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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 15, 2022

All BCGEU Members at City Hall Child Care Society, Local 303 - Your Bargainin...

Nominations for the Bargaining Committee closed at 5:00 pm on March 4th and the following members have been elected for the following positions: Bargaining Committee Member – Penny Chiu              Acclaimed Bargaining Committee Member – Sayaka Shibuya       Acclaimed Bargaining Committee Member – Amber Grewall        Acclaimed Congratulations to the successful candidates!Your Bargaini...

March 14, 2022

Negotiations With PSA Stall Over Gap In Wage Proposals - BC General Employees...

VICTORIA, B.C. – Negotiations between the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and the provincial government’s Public Service Agency (PSA) have stalled over a significant gap in wage proposals. The current agreement between the parties, which covers more than 32,000 union members, expires on March 31, 2022. “We have made good progress so far on some very important issues that will substantially ...

March 10, 2022

BCGEU Social Media Community Guidelines - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Every individual has the right to contribute to the conversation on the BCGEU's social media channels. These conversations will be respectful of others' political affiliation, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, abilities, appearance, and occupation. Harassment will not be tolerated: Harassment is defined as comments which ridicule, humiliate, insult, or degrade another user on the basis of ra...

March 08, 2022

Cowichan branch of VIRL behind picket lines as BCGEU librarians escalate job ...

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 on the picket line at VIRL's Cowichan Branch (2687 James Street in Duncan) today. The picket is the first step in escalated job action from the librarians who are awaiting response to their latest counteroffer from the employer ...

March 08, 2022

Update from the fifth week of Community Social Services bargaining - BC Gene...

Last week was week five of negotiations between your Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA). We opened negotiations on Tuesday, March 1st by recognizing that March is Community Social Services Month, a time to honour and reflect on the important work that you do for our social safety net and for communities.So far...

March 08, 2022

UBC Child Care Services - BARGAINING COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN - BC Gene...

Three (3) members will be elected   The primary goal of the Bargaining Committee is to prepare for and conduct negotiations, with the employer, to renew the Collective Agreement. To achieve that goal, Bargaining Committee members will be expected to:    Attend all meetings of the bargaining committee, membership and other meetings related to bargaining Liaise between members at the worksite an...

March 04, 2022

March 8 International Women’s Day 2022 #BreakTheBias - BC General Employees' ...

March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history and around the world. An opportunity to recommit ourselves to stand together and work together to continue breaking down the barriers that still hold women back in far too many families, communities and workplaces. An opportunity to dream with our eyes open a...

March 04, 2022

Pickets at VIRL branches Wednesday if no offer made, says BCGEU librarians - ...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – Members of the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will begin escalated job action starting Wednesday, March 9 should they not receive a serious offer from the employer. On March 1, after the union had issued 72-hour strike notice, the employer made a new offer to librarians. Howeve...

March 04, 2022

Letter: BCGEU librarians call on VIRL Board of Trustees to #respectVIRLlibrar...

On Thursday March 3, 2022, all 48 BCGEU members working as librarians for the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) submitted a group letter to the library's Board Trustees. Read their letter here.The letter called on all 38 trustees to ensure that librarians' next collective agreement provides them with fundamental support – including a psychologically safe and respectful workplace, and wag...

March 02, 2022

All BCGEU Local 305 Members - Election for Local 305 Executive - BC General E...

The nomination period for 1st Vice Chairperson closed on February 28, 2022. Angela Reed, has been acclaimed. Congratulations to Angela Reed! Your Local Executive now consists of:Local Chairperson: Kari Bepple1st Vice Chairperson: Angela Reed2nd Vice Chairperson: Krista SherwoodTreasurer:  VacantRecording Secretary: Renata SaatMember-at-Large: Erin GilbertMember-at-Large: VacantMember-at-Large (...

March 02, 2022

Seventy-two hour strike notice filed: librarians on Vancouver Island urge ele...

BURNABY, B.C. (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES) – The BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) served the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) board with 72-hour strike notice on Monday, February 28. The union's move means libraries in many communities on Vancouver Island and neighbouring islands could be behind picket lines as early as 8 a.m. Thursday, March 3. The BCGEU is calling on elected represen...

March 01, 2022

March is Community Social Services Month - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Each March, we have the opportunity to recognize the dedicated and compassionate 13,000 professionals in our union that work in the community social services sector.Read the proclamation from the government here.Community social services workers are unsung heroes in our communities. Workers in the sector care for children, heal families, care for elders and they support adults with mental healt...

March 01, 2022

Collective Agreement Negotiations for members at Trafalgar Out of School Care...

Hello friends,  We are disappointed to report that talks between your Union and the Employer at the bargaining table have broken down and we are now at impasse. After postponing four rounds of bargaining, the Employer returned to the table with no amendments or counterproposals to their original position, which included concessions such as wage reductions.As you know from our meeting a couple w...

February 28, 2022

Your Local 303 Executive 2022-2025 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

We are pleased to provide the Local 303 Executive election results (by acclamation) as below:   In solidarity,   Andrea Duncan, Local Chair and Community Social Services Vice President Kay Sinclair, Staff Representative     Download PDF of notice here   UWU/MoveUP