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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...

October 23, 2020

The BCGEU stands in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers- BCGEU

October 23, 2020 Via email: chiefsack@sipeknekatik.ca Sipekne'katik First NationChief Michael P. Sack522 Church StreetIndian Brook 14, NSB0N 1H0  Dear Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation, Re:  Solidarity with Mi'kmaw Nation & Sipekne'katik First Nation The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) stands in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers. We wish to amplify your call...

October 22, 2020

BCGEU Headquarters office negotiations department

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICENEGOTIATIONS DEPARTMENT  INTERNAL POSTING  October 22, 2020     POSITION: SECRETARY GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives in the Negotiations Department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will perform Level 3 duties as assigned. Duties to include: pro...

October 21, 2020

New union office will reflect union values - BCGEU

New union office will reflect union valuesWe have some big news! Our union is building a new Lower Mainland Area Office (LMAO) that will provide BCGEU members and staff with the space and amenities they need, but it will also include much needed affordable housing and childcare spaces as well. We are excited to share this news with members and this bulletin will be the first of many updates as ...

October 16, 2020

BCGEU concerned about proposed redesign of the Municipal Pension Plan

You're receiving this as a BCGEU member of the Municipal Pension Plan.As you may be aware, the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) has announced potential changes to the plan and is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on a proposed redesign, by October 23. Despite being the fourth largest union in the MPP and representing thousands of pension-contributing members, the BCGEU is not one of the "Plan ...

October 15, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 (Temporary 12 month) - Advocacy *REVISED* - BCGEU

  BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE  INTERNAL POSTING *REVISED* October 15, 2020     POSITION: SECRETARY – ADVOCACY (Temporary) GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT A secretary is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for staff representatives as required in Advocacy. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES: Will include processing a variety of documen...

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 07, 2020

BCGEU members covered by CSSEA agreements - Payment of Temporary Pandemic Pay...

Your union has confirmed updated information about the Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program. In a shift from what was originally announced, the TPP will now be applied to all overtime hours worked by eligible employees in addition to regular hours worked.  Your employer must submit a detailed invoice to the ministry outlining TPP-eligible hours by October 31, 2020. TPP payments will be processe...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...

September 28, 2020

SFU Childcare Services - Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

On September 16th, your Bargaining Committee held a ratification meeting via Zoom to go over the recently reached tentative collective agreement. Electronic voting on the tentative agreement took place from September 17th to September 27th inclusive.   The results of the question "Do you accept the tentative collective agreement?" are as follows:   · Yes: 68.1% · No: 31.9%    The 4% wage incre...

September 28, 2020

SFU Childcare Services - Tentative Agreement Ratified/Ratification Voting Res...

On September 16th, your Bargaining Committee held a ratification meeting via Zoom to go over the recently reached tentative collective agreement. Electronic voting on the tentative agreement took place from September 17th to September 27th inclusive. The results of the question "Do you accept the tentative collective agreement?" are as follows: Yes: 68.1% No: 31.9%  The 4% wage increase will ...

September 25, 2020

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Election results for Bargaining Commi...

Elections for the Pacifica Housing Advisory Association Bargaining Committee are now completed with the following results:  Morgan (Tanner) Donald Deavon Lehan Chantal Quaife  Congratulations to the successful candidates and thanks to everyone who participated in this important election. Your Bargaining Committee will now prepare for and commence bargaining with the employer. They will also ele...