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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 10,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

COVID-19: BCGEU office closure details - BCGEU

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in January, your union has been closely monitoring the situation and acting decisively based on the best available science and expert recommendations to keep members and staff healthy, safe, and informed while maintaining core services and supports for our 80,000+ members across the province during this critical time.Yesterday, I convened the firs...

Happening soon – Local meetings to elect convention delegates - BCGEU

Once every three years members from across the province elect their representatives to convention. They're called delegates. The next BCGEU convention will take place June 9-12, 2021. These delegates attend BCGEU convention and vote on important resolutions, and in the election of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Vice-Presidents. For more information on convention, check out the latest i...

April 07, 2021

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE - LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE   INTERNAL POSTING April 7, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of their union by attending membership meetings; assisting in union ele...

April 07, 2021

Staff Representative (Temporary) Lower mainland area office

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGApril 7, 2021   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area Office, effective date to be determined. The term of the assignment is up to 8 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day ...

April 06, 2021

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee has been busy negotiating a first Collective Agreement. We have met with the employer for approximately 15 days. We are making progress and will soon be discussing monetary proposals. Stay tuned for further updates.   In solidarity, Morgan (Tanner) Donald, Bargaining Committee ChairChantal Quaife, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative - Negotiations ...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

April 01, 2021

City Hall Childcare Society - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

This is to advise you that the members at City Hall Childcare Society have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Steward at City Hall Child Care Society. I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input,...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 29, 2021

All Members at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society, Local 303 - Tentative Agreem...

This is to advise you that the members at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Steward at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society. I would like to acknowledge the very valuab...

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - BCGEU

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 25, 2021

Shannon Day Care Society - Tentative agreement reached - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we've reached a tentative agreement with your Employer. The bargaining committee is conducting a ratification meeting via Zoom. You will have the opportunity to learn about the details, ask questions and vote on the tentative agreement. The union bargaining committee is unanimously recommending acceptance of the tentative agreement. DATE: Fr...

March 23, 2021

City Hall Child Care Society - Ratification vote - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a settlement agreement. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the settlement agreement we have negotiated with the Employer on your behalf and answer any questions you may have. We will also review the process for voting. A summary of the details can be found here. INFORMATION MEETING When: Monday, March 29th...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...

March 19, 2021

Paramedical Services Benefits Improvement - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce the elimination of the per visit cap to paramedical services effective April 1, 2021.  Elimination of the per visit capThe removal of the $10 per visit reimbursement cap means that the maximum benefit claimable by employees of which is currently $10/visit for paramedical services (payable at 80% or $8/visit) wil...