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 01, 2018

Remote Access for Xyolhemeylh Meetings tomorrow - BCGEU

Information meetings on the tentative settlement framework will be held on Aug 2 (tomorrow) at the following times and locations. A previous bulletin issued on July 26 provides more details. The Employer is providing time off work to attend the meetings either by phone link or in person if you work in the office at which the meeting is being held: 9:00 – 11:00 am Noon – 2:00pm 2:30pm – ...

August 01, 2018

Union sees no value in highrise, urges city to reject proposal - BCGEU

Unionized provincial government workers have registered their opposition to a 25-storey highrise in central Kelowna. The Brooklyn project should be rejected by city council, the BCGEU says, because it will do nothing to promote affordable housing in Kelowna.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 31, 2018

BCGEU health care members ratify three-year deal - BCGEU

Members of a multi-union group working in B.C. community living homes and services have voted to accept a new three-year employment contract, eight months before the existing contract expires. The contract covers 16,000 people and was recommended to members in June by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union and others in the community health bargaining group.     Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 30, 2018

BCGEU community health workers vote to accept new agreement - BCGEU

Burnaby- Community health sector workers, represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) have voted strongly in favour of a tentative agreement reached with health employers. This agreement firms up a new three-year collective agreement for 16,000 union workers, which will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire March 31, 2022. The new collective agreement brings in yearly...

July 27, 2018

Local 303 Members at BACI - Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with your employer. A meeting will be held to explain the agreement as well as to vote on it: DATE:       Wednesday, August 1, 2018 TIME:       6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PLACE:     Brentwood Daycare Please try to attend as this is an important meeting. We apologize for the short notice but an explanation will be provided at the meeting. In sol...

July 26, 2018

Local 304 Members at Xyolhemeylh - Tentative Settlement Framework Reached - B...

On July 16, your Bargaining Committee reached a tentative settlement framework for a first collective agreement. The framework relies in large part on the Aboriginal Services agreement from CSSEA with some significant exceptions for Xyolhemeylh. The result is more detailed than we can present in an email or bulletin communication.  For that reason, information meetings will be held on Aug 2 (Th...

July 26, 2018

BCGEU celebrates 99 years in union movement - BCGEU

Can you believe we're almost a century old? Today, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union celebrates our 99th birthday. Of course, we weren't known as the BCGEU back in 1919, but July 26 marks the anniversary of the first annual convention of the Provincial Civil Service Association of BC which, over the decades, grew to become the BCGEU.  "At 77,000 members strong, the BCGEU is one of ...

July 24, 2018

Casino workers vote yes on new agreement ending Hard Rock strike - BCGEU

BCGEU members thank customers for their support.  (Coquitlam) - After being on strike for more than 10 weeks, over 400 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam have voted in favour of a new agreement with their employer. "BCGEU members at the Hard Rock casino stuck together through a long, tough fight and thanks to thei...

July 23, 2018

Talks break off between Gateway Casinos and union - BCGEU

KAMLOOPS - Mediation has been cut short between BCGEU and Gateway Casinos.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Support for striking BCGEU brothers and sisters - BCGEU

The BC labour movement staged a show of support Saturday for striking BCGEU members   Read more.... UWU/MoveUP

July 23, 2018

Mediation talks break off in casino strike - BCGEU

Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 – the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the Thompson Okanagan.   Read more..... UWU/MoveUP

July 20, 2018

Local 303 Members at Shannon Day Care Society - Ratification of the Collectiv...

The Union is pleased to announce that the members who voted at the ratification meeting June 18, 2018 have ratified the collective agreement with 100% voting in favour. Once the collective agreement is updated and finalized, the Union will provide copies to members and will post it on the BCGEU website. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bargaining Committee Member Yuki Cai and Alte...

July 19, 2018

Steward Elections for High Roads Services Society Members - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018 at midnight.  Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to a...

July 19, 2018

Steward Elections at Eagles Nest Transition House – Burns Lake - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from July 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018 at midnight.  Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to ...

July 19, 2018

Steward Elections at Elizabeth Fry – Burns Lake - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from July 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018 at midnight.  Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to ...

July 19, 2018

Steward Elections at Thompson Community Services Inc. - Prince Rupert Members...

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from July 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018 at midnight.  Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to ...

July 19, 2018

Steward Elections at NIFSC - Prince Rupert members only - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached.  Nominations will be open from July 18, 2018 to August 17, 2018 at midnight.  Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to ...

July 18, 2018

Secretary- BCGEU Fraser Valley Area Office - BCGEU

BCGEU FRASER VALLEY AREA OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING July 18, 2018   POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 – MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives. This person will also be required to assist with switchboard and receptionist duties. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Will include: processing a variety of documents such as...

July 13, 2018

BC Liberal foot-dragging on whistleblower protection aided casino money laund...

BCGEU members are in a unique position to help monitor the laundering of dirty money in B.C. casinos. However, the failure of the former BC Liberal government to provide whistleblower protection for our members ensured there was no avenue for casino workers to expose illegal activity. In fact, the recent Peter German report on money laundering reveals that the BC Liberal government willfully tu...

July 12, 2018

Casino strike enters its second week - BCGEU

Cascades Casino employees in Kam­loops continue to soldier on along the picket line as their union is back at the negotiating table this week.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 12, 2018

Spirits high on casino picket line - BCGEU

A unicycling panda, music and a flag-bearing recumbent are just some of the things keeping spirits up on the picket lines at the Penticton Gateway Casino.   Read more... UWU/MoveUP

July 11, 2018

Workers joining union help keep child care centre open - BCGEU

Workers joining union help keep child care centre openDTES daycare to stay open at least until November  (Vancouver) After workers at the Phil Bouvier Child and Family Center in Strathcona voted 95% in favour of joining the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), the employer, who had previously threatened to close the daycare, agreed to a settlement which would keep the centre open...

July 09, 2018

BCGEU makes recommendations to government’s Rental Housing Task Force - BCGEU

 BURNABY, July 9, 2018 – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has made a submission to the provincial government's Rental Housing Task Force recommending measures to expand and better protect the supply of rental housing in the province. As property prices across B.C. continue to escalate, pushing home ownership outside the realm of affordability, access to affordable housing ...

July 09, 2018

Applications open for B.C. child care construction fund - BCGEU

The B.C. government's new construction fund for daycare centres aims to expand spaces through non-profits that partner with school districts and other public facilities, with enough funding to provide 22,000 new spaces over the next three years. Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy announced Friday that the revamped capital fund is taking applications from licensed child care...

July 06, 2018

Labour Management Committee for TDCSS - BCGEU

Jessie Peden has been acclaimed to the Labour Management Committee.Congratulations! We look forward to working with you.Download PDF of notice here.   UWU/MoveUP

July 05, 2018

Local 301 Members at Victoria Native Friendship Centre - Meeting Notice - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement.  The new tentative agreement will be presented to you at the meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Light refreshments will be provided. Ballots will available to vote at the meeting and will remain available until Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The bargaining commi...