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

April 18, 2019

Local 312 Executive By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below for Local 312 executive. One candidate statement is attached and will be available through the e-voting link. Recording Secretary Lucia Morton - Attached Nichole Furtado – No Candidate Bio A link for you to cast your ballot will be sent via email to all Local 312 members on April 18, 2019. Please be sure to check your spam and auto-s...

April 17, 2019

Arcus Community Resources - Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that Sarah Chester and James Knoller have been elected to the position of Stewards for Local 304. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulations and welcome Sarah and James. In Solidarity Heather Turner Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

April 17, 2019

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee at Golden Ears Preschool Associ...

Nominations for one bargaining committee member from your preschool are now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on May 17, 2019 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 area04@bcgeu.ca , attention Heather Turner. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 pm on May 17, 201...

April 16, 2019

Xyolhemeylh Benefit Review Committee Membership And Process - BCGEU

Dear Member,As you know the collective agreement contains a provision for reviewing and potentially modifying the current benefit plan. There is a joint Benefits Review Committee (BRC) consisting of 6 members in total – 3 from the employer and 3 from the union. There is no guidance on how those individuals are selected in the collective agreement. Regardless of the number assigned to the commit...

April 16, 2019

Ratification Meeting for Pooh Corner Day Care Society - BCGEU

The Union has reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. A tentative agreement needs to be approved by the membership in a ratification vote.  The Union Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the tentative agreement. A Ratification meeting will be held: When:     Thursday, April 25, 2019                5:45pm – 6:45 ...

April 16, 2019

Revised - Steward Election Results for Xyolhemeylh - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to the position of Steward at Xyolhemeylh for Local 304:  Lisa Binder  Chelsea Brink  Colleen Dalrymple  Brittany Epp  Cara Hillman  Kris Wiggins  Johanna Miller  Shaheena Khanmohamed  Joelle Reynolds  Stacey Moore  James Yard  Mike White We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. Congratulati...

April 16, 2019

STEP UP Education Session - BCGEU

You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Peace River Area Office. STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or retu...

April 11, 2019

Local 303 Members at Salvation Army - Stevenson House - BCGEU

Re:Bargaining Committee for Salvation Army - Stevenson House We are pleased to announce your bargaining committee as follows: • John Kydd • Paul McRae • Jeanne On In the coming weeks, your bargaining committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representatives Ryan Stewart and Angela Mahlmann, will begin preparing for negotiations with your Employer. We will keep you informed as our work progresses. Thank...

April 11, 2019

Members at Xyolhemeylh - Conference Calls re: Benefits Enrolment Form - BCGEU

Earlier this week you received information about moving to a new benefits carrier. Based on questions we've seen so far directly to the Employer's HR Dept, we think that another telephone town hall would be helpful.  There is no change of benefits plan involved in this enrolment process. It is only to allow for changing the benefit carrier away from Manulife effective July 1, 2019.  We understa...

April 11, 2019

Xyolhemeylh -Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to the position of Steward at Xyolhemeylh for Local 304: Lisa Binder                      Chelsea Brink Colleen Dalrymple            Brittany Epp Cara Hillman                   Shaheena Khanmohamed Johanna Miller                 Scott Penner Joelle Reynolds                Mike White James Yard We would like to thank everyone who p...

April 11, 2019

Burnaby Children's Centres Society (BCCS) update on bargaining - BCGEU

Bargaining will commence on April 16, 2019. Thanks to everyone who submitted a bargaining questionnaire as this information helps your committee develop bargaining proposals. If you have questions or ideas about what you would like to see in bargaining, please contact one of your committee members. In solidarity Kathleen Huren, Bargaining Committee MemberAmanda Urquhart, Bargaining Committee Me...

April 10, 2019

Looking into the new report on B.C. money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government released a report from Peter German, noting that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU joined Adam Stirling to talk more about the report. see video here.. UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2019

Salvation Army - Belkin House Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Lea Salov Manuel Ulliac Ana-Maria Caceda Huaman Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this important election process.In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with B...

April 09, 2019

Salvation Army – Richmond House Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

Balloting is now completed and the following member has been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Rajan Paul Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this important election process.In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representative Angela Mahlma...

April 08, 2019

Only a public inquiry can reveal the full scope of money laundering in B.C. -...

BURNABY – Today the B.C. government released the initial details of investigator Peter German's latest report on money laundering in the province, which disclosed that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. As the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) continues to call for a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and mone...

April 08, 2019

Local 304 By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below for Local 304 executive. Candidate statements are attached and will be available through the e-voting link.                      Treasurer                                         Member at Large                    Shirly Hooge                                    Valda Kargbo                    Valda Kargbo                             ...

April 05, 2019

St. Michael's Daycare Board Bargaining Committee and Survey - BCGEU

Please be advised that following members have been acclaimed to the St. Michael's Daycare Board bargaining committee:   Masuma Rashid Kabir Karen Neufeld   I want to thank Rashid and Karen for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining. I look forward to working with them during this round of bargaining.Please take the time to fill out the attached survey so that the Ba...