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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

August 16, 2022

The parties continue talks at the bargaining table - BC General Employees' Un...

The nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) was back at the table in the first two weeks of August for further discussions with the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA). The community social services sectoral agreements cover more than 17,000 unionized workers across the province and includes workers in the Community Living Services, General Servic...

August 15, 2022

Members at Salvation Army Belkin House - Tentative Agreement Reached - BC Gen...

Hello, We are pleased to announce that a tentative collective agreement has been reached with your employer. We will be having a Ratification meeting at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, to discuss the package and answer any questions you may have. Following this meeting, a confidential vote will be held. Please contact your Bargaining Committee Members if you have any questio...

August 15, 2022

BCGEU begins job action - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12. Picket lines will go up at the following locations: Delta Distribution Centre (DDC) – 7003 72nd Street, Delta...

August 15, 2022

BCGEU members at LDB distribution centres provincewide begin job action Monda...

BCGEU members will set up picket lines at 3:30 Monday at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres. The job sites involved are: Delta Distribution Centre Kamloops Distribution Centre Richmond Distribution Centre Victoria Wholesale Centre Only the BC LDB distribution sites listed above will be picketed. Who else is picketing: workers at the Wholesale Customer Centr...

August 12, 2022

BCGEU issues 72-hours’ strike notice: job action begins Monday, Aug. 15 - BC ...

Today, our union issued 72-hours’ strike notice to the Public Service Agency (PSA). This notice covers the 33,000 members of the public service bargaining unit who work for direct government. We will be in a legal strike position on Monday, Aug. 15 at 2:46 p.m. Keep an eye on your email for details on targeted sites to be picketed. A general message will be sent out on Monday morning. If your s...

August 12, 2022

BCGEU serves strike notice on provincial government - BC General Employees' U...

BCGEU serves strike notice on provincial governmentBURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The bargaining committee representing 33,000 members of the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) who work for the provincial government issued 72-hours' strike notice this afternoon. The B.C. public service bargaining unit will be in a legal position to take job action as of 2:46 p.m., Monday, August 15...

August 10, 2022

Cedar Drive Preschool Society - Bargaining Update #2 – Bargaining begins - B...

Your bargaining committee has put the final touches on our bargaining proposals and we are ready to start negotiations with the employer. Our first meeting with the employer has been scheduled for August 15, 2022, at which time both parties will exchange proposal packages. The parties will meet again on August 23 and 24 to respond to one another's proposals. As bargaining progresses, your Union...

August 08, 2022

Bargaining update for Acorn Day Care Society members - BC General Employees' ...

Your Union wants to update you about collective bargaining. The collective agreement has expired, but the terms of the agreement remain in force until a new contract is negotiated and voted on by all Union members. Bargaining will commence next week on August 15th. We look forward to connecting with you once again once we have more updates.    In solidarity  Kelly Lam, Bargaining CommitteeEdwar...

August 08, 2022

Acorn Day Care Society bargaining update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your Union wants to update you about collective bargaining. The collective agreement has expired, but the terms of the agreement remain in force until a new contract is negotiated and voted on by all Union members. Bargaining will commence next week on August 15th. We look forward to connecting with you once again once we have more updates.    In solidarity  Kelly Lam, Bargaining CommitteeEdwar...

July 29, 2022

Members at Salvation Army Richmond House - Tentative Settlement - BC General ...

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have achieved a tentative settlement. Ratification meeting and voting will take place: When: Thursday, Aug 4thTime: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Where: Richmond House In solidarity, Your Bargaining Committee:Michael Brunelle, ChairDean LoganLynne Fader Angela Mahlmann, Staff Representative, Negotiations Download PDF of notice hereUWU/MoveUP

July 28, 2022

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BC General Employee...

APPLICATION SUPPORT ANALYST ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTINGJuly 28, 2022   The B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia representing over 85,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services. The BCGEU requires an Application Support Specialist to work in the IT Services of the Admin...

July 27, 2022

We’re heading back to the bargaining table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Your community social services bargaining committee is preparing to head back to the table to negotiate a fair collective agreement that meets your needs and reflects your worth. We have bargaining dates scheduled for the first two weeks of August and we anticipate a challenging set of discussions ahead of us. Your committee is continuing to work through the issues that you have identified as p...

July 20, 2022

Community Builders Group - Nominations for 5 Shop Stewards - BC General Empl...

Nominations are now open for five (5) steward positions, in total, at all Community Builders Group worksites; Hornby Shelter, First Avenue Shelter, Metson Shelter and Rooms, Powell Rooms, Yale Hotel, Naomi Place, Reiderman Residence (South and North), Alewem, Aster Place and Granville Villa.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union. Some of ...

July 20, 2022

New polling shows that a majority of British Columbians support stronger inve...

Poll also shows a plurality of support for land value capture tax to fund affordable housing Burnaby - A Research Co. poll has found that a majority of British Columbians support progressive policies to address the housing affordability crisis. The poll was commissioned by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) as part of Affordable BC – the union’s ongoing campaign to address housing afford...