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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

November 05, 2021

Community Builders Group (CBG) - Daylight Savings - BCGEU

Don't forget to turn your clocks back this Sunday, November 7th.Each spring and fall, evening and night shift employees are affected by Daylight Savings Time. Employees are paid for the time worked.In the spring, employees who work only seven hours instead of their normal eight hours are paid for the actual seven hours which they worked. In the fall, employees who work nine hours instead of eig...

November 05, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with LifeLabs

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A majority of the 1,550 LifeLabs workers represented by the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Thursday November 4, 2021 in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer after reaching a tentative agreement on October 24, 2021. The new three-year agreement is effective April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2024."After so many month...

November 02, 2021

New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fighters...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 2, 2021 New poll shows British Columbians support investing in B.C. wildfire fightersBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – A new Research Co. poll on wildfires in B.C. commissioned by the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) reveals that half of British Columbians have been personally impacted by wildfires, 85% believe more should be done to prepare for and pre...

October 29, 2021

Local 310 Opening of Steward Elections - BCGEU

Steward Elections are now open for the following Local 0310 Worksites. Community Bridge South Peace Community Resource Society Dawson Creek Society for Community Living Please read and post the attached package on your union bulletin board. Nominations are now opened and close on November 5, 2021. Please email, fax or mail your nomination forms to: Email: [email protected]: 250-7...

October 24, 2021

BCGEU members at LifeLabs reach tentative agreement – vote to go to membershi...

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs have reached a tentative agreement with their employer in the early hours of Sunday, October 24.   The member bargaining committee is consolidating details of the tentative agreement for presentation to members on Monday. Following details being shared, BCGEU members at LifeLabs will vot...

October 22, 2021

1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2021  1,550 BCGEU members launch job action against LifeLabs BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) –B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working at LifeLabs across B.C. will commence job action at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22. The union served 72-hours strike notice on Wednesday, October 19 after several months of negotiations failed to secure a new...

October 20, 2021

LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2021 LifeLabs workers issue 72-hour strike notice BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) have issued 72-hour strike notice to LifeLabs as of 7:00 p.m., October 19, 2021. This action follows several months of negotiations, 30 days at the bargaining table and eight days of mediation. The main outstanding iss...

October 19, 2021

Kid's Cottage Day Care Society - Bargaining Update – Tentative Agreement Rati...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties!Bargaining unit members have voted in favour of ratification.The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distribution. In the meantime, members may refer to the Ratification Bulletin together for a complete picture of the collective agreement la...

October 14, 2021

BC Parks OHS Reps, September 22 meeting follow-up - BCGEU

You’re receiving this email as an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) member representative within BC Parks. Please forward this email to other BC Parks worker OHS reps that did not receive it, and let them know they can update their contact information with the BCGEU here.A big thanks to all who joined our September 22 meeting of BC Parks OHS worker reps. We had a very good turnout, and there...

October 12, 2021

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2022 - BCGEU

Each year, the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) offers input into next year's provincial budget by making recommendations in a written submission to the B.C. government's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. These recommendations reflect the voice of our union's 80,000 members, based on direct input from the BCGEU's senior elected leadership.Last week, our union pr...