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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...

January 13, 2021

Community Builders Group - Worksite Stewards – Three vacant positions - BCGEU

Your current list of stewards includes Jendon Cumigad, Ricardo Pequenino, Erjon Tela and Joanne Etienne. The BCGEU is looking for 3 additional stewards to fill vacancies at Community Builders Group. Having all steward positions filled is of vital importance to every union member. If you are interested in becoming a steward, or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached he...

January 05, 2021

The Provincial Fall 2020 - BCGEU

Check out the latest issue of The Provincial  This issue has updates on our union's shareholder program, scholarship winners, member stories aboutworking during a pandemic, COVID & women: call for an intersectional feminist recovery and the crisis in B.C. seniors’care facilities.  UWU/MoveUP

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays – BCGEU offices closed for the holidays - BCGEU

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith, treasurer Paul Finch and the entire Provincial Executive would like to wish our 80,000 members and their families a happy and festive holiday season! Please note that all physical and virtual BCGEU offices will be closed for the holidays. BCGEU offices will be closed from 12:00pm on December 24, 2020 and until 8:30am on January 4, 2021, except for the Prince Geo...

December 21, 2020

COVID on the job: how to refuse unsafe work - BCGEU

The right to refuse unsafe work is a legislative right and responsibility of all workers in B.C., and that is no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.Have you been assigned work that you feel is unsafe? According to law, the procedure to refuse unsafe work is as follows: Immediately report to your supervisor that you have stopped work and the reasons why you believe the job or task is uns...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 and recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act and Board Policy ...

During the pandemic, the B.C. government amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow workers to be compensated for lost wages when they contract COVID-19 on the job. Members who have reason to believe they have contracted COVID-19 through work should report it to their employer as soon as possible and should file an application for compensation with WorkSafeBC, including as many details as p...

December 17, 2020

B.C. liquor and cannabis workers wear button on the job in demand for essenti...

BURNABY, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – As the second wave of the pandemic intensifies and British Columbians head into the holiday season, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members working for the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) are ramping up their campaign to be recognized and compensated as essential workers. BCLDB workers will be wearing Essential Pay for Essential Wor...

December 16, 2020

Report from the Representative for Children and Youth Underscores the Need Fo...

The BCGEU welcomes a report released yesterday by B.C.'s Representative for Children & Youth which makes a number of concrete recommendations to address ongoing gaps in transition supports for B.C. youth aging out of care, and clearly identifies that additional staffing are necessary to provide these supports. The report clearly identifies the need for support that continues far beyond the ...

December 16, 2020

Temporary Pandemic Pay Update- CCSEA - BCGEU

As we stated in our November 30th bulletin to you, we are aware of the ongoing delay of the Provincial Government's Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) at certain Community Social Services (CSS) worksites around the province. The President and BCGEU representatives conferenced with various ministry officials several times over the last two weeks to get answers and a timeline for distribution of the TP...

December 15, 2020

All BCGEU Members at Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Bargaining Updat...

Your bargaining committee has been hard at work, putting together the Bargaining proposals, which were based on the Surveys that you submitted. We have also had several productive bargaining sessions with the employer. Our next Bargaining dates are January 12-13th, 2021 and we will report to the members following these days. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please reach ou...

December 14, 2020

BCGEU stands in solidarity with farmers in India

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union expresses solidarity with farmers, labour activists and other workers in India who are protesting dangerous new agricultural legislation that threatens the livelihoods of millions of families. In September, the Indian government quietly passed or amended three Farm Bills designed to deregulate agricultural markets and open them up to takeover by ...

December 09, 2020

Bargaining committee - South Hill Child Care Society - BCGEU

I am pleased to announce that Usha Saroha has been nominated and acclaimed for the open position of bargaining committee member for South Hill Child Care. I want to thank Usha for stepping forward to represent you during this round of bargaining. If you have not already had an opportunity to complete a bargaining survey please submit one directly to Usha or the area office as these provide the ...