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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 23, 2022

BCGEU welcomes progressive vision, new spending, and strong economic outlook ...

A progressive vision for inclusive and clean growth, continued support for critical public services like healthcare and childcare, and the announcement of a new year-round B.C. Wildfire Service are just some of the highlights in what the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) is calling a "bargaining budget". "The devil is always in the details but on first glance there's a lot for our members a...

February 22, 2022

Update from third week of Community Social Services bargaining - BC General E...

We opened our third week of bargaining by recognizing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls' Memorial March which occurred on Monday February 14 in Vancouver's Downtown East Side. Many of our members take part in this march every year to honour those lost to the violence of colonization and to urge those in power to take meaningful action to prevent further harm.We carried forward...

February 18, 2022

Official statement from the BCGEU on unauthorized use of logo for protest eve...

The BCGEU has recently learned that our logo is being used without authorization on promotional material for a "protest" event planned for next week.  We want to be clear that our union is not associated with, nor do we support, the event or its organizers in any way. This is an unlawful action on the part of the organizers. We are considering all legal options before us to hold the responsibl...

February 18, 2022

City Hall Child Care Society - Call for nominations for Bargaining Committee ...

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has three (3) vacancies that must be filled. As such, nominations for three (3) bargaining committee members from City Hall are now open. A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on Friday, March 4, 2022 and can be faxed to 604-2...

February 14, 2022

Bargaining has begun for CSSEA members - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As you know, we began bargaining for your new collective agreement last week. The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) committee finalized the unions’ priorities and proposals and initiated talks with the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA) bargaining committee on February 2, 2022 and the parties were able to agree on bargaining protocols on February 3. L...

February 14, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 3 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

For the past two weeks we have shared a number of events taking place in celebration of Black History Month. This week we have more exciting events taking place! All the events we are sharing are free events or little cost for upcoming concerts. All are great opportunities to hear speakers and learn about ways we can fight against racism, learn about black history and enjoy great entertainment....

February 10, 2022

Throne Speech 2022 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The spring legislative session started Tuesday, February 8th with the government's Speech from the Throne. Throne speeches are government's opportunity to establish priorities for the legislative session. This was the Horgan government's third throne speech since the last election in the fall of 2020 and it provided some insight into what to watch for in government's Economic Plan -- expected s...

February 09, 2022

Public service bargaining officially underway between BCGEU & B.C. government...

Negotiations for the 19th Main Public Service Agreement, which covers you and 31,500 other BCGEU members employed by the provincial government, officially kicked off yesterday morning.Before your bargaining committee and the B.C. government's Public Service Agency (PSA) exchanged proposals, Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President and Chair of the BCGEU Public Service Bargaining Committee, provided the...

February 07, 2022

Black History Month 2022- Part 2 - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

As we begin the second week of Black History Month we want to bring your attention to a few free events that begin this week. We encourage you take advantage of these events and learn about Black history in B.C., learn about anti-racism from honored guest speakers and continue celebrating not just this month but every day!  B.C. Black History Awareness Society sponsored free events: Feb 11th – ...

February 04, 2022

BCGEU begins bargaining collective agreements covering more than 64K members ...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2022   Starting the last week of January, the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is bargaining six separate collective agreements that cover a total of approximately 64,000 of the union’s members.   Negotiations for three agreements have already started:  The Health Services and Support—Community Subsector (Community Health) agreement is a multi-union agree...