B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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 07, 2019

BCGEU members in the public service – your new collective agreement between t...

The new 18th Main Public Service Agreement and Component Agreements are in effect as of April 1, 2019. BCGEU members who work in the B.C. public service ratified these agreements last year following five weeks of negotiations.The agreements are for three years and expire on March 31, 2022. The main agreement features many improvements, such as: a two per cent general wage increase in each year...

August 02, 2019

Election for Cedar Drive Preschool Society Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

As we received more nomination forms than positions available, an election will be held to elect two Bargaining Committee Members. Here are your nominees: · Lorianne Pauls· Helen Tsang· Kathy Geremia· Laura Allan  You will be voting for two candidates for your bargaining committee. You must mark two boxes or your ballot will be considered spoiled.  We will be conducting the election for bargain...

August 01, 2019

Local 310 Election results for your Local Executive - BCGEU

The nominations closed for your Local Executive positions on July 26, 2019. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming your new Young Worker Representative!    Chair Melody Carleton  1st Vice Chair Pat Taylor  2nd Vice Chair Ann Gauvreau  Treasurer VACANT  Recording Secretary VACANT  Member-at Large (1) VACANT  Member-at Large (2) VACANT  Member-at Large (3) VACANT  Equity Delegate VACANT ...

July 31, 2019

Changes to Delegated Wage Grids for Indigenous Services - BCGEU

Application of Temporary Market Adjustments and Classification Changes Temporary Market Adjustments (TMAs)Under the recent Indigenous Services collective agreement settlement, there are two "Temporary Market Adjustments" (TMAs) for social workers who are classified as Social Program Officer (SPO) 24 and who work in Child Protection Services positions. In the public service negotiations in 2018,...

July 31, 2019

Acorn Child Care Centre Society ratifies agreement - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified on Tuesday July 30, 2019. In the coming weeks, we will work with your employer to finalize and sign the revised agreement. Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote.In solidarity, Gayle Kelly, Bargaining Committee Member Jacqueline McGuire, Staf...

July 31, 2019

Housing activists hail Burnaby's 'robust' tenant relocation plan - BCGEU

Proposed policy would guarantee temporary accommodation to renters displaced by renovictions and demovictions. Their signs and T-shirts read "tenant power" and "end demovictions." There were speeches, cheers and chants. It was a familiar scene outside Burnaby City Hall – the battlefield between housing activists and local politicians in recent years – but Monday was different.  Read full articl...

July 29, 2019

Ratification Vote – Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

The Union has reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. A tentative agreement needs to be approved by the membership in a ratification vote. The Union Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the tentative agreement. A Ratification meeting will be held: When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Where: Acorn Da...

July 26, 2019

Salvation Army – Richmond House - Collective Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified on July 25, 2019. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for your patience, support and solidarity throughout this round of collective bargaining. In the coming weeks, we will work with your employer to finalize and sign the revised collective agre...

July 25, 2019

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope - collective agreement ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified today. Members voted 95% in favour of the new agreement. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for your patience, support and solidarity throughout this round of collective bargaining. In the coming weeks, we will work with your employer to finali...

July 25, 2019

Your new member ID card is almost in the mail - BCGEU

We are excited to announce that BCGEU Member ID cards are about to get smarter! Just like your transit pass or credit card, your new ID will now have computer chip technology which will enable us keep moving forward as a union with the ability to use contactless "tap" technology to sign into BCGEU meetings and events. We're excited about all the projects we'll be rolling out in the coming years...

July 19, 2019

Salvation Army – Richmond House tentative settlement reached - BCGEU

A tentative settlement has been reached at Richmond House. Ratification meeting and voting will take place: When:  Thursday July 25, 2019Time:    3:00PM – 5:00PMWhere: Richmond House             12040 Horseshoe Way             Richmond, BC V7A 4V5 In Solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee: Rajan Paul, Bargaining Committee MemberAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative – Negotiations Download PDF of...

July 19, 2019

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope -Ratification meeting & vote on tentative a...

We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement has been reached with the Employer. The tentative agreement contains significant gains for our members. The Bargaining Committee unanimously recommends you vote "yes". The Bargaining Committee is conducting a drop-in ratification meeting and vote on Thursday, July 25, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, for you ...

July 19, 2019

‘Restore balance to the system’ BCGEU tells workers’ compensation review - BCGEU

BURNABY, July 19, 2019 – Today the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) provided its written submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review. The provincial government initiated the review in response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions to make the system more worker-centered. "The workers' compensation system was created as a compromise between the inter...