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

January 06, 2017

Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living - Steward Nominations Results

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with the following members being acclaimed. Suzanne Amendolagine Victoria Wilson Brandon Peterson Please note the other stewards at your worksite are: Shirly Hooge Susan (Sue) Clarke James Thorhaug Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. ...

January 05, 2017

Xyolhemeylh Bargaining Committee Election Results

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your first collective agreement with Xyolhemeylh (names in the order they appeared on the ballot): •    Kwu Lu Su l Wut, Kilgard (Dena Silver) •    Deborah Young •    Sandra Postnikoff Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let the...

January 04, 2017

Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position) for Campbell River & District Assoc...

To:     All BCGEU Members at Campbell River & District Association for Community Living Re:     Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position) - Passages Program   Nominations are now open for a shop stewards at Campbell River & District Association for Community Living.   What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They...

January 03, 2017

New BCGEU Pension Plan - BC Target Benefit Pension Plan

Download PDF of BC Target Benefit Pension Plan Booklet 2017 November Newsletter

December 16, 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbesto...

Immediate Release                                                                        December 15, 2016 Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians. ...

December 15, 2016

Community Social Services: wage increases effective February 1, 2017 – new wa...

Community Social Services: wage increases effective February 1, 2017 – new wage grids available The Public Service Agency has calculated the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for 2017, which will amount to an 0.35% increase on hourly rates effective the first pay period after February 1, 2017. A general wage increase of 1% is also in effect on the same date, raising hourly wage rates for all ...

December 15, 2016

Steward Nomination Results for Surrey Association for Community Living

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with the following members being acclaimed.  •    Amanda Trudeau-Rai •    Joalene Andrews •    James Shepherd Please note the other stewards at your worksite are: •    Melinda Calayo •    Erin Stome-Thornson Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. ...

December 15, 2016

Steward Nomination Results for Mission Community Services Society

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with the following two members being acclaimed: •    Lana Michelle Viala •    Leana Anfield They both join Alex Petkov as your active stewards at your worksite. Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. Training will be arranged by the union for the n...

December 15, 2016

Stewards at Semiahmoo House Society

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with Christy Benson being acclaimed.  Please note the other stewards at your worksite are: •    Katrina Drake •    Kyla Smienk Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. In solidarity   Sarah Georgetti Staff Representative Download PDF of notice here.

December 15, 2016

Steward Nomination Results for Younghusband Resources Ltd

Please note the recent nomination call for stewards resulted with the following members being acclaimed.  •    Julieta Morawski •    April Lucarino •    Angella Simon Please note the other stewards at your worksite are: •    Christine Yaremy Please contact one of the stewards should you require assistance with your collective agreement or have worksite concerns. The new stewards will be tr...

December 14, 2016

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope - Ratification Vote Results

Ballots were counted for the ratification vote and the majority of members voted in favour to ratify the tentative agreement. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. In Solidarity Your Bargaining Committee: Cliff Delorme, Bargaining Committee Susan Smith, Bargaining Committee Barney Usborne, Bargaining Committee Chair Selena Kongpreecha, Staff Representative – Negotiations  Do...

December 12, 2016

BCGEU sends solidarity message to jailed Iranian trade unionists

As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below. 

December 09, 2016

International Human Rights Day: Human rights are everyone’s rights, everywhere

Today we recognize International Human Rights Day.  Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms. In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.  Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...

December 08, 2016

Do you work for more than one employer? Important Pension Information

Are you part-time, temporary or casual? Did you know you can qualify to join the Municipal Pension Plan if you have multiple employers who are part of the MPP and combine your service to maximize your pension? If you work for more than one MPP employer and your combined employment would give you two years of service and at least 35 per cent of the Yearly Maximum Pensionable Earnings -YMPE (ap...