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

July 27, 2016

Election results for Local 304 Member-at-large positions

The Local 304 election is no longer required due to the withdrawal of one candidate's stand for nomination. Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the following members have been acclaimed in the two member-at-large positions: Cori Kleisinger Bryanna Anderson A member of your local executive will work with stewards and mail contacts to arrange pick-up of the balloting materials. We would ...

July 27, 2016

Inclusion Parksville Society nominations for shop stewards (2 positions)

Nominations are now open for 2 positons for shop steward at Inclusion Parksville Society. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distri...

July 27, 2016

Members at Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) Re: Tentativ...

A tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer on July 22, 2016. We will be conducting a ratification meeting at your worksite in the near future where you will have the opportunity to hear, review, ask questions and vote on the tentative agreement. Highlights Include: •    1st year – 1% wage increase as on August 1, 2016       2nd year – 1.5% wage increase on April 1, 2017       3...

July 26, 2016

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Strike Vote

A Strike Vote will be conducted on:   Aboriginal Shelter Tim Hortons on Terminal Avenue at Station Street July 7 from 8 am to noon July 8 from noon to 4 pm   Friendship Centre Starbucks on Hastings Street at McLean Drive July 28 from 11 am to 3 pm   For the employees of:          Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society   In the bargaining unit defined as employees at 1607 East Ha...

July 19, 2016

Local 0306 2nd Vice Chairperson Election Results

The results of the Local 306 election for 2nd Vice Chairperson is that Marianne Halberstadt was the successful candidate.   The complete Local 0306 Executive is now as follows:  Linda Rowley - Chairperson Tammy Fisher –1st Vice Chairperson Marianne Halberstadt – 2nd Vice Chairperson Laura Klassen – Treasurer Joan Busat – Secretary Laurie Brown – Member-at-large  (1) Marge Wehlen – Member-at-L...

July 14, 2016

Salvation Army – Ocean Crest Ministries Labour Management Committee

Representatives of Ocean Crest Ministries and the BCGEU meet regularly to discuss Labour Relations matters of interest to employees.  These meetings are called Labour Management Committee meetings.  Currently, there is no one working at a Thrift Store who attends these meetings.  Both the Employer and the Union would like to have someone come to these meetings so that Thrift Store employees ...

July 14, 2016

Members at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. Nominations for Steward (2 positions)

Nominations are now open for 2 positons for steward at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU...

July 08, 2016

Region 4 Women's Conference

                                                                Register now for the BCGEU Region 4 Women’s Conference, September 23-24, 2016 in Prince George. The Conference is open to all BCGEU women in Areas 06, 10, 11 & 12. The Conference commences on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George St., Prince George with a panel session which will include a dynamic group of...