The members voted to join the BCGEU in September, with the results finalized at the Labour Relations Board in January. The members join more than 400 Salvation Army workers already represented by the union.
The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Abbotsford provides a shelter for the homeless, a drop-in café, a meal centre and kitchen, an emergency shelter, supportive independent living, outreach teams, housing support, and caseworkers for advocacies and referral services.
The BCGEU represents 65,000 workers at 550 employers across B.C.
BCGEU members work in B.C.’s public service, community health and health facilities sector, community-based social services, credit unions and community colleges.