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

May 31, 2019

Labour Code amendments give workers and unions more power - BCGEU

B.C.'s Labour Code is the rule book for how workers organize to join unions as well as how unionized workers and their employers interact. Despite its importance to working people and unions, the Code had gone without an update for more than 15 years until the provincial government launched a legislative review process in 2018. Your union made a submission to that process that recommended a ser...

May 31, 2019

The Provincial magazine - Spring 2019 - BCGEU

The spring issue of The Provincial magazine is finished and ready to download. Featured in this issue: BCGEU News – Reports on BC Budget 2019, the money laundering inquiry and the BCGEU's centennial celebration. Community Social Services – Reports on initiatives in the CSS sector. Campaigns – Updates on our Affordable BC, Shop Public and A Day Without Admin campaigns. BCGEU Community News ...

May 30, 2019

Abbotsford Community Services - Nominations for steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two stewards with Abbotsford Community Services. These are additional to the existing position currently held by Sharon Hollingsworth. New stewards are trained by the union. The deadline for nominations is June 5, 2019 by 5 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604-882-5032), email (area04@bcgeu.ca)...

May 29, 2019

Xyolhemeylh - Service to Stó:lō - BCGEU

A Union/ Employer joint bulletin released recently has created some concern. Your union has agreed to the process described in the bulletin as being within the Employer's rights under the collective agreement and relevant legislation. The meeting is focused on Stó:lō staff of the Employer as the Employer has a mandate to provide services to Stó:lō communities and wherever possible use Stó:lō pe...

May 29, 2019

Local 304 General/Executive Meeting/Member Orientation Night June 17, 2019 a...

Where: Fraser Valley Area Office 8555 – 198A Street Langley, BC V2Y 0A9 There will be a Local 304 executive meeting June 17th at 5:30 pm. Immediately afterwards all members of Local 304 are invited to a meet and greet. Pizza will be served. Members will have an opportunity to meet their Local executives, ask questions and learn about what their union can do for them. Come join your fellow mem...

May 28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the BCGEU - BCGEU

Share your union stories!   Back in 1919, workers came together to form what we know today as the BCGEU. As part of our Centennial celebrations, we're looking back at the many ways that our union has impacted our worksites and communities throughout the years. Be a part of telling the story of our history in your community through events, photos, and more.   Have something to share or want to b...

May 28, 2019

Bargaining Committee Election Results for UBC Child Care Services - BCGEU

Balloting is now complete and the following members have been elected to represent you on your bargaining committee, which are listed in alphabetical order: Erin Bowman Cathy Carson Lee McArthur Congratulations and thank you to all of the nominees.The union bargaining committee is in the process of scheduling meeting dates and we will keep you informed throughout the process.In solidarity,Se...

May 28, 2019

Collective Agreement Ratification for SPARC BC - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is very pleased to announce that your new collective agreement was ratified today. Members voted 100% in favour of ratifying the deal.Thank you to everyone who participated in the ratification vote and for your support and feedback during this round of negotiations.The ratification vote concludes the bargaining process. Your new collective agreement is now in effect. A...

May 27, 2019

Casino workers vote to join B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector - BCGEU

A strong majority want to be a part of the union. (Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casin...

May 27, 2019

Local 304 Union Orientation Night - BCGEU

Local 304 Union Orientation Night June 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Are you a new member? An old member? Do you have a question for your union? Come join your fellow members and meet your Local Executives for pizza! You will have a chance to learn about the BCGEU. This orientation will be specific to Local 304 members. Please RSVP to gina.cherubini@bcgeu.ca   Hope to see your there!     Tam...

May 23, 2019

Chilliwack Community Services - Nominations for Steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 4 stewards at Chilliwack Community Services. 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 June 7, 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), email...

May 22, 2019

Bargaining Update for The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee met on May 21st to prepare to get back to the table. We are scheduled to meet with the Employer's bargaining committee June 3rd and 4th and are focussing on reaching agreement on our first collective agreement.We know that you have been waiting for a first agreement for some time now and we appreciate your patience. We will continue to update you.Thank you again for yo...

May 22, 2019

Painting on Glass & the West Kootenay Area Office Open House - BCGEU

To help celebrate our 100th Anniversary the BCGEU would like to invite all members & their families to an Open House at the Area Office, 2316 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 12:00 & 2:00 pm please come and join us for appetizers & refreshments. We are also hosting a painting party. A Painting on Glass workshop with Angela Lenard, will be offered from 2:...

May 17, 2019

BCGEU members approve job action at Telus Employer Solutions - BCGEU

B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members who provide payroll services to the B.C. Government voted overwhelmingly to approve strike action to support their contract negotiations with Telus Employer Solutions (formerly Telus Sourcing Solutions), the BCGEU announced today. Members voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action at a strike vote held on Thursday.   The main issues in bar...

May 16, 2019

BC government applauded for launching inquiry into money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government's decision Wednesday to launch a public inquiry into money laundering is being applauded by politicians and other advocates. Read more... UWU/MoveUP

May 15, 2019

BCGEU applauds inquiry announcement, calls for broad mandate and resources

(BURNABY) – The BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is applauding the B.C. government’s decision to call a public inquiry into money laundering headed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen. And the union is praising its members for their advocacy over the last six months as a key driver in the government’s decision. “Like all British Columbians, our members want answers abo...

May 14, 2019

IMSS Members in Prince George – Local 311 - Seniority List - BCGEU

Recently, your union raised issue with a seniority list produced and hung at the worksite that organized members by their accumulated hours. Under your new collective agreement, regular part-time and regular full-time employees accumulate seniority by original hire date. This is utilized for rights and provisions under the collective agreement such as vacation entitlement and selection, vacancy...

May 14, 2019

Local 304 Members at Arcus Community Resources - Steward Election Results - B...

Please be advised that Melinda McLeod has been elected to the position of Steward for Local 304.   Congratulations and welcome Melinda.   In Solidarity   Heather TurnerStaff Representative   Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

May 10, 2019

Members at Kids Cottage Day Care Society - BCGEU

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. The bargaining committee has two (2) vacancies that must be filled. As such, nominations for two (2) bargaining committee members from Kids Cottage Day Care Society are now open.  A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close on June 10, 2019 and can be dropp...

May 10, 2019

National Nursing Week 2019 - BCGEU

Every day our communities rely on the incredible contribution and commitment of front-line health care providers. Nursing Week is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding job done by these caring professionals. "Nurses play a huge part in caring for our communities. Whether they are LPNs or RNs, working in residential care facilities, or other front-line services, they go to work e...