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

January 15, 2018

BCGEU Defends Members after columnist criticizes social workers - BCGEU

It's become the norm, after 16 years of sustained social service cuts, for columnists and pundits to take knee-jerk reactions and blame government workers when a high-profile tragedy occurs. You may have heard about or read a recent column by the Vancouver Sun's Ian Mulgrew, blaming the courts and social workers for the tragic death of two young girls in Oak Bay. Your union responded on behalf ...

January 15, 2018

On January 20, we will march again! - BCGEU

Last January, millions of people worldwide came together to march for human rights. In Vancouver alone, there were over 15,000 people who marched Downtown. While we made gains in 2017, we also recognize there is still much work to be done. With the growing momentum of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to amplify the voices of not just women and girls, but of all marginalized g...

January 15, 2018

Local 303 Village Day Care Society - Tentative Agreement Reached - BCGEU

Local 303 Members at Village Day Care Society Ratification Vote – Tentative Agreement Reached The Union has reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of the collective agreement with the Employer. A tentative agreement needs to be approved by the membership in a ratification vote. The Union Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the tentative agreement. A Ratifi...

January 11, 2018

Local 305 Nomination For Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary 4 Members-at-Large: one member-at-large position to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) one member-at-large position designated as an equity representative (must self-identify in at least one of fo...

January 10, 2018

BCGEU Remembers Mona Moreno - BCGEU

It is with great sadness that we inform our members that Mona Moreno, the founder of the Cedar Root Gallery, passed away on January 1, 2018.  Mona was a strong Indigenous woman from the Haida Nation. She was a retired, proud member of Public Service Alliance of Canada and a supporter of the labour movement for many years. Mona proudly raised her children with the values of the trade union movem...

January 09, 2018

Local 308 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (4) Youth Member The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: February 9, 2018If there is an election...

January 09, 2018

Nominations for Local 0307 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local Executive:   Chairperson 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-at-Large (4 positions) (one Member-at-Large position may be a Young Worker Representative)   The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is attached. The deadline for nominations...

January 08, 2018

Local 0303 Executive Nomination Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT:    Community Social ServicesLOCAL:              303DATE:                Wednesday, February 7, 2018TIME:                6:30 – 7:30 pmPLACE:               Lower Mainland Area Office                          130-2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC  AGENDA Nominations are open for all local 303 executive positions, as follows:    Chairperson 1st Vice-Chairperson 2nd Vice-Chairperson Trea...

January 05, 2018

Nomination For Vacant Positions For Local 0306 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:    Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (3 Positions) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) Member-At-Large (Equity)    The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is:...

January 04, 2018

Violence reported at Surrey Pretrial Service Center (SPSC) and North Fraser P...

A serious staff assault occurred at the SPSC on January 2, 2018. The Correctional Officer received injuries to his face and hand, from a brutal unprovoked assault by an inmate. The CO was taken to hospital for treatment, which may result in the loss of his finger. The union is continuing to investigate and will provide an update when more information is available. Another incident occurred on D...

January 04, 2018

Union Meeting for members at Salvation Army (Comox Valley) - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Community Social ServicesLOCAL: 302 – Salvation Army (Comox Valley)DATE: Friday, January 12, 2018TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noonPLACE: Best Western The Westerly Hotel – Comox Room 1590 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay  All members of the BCGEU at The Salvation Army – Comox Valley certification are encouraged to attend a membership meeting on Friday January 12 at 9:00 a.m. at Best Western The Westerly Ho...

January 04, 2018

Local 302 Union Meeting - BCGEU

COMPONENT: Community Social Services LOCAL: 302 – Salvation Army (Comox Valley) DATE: Friday, January 12, 2018 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noon PLACE: Best Western The Westerly Hotel – Comox Room 1590 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay     All members of the BCGEU at The Salvation Army – Comox Valley certification are encouraged to attend a membership meeting on Friday January 12 at 9:00 a.m. at Best Western T...

January 04, 2018

Lower Mainland Purpose Society (LMPS) Bargaining Committee Nominations - BCGEU

We have not as yet received any nominations for the bargaining committee in response to the attached notice. Nominations for the bargaining committee positions have been extended to January 18, 2018. Nominations must be received by the BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office by 5:00 pm on January 18, 2018. Nominations may be submitted by fax at 604-215-1410 or email at area03@bcgeu.ca. Attached to t...

January 04, 2018

Local 301 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations (form attached) are now open for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson (1) First Vice-Chairperson (1) Second Vice-Chairperson (1) Treasurer (1) Recorder (1)  Member at Large (3) Member at Large – Equity (1) Young Worker (1) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The dead...

January 03, 2018

Local 304Nominations for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations will be open starting January 5, 2018 and not before for the following positions on the local executive: Chairperson 1st Vice Chairperson 2nd Vice Chairperson Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large (6 positions) Young Worker Member at Large (1 position)(eligible candidates must be 29 years of age or younger) Equity Worker Member at Large (1 position) (must self-identify with...

January 03, 2018

To ISM employees: We are fighting for your jobs - BCGEU

Dear ISM Employees, I would like to start this letter by saying "Happy New Year," but, I know that you received news last week that makes this a difficult start to the year. Like you, we are concerned that ISM was not the successful proponent in securing the RFP with the health authorities. As soon as we heard the news we started making calls to get more information and be able to fight for you...

January 02, 2018

Local 309 Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

On January 11, 2018, nominations open for the following positions on the Local Executive: Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member at Large The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 If there is an election for a positi...

January 02, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 0312 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (1 Position) Member-At-Large (Young Worker) Member-At-Large (Equity)  The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 p...

January 02, 2018

Nomination for Vacant Positions for Local 0310 Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Treasurer Recording Secretary Member-At-Large (3 Positions) Member-At-Large (Equity Delegate) Member-At-Large (Young Worker)  The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office.  The deadline for nomination...