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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

March 31, 2022

Salvation Army Richmond House- BCGEU stewards - BC General Employees' Union ...

Please be advised that Michael Brunelle, Lynne Fader, and Dean Logan (Alternate) have been acclaimed as stewards at Salvation Army – Richmond House. Please join me in congratulating them.If you have any questions regarding workplace issues or your collective agreement, please contact your shop steward. In solidarity,Andrea Duncan, Component 3 Chairperson and Local 303 ChairpersonEdward Mishra, ...

March 31, 2022

Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families - Bargaining Committee ...

The collective agreement with your Employer expires on March 31, 2022 and your Union is preparing for the next round of collective bargaining. We need your help and participation in the first step of the bargaining process which is to elect a Union bargaining committee to negotiate the new collective agreement with the Employer's bargaining committee. The positions available are: Bargaining co...

March 31, 2022

All Local 304 Members - Local 304 Nomination for Equity Worker - BC General E...

The Union is in receipt of a nomination for the vacant Equity Worker executive position on the local. Pursuant to the Provincial Executive Policy D8 (#8), the nomination period will close three days after receipt.If you are interested in submitting a nomination for the Equity Worker position, nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on  April 4, 2022.In solidarity,Heather TurnerStaff Represent...

March 30, 2022

All 303 Members at Brant Villa Day Care Society (Learning Tree) - Your Bargai...

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 and the following members have been elected for the following positions: · Bargaining Committee Member – Myrna Bautista Acclaimed · Bargaining Committee Chair – Branka Bozic Acclaimed Congratulations to the successful candidates!Your Bargaining Committee will now begin preparations to negotiate a renewal col...

March 29, 2022

BCGEU librarians still without offer, all to strike with pickets at targeted ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – After more than a week without an offer from their employer, members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action. As of 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30th, all BCGEU members working as VIRL employees will be on strike. In person and virtual services at all ...

March 25, 2022

BCGEU and PSA head back to the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) will be resuming after a 15 day break. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. "We always say 'where there's talk, there's hope" so getting invited back to the table is definitely posi...

March 25, 2022

Video: Bargaining 101 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Right now, your Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is at the bargaining table working toward a new collective agreement for you and 17,000 other workers in employed in community social services across the province. Your contract expires on March 31st. Bargaining can be a long and complex process. To help you better understand all of the steps involved, we've made a video t...

March 24, 2022

304 members at Salvation Army - Centre of Hope - Call for nominations for Bar...

Nominations for three bargaining committee members are now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on March 29, 2022 and can be dropped off at the Fraser Valley BCGEU area office, faxed to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.667.1103 or emailed to [email protected], attention Heather Turner or Rhonda Karaboitis. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesda...

March 22, 2022

pushing for solutions in bargaining talks - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your Community Social Services Bargaining Association is continuing to meet with the employers’ association. We are pushing to achieve the non-monetary priorities that you identified as important measures to address the challenges in the community social services sector. By the end of last week, your bargaining association tabled all non-monetary topics and interests for consideration. We are c...

March 22, 2022

Stephanie Smith on CKNW's Mike Smyth show to talk bargaining - BC General Emp...

This morning, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee spoke with CKNW's Michael Smyth about public service bargaining. "What we're looking for and what we think is very reasonable are cost of living adjustments… Our members over the last two years have learned their worth, they know their value, they know their contributions to our province, and they know that...

March 21, 2022

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BCGEU Statement on CFNU re-admitting BCNU Recently, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) announced their plan to re-admit the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) into their union, more than a decade after they left the CFNU because of raiding activities in our province. BCNU raided our union, and other health care unions in BC, for several years in an attempt to build their own power at the expen...

March 17, 2022

BCGEU librarians expand pickets and escalate job action - BC General Employee...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are escalating their job action starting Friday, March 18th in an ongoing effort to get the VIRL Board to issue a new wage mandate. “We’ve said from the beginning—librarians don’t want to be on picket lines in front of their librari...