Mask usage in BCGEU buildings
(Updated Apr 27, 2023)
Effective immediately, we are making a change to our building protocols regarding mask usage in our buildings.
Mask use is now optional in our buildings, including in common areas and meeting rooms.
Staff and visitors to BCGEU buildings may, of course, continue to use masks and other layers of protection based on their own comfort and risk factors. We ask that we respect others and wear masks if requested in groups.
Please be reminded that no one should attend BCGEU buildings if they have active cold or flu-like symptoms.
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.
To: All BCGEU Local 301 Members
Re: Nominations for 2 Executive Positions
1 Member-at-Large - one (1) position
1 Young Worker Member-at-Large - one (1) position
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: Monday, March 6, 2017 by 5:00 pm
DATE: March 10, 2017
TIME: 6:00 pm
PLACE: Cariboo Area Office
107A North First Avenue, Williams Lake
Agenda items for this meeting are:
CALL for Nominations for CONVENTION DELEGATE ALTERNATES
If you are interested in being an ALTERNATE Delegate to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14-17, 2017, in Vancouver, please complete the attache...
Nominations are now open for the following positions.
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They represent their co-workers by attending Labour Management meetings. These meetings are held during work hours so that there is no loss of pay to the steward. They also serve as a liaison between the member and the BCGEU Staff...
On behalf of the more than 72,000 members of the BCGEU, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of BCGEU member Shelley Sheppard, who lost her 15 month old child.
While understandably devastated by the tragedy, Shelley and her family have been outspoken on the need to reform B.C.’s child care system so that no other parent has to experience what they have.
We’re happy to announce that your union bargaining association (the CSSBA) and the employers’ bargaining association (CSSEA) have come to an agreement on the Comparability and Classification Anomaly Wage Increases scheduled for April 1, 2017 in your collective agreement. (Appendix A1 in the General Services and Community Living Services collective agreements and Appendix A2 in the non-delegat...
Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2017 and the Union is beginning preparations to conduct negotiations for a renewal agreement. Therefore, a new bargaining committee must be elected to represent all BCGEU members of The Salvation Army Ocean Crest Ministries Campbell River.
Nominations are now open, as follows:
Chairperson of the Bargaining Committee, one position
COMPONENT: Community Social Services
LOCAL: 302 – All BCGEU Members at CRADACL
DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2017
TIME: General Membership Meeting – 2 Sessions: 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Comfort Inn
1351 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC
1. Call to order and adopt agenda
2. Union Updates:
-1% wage i...
With the epidemic of overdoses increasing, the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) believes that a new community policing centre is the wrong approach to providing safe and stable community supports in the Downtown East Side.
Yesterday, Vancouver City Council voted to do so with funding dedicated to addressing the fentanyl crisis. Despite increased fu...
Today, January 26, 2017 Arthur Lorenzo Jr., a migrant worker who has fought hard for the rights of migrant workers and in the community with LGBTQ refugees is going to be deported for his activism.
Arthur raised the issues of the exploitative working conditions as restaurant worker.
After standing up for his rights, which resulted in his employer’s permit being temporarily suspended, Arthu...
DATE: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Diane L Wood Union Centre
Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU
500 Quebec St, Prince George BC V2L 0C6
Nominations and Elections of Convention Delegate(s) and Alternate Delegates to the 50th BCGEU Triennial Constitutional Convention being held June 14-17, 2017 in Vancouver.
Local 0311 is entitled t...
Nominations are now open for shop stewards at Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion .
What do stewards do?
Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees, provide information on BCGEU services and solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by...
Nominations have closed for Golden Ears Preschool Association. The following member has been acclaimed to the bargaining committee and will be represented by:
Thank you very much to the candidates for accepting nomination and congratulations to the successful candidates.
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We are pleased to advise you that the membership has ratified the tentative agreement by a high margin.
We’re in the process of finalizing the collective agreement. Copies will be sent to all members, and it will also be posted on the BCGEU website for easy access.
Our sincerest thanks to the Bargaining Committee for all of their hard work and dedication.
BCGEU Headquarters is on the unceded and shared traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səlí̓ lwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.