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

June 12, 2019

Burnaby Children's Centres Society (BCCS) Members Ratify Tentative Agreement,...

The Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and Burnaby Children's Centres Society (BCCS) have ratified their agreement starting April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2023.Your Bargaining Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the ratification vote, and all members for their support throughout this round of collective bargaining.   In solidarity Kathleen Hur...

June 11, 2019

Local 304 Union Orientation Night June 17, 2019 - BCGEU

Local 304 Union Orientation Night June 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Fraser Valley Union Office 8555 – 198A Street, Langley   ****** REMINDER ******  New member? Existing member? Do you have a question for your union? Come join your fellow members and meet your Local Executives for pizza! You will have a chance to learn about the BCGEU. This orientation will be specific to Local 304 members...

June 11, 2019

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope - Save the Date – July 5, 2019! - BCGEU

Now that we have a tentative agreement on your first collective agreement, you need to vote on whether to accept the terms. We are currently working on a draft of your collective agreement, so that we can give you a copy and go over what we achieved with you before you vote. Join us for ratification meetings on July 5, 2019 at The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope. We want the opportunity to go ov...

June 10, 2019

Change to the UBC Child Care Services bargaining committee - BCGEU

There has been a change to the bargaining committee. Because Erin had to step down, the following nominees have agreed to step up:  Barbara Undurraga – Pioggia Daycare – bargaining committee member Angela Chiasson – Hummingbird Daycare – alternate  Thank you and welcome to the bargaining team! The committee is in the process of scheduling meeting dates, and we will keep you informed as we go ...

June 07, 2019

British Columbians need a break: the BCGEU submission to the Fair Wages Commi...

BURNABY- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' union, representing more than 79,000 workers in various sectors and occupations in the province has submitted its report to the provincial government's Fair Wages Commission. The Fair wages commission was set up by the provincial government to advise government on how to raise minimum wages with increases that are regular, measured...

June 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Review Underway - BCGEU

In response to years of advocacy by workers and their unions, the provincial government has initiated an independent and comprehensive review of BC's workers' compensation system.  This is a tremendously important opportunity for BCGEU members to tell their stories about the injustices within the current system, and to influence legislative and policy changes that will restore fairness to the w...

June 06, 2019

BCLRB case decided in our favour, upcoming worksite visits to discuss next st...

As you may have heard, last week the BC Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) ruled in favour of our challenge against unfair labour practices that have occurred at your worksite over the past year. You can read the short decision document here: http://www.lrb.bc.ca/decisions/B073$2019.pdf.All workers deserve a healthy and supportive work environment yet for too long, your employer has failed to provi...

June 06, 2019

Members at The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope - Tentative Agreement Reached -...

Your bargaining committee met with the employer on Monday and Tuesday this week, and we reached a tentative agreement on your first collective agreement late Tuesday night. Highlights of the collective agreement: • Four-year agreement, expiring March 31, 2022 • Language on occupational health and safety and harassment procedures • Standard language on union rights and recognition, grievance pro...

June 05, 2019

Final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous W...

On Monday, June 3rd, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report and recommendations in a ceremony at the National Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Algonquin Territory. The release was the culmination of a three-year process in which the Inquiry heard testimony, submissions and stories from more than 2,000 people including the fami...

June 05, 2019

Nomination for Positions on the Local 0310 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations for the following positions on the Local 0310 Executive are now open. Chair                             VACANT      Member-at Large (1)           VACANT 1st Vice Chair               Pat Taylor     Member-at Large (2)          VACANT 2nd Vice Chair               VACANT      Member-at Large (3)           VACANT Treasurer                      VACANT      Equity Delegate           ...

June 03, 2019

Victoria Area Office hours – Thursday, June 6 - BCGEU

Please be advised that the hours of operation at the Victoria Area Office for Thursday, June 6, 2019 will be from Noon – 5:00 pm. UWU/MoveUP

May 31, 2019

Burnaby Centre Children's Society Tentative Agreement and Ratification Meetin...

