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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, 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.

NEWS & UPDATES

September 21, 2016

Local 310 Members Nomination for Youth Worker

Nominations are now open for following positions on the Local Executive: Member at Large – Young Worker Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your Area Office. The deadline for nominations is:    October 20th, 2016 If there is an election for a position, candidates may submit one page of information  (8-1/2 x 11, black and white) for distribu...

September 20, 2016

Local 1708 SEM Members Bargaining Committee

To:     All BCGEU Local 1708 Members                Re:    Bargaining Committee   Please be advised that the following BCGEU members have been elected to your Bargaining Committee:                                 Lindsey Hamilton                                 Julie Free                                 Melissa Vitaliano                                 Patricia Chambers (Alternate)   Thank...

September 20, 2016

Local 304 Semiahmoo House Society Steward Nomination (4 positions)

To:      All 304 BCGEU Members at Semiahmoo House Society            15306 24 Avenue, Surrey Re:      Steward Nomination (4 positions)   Nominations are now open for four positions for a steward at your worksite, and will close October 20, 2016. The steward is the face of the union at your worksite. Some of the roles of the steward are: To enforce the collective agreement and protect you...

September 16, 2016

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Pro...

Important information on registering for BCGEU-BCPSA OHS Safety Education Program courses The joint BCGEU-BC Public Service Agency Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Education Program is now 22 years old. Through this collaboration we are able to offer valuable training to our OHS committee worker representatives all across the province. Members in the public service register for these cour...

September 16, 2016

L304 & L804 General Meeting Notice September Joint Meeting

    LOCAL:         304 & 804 – GENERAL MEETING     DATE:           Tuesday, September 27, 2016     TIME:           7:00 p.m.     PLACE:         George Heyman Union Organizing Centre                         Fraser Valley Area Office                         8555 – 198A Street                         Langley   AGENDA 1.    Duty to accommodate/return to work disability leave        /medical e...

September 12, 2016

Local 301 Stewards Event

To:     All BCGEU Local 301 Stewards Re:     A Whole Day Just for Local 301 Stewards!   Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun! Don't you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU steward? How would you like to come and spend the day with other Local 301 stewards and your Local 301 Executive to talk about and problem solve t...

September 12, 2016

BC Makes Little Progress on Public Service Diversity Gap

Visible minorities and Indigenous people are still dramatically underrepresented in the B.C. public service, according to the province’s latest report on workforce diversity. Read more...

September 12, 2016

Local 309 meeting

DATE: September 21, 2016 TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Community First Health Co-op Building            518 Lake Street, Nelson All Local 309 members who work and/or live in Nelson are invited to attend a Local 309 Meet and Greet being held at the Community First Health Co-op Building in Nelson on September 21, 2016. Come and meet other members in your Local and enjoy some food and bever...

September 09, 2016

BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace Course

To:       To all Occupational Health and Safety Committee Representatives in Area 03                and Local Chairs Re:       BC Federation of Labour Women's Health & Safety in the Workplace   The “Women’s Health and Safety in the Workplace” course will be offered at the Lower Mainland area office at Suite #130 - 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4...

September 08, 2016

Local 302 OH&S Strategy Session

You are invite to the Local 302 Networking Strategy Session. It is preferable, but not mandatory, that you have the 1-Day OH&S Training prior to the networking session. The session will be held on: DATE: Friday, October 14, 2016 TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. LOCATION: BCGEU North Island Area Office                    106-1650 Terminal Ave N, Nanaimo, BC  V9S 0A2 The sessions will focus ...

September 08, 2016

Local 302 Enhanced Steward Training

To:      All BCGEU Local 302 Stewards Re:      1-Day ENHANCED STEWARD TRAINING   Bring your Questions!  Build Your Skills!  Have Fun! Don’t you deserve a day to feel appreciated for the work you do representing your co-workers as a BCGEU Steward. Did you know that you have an entire group of people with Union experience and expertise who want to help/mentor you in your steward role? How...

September 06, 2016

Forest Circle Society Bargaining Committee Nominations

To:            Forest Circle Society BCGEU Members   Re:            Nominations for Bargaining Committee A bargaining committee is required for the next round of Bargaining. Nominations are now open for three positions on the Bargaining Committee:  two bargaining committee members and one alternate. A member may be nominated for either position or for both positions. The Bargaining Committee...

September 04, 2016

Celebrating Labour Day 2016

As long, sunny days shorten and cooler weather begins , Labour Day offers us time to reflect on the summer that is drawing to a close. For those of us in the labour movement it’s also a time to reflect on the state of working people in our union community. Looking back on the last year, it’s amazing to see the progress BCGEU members have made since last year’s celebrations.  We’ve grown tre...

August 31, 2016

McIntyre Care Home Ltd. Nominations for Shop Steward (1 position)

Nominations are now open  for a shop steward at McIntyre Care Home Ltd. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. They sign up new employees and provide information on BCGEU services. Solve problems in the workplace. They conduct ratification votes and elections, and stewards keep members informed by distributing BCGEU infor...