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

May 23, 2019

Chilliwack Community Services - Nominations for Steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 4 stewards at Chilliwack Community Services. New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is June 7, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604.882.5032), email...

May 22, 2019

Bargaining Update for The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met on May 21st to prepare to get back to the table. We are scheduled to meet with the Employer's bargaining committee June 3rd and 4th and are focussing on reaching agreement on our first collective agreement.We know that you have been waiting for a first agreement for some time now and we appreciate your patience. We will continue to update you.Thank you again for yo...

May 22, 2019

Painting on Glass & the West Kootenay Area Office Open House - BCGEU

To help celebrate our 100th Anniversary the BCGEU would like to invite all members & their families to an Open House at the Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 12:00 & 2:00 pm please come and join us for appetizers & refreshments. We are also hosting a painting party. A Painting on Glass workshop with Angela Lenard, will be offered from 2:...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 14, 2019

IMSS Members in Prince George – Local 311 - Seniority List - BCGEU

Recently, your union raised issue with a seniority list produced and hung at the worksite that organized members by their accumulated hours. Under your new collective agreement, regular part-time and regular full-time employees accumulate seniority by original hire date. This is utilized for rights and provisions under the collective agreement such as vacation entitlement and selection, vacancy...

May 14, 2019

Local 304 Members at Arcus Community Resources - Steward Election Results - B...

Please be advised that Melinda McLeod has been elected to the position of Steward for Local 304.   Congratulations and welcome Melinda.   In Solidarity   Heather TurnerStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 10, 2019

Members at Kids Cottage Day Care Society - BCGEU

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has two (2) vacancies that must be filled. As such, nominations for two (2) bargaining committee members from Kids Cottage Day Care Society are now open.  A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on June 10, 2019 and can be dropp...

May 10, 2019

National Nursing Week 2019 - BCGEU

Every day our communities rely on the incredible contribution and commitment of front-line health care providers. Nursing Week is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding job done by these caring professionals. "Nurses play a huge part in caring for our communities. Whether they are LPNs or RNs, working in residential care facilities, or other front-line services, they go to work e...

May 09, 2019

Xyolhemeylh - Results of Benefits Vote - BCGEU

Your Benefits Review Committee is pleased to announce that you have chosen by a majority vote of 64.8% to move to Indigenous Services benefits on July 1, 2019. On this date, you will be relieved of paying premiums as Xyolhemeylh will be paying all premiums. The summary of the Indigenous Services benefits is here: https://assets.nationbuilder.com/bcgeu/pages/9383/attachments/original/1553033866/...

May 07, 2019

Members at Community Connections 2 - Bargaining Committee – Call for Nominati...

Nominations are now open for one (1) Bargaining Committee position. If more than one (1) member is nominated, an election will take place. If you or someone you know is interested in being on the bargaining committee, please complete the attached nomination form. All nominations must be received no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Please send them to: BCGEU West Kootenay Area Office2...

May 06, 2019

BCGEU remembers Bobbi Pettett - BCGEU

On behalf of the members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bobbi Pettett, who passed away on May 5, 2019. Bobbi was a dedicated activist and beginning in 1989, she held many positions in the union from steward, local chair, and bargaining committee member to component chair and member of the provincial executive. She ...

May 02, 2019

Salvation Army – Belkin House Bargaining Update – Bargaining Committee Elect...

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Lea Salov Sonia Basalyga Teodoro Ignacio 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 St...

May 02, 2019

BCGEU disappointed to see campaign opposing reform to improve seniors’ care -...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is disappointed to see today's launch of the BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) campaign opposing the provincial government's decision to bring home support services in-house under the Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities. The BCGEU has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under go...

April 29, 2019

Members Ratify Tentative Agreement for Pooh Corner Day Care Society - BCGEU

We are pleased to advise that the tentative collective agreement was ratified by the members on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The members voted 100 % in favour of accepting the new agreement. We are in the process of finalizing the collective agreement.Copies will be sent to all members and it will also be posted on the BCGEU website for easy access once it is completed. Our sincerest thanks to the...