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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

July 15, 2022

West Point Grey Daycare Society Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Uni...

our union wanted to update you about collective bargaining – thank you for taking the time to meet with us. The collective agreement has expired, but the terms of the agreement remain in force until a new contract is negotiated and voted on by all union members. We have met with your employer and are looking forward to getting to the bargaining table in September. We look forward to connecting ...

July 12, 2022

UBC Child Care Services - Bargaining Update – Next Steps - BC General Employe...

Friends, Your bargaining committee met on July 6, 2022, to continue our preparation for the renewal of your collective agreement which will now move into proposal development. To assist us in that process we will be distributing a long form survey intended to quantify the collated short form survey results. Please monitor your inboxes during the coming week. Your continued input will be extreme...

July 11, 2022

Harbourview Daycare (Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services) - Opening Nominations f...

Last week we served notice to bargain with the Employer and on the same day we received the news that the workers at the Neighbourhood House will join us in Collective Bargaining. We plan to get a head start working on your proposals.   When we met with you in May, we heard from you on areas where you want to see improvements in your Collective Agreement, and we also discussed other issues that...

July 08, 2022

Local 304 – Milieu Children and Family Services & Milieu Family Services Inc ...

Please be advised that the following member has been acclaimed as a steward at Milieu Children & Family Services and Milieu Family Services Inc.  Ramandeep Bining Should you have any questions or concerns at your worksite, please contact the above noted steward. If a steward is unsure of the answer to your question or concern, they will call the Union on your behalf and speak to the Staff...

July 06, 2022

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining Committee - BC General Em...

Special message from your Public Service Bargaining CommitteeLast fall, we conducted the most detailed and comprehensive preparations for public service negotiations in BCGEU history. This included reviewing nearly 500 proposals from union locals, 5800 bargaining survey results and polling results from over 5000 members. By engaging in extensive consultation with you, we learned about your chal...

July 05, 2022

Shaughnessy Heights Early Learning Centre - Results of Strike Vote - BC Gene...

Your voices have been heard – loud and clear!That's right –you supported your Bargaining Committee by voting 100% in favour of taking strike action, if that becomes necessary. That is a powerful mandate that we will take with us when we meet next. Our next steps are to attend the Labour Relations Board to try to mediate an agreement with your Employer.Thank you to everyone who attended and vote...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 4, 2022Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break downVICTORIA, B.C. – After three days of positive public service negotiations last week, talks between the BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU) and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) broke down this morning.  Last week, the BCGEU's public service bargaining committee developed a creativ...

July 04, 2022

Preparations for public service strike escalate as talks break down - BC Gene...

After three days of positive negotiations last week, your bargaining committee was surprised and disappointed that despite our best efforts to bridge the gap, your employer – the B.C. government through the Public Service Agency (PSA) – has refused to table a proposal that meets your key demand of cost-of-living protection. Talks between your bargaining committee and the employer broke down thi...

July 01, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BC General Employees...

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2022 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. Click here for 2022 winners (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship).   This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of five topics:   The BC provincial government recently passed legislation for paid sick leave for all workers. Do you think t...

June 30, 2022

Updates from your Community Social Services negotiating committee - BC Genera...

Bargaining updateYour community social services negotiating committee was back at the bargaining table last week.  We continued to work through a number of significant items, including further discussions on the monetary priorities put forward by community social service workers from all three sub-sectors- Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services.Discussions around co...

June 29, 2022

All BCGEU Members at UBC Child Care Services - Follow-Up to Member Drop-Ins -...

Friends, Thank you to each of you who took the time to drop-in on June 16, June 22 or otherwise reach out. The results of the short form survey are supported by what we heard: your workload is excessive, you are tired of doing work for which your Employer is responsible such as meeting staffing levels, and that you want to be able to focus on the job for which you have been hired which is to pr...

June 23, 2022

Fellow BCGEU members in the public service voted in favour of strike action -...

Have you heard the news? Your fellow BCGEU members in the Public Service voted 94.6% in favour of striking for a fair collective agreement that includes cost-of-living-adjustments. Here’s how this affects you: Members directly employed by the Government of B.C. took a strike vote to push their employer, the Public Service Agency (PSA), to improve their disappointing wage offer and come back wit...