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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, Indigenous services, and employment services, among others. With over 13,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

August 24, 2023

L301 - Sooke Society Shelter - Seniority Calculations - BC General Employees'...

To: All BCGEU Members at Sooke Shelter Society, Local 301Re: Seniority Calculations   Do you feel like your seniority has been incorrectly calculated?   We have become aware that some members at Sooke Shelter Society believe that their seniority calculation is incorrect because it is missing their work at the past shelter.   We have reached out to Sherry to resolve this issue at Step 1. Unfortu...

August 24, 2023

Emergency relief fund available for BCGEU members - BC General Employees' Uni...

These are unprecedented, difficult times. After weeks of the worst wildfire season yet, officials have declared a state of emergency and put in place evacuation orders for thousands of people in the Kelowna, West Kelowna and Shuswap areas.We have many members living in the Okanagan area and other impacted regions of B.C. Our thoughts are with you and your families at this time.As one of B.C.'s ...

August 18, 2023

Hudson Child Care Society – Membership Meeting - BC General Employees' Union ...

Hudson Child Care Society – Membership MeetingSeptember 6, 2023 – 7PM via ZoomHave your say on your next collective agreement!As you may know, your collective agreement is expiring at the end of August, and we're entering into bargaining with your employer. We need to hear from you on what your priorities are in this round of negotiations, so join us at 7PM on Wednesday September 6, 2023 via Zo...

August 14, 2023

Letter to MGEU Workers - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Dear MGEU liquor workers, On behalf of the B.C. General Employees' Union, I write to you to share an expression of solidarity as you stand on the line fighting for a new agreement with wages that reflect the rising cost of living. I know that you, and workers across the country, have seen your wages significantly eroded by inflation and that the government offer of a two per cent increase for e...

August 09, 2023

Trafalgar Out of School Care - Membership Meeting - August 16 - BC General Em...

We want to meet you! Your staff representatives Kike Ayantayo and Megan Cawood will be hosting a meeting at your worksite at 6pm on Wednesday August 16th, 2023. As you know, the BCGEU is about to enter bargaining with your Employer. We would like to take the time to meet with you and hear your concerns and priorities for the next Collective Agreement. We will also be able to answer any question...

August 09, 2023

Sooke Shelter Society - All-Staff Union Meeting on August 25, 2023

We will be hosting an all-staff union meeting for all union workers at Sooke Shelter Society. The meeting will be held on Zoom on August 25, 2023 at 10 am.In this meeting we will go over the classification process and what you can expect in the next few weeks. We'd love to see you there. To learn more about the classification process – click here.    Join us on Friday August 25 at 10:00 amhttps...

August 08, 2023

Members at SFU Childcare Society - Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' ...

I am please to report on behalf of the bargaining committee that the tentative agreement has been ratified by the membership with 53.8% of members participating voting in favour. Your committee will now work with the employer to create a draft agreement and final signature version. Once that has been completed an updated collective agreement will be distributed electronically to the membership ...

August 04, 2023

Local 301 - Members at IDM Youth Services - Meeting Notice

We have recently become aware that excluded Managers at IDM have been being scheduled for open Support Worker shifts. We believe that this is your bargaining unit work and that it should be offered to union members before having to resort to Managers fill-in for those open shifts. It is important that we protect your bargaining unit work and as such your Steward and Local 301 Member at Large, T...

August 04, 2023

SFU Childcare Society Ratification Vote Update - Urgent - BC General Employee...

There has been an unfortunate error with Simply Voting that ended voting at 2pm today instead of 4pm. In order to ensure that everyone who had a credential (or had requested a credential via email prior to 2pm) can participate, we have worked with Simply Voting and extended voting until Tuesday morning (August 8, 2023) at 10 am. Regards, Richard TonesBCGEU NegotiatorIn solidarity, Your bargaini...

August 02, 2023

Lower Mainland Purpose Society - Bargaining update BCGEU - BC General Employe...

The Union bargaining committee and the Employer bargaining committee are meeting on Thursday, August 3rd to continue bargaining, and hopefully reach agreement on a tentative new collective agreement. If we reach a tentative agreement, we will send out a tentative agreement document with the changes and schedule zoom meetings where we will go over the changes in the new collective agreement and ...

August 01, 2023

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - It’s time to nominate your Stewards ...

Nominations are now open for two (2) shop stewards in Area 01 at Pacifica Housing Advisory Association. This is to replace Sabrina Nutchey and Donald Anderson. Your current Shop Stewards are Natalie Baker, Derek Book, Gordon Handford, and Salim Masai. We would like to thank Sabrina and Donald for their service. The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: Tuesday, August 22, 2...

August 01, 2023

SFU Childcare Society - Information Sessions and Ratification Details - BC Ge...

Details of the Settlement A detailed account of all changes is reflected in our Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) which is now available here: Memorandum of Settlement and Letter of Understanding: Bubbles At the upcoming ratification meeting, the committee will summarize the changes and answer questions members may have. Here are some of the highlights: Year 1 – 8% Year 2 – 5% Year 3 – 5% With co...

July 31, 2023

Local 301 BBQ - August 13, 2023 at Saxe Point Park

Our Local 301 Executive would love to invite you to a BBQ to celebrate the amazing work done by many of us who work in Community Social Services.It has been a great year for our local in which we have welcomed some new workplaces with amazing members and ratified some long-awaited collective agreements.Please drop by anytime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. for some hot food, cold drinks and good con...