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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 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

April 27, 2022

Public service bargaining hits impasse over wage proposals - BC General Emplo...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022   VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) reached an impasse this week over an unresolved gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 33,000 union members, expired on March 31, 2022.  "Our members have been clear from d...

April 26, 2022

City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project - BC General Emp...

Press contact:[email protected] For Immediate Release   City of Burnaby Greenlights BCGEU Affordable Housing Project  Replicable model could be a gamechanger for tackling housing affordability    Burnaby - Yesterday, Burnaby councillors voted seven to two in favour of a rezoning application brought forward by the BCGEU that had the potential to offer a new model for tackling housing affo...

April 25, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Belkin House - Bargaining Committee Nomin...

As the collective agreement with your employer expired on March 31, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need to elect ...

April 25, 2022

BCGEU releases investor brief calling on Loblaw (TSX: L) to take action on su...

  Ahead of the Loblaw (TSX: L) annual meeting of shareholders on May 5, 2022, the BCGEU has released an investor brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about forced labour and supply chain controversies at Loblaw. The Proposal asks Loblaw to disclose the results of its supplier audits. In line with its peers BCGEU encourages investors to vote for this proposal. Download PDF Inv...

April 22, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Salvation Army Stevenson House - Bargaining Committee N...

As the collective agreement with your employer expired on March 31, 2022, we are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. The Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee which will negotiate the new collective agreement with the employer bargaining committee. You will need to elect ...

April 22, 2022

BCGEU librarians ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island Regional L...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Seven months after starting bargaining and almost seven weeks after starting job action, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have voted almost 90% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. “This has been a challenging round of bargaining, but these members st...

April 14, 2022

Salvation Army Harbour Light Arc - Get answers about the strike at membership...

This is an important notice. Please consider having someone translate it for you.这是一份重要通知。请考虑请人为您翻译。ਇਹ ਇਕ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਸੂਚਨਾ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਤੋਂ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਬਾਰੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਕਰੋ। Ito ay isang mahalagang paunawa. Mangyaring pag-isipang ipa-translate ito para sa iyo  Membership Meetings会员大会ਮੈਂਬਰਸ਼ਿਪ ਮੀਟਿੰਗPagpupulong ng Membership Please attend one of membership meetings scheduled for ...

April 14, 2022

Xyolhemeylh - Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BC General Employees' Un...

Nominations for 3 bargaining committee members are now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Wednesday April 27, 2022 and can be faxed to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.946.0249 or emailed to [email protected] attention Lynette Patton.Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday April 27, 2022.Elections, if required, will occur following the c...

April 12, 2022

Vancouver Island library job action paused as BCGEU librarians consider wage ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and, as a result, are pausing job action. The offer comes after a month of rotating pickets at various VIRL branches. Following meetings to discuss the terms of the tentative ag...

April 12, 2022

All BCGEU Members at UBC Child Care Services - Bargaining Committee Election ...

I am pleased to advise that the following members will represent you on your bargaining committee, listed in alphabetical order: Gail Gordon Shannon Heighes Freyja Sankey Please join me in congratulating them and, offering your support and involvement as we begin the work of preparing for negotiations to renew your collective agreement. The union bargaining committee is in the process of sche...

April 11, 2022

All BCGEU Members at Childhood Connections Okanagan Family & Childcare Societ...

It is time again for our members working at Childhood Connections in Kelowna, BC to nominate candidates to become your new BCGEU bargaining committee. There are a total of three spots available on the committee: · Bargaining Committee Member, two positions (one of whom will be the Chairperson) · Bargaining Committee Member - Alternate, one position Any member in good standing can nominate, or a...

April 11, 2022

Pooh Corner Day Care Society Bargaining Surveys and Meeting on April 28, 2022...

I am the staff rep bargaining your next collective agreement along with Ani Gugasyan who is your bargaining committee.As your collective agreement has now expired, we are eager to get started bargaining a new collective agreement with the Employer. Before we do, we need to hear from you what you want to see in your next collective agreement. For example, do you want a wage increase? Would you l...

April 08, 2022

Election for local 304 Equity Worker - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The BCGEU is holding elections for the position of Equity Worker on the local 304 executive. Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them: Equity Worker Candidates:                        Sade Solomon (no bio attached)                        Angelique Muhorakeye (no bio attached)                             Leticia Aquilar Rodriguez (no bio attached)  Balloting will...

April 07, 2022

Community social services negotiations update - BC General Employees' Union (...

Your Community Social Services bargaining committee is back at the table with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) this week for scheduled negotiations until April 8th.You may have noticed that April 1st, 2022, marked the expiry of the collective agreements for the General Services, Indigenous Services and Community Living Services.  The collective agreement is a negotia...

April 07, 2022

Update from Indigenous Services bargaining - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Right now, your bargaining committee is hard at work on your new collective agreement.  Negotiating decent work terms and conditions is a key part of the work that we do together at a union. Community social services collective agreements cover a wide variety of issues including wages, employment benefit plans, health and safety, protection from discrimination and harassment, and much more.With...

April 07, 2022

22% of RBC Shareholders Back Resolution on Financialization of Housing - BC G...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Today, RBC (TSX: RY) shareholders voted 22% in favour of a proposal asking for the company to assess and mitigate the human rights and reputational risks involved in the financialization of housing. The proposal was presented by the B.C. General Employees’ Union, an institutional investor in RBC. In response to the AGM results, BCGEU President Stephani...

April 06, 2022

Day of Mourning on April 28 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, our coming together this year will once again be in-person. It is critical that we all remember those workers and reiterate our commitment to fight for the ...

April 05, 2022

SPARC BC Bargaining Committee elected - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Congratulations to your new Bargaining Committee who were all elected by acclamation. Ronnie Legaspi Jessica Nadeau Stephen Eli   And, thank you to all those who submitted nominations.  Your Bargaining Committee will be meeting soon to choose a Chairperson, and prepare for bargaining. Bargaining surveys will also be sent to all members soon, for your feedback on the bargaining priorities for ...