To ensure continuity of service during the COVID-19 pandemic, all BCGEU offices are closed and staff are working remotely to assist members.
We recommend that you email the appropriate office if you require assistance.
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.
Your Bargaining Committee has carefully considered our next steps in the bargaining process. Though the parties have reached agreement on a number of issues, as mentioned in our last bulletin, the parties are now at an impasse and cannot move forward in the bargaining process without assistance.
Specifically, the employer will not agree to certain monetary proposals that were your bargaining pr...
The BCGEU continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict on Wet’suwet’en territory.
As a trade union committed to supporting the full implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the BCGEU is deeply troubled by the current and ongoing events on Wet’suwe...
Further to our bargaining update in early January, the union has been waiting to hear back from the employer regarding the findings from an accounting firm on SVCCS's financials.
The employer just informed us they will be in touch next week to set up a time to discuss the results. We will provide you with an update after that discussion.
Thank you for your support.
This week B.C.'s independent Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) published the first ever provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia, A Billion Reasons to Care.Overall, the OSA confirms what our union has been saying for years: the contracted long-term care sector lacks accountability and transparency in funding and monitoring and fails to...
We met with the Employer on Monday in an attempt to move negotiations forward. Unfortunately, we have reached an impasse and the parties will need assistance to reach a tentative agreement. We are considering our options with respect to next steps. Please watch for further updates.
Thank you for your support. REMINDER:BCGEU members are getting a new Member ID card this fall so make sure your ma...
Due to inclement weather, the Kelowna Area Office has closed for the remainder of Tuesday, February 4. The office plans to reopen, February 5, at 8:30am. If you are a BCGEU member in the Okanagan (Area 07) and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward. Facilities related emergencies at the site can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877. UWU/MoveUP
Your current collective agreement with the Employer expires on March 31, 2020. You therefore need to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate a new collective agreement with the Employer.
You will be electing up to three bargaining committee members, with a maximum of one member from any one Centre, plus one alternate.
Attached to this notice is a nomination form for the Bargaining Committee M...
We wish to congratulate the following on their acclamation as your bargaining committee members for the negotiation of your fourth Collective Agreement:
Cindy Morrison and Anjana James.
We wish to thank these candidates for letting their names stand for election.
Your new bargaining committee will be meeting in the near future to put together a bargaining survey and circulating it to you.
TO: All Local 303 MembersDATE: Tuesday, February 25, 2020TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pmPLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office #130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 0C4 (kitty corner to Renfrew Skytrain station) Re: BCGEU 51th Triennial Constitutional Convention – Wednesday June 10 to Saturday, June 13, 2020, Vancouver, BC
Call for Nomination...
Nominations are now open for the following positions on the 309 local executive:
Young Worker Representative
Equity Worker Representative
The term is until early 2021. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. To nominate someone, please use the attached Nomination Fo...
Earlier this month Angela Chiasson, the alternate elected to the bargaining committee, stepped in in place of Cathy Carson. Angela is now fully up to speed at the bargaining table and we thank her for stepping in on short notice.
We met with the employer again on January 17, 2020 and we are continuing to work through the most challenging issues that remain outstanding at the bargaining table. W...
Please be advised that Dori Hogan has been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. Accordingly, the bargaining committee is comprised as follows: Dori Hogan Caroline Kent Swinder Sandher Jodi Woods In the coming weeks, the Union bargaining committee will meet to review your bargaining surveys and develop bargaining proposals prior to negotiating a new collective agreement with the Employer. ...
Please be advised that Dori Hogan has been acclaimed to your bargaining committee. Accordingly, the bargaining committee is comprised as follows: - Dori Hogan- Caroline Kent- Swinder Sandher- Jodi Woods In the coming weeks, the Union bargaining committee will meet to review your bargaining surveys and develop bargaining proposals prior to negotiating a new collective agreement with the Employer...
Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce the members have voted in favour of accepting the new agreement. The committee would like to thank you for support during this round of negotiations. In solidarityAlix Dolson, Bargaining Committee ChairpersonEdie Fisher, Bargaining Committee MemberChelsea Koronko, Bargaining Committee MemberBrent Camilleri, Staff RepresentativeJacqueline Corno,...
Due to inclement weather, the Terrace Area office will be closed on Monday, January 20.
The office plans to reopen Tuesday, January 21, at 8:30am.
If you are a BCGEU member in area 12 and need emergency support at your worksite, please contact your union steward.
Facilities related emergencies in Terrace can be directed to Ryan Schmid at 778-870-7877.