The Union is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with BCCS for a new collective agreement. The Union will be holding a ratification meeting to allow members to learn of the details and vote on the tentative agreement as follows:   Date: Monday, June 10 Time: 6:15pm to 7:30pm Location: Taylor Park Children's Centre   A package with the changes and details of the te...

May 31, 2019

Tentative agreement reached at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

Unionized workers at Telus Employer Solutions (formerly TSSI), who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government, have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced today. "This was a challenging round of bargaining for our members, who recently voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike vote to back up their bargaining deman...

May 31, 2019

Labour Code amendments give workers and unions more power - BCGEU

B.C.'s Labour Code is the rule book for how workers organize to join unions as well as how unionized workers and their employers interact. Despite its importance to working people and unions, the Code had gone without an update for more than 15 years until the provincial government launched a legislative review process in 2018. Your union made a submission to that process that recommended a ser...

May 31, 2019

The Provincial magazine - Spring 2019 - BCGEU

The spring issue of The Provincial magazine is finished and ready to download. Featured in this issue: BCGEU News – Reports on BC Budget 2019, the money laundering inquiry and the BCGEU's centennial celebration. Community Social Services – Reports on initiatives in the CSS sector. Campaigns – Updates on our Affordable BC, Shop Public and A Day Without Admin campaigns. BCGEU Community News ...

May 30, 2019

Abbotsford Community Services - Nominations for steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two stewards with Abbotsford Community Services. These are additional to the existing position currently held by Sharon Hollingsworth. New stewards are trained by the union. The deadline for nominations is June 5, 2019 by 5 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604-882-5032), email (area04@bcgeu.ca)...

May 29, 2019

Xyolhemeylh - Service to Stó:lō - BCGEU

A Union/ Employer joint bulletin released recently has created some concern. Your union has agreed to the process described in the bulletin as being within the Employer's rights under the collective agreement and relevant legislation. The meeting is focused on Stó:lō staff of the Employer as the Employer has a mandate to provide services to Stó:lō communities and wherever possible use Stó:lō pe...

May 29, 2019

Local 304 General/Executive Meeting/Member Orientation Night June 17, 2019 a...

Where: Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 – 198A Street Langley, BC V2Y 0A9 There will be a Local 304 executive meeting June 17th at 5:30 pm. Immediately afterwards all members of Local 304 are invited to a meet and greet. Pizza will be served. Members will have an opportunity to meet their Local executives, ask questions and learn about what their union can do for them. Come join your fellow mem...

May 28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU - BCGEU

Share your union stories!   Back in 1919, workers came together to form what we know today as the BCGEU. As part of our Centennial celebrations, we're looking back at the many ways that our union has impacted our worksites and communities throughout the years. Be a part of telling the story of our history in your community through events, photos, and more.   Have something to share or want to b...

May 28, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election Results for UBC Child Care Services - BCGEU

Balloting is now complete and the following members have been elected to represent you on your bargaining committee, which are listed in alphabetical order: Erin Bowman Cathy Carson Lee McArthur Congratulations and thank you to all of the nominees.The union bargaining committee is in the process of scheduling meeting dates and we will keep you informed throughout the process.In solidarity,Se...

May 28, 2019

Collective Agreement Ratification for SPARC BC - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is very pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified today. Members voted 100% in favour of ratifying the deal.Thank you to everyone who participated in the ratification vote and for your support and feedback during this round of negotiations.The ratification vote concludes the bargaining process. Your new collective agreement is now in effect. A...

May 27, 2019

Casino workers vote to join B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector - BCGEU

A strong majority want to be a part of the union. (Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casin...

May 27, 2019

Local 304 Union Orientation Night - BCGEU

Local 304 Union Orientation Night June 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Are you a new member? An old member? Do you have a question for your union? Come join your fellow members and meet your Local Executives for pizza! You will have a chance to learn about the BCGEU. This orientation will be specific to Local 304 members. Please RSVP to gina.cherubini@bcgeu.ca   Hope to see your there!     Tam...