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

April 16, 2019

STEP UP Education Session - BCGEU

You are invited to join us and your fellow BCGEU members for a day of education at the Peace River Area Office. STEP UP, our introductory, one-day course, will introduce you to the BCGEU, explore our common values, union culture, and our diverse community of members. Through stories of solidarity and courage, you will gain the strength and support you need to begin your journey as a new or retu...

April 11, 2019

Local 303 Members at Salvation Army - Stevenson House - BCGEU

Re:Bargaining Committee for Salvation Army - Stevenson House We are pleased to announce your bargaining committee as follows: • John Kydd • Paul McRae • Jeanne On In the coming weeks, your bargaining committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representatives Ryan Stewart and Angela Mahlmann, will begin preparing for negotiations with your Employer. We will keep you informed as our work progresses. Thank...

April 11, 2019

Members at Xyolhemeylh - Conference Calls re: Benefits Enrolment Form - BCGEU

Earlier this week you received information about moving to a new benefits carrier. Based on questions we've seen so far directly to the Employer's HR Dept, we think that another telephone town hall would be helpful.  There is no change of benefits plan involved in this enrolment process. It is only to allow for changing the benefit carrier away from Manulife effective July 1, 2019.  We understa...

April 11, 2019

Xyolhemeylh -Steward Election Results - BCGEU

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to the position of Steward at Xyolhemeylh for Local 304: Lisa Binder                      Chelsea Brink Colleen Dalrymple            Brittany Epp Cara Hillman                   Shaheena Khanmohamed Johanna Miller                 Scott Penner Joelle Reynolds                Mike White James Yard We would like to thank everyone who p...

April 11, 2019

Burnaby Children's Centres Society (BCCS) update on bargaining - BCGEU

Bargaining will commence on April 16, 2019. Thanks to everyone who submitted a bargaining questionnaire as this information helps your committee develop bargaining proposals. If you have questions or ideas about what you would like to see in bargaining, please contact one of your committee members. In solidarity Kathleen Huren, Bargaining Committee MemberAmanda Urquhart, Bargaining Committee Me...

April 10, 2019

Looking into the new report on B.C. money laundering - BCGEU

The B.C. government released a report from Peter German, noting that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU joined Adam Stirling to talk more about the report. see video here.. UWU/MoveUP

April 09, 2019

Salvation Army - Belkin House Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

Balloting is now completed and the following members have been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Lea Salov Manuel Ulliac Ana-Maria Caceda Huaman Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this important election process.In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with B...

April 09, 2019

Salvation Army – Richmond House Bargaining Committee Election Results - BCGEU

Balloting is now completed and the following member has been elected to represent you in bargaining your collective agreement: Rajan Paul Congratulations to the successful candidates and a special thank you to all nominees for agreeing to let their names stand in this important election process.In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representative Angela Mahlma...

April 08, 2019

Only a public inquiry can reveal the full scope of money laundering in B.C. -...

BURNABY – Today the B.C. government released the initial details of investigator Peter German's latest report on money laundering in the province, which disclosed that B.C. does not have a single federal RCMP officer dedicated to investigating money laundering. As the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) continues to call for a public inquiry into organized crime, opioids and mone...

April 08, 2019

Local 304 By-Election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is holding elections for the positions listed below for Local 304 executive. Candidate statements are attached and will be available through the e-voting link.                      Treasurer                                         Member at Large                    Shirly Hooge                                    Valda Kargbo                    Valda Kargbo                             ...

April 05, 2019

St. Michael's Daycare Board Bargaining Committee and Survey - BCGEU

Please be advised that following members have been acclaimed to the St. Michael's Daycare Board bargaining committee:   Masuma Rashid Kabir Karen Neufeld   I want to thank Rashid and Karen for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining. I look forward to working with them during this round of bargaining.Please take the time to fill out the attached survey so that the Ba...

April 02, 2019

Vancouver Society of Children's Centres (VSOCC) -Tentative Agreement and Rati...

The Union is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with VSOCC for a new collective agreement. The Union will be holding two ratification meetings to allow members to learn of the details and vote on the tentative agreement as follows: Date:         Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Time:        6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location:  Charleson Children's Centre                  1378 Rich...

April 02, 2019

Steward Nominations at Xyolhemeylh - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 14 stewards at Xyolhemeylh.  The roles and responsibilities of the steward are as follows: Investigation of complaints of an urgent nature; Investigation of grievances and assisting any employee whom the steward represents in presenting a grievance in accordance with the grievance procedure; Supervision of ballot boxes and other related functions during ratificatio...

April 01, 2019

Arcus Community Resources Ltd. Nominations for Steward - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for 16 stewards at Arcus Community Resources Ltd. New stewards are trained by the union. If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office.  The deadline for nominations is April 8, 2019 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604.882.5032), em...

March 26, 2019

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope Update on Bargaining - BCGEU

The Union and the Employer bargaining committees met for four days in March, and we have agreed to most of our non-monetary items. We have started to negotiate monetary items and have further dates set for bargaining on June 3 and 4, 2019. We continue to make good progress and work towards reaching a fair collective agreement with your Employer. Will keep you informed through the process. Thank...