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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

April 22, 2021

The Provincial Spring 2021 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial This issue has convention candidate statements, updates on the Fight for Essential Pay for BC Liquor Distribution Branch workers, COVID and Women a call for a just recovery, and a big win for the members in the Community Living Sector. UWU/MoveUP

April 22, 2021

Chartwell’s pandemic profiteering off seniors’ care demonstrates need to move...

The B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is appalled to learn that Chartwell Retirement Residences, where the union represents 125 members at two of its long-term care facilities in B.C., provided executive bonuses for "100% customer satisfaction during the pandemic" while at the same time rejecting a proposal to provide frontline workers a living wage despite their tireless e...

April 20, 2021

303 Steward Networking Meeting - BCGEU

   COMPONENT:        Community Social Services            LOCAL:       303 Steward Networking Meeting             DATE:        Monday, May 3, 2021              TIME:       6:00 pm – 7:00 pm VIA ZOOM                                               AGENDA This is an opportunity for Local 303 Stewards to meet, via Zoom, with Local 303 Executive members and Staff Representative to discuss and problem...

April 20, 2021

BCGEU applauds investments in sectors like childcare and seniors care; urges ...

Victoria, B.C. – The BCGEU is applauding Budget 2021's support for the critical public services needed to get B.C. through the pandemic. But the union representing tens of thousands of members direct government and throughout the province's broader public sector is highlighting that more needs to be done to support workers as we move towards recovery. "Our members' top priority for Budget 2021 ...

April 16, 2021

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 15, 2021

Salvation Army – Richmond House - Steward election - BCGEU

Thank you to the members who have put their name forward to fill the two vacant steward positions at Salvation Army – Richmond House. As we have two vacant positions and four candidates, we will be having an election. Members will be able to vote for two of the following candidates for the two steward positions: Adam Tobias Chelsea Lai Marnie Gittens Ron Niedjalski Electronic ballots will be ...

April 13, 2021

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister’...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021B.C. liquor and cannabis workers rally for essential pay at Finance Minister's offices  BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – After more than a year of serving the public safely and peacefully at publicly-owned liquor and cannabis stores and warehouses without financial acknowledgement of their pandemic working conditions, B.C. Government and Service Employees'...

April 06, 2021

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee has been busy negotiating a first Collective Agreement. We have met with the employer for approximately 15 days. We are making progress and will soon be discussing monetary proposals. Stay tuned for further updates.   In solidarity, Morgan (Tanner) Donald, Bargaining Committee ChairChantal Quaife, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative - Negotiations ...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

April 01, 2021

City Hall Childcare Society - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

This is to advise you that the members at City Hall Childcare Society have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Steward at City Hall Child Care Society. I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input,...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 29, 2021

All Members at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society, Local 303 - Tentative Agreem...

This is to advise you that the members at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Steward at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society. I would like to acknowledge the very valuab...