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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...

July 03, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living (LMSCL) - Paid holiday for part-t...

As you should be aware by now from the previous bulletin, your union will be conducting a vote to see whether all regular part-time employees would like to participate in the paid holiday bank in which you would accumulate 4.6 per cent of your regular straight time hours in each pay period, including all additional hours worked so that when a stat holiday occurs, the employee will be able to dr...

July 03, 2020

UBC Child Care Services Program - Ratification of Tentative Collective Agreem...

On behalf of the bargaining committee, I would like to thank all of you who attended the ratification telephone town hall on June 29 and who participated in the vote from June 30 to July 3, 2020. Voting closed today at 12 noon and I am pleased to report that the tentative collective agreement recommended by your bargaining committee was ratified with 82.4 per cent voting in favour of the agreem...

June 30, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - (ACTION REQUIRED) Municipal Pen...

In the next week or so, you will be required to make a decision which is very important and is time sensitive regarding the enrolment into the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP). The decision you make will have a significant impact on your retirement income with the plan. To ensure you have all the information required in order for you to make an informed decision, your Union would like for you to jo...

June 29, 2020

Local 303 members at Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - BCGEU

Collective Agreement Implementation of Monetary Provisions As you may be aware, the monetary provisions of the collective agreement will come into effect on July 2, 2020. In order to address some of these provisions that will come into effect, as well as other questions you may have regarding the implementation of the Community Living Services Collective Agreement, we will be hosting a telephon...

June 29, 2020

CBG Part-time Holiday Notice - BCGEU

ACTION REQUIRED: Election of Method for Paid Holidays forPart-Time Employees (Article 17.11) As the monetary provisions of the General Services Agreement are in effect, one of the decisions that you must make as a group is whether or not you would like to opt into a paid holiday bank based on 4.6 per cent of your regular straight-time hours worked, or alternatively, receive 4.2 per cent of stra...

June 29, 2020

Community Builders Group - Labour Management Meeting News - BCGEU

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on June 25, 2020. It was attended by Steward Jendon Cumigad and Staff Representative Edward Mishra. A Labour Management Meeting is where the parties can discuss items of mutual concern and allows the two parties to work together productively and cooperatively to review general matters, other than grievances, relating to the maintenance of good re...

June 26, 2020

UBC Child Care Services - Minutes from Ratification Telephone Town Hall - BCGEU

Date: June 26, 2020 To: All BCGEU Members at UBC Child Care Services Re: Minutes from Ratification Telephone Town Hall   Hello everyone and again our thanks to those who were able to attend our telephone town hall last evening. The questions and feedback were excellent and very much appreciated. As promised, the "minutes" of that conference call are attached for your review and for the review o...

June 26, 2020

Staff Representative (Temporary) Lower Mainland Area Office - BCGEU

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary)LOWER MAINLAND AREA OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTINGJune 26, 2020     The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Lower Mainland Area office for up to 7 months or to return of incumbent, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES:   · Assist officers, stewards and membership in the day-to-day administration of ...

June 24, 2020

ACTION REQUIRED: Election of Method for Paid Holidays for Part-Time Employees...

As we are fast approaching July 2, 2020, which is the date that the monetary provisions of the Community Living Services Agreement comes into effect, one of the decisions that you must make as a group is whether or not you would like to opt into a paid holiday bank based on 4.6% of your regular straight-time hours worked, or alternatively, receive 4.2% of straight-time pay instead of a day off ...

June 24, 2020

Implementation of Monetary Provisions on July 2, 2020 - LMSCL - BCGEU

Now that all BCGEU members at Lower Mainland Society for Community Living are covered under the Community Living Services Agreement, there is some important information that your Union wants to make sure that you are aware of.The monetary provisions of the collective agreement, including where you will be placed on the wage grid, will come into effect on July 2, 2020.This is because the collect...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...

June 23, 2020

Community Builders Group - Shop stewards - BCGEU

Your Union values the work of a steward. Stewards are the face of your union and are the point of contact at your worksite. The steward's role is to enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. Stewards are well-organized, good listeners, problem solvers and team players. They want to help others, provide support and advice to members who think they are being treated unfairly. It's...

June 23, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - Stewards - BCGEU

Stewards play a very important role at the worksite. These people are the face of your Union at your worksite. The steward's role is to enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. Stewards are well-organized, good listeners, problem solvers and team players. They have good communication skills and want to help others, provide support and advice to members who think they are being ...

June 22, 2020

Shop Stewards - Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - BCGEU

Every worksite should have stewards as they play a very important role. These people are the face of the union at your worksite. The steward's role is to enforce the collective agreement and protect your rights. Stewards are well-organized, good listeners, problem solvers and team players. They have good communication skills and want to help others, provide support and advice to members who thi...

June 17, 2020

COVID-19 update: Temporary Emergency Funding update for child care centres - ...

As you may be aware, the provincial government recently announced an extension to the Temporary Emergency Funding (TEF) that would require any surplus funds to go toward additional compensation for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) in eligible programs. Read the news release here.  For the months of July and August, child care operators are required to use any surplus funds from the TEF for temp...

June 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Vacation Scheduling 2020 - BCGEU

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the order of the Solicitor General under the Emergency Program Act deeming workers in the community social services sector to be essential, vacation requests in some workplaces may not have been granted since mid-March of this year. If this situation continues, vacation credits may accrue to unusually high levels and create significant challenges for app...

June 16, 2020

Community Builders Group - - BCGEU

As you may be aware the monetary provisions of the collective agreement, including how your position will be rated, will come into effect on June 18, 2020. Currently, your employer and the BCGGU are in the process of finalizing your job descriptions to determine which benchmarks and classification ratings under the General Services Collective Agreement best apply to your position. We have recei...