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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

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 ...

June 29, 2023

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association Information Sessions & Ratification Det...

Details of the Settlement A detailed account of all changes is reflected in our Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) which will be emailed out to everyone prior to the meetings. At the upcoming ratification meetings, the committee will provide a summary of the changes and answer questions members may have. Here are some of the highlights:  A two year deal effective July 1, 2023 and expires on June 3...

June 26, 2023

Bargaining Update for Members at Pacifica Housing Advisory Association

On Thursday June 22, 2023, in the late afternoon we reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. Our committee will be recommending ratification of the tentative agreement and details of the deal will be released this week. We know you all will have lots of questions and we will be arranging virtual information sessions in the coming weeks along with all the details related to how to partic...

June 21, 2023

Haida Child and Family Services Society - Local 312 - Collective Agreement Ra...

Your Bargaining Committee is happy to report that your collective agreement has been ratified at 64% by the members at Haida Child and Family Services Society. This collective agreement is for three years, retroactive back to June 1, 2022 and ending May 31, 2025.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact a member of your Bargaining Committee. In Solidarity, Your Bargaining Co...

June 20, 2023

National Indigenous Peoples Day: 21 Things you can do on June 21st

Photo description: Members of the BCGEU Indigenous Advisory Committee in front of the Tlúu Xaadaa Naay Longhouse, Old Masset, Haida Gwaii   National Indigenous Peoples Day: 21 Things you can do on June 21st Activities marking National Indigenous Peoples Day are held from coast to coast to coast on and around June 21st to commemorate and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples...

June 20, 2023

Interim Election Announcement for Local 303 Executive

Thank you to the members that accepted nominations to fill vacant positions on the Local 303 Executive.The following members have been acclaimed to their positions: Recording Secretary – Sonali Kapoor Young Worker – Georgia Dow Congratulations to these new members of the Local 303 Executive!Member-At-Large ElectionOur candidates for the four vacant Member-At-Large (General Services or Communi...

June 19, 2023

Local 303 Members at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Services Association - UPDAT...

On June 13 and 16, 2023, BCGEU Members at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Services Association voted on the Method for Paid Holidays for Part-time Employees (Article 17.11), that is, how part-time employees will receive holiday pay. The choice was to opt into a paid holiday bank based on 5.0% of your regular straight-time hours worked, OR alternatively, receive 5.0% of straight-time pay instead of ...

June 16, 2023

Local 301- Beacon Community Services - Steward Nominations

Nominations are now open for one (1) shop steward in Local 301 at Beacon Community Services. Your current Shop Stewards are Ashleigh Hooks, Hilary Marks and Bria Dean. The nomination period is 3 weeks and the deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is: Friday, July 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms may be submitted by fax to Attn: Kathleen Mann at 250-384-8060 or by emailed t...

June 15, 2023

Grandview Terrace Childcare Centre Society, Mount Pleasant Child Care Society...

To: All BCGEU Members at:    Grandview Terrace Childcare Centre Society    Mount Pleasant Child Care Society    Eagles in the Sky Association  Re: Tentative Collective Agreement and Zoom Information Meetings We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative collective agreement with Britannia Community Services Centre Society on behalf of your employers. We have scheduled zoom informa...

June 12, 2023

Lower Mainland Purpose Society Bargaining Update and Zoom Information Meeting...

The Union bargaining committee and the Employer bargaining committee met on March 23, 30, April 6, 21, and 24 to negotiate the new collective agreement. We will be scheduling another bargaining date(s). There has been progress in negotiating a new collective agreement. The Union bargaining committee’s goal is to achieve a fair and equitable wage increase and other improvements to your collectiv...

June 12, 2023

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre - Tentative collective agreement ratif...

We are pleased to announce that of the members who voted, 87% voted in favour of the new collective agreement. The date of ratification of the new collective agreement is June 9, 2023. The employer will be increasing your current pay by $1.05 an hour. The employer will also be calculating and paying you the retroactive pay owed to you as of December 1, 2022. Other improvements will be effective...

June 09, 2023

Grandview Terrace Childcare Centre Society, Mount Pleasant Child Care Society...

Bargaining update for new collective agreement The union bargaining committee met with the Employer bargaining committee to bargain a new collective agreement on the following dates: May 4, 8, 9, 15 and June 1. We have been making progress at the bargaining table and are close to reaching a tentative collective agreement. Our next bargaining date is on Tuesday, June 13th. Once we reach a tentat...

June 09, 2023

Update on Policy Grievance re: Payment of Wage Increases - BC General Employe...

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) sent notice to the Community Social Services Employer's Association (CSSEA) regarding the policy grievance on the significant delays in paying unionized employees negotiated wage increases, per the renewed sectoral collective agreements. We maintain our position that members are entitled to be paid for negotiated wage increases in acc...