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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...

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 06, 2020

Bargaining Committee Nominations – two (2) positions - City Hall Childcare So...

As you may be aware, we are in the process of preparations for collective bargaining. However, there have been two vacancies on the committee due to turn over. Due to an error from the Area Office in filling those positions, we are now holding a shortened (2-week) nomination period to fill those positions with as minimal delay to the bargaining process as possible. You will need to elect up to ...

August 05, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - Classification and Pension Upda...

Classification of Positions As stated in earlier bulletins, normally we commence the review of jobs and classifications during the four month period after your employer is designated a member of CSSEA; however, the COVID-19 pandemic intervened and classification of jobs was put on hold while we dealt with all of the outstanding pandemic issues in workplaces around the province. Since our June 2...

August 04, 2020

SECRETARY LEVEL 3 - Research and Interactive Services (Temporary) - BCGEU

BCGEU HEADQUARTERS OFFICE INTERNAL POSTING August 4, 2020   POSITION: SECRETARY – RESEARCH AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES GRADE: LEVEL 3 - MoveUP AGREEMENT (Temporary) A full-time support staff is required to perform secretarial and word processing functions for Staff Representatives in Research and Interactive Services. Term of assignment is up to 12 months or return of incumbent. DUTIES & RESPO...

August 04, 2020

Xyolhemeylh - Union dues - BCGEU

The BCGEU recently discovered that no letter had been sent to your employer to start the dues deduction process. We've now corrected that error and dues of 1.85% of gross salary will be deducted from your gross pay, effective August 29. Your employer will be sending you an approval form for the deduction of dues. Please complete the form and provide your authorization promptly so that the deduc...

August 04, 2020

Ksan House Society – Emergency Shelter steward elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 4600 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area1...

July 31, 2020

North Coast Transition Society – Prince Rupert - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections at your worksite. The nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or emai...

July 31, 2020

Ksan House Soceity - Transition House Society - Steward elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections at your worksite. The nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or emai...

July 31, 2020

Elizabeth Fry Burns Lake - Steward elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections at your worksite. The nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or emai...

July 31, 2020

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (2 Positions)-ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

  STAFF REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary) (2 Positions) ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT INTERNAL POSTING July 31, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary staff representative to work in the Advocacy Department, effective date to be determined. Term of assignment(s) is up to 6 months. DUTIES: The successful applicant will work as part of a team providing a wide range of advocac...

July 29, 2020

QUALITY ASSURANCE TEST LEAD - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT - BCGEU

QUALITY ASSURANCE TEST LEAD ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a Quality Assurance lead and tester to work in the IT Services section of the Administration Department, effective date to be determined.   DUTIES: The Quality Assurance Test Lead is accountable for the overal...

July 29, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT MANAGER (Temporary) - ADMINISTRATION DE...

PROJECT MANAGER (Temporary) ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires a temporary project manager to work in Administration Department. In this role, you will be working with senior management to manage a large records management system implementation as well as other smaller pro...

July 29, 2020

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS ANALYST - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT -...

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT   INTERNAL POSTING July 29, 2020   The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union requires an experienced business analyst to work in the Administration Department, anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be working to understand the stakeholder and user groups at the BCGEU, gather organizational featur...

July 28, 2020

Village Day Care Centre - Bargaining Committee Nominations – up to Three posi...

The collective agreement with your Employer will expire on October 31, 2020. We are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining and the Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee. The bargaining committee will work with the BCGEU Staff Representative in drafting proposals and negotiati...

July 27, 2020

Child care is essential for our economy - BCGEU

Last week, I was so pleased to see the announcement that there will be 536 new child care spaces created in Nanaimo and Ladysmith with the provincial government’s capital grants fund.This is an important milestone in the three-year Childcare BC plan that since 2018 has created 16,800 new child care spaces and offered a variety of supports for child care providers, families and child care worker...

July 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Vacation Principles and Community Social Services Employees ...

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...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 16, 2020

Kitsilano Area Childcare Society Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected by acclamation as your Bargaining Committee    Janet Lim Maya Wilson    In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representative Brittney Buss, will begin the process of preparing for negotiations with your Employer. We promise to keep you informed on our progress. Please take the time to fill...

July 15, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - Voting Results: Election of Met...

The results are in. You have chosen the Union's recommendation that part-time employees in your agency accumulate 4.6% of straight-time hours in a paid holiday bank, to be paid out on statutory holidays. What this means is that: when a paid holiday occurs, you will be able to draw from your paid holiday bank, the hours required to cover the paid holiday or paid holiday lieu day. This allows you...

July 15, 2020

Community Builders Group - Voting Results: Election of Method for Paid Holida...

The results are in. You have chosen the Union's recommendation that part-time employees in your agency accumulate 4.6% of straight-time hours in a paid holiday bank, to be paid out on statutory holidays.What this means is that: when a paid holiday occurs, you will be able to draw from your paid holiday bank, the hours required to cover the paid holiday or paid holiday lieu day. This allows you ...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' priorities are part of the government's budg...

July 10, 2020

REVISED Voting Information for Paid Holiday for Part-Time Employees at at Low...

On July 3, 2020, your Union had sent out a bulletin to all part-time employees containing important voting information. Many of you did not receive this information due to emails bouncing back as the bulletin was sent to your work email. However, many of you have received the email with a link to vote. To ensure all of you have the information required in order to make an informed decision and ...