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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

February 25, 2021

To: All Local 0310 BCGEU Members - Nomination Results for 2021 Convention Del...

Nominations closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021 for positions of 2021 Convention Delegate and Alternate. The following were the successful candidates:                         Delegate (Chair)                   Melody Carleton Delegate                                Ann Gauvreau *No Alternates were nominated. The Union would like to thank everyone for their participation and interest in the ...

February 24, 2021

Meeting with Minister Simons - BCGEU

Earlier this month, your BCGEU senior leadership met with the newly appointed Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Nicholas Simons. You may not know this, but he's a former social worker and one-time BCGEU steward. We look forward to working together with Minister Simons to create a culture where our members and their clients can thrive.  It was a very positive meeting. We rais...

February 19, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Harbourview Childcare (Kiwassa Neighbourhood House) - Ba...

The last call for nominations was unsuccessful – no one put their name forward. We are looking for one person to sit on this committee. Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2021. I am the BCGEU Staff Representative who will be working with your bargaining committee in negotiating a new collective agreement with your employer.  The Union needs your help and participation with t...

February 17, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Protrans BC

A majority of the 180 Canada Line workers represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Sunday in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Protrans BC Operations Ltd., after reaching a tentative agreement on February 2, 2021. The agreement was ratified after 13 months without a contract, more than 40 bargaining sessions and is the re...

February 16, 2021

Pension Seminar Information - BCGEU

Online pension seminars are available at any time for the Public Service Plans at: MPP: https://mpp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars PSPP: https://pspp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars College: https://college.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars UWU/MoveUP

February 10, 2021

Black History Month Events and Resources - BCGEU

EVENTS & RESOURCES     Webinar  Then and Now: Shaping the Future of Black Canadians Through Lessons of Past and Anti-Racism  This 90-minute event will focus on Black history in BC and the impact of anti-Black racism.  The panel, moderated by Community Advocate Asiyah Robinson, will be composed of Silvia Mangue (BC Black History Awareness Society President), Olaolu Adeleye (Associate F...

February 08, 2021

Nominations for Bargaining Committee - Quadra Daycare Society - BCGEU

Call for Nominations  This is to provide all members notice that in preparation for upcoming negotiations with your employer and renewing your collective agreement, nominations are now open for two (2) bargaining committee members.  If you would like to serve on the committee or you know a member that you think would be a good person to represent you and your co-workers, please fill out the nom...

February 02, 2021

Tentative Agreement Reached - Sunset Childcare Society - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement.Full details about the deal will be provided shortly.A ratification meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17th from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm as part of your already scheduled meeting. Voting will take place at the meeting.Your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance of this renewal agreemen...

February 02, 2021

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protra...

No disruption to Canada Line as BCGEU reaches tentative agreement with Protrans BCBURNABY - After 13 months without a contract and more than 40 bargaining sessions-including close to 40 hours since Sunday morning-members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working on the Canada Line have reached a tentative deal with their employer. "Our members' goal has always been t...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU, Protrans BC to continue Canada Line talks - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today. However, talks are scheduled into the evening and the union is holding off on job action while negotiations continue. The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks sta...

February 01, 2021

BCGEU members on Canada Line back at the table Monday morning - BCGEU

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES - Members of the B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Seventeen hours of talks over the weekend brought the sides closer together, but did not result in a deal.  The two sides will resume bargaining Monday morning with the hopes ...

January 29, 2021

Canada Line workers issue 72-hour strike notice - BCGEU

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has issued a 72-hour strike notice to Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line as of 4:00 p.m. today. This move follows four days of mediation last week and several months of negotiations in which no significant progress was made on three main issues: wage parity, improved sick leave and contract length.For the past year, Canada Line wo...