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

May 20, 2016

The National Union's scholarship program for 2016

Four awards of $1,500 are given each year to children of NUPGE, including BCGEU, members. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2016. Each year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers four scholarships that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for all workers. They are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 360,000 membe...

May 20, 2016

Free pensions webinars

Learn more about pensions in a webinar series offered by NUPGE, our national union.   Capital stewardship Friday, June 10 10.00 am (11.00 am Mountain Daylight Time) Pension assets in Canada now exceed $1 trillion. The way this money is invested has significant impacts on retirement security, the wider economy, and the welfare of society. It can also affect the jobs of NUPGE members and oth...

May 19, 2016

President Stephanie Smith named to advisory council to improve B.C.’s child w...

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith has been appointed to a six-member advisory council to develop a plan to improve our provincial child welfare system. The advisory council will provide independent advice on the allocation of additional staff, increased training and greater transparency and accountability at the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD). “I look forward to working with...

May 18, 2016

The BCGEU is proud to announce the following winners of a 2016 BCGEU Scholars...

Shaelyn Ann Loise Blatta, West Kelowna Flora Copley, Barriere Ruth Dyck, Williams Lake Haven Evans, Prince George Elisabeth Hill, Port Alberni Ramona Jones, White Rock Isaiah Joseph, Langford Pamela Lozano Fernandez, Chilliwack Kayla MacKay, Victoria Tessa Milic, Delta Sarah Osborne, Victoria Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo, Castlegar Lindsay Russell, Port Moody Jaya Scott, Victoria Jorda...

May 16, 2016

All members in Haida Gwaii - Pension Seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important. You will then b...

May 13, 2016

Government Members on Haida Gwaii pension seminar

What's New With Pensions?:  Your pension, Your plan, plus CPP, OAS and GIS A BCGEU pension specialist will begin with an explanation on the differences between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension plan – do you  know what type your plan is?  Learn the differences in predicting retirement income under the different arrangements and why this is important.  You will then ...

May 12, 2016

McGregor Child Care Society ratification of new collective agreement

Sisters & Brothers The ratification vote is now complete and the results are 100% yes to accept the tentative settlement. As such, your renewal agreement has been ratified.  A draft agreement will be reviewed by the Parties before it is finalized and signed.  In solidarity Shakti Duggal, Bargaining Committee Member Sean Antrim, Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here. UNIFO...

May 11, 2016

Local 305 union meeting

TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PLACE: BCGEU, 158 ORIOLE ROAD, KAMLOOPS (VALLEYVIEW)             (evening entrance at Northwest corner of building)   AGENDA You are invited to dinner and a movie with your Local 305 Executive on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The BCGEU and Local 305 want to celebrate and bring awareness to International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Bip...

May 09, 2016

Salvation Army – Cascades Community Church (Centre of Hope) election for stew...

The union has received more nominations than positions available for steward, therefore an election is required. Running for the one steward position are: Susan Smith Pedro Isaac Balloting will be done at Centre of Hope as follows: Date: Friday, May 13th Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.           1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In order for Brother Pauze to have a lunch break the balloting will b...

May 06, 2016

Lower Mainland Purpose Society tentative agreement

The Union is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer to renew your collective agreement that expired on March 31, 2016. Members will receive a notice in the coming days once we have finalized details for a ratification vote. Details of the tentative agreement will be provided at the meetings. This process will likely occur after May 11, 2016. In soli...

May 04, 2016

BCGEU makes progress in dispute with United Way of the Lower Mainland

Smith was quick to acknowledge the efforts of the Board of UWLM: "I'm looking forward to seeing a positive resolution." Read more...

May 04, 2016

BCGEU president’s statement re: Fort McMurray wildfire & $50k donation

NEW: The BCGEU has made a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts. Like you, I’ve been watching the images and video footage from wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. It’s heartbreaking to see. The lives of those affected have been changed forever. We know some of our BCGEU members have loved ones and friends who’ve been impacted by the evacuation of a staggerin...

May 04, 2016

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society update on bargaining

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on March 16 & 23 and May 3, 2016. We have concluded our discussion on non-monetary items and have exchanged our monetary proposal package. Our next bargaining date is scheduled for May 10, 2016. We will update you as soon as that date has concluded. Thank you for your continued patience and support. In solidarity Your bargaining committee...