: Tentativ...

A tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer on July 22, 2016. We will be conducting a ratification meeting at your worksite in the near future where 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 increase on April 1, 2017       3...

July 26, 2016

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Strike Vote

A Strike Vote will be conducted on:   Aboriginal Shelter Tim Hortons on Terminal Avenue at Station Street July 7 from 8 am to noon July 8 from noon to 4 pm   Friendship Centre Starbucks on Hastings Street at McLean Drive July 28 from 11 am to 3 pm   For the employees of:          Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society   In the bargaining unit defined as employees at 1607 East Ha...

July 19, 2016

Local 0306 2nd Vice Chairperson Election Results

The results of the Local 306 election for 2nd Vice Chairperson is that Marianne Halberstadt was the successful candidate.   The complete Local 0306 Executive is now as follows:  Linda Rowley - Chairperson Tammy Fisher –1st Vice Chairperson Marianne Halberstadt – 2nd Vice Chairperson Laura Klassen – Treasurer Joan Busat – Secretary Laurie Brown – Member-at-large  (1) Marge Wehlen – Member-at-L...

July 14, 2016

Salvation Army – Ocean Crest Ministries Labour Management Committee

Representatives of Ocean Crest Ministries and the BCGEU meet regularly to discuss Labour Relations matters of interest to employees.  These meetings are called Labour Management Committee meetings.  Currently, there is no one working at a Thrift Store who attends these meetings.  Both the Employer and the Union would like to have someone come to these meetings so that Thrift Store employees ...

July 14, 2016

Members at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. Nominations for Steward (2 positions)

Nominations are now open for 2 positons for 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...