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

November 23, 2018

Submission to provincial Legal Aid Services Review - BCGEU

A robust public legal aid program is essential for realising the fundamental right to justice for all British Columbians, and the BCGEU has long advocated for improvements to the province's legal aid services. The B.C. government is currently conducting an independent review of B.C.'s legal aid service delivery system, and your union has made a submission to this process.In this submission we c...

November 23, 2018

New resources for Residential Tenancy Branch a good first step - BCGEU

Union sees need to enhance online resources with added walk-in service The recent announcement by the B.C. government of improved staffing and service levels at the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is a welcome improvement and a good first step, but should not completely replace walk-in services, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union said today. The B.C. government reported that at l...

November 22, 2018

Bargaining Committee Nominations for SFU Childcare Society - BCGEU

The Union is now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. Your current collective agreement with SFU Childcare Society expires on March 31, 2019.  The Union needs your help and participation. The first step is to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate the new collective agreement with your Employer. You will be electing three bargaining committee members, with a maximum of ...

November 22, 2018

Bargaining Committee Nominations at Vancouver Society of Children's Centres (...

The Union is now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. Your current collective agreement with VSOCC expires on March 31, 2019.  The Union needs your help and participation. The first step is to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate the new collective agreement with your Employer. You will be electing three bargaining committee members, with a maximum of one member from ...

November 22, 2018

Bargaining Committee Nominations for Burnaby Children's Centres Society (BCCS...

The Union is now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. Your current collective agreement with the Employer expires on March 31, 2019. The Union needs your help and participation. The first step is to elect a bargaining committee to negotiate the new collective agreement with your Employer. You will be electing up to three bargaining committee members, with a maximum of one ...

November 20, 2018

Salvation Army Gateway of Hope Update On Bargaining - BCGEU

The Union and the Employer bargaining committees met on November 5 and 6, and we continue to work through the language in your first agreement. We are making good progress, and are looking forward to working with your Employer to reach a fair collective agreement. Because of the busy holiday season, we will get back to the bargaining table in January. Thank you for your continued support.   In ...

November 19, 2018

Nominations for 3 Bargaining Committee Members & Questionnaire for Pooh Corne...

In preparation for negotiations, a new bargaining committee must be elected to participate in the bargaining process. Nominations are now open for three (3) Bargaining Committee Members. There will be an election if there are more nominations than available positions. Each candidate who is nominated, may complete and send back with their nomination form a biography of 250 words or less, which t...

November 15, 2018

Nominations for Local 303 Member-at-Large – General Services - BCGEU

This is a Call for Nominations for the following position on the local executive:   Member-at-Large – General Services (1 position)   The term of office is for the remainder of the three year term ending in January 2021. Information on the responsibilities is attached. Nomination forms must be received at the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office by 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Nominat...

November 13, 2018

Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benef...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2018Casino workers go back to work after achieving wage increases, improved benefits (Thompson-Okanagan) Nearly 700 members of the BCGEU working in Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan voted to ratify a new contract with their employer ending a 19-week strike."I am so impressed by the solidarity and courage of our members" said Stephanie Smith, president of...

November 08, 2018

Bargaining Committee Member at McGregor Child Care Society - BCGEU

Further to our call for nominations issued on October 4, 2018, Shakti Duggal has been acclaimed as your bargaining committee member. Congratulations!  In the coming weeks, I will be working with Shakti to prepare for bargaining, including developing a membership survey.  We will keep you informed of developments.   In solidarity,   Oliver RohlfsStaff Representative   Download NOB McGregor barg...

November 08, 2018

BCGEU welcomes new legislation aimed at improving working conditions for heal...

The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomes the B.C. government's announcement today that it will repeal both the Health and Social Services Delivery Improvement Act (Bill 29) and the Health Sector Partnerships Agreement Act (Bill 94). Enacted in 2002 and 2003, the bills led to the deterioration of working conditions for health and social-sector workers by stripping workpl...

November 07, 2018

Bargaining Committee Members and Bargaining Questionnaire for Boat Daycare So...

I am pleased to advise that Ferewine Tessfamariam has been acclaimed as the Bargaining Committee Members who will assist in negotiating the new collective agreement with the Employer. A number of dates have been set in December to meet with your employer. We are sending you a bargaining questionnaire to determine what are the most important issues to you during bargaining. We you ask that you k...

November 02, 2018

BCGEU welcomes action plan to mitigate wildfire and flood risks in B.C. - BCGEU

The BCGEU welcomes this week's release of Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks ('The Action Plan') by the provincial government, and applauds the actions outlined in the report to better prepare British Columbians for extreme wildfires and floods. At the same time, more will need to be done to mitigate the effects of what now appears to be the new normal in our provi...

October 26, 2018

Recommended Changes To Provincial Labour Code A Good Start – But Don’t Go Far...

The BCGEU supports many of the recommendations put forward yesterday by the independent, three-person Labour Relations Code Review Panel appointed by Labour Minister Harry Bains earlier this year. "Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "We believe the recommenda...

October 25, 2018

Transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

We are so proud to share some good news with you. This morning, we learned that the provincial government is moving forward with plans to build 280 new housing units specially earmarked for women and children fleeing violence. This is Phase I of a commitment of $734 million over 10 years to build supportive housing for those who need it most- the first investment in 20 years in supportive housi...

October 25, 2018

280 transition housing units to be built for women fleeing violence - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) welcomed today’s announcement by the provincial government to initiate the first steps towards establishing 1,500 new supportive housing units for women and children fleeing violence. As part of government’s Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund, 280 transition housing units will be built province-wide. This news follows their commit...