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

April 02, 2019

Vancouver Society of Children's Centres (VSOCC) -Tentative Agreement and Rati...

The Union is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with VSOCC for a new collective agreement. The Union will be holding two ratification meetings to allow members to learn of the details and vote on the tentative agreement as follows: Date:         Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Time:        6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location:  Charleson Children's Centre                  1378 Rich...

April 02, 2019

Steward Nominations at Xyolhemeylh - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 14 stewards at Xyolhemeylh.  The roles and responsibilities of the steward are as follows: Investigation of complaints of an urgent nature; Investigation of grievances and assisting any employee whom the steward represents in presenting a grievance in accordance with the grievance procedure; Supervision of ballot boxes and other related functions during ratificatio...

April 01, 2019

Arcus Community Resources Ltd. Nominations for Steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 16 stewards at Arcus Community Resources Ltd. 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 April 8, 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), em...

March 26, 2019

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

The Union and the Employer bargaining committees met for four days in March, and we have agreed to most of our non-monetary items. We have started to negotiate monetary items and have further dates set for bargaining on June 3 and 4, 2019. We continue to make good progress and work towards reaching a fair collective agreement with your Employer. Will keep you informed through the process. Thank...

March 25, 2019

Bargaining Update & Request for Your Input! - Salvation Army Centre of Hope ...

UpdateAs you may know, Barney Usborne is taking a regular position in another BCGEU bargaining unit and has stepped aside from your bargaining committee. We thank Barney for his work to-date and wish him all the best!We are pleased to welcome Debbie Buckles to your committee! Debbie had been elected as an alternate and will now sit as a regular committee member.Request for Your Input!Your barga...

March 22, 2019

Xyolhemeylh -Conference Calls re: Indigenous Services Benefits - BCGEU

Earlier this week you received information about the level of benefits that could be received without paying any amount for premiums. The reason for this option being presented to you is that a significant majority of you told us that your preference was to preserve or increase your take home pay and reduce the level of benefits. It is your feedback that is guiding this process and nothing else...

March 22, 2019

St. Michael's Day Care -REVISED: Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

Your current collective agreement with the Employer expires on June 30, 2019. Negotiations between the parties will commence after a bargaining committee has been formed. Attached to this notice is a nomination form for one (1) bargaining committee member position. Nominations for the bargaining committee position must be received by the Lower Mainland Area office by 5:00pm Friday, March 29, 20...

March 21, 2019

Basic Income submission - BCGEU

As you may be aware, in July 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income were invited to share their input with the committee, and the BCGEU developed a submission that brings the voice ...

March 19, 2019

Xyolhemeylh - Benefits Review Committee - Update - BCGEU

Prior to ratification, you were asked about your preference with respect to maintaining wages and maintaining benefits. This is how you answered: A significant majority of you (73.26%) have told us to reduce benefits to either maintain your current take home pay or improve it. Each employee who is fully covered by Xyolhemeylh benefits pays between $2000 and $3000 annually in premiums. Employee...

March 18, 2019

The BCGEU supports Association of Legal Aid Lawyers strike vote - BCGEU

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. "B.C.'s legal aid lawyers help some of our province's most vulnerable people get access to justice, and as they demand the funding they need to serve British Columbians, the BCGEU stands in support of their strike vote," says BCGEU president Stephanie S...

March 15, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack - BCGEU

Like all of you, I am angry and shocked and heartbroken at the news of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. Some of you know that I grew up and started my career as an ECE and a labour activist in New Zealand. I still have family and friends there and I think of New Zealand as home. This attack feels very personal for me and I am writing to share my thoughts with all of you. First, I want to e...

March 14, 2019

Nomination for Local 309 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the 309 local executive: Chairperson 2nd Vice Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large 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. The deadline for nominations is: Monday, April 15, 2019 I...

March 14, 2019

BCGEU celebrates announcement to bring home support workers under government ...

The Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health authorities have announced they will bring home support services in-house. The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has been lobbying to bring home care support workers under government employment for over two decades and enthusiastically welcomes a change that will provide greater security to workers, and b...