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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

July 31, 2023

SFU Childcare Society - Bargaining update – tentative agreement - BC General ...

 In the early evening on Friday July 28, 2023, we reached a tentative agreement with your employer. In the next few days, we will be sending out the particulars of the deal along with membership information session and ratification voting details. Thank you for your support and patience during this process. In solidarity, Your bargaining committee:Brittany Johnston (Bargaining Committee Member)...

July 27, 2023

Growing Together Child and Parent Society - It’s time to nominate your Barga...

Your collective agreement will expire on October 31, 2023. It is that time again to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate your next collective agreement to improve your working conditions which includes issues such as wages, vacation, workload and more.A Call for Nominations is now open and will remain open for 30 days. Two (2) positions are available for the committee. Attached please find...

July 25, 2023

BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver’s decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close - ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 25, 2023BCGEU condemns City of Vancouver's decision to allow Yaletown OPS to close BURNABY, B.C. (Coast Salish Territories) – The City of Vancouver's decision last week to allow the lease at Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Yaletown to expire in March 2024 will put lives at risk at a time when harm reduction services are needed more than ever. "We are i...

July 21, 2023

BCGEU members at VITALS - Do you want to help make your workplace safer? - BC...

Are you a good problem solver? Do you care about the health and safety of you and your coworkers? We need you to step up and become an occupational health & safety (OHS) rep. No prior experience is necessary and training and support will be provided. Three OHS reps are needed at Valley Integration to Active Living Society, Locals 301 and 302. The deadline for submission of interest is Frida...

July 19, 2023

Milieu Children & Family Services & Milieu Family Services - Steward Nominations

Nominations are now open for stewards at Milieu Children & Family Services & Milieu Family Services.Nominations will close by 5:00 pm on Thursday August 3rd, 2023.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the Union.Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers...

July 19, 2023

The Tranquille Occupation: 40 year anniversary - BC General Employees' Union...

Statement from BCGEU President Stephanie Smith   Forty years after the dramatic worker occupation of the Tranquille Institution, its impact is still as meaningful and significant as it was then. It's a story of courage and a story of collective action.  Worker power cannot be understated: the historic 22-day occupation of Tranquille is a major piece of labour history that was made by working-cl...

July 13, 2023

Remembering a B.C. Wildfire member - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

It is with heavy hearts that our union mourns the loss of one of our BCGEU family who lost her life today fighting a wildfire outside of Revelstoke. Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and community, both at home and in the BC Wildfire Service. B.C. wildland firefighters are renowned for their teamwork and incredible service to our communities. Each and every one is committed to ensuri...

July 13, 2023

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Ratification Results

I am pleased to report on behalf of your bargaining committee that the tentative agreement has been ratified with 68% of those participating voting in favour of ratification. Over the next few weeks I will be working with your bargaining committee and employer to finalize a draft agreement and once signed off we will distribute it electronically to the membership. I would like to acknowledge th...

July 11, 2023

New Collective Agreement Ratified for Britannia - BC General Employees' Unio...

We are pleased to let you know that members have ratified the new collective agreement, with 75% of the members who voted, voting in favour of the tentative collective agreement. The Employer will be revising your current pay to reflect the new wage rate and then calculating retroactive pay to be paid to members. If you know of a co-worker who did not receive this bulletin, please forward to th...

July 11, 2023

BCGEU Member Meeting for Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Services Association mem...

We have been hearing that Kiwassa workers have many questions about what's happening in the unionization process, so we've set up a time to meet. You are invited to attend your next union membership meeting which will be on July 19, 2023, at 7pm on Zoom. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions, understand the job classification process and how it relates to your union wage grid. We sh...

July 06, 2023

Local 303 Members - Local Executive By-Election Results

Balloting for the Local 303 Member-at-Large positions, closed and conducted on Thursday July 6, 2023. We are pleased to announce the election results for the Member-at-Large positions below: In accordance with the Provincial Executive Policy Reference Manual, Policy D-8, members have the right to appeal.Appeals: 41. A candidate may appeal the election results to their component vice president w...

June 30, 2023

FVACFSS (Xyolhemeylh) - Bargaining Update - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

A belated thank you to all who participated in our Town Hall meetings during the month of May. We really appreciated your time and your feedback. We have finished two more days of bargaining caucus meetings and have completed our bargaining proposals. We will be meeting with the Employer on July 5, 6, and 7, and will provide an update for you after those sessions. Please feel free to let us kno...

June 30, 2023

McGregor Child Care Society - Strike Vote Results and Zoom Bargaining Update ...

We are pleased to announce that the members at McGregor Child Care have voted 93% in favour of taking strike action, with 14 members voting in favour and one member voting against.   This is a very good strike vote that sends a strong message to the Employer that members at McGregor are serious about achieving improved and reasonable wage increases.   Our next steps will be for the Union's stri...

June 29, 2023

Seniors’ care workers in Chilliwack ratify new agreement - BC General Employ...

Seniors' care workers in Chilliwack ratify new agreement  Members of the B.C. General Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Lynnwood Retirement Residence have ratified their new collective agreement by a vote of 100%.  Over months of negotiations, these workers fought for a living wage that would address the soaring cost of living and put an end to high staff turnover at their facility.  The new ...