Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan. Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan.
BCGEU OFFICE RE-OPENING PLANS:
Effective July 12, 2021, the BCGEU will start re-opening all of our offices as part of Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan.
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Staff will start returning the offices the week of July 12 and members may book an appointment at the office if access to the office is required. Everyone attending at a BCGEU office will still be required to comply with the BCGEU’s Safety Plan. The updated Safety Plan will be posted here once it is available.
CASTLEGAR OFFICE RE-OPENING (Aug 16):
The safety issue impacting the Castlegar Area Office has been resolved and the office will re-open Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
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.
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The BCGEU is looking for one (1) additional steward and one (1) alternate. As having a steward at your worksite is of vital importance to every union member, we're opening up nominations again at Richmond House. If you are interested in becoming a steward, or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached here.
What do stewards do?
***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD***
The BCGEU is looking for one (1) additional steward. As having a steward at your worksite is of vital importance to every union member, we're opening up nominations again at Richmond House. If you are interested in becoming a steward, or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached here.
What do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advic...
Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the parties have reached a tentative agreement.
We were able to negotiate several improvements and additions to your collective agreement in a number of areas including:
General wage increases, including retroactive increases from January 1, 2020.
Increases to employer-match RRSP contributions.
Improvements to language about leaves, vacatio...
Welcome and thanks to our three new stewards at Community Builders Group: Tammy Jones, Anishah and Christian Goodchild. Your complete list of stewards is:
Jendon Cumigad (Naomi Place)
Ricardo Pequenino (Metson Shelter)
Erjon Tela (Naomi Place)
Joanne Etienne (Reiderman Residences)
Tammy Jones (currently Opus)
Christian Goodchild (Granville)
Stewards are not worksite specifi...
Your bargaining committee of Meilean Chin and Kirsten Nicholson, and staff representative Kay Sinclair met with the Purpose Society's bargaining committee in early February to bargain a new collective agreement. At that time, we presented our bargaining proposals. The Purpose Society's bargaining committee is preparing a response to our non-monetary and monetary proposals for our consideration....
March is Community Social Services Awareness Month, a chance to honour the important work that all of you in this sector do in every community across B.C. Read the proclamation from the government here. Community social services workers are dedicated and caring professionals and ensure that our most vulnerable can live better, more supported lives. The 12,000+ community social services workers ...
We are pleased to announce that the following members will serve as your Bargaining Committee:
The Bargaining Committee has met to prepare for bargaining.
We will be seeking dates in March with the Employer and will update you as things progress.
Please feel free to direct any comments or questions to the Bargaining Committee.
Fateh BornStaff Representat...
Nominations closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021 for positions of 2021 Convention Delegate and Alternate. The following were the successful candidates:
Delegate (Chair) Melody Carleton
Delegate Ann Gauvreau
*No Alternates were nominated. The Union would like to thank everyone for their participation and interest in the ...
Earlier this month, your BCGEU senior leadership met with the newly appointed Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Nicholas Simons. You may not know this, but he's a former social worker and one-time BCGEU steward. We look forward to working together with Minister Simons to create a culture where our members and their clients can thrive. It was a very positive meeting. We rais...
The last call for nominations was unsuccessful – no one put their name forward. We are looking for one person to sit on this committee. Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2021. I am the BCGEU Staff Representative who will be working with your bargaining committee in negotiating a new collective agreement with your employer.
The Union needs your help and participation with t...
A majority of the 180 Canada Line workers represented by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) voted on Sunday in favour of ratifying their collective agreement with their employer, Protrans BC Operations Ltd., after reaching a tentative agreement on February 2, 2021.
The agreement was ratified after 13 months without a contract, more than 40 bargaining sessions and is the re...
Online pension seminars are available at any time for the Public Service Plans at:
MPP: https://mpp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars PSPP: https://pspp.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars College: https://college.pensionsbc.ca/online-courses-and-webinars