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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

June 09, 2021

BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 9, 2021BCGEU to honour Dr. Cindy Blackstock with Spirit of Leadership award at 51st conventionBURNABY, B.C. COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – on Thursday, June 10, at the 51st convention of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured with the Spirit of Leadership award, a triennial honour which the union bestows upon an indi...

June 09, 2021

More than 20 per cent of Dollarama shareholders demand human rights risk over...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE One in five shareholders call for human rights probe of outsourcing practices at warehouse and distribution centres Vancouver - Today, 21 per cent of Dollarama (TSX: DOL) shareholders voted in favour of a proposal asking the company to investigate and report on potential human rights abuses enabled by the use of third-party staffing agencies supplying temporary workers. Th...

June 09, 2021

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Right...

70%+ of Independent Thomson Reuters Shareholders Demand Action on Human Rights Risks Related to ICE Contracts The majority of independent shareholders demand human rights due diligence related to contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Burnaby - At the Thomson Reuters (NYSE, TSX: TRI) annual general meeting of shareholders held today, 19% of all shareholder...

June 03, 2021

Kid's Cottage Day Care Society - Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committe...

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process.The bargaining committee has two (2) vacancies that must be filled. As such, nominations for two (2) bargaining committee members from Kid's Cottage Day Care are now open.  A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on July 5, 2021 and can be faxed to 604-2...

June 03, 2021

All Local 303 BCGEU Members at South Hill Child Care Society - Tentative Agre...

Further to our earlier announcement regarding a tentative agreement being reached between the BCGEU and South Hill Child Care Society. We are pleased to announce electronic voting for this ratification process. On Friday June 4th, you will receive an email with a link to vote online and your unique voting credential. Please participate and vote. This is the only method for casting a ballot. If ...

June 01, 2021

BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee statement on discovery at Kamloops Indian...

On behalf of the BCGEU Provincial Executive Indigenous Advisory Committee and all Indigenous members of the BCGEU, we express our deepest condolences to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, the survivors of the Kamloops Indian Residential School and the kin of those who never came home. The BCGEU's Indigenous members across the province, including members of the committee, have shared thei...

May 28, 2021

Child Care Month - BCGEU

As May, Child Care Month is wrapped up, we would like to share one final member profile of one of our union's 1,500 child care professionals: Meet Caroline, an early childhood educator (ECE) who cares for infants and toddlers at a Burnaby child care centre.Caroline loves her work because she says every day is different. "I can see the changes in the children each day as they grow in self-help, ...

May 27, 2021

South Hill Child Care Society - Tentative Agreement Information Session - BCGEU

Further to our earlier announcement, a tentative agreement has been reached between the BCGEU and South Hill Childcare Members are encouraged to attend a virtual information session by either clicking on the link below or dial in option. DATE: Thursday June 3, 2021TIME: 6:00 pm VIA ZOOM: please check email for invitation link Your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the settlement...

May 26, 2021

World’s top proxy advisory firms back call for greater human rights oversight...

BURNABY– Today, leading global proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) became the third prominent proxy advisory firm to back a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX/NSE: TRI). The shareholder proposal, filed by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), was filed in response to Thomson Reuters's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enfor...

May 25, 2021

May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBC - BCGEU

May 2021 Safety Tip: Making a claim with WorkSafeBCIf you are injured on the job, you should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC. This notice is to guide you through the process and inform you of the supports available to you through our union, the BCGEU.When should I file a claim?Experiencing an injury on the job can be a traumatic experience. You should submit a claim to WorkSafeBC as soon as possib...

May 20, 2021

BCGEU releases Investor Brief calling on Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) to ...

Ahead of the Thomson Reuters (TSX, NYSE: TRI) annual meeting of shareholders on June 9, 2021 the BCGEU has released an Investor Brief about its shareholder proposal, raising concerns about human rights impacts at the Toronto-based company.  Historically a publishing business, Thomson Reuters's "Change Program" announced in 2021 will transition the company "from a content provider to a content-d...

May 20, 2021

Glass Lewis, influential proxy advisory firm, endorses Thomson Reuters human ...

Leading proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has endorsed a human rights shareholder proposal at Thomson Reuters (TSX, NSE: TRI) in light of the company's work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The proposal was put forward by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and is up for consideration at Thomson Reuters's 2021 annual general meeting on June 9, 2021. Thomson...

May 19, 2021

Public Service Members with ‘on hold’ Classification Appeals - Update and Zo...

Members have expressed concerns about the length of time being taken to reactivate appeals that were placed on hold in the spring of 2020. The hold was due to a backlog of appeals dating back to 2011. At that time, after a period of trying to manage these older appeals as well as those being newly filed, both parties agreed to concentrate on the older appeals out of fairness to the appellants w...