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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

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...

June 15, 2020

Message From President Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The last several months have been indescribable in so many ways...but the last few weeks have been absolutely devastating. Like many of you, two weeks ago my social media feeds were completely filled with the video of the senseless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Mr. Floyd is not alone-Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, the list goes on and seems to grow by the day-but Mr. Floyd has b...

June 11, 2020

Community Builders Group -Implementation of the General Services Collective A...

Now that all BCGEU members at Community Builders Group (CBG) are covered under the General Services Collective Agreement there is some important information that your Union wants to make sure that you are aware of. This means that whether you work at a provincially funded site or non-provincially funded (NPF) site you all have access to the following: Right to Union representation Grievance Pr...

June 09, 2020

Community Builders Group (CBG) - Worksite Stewards - BCGEU

The BCGEU is looking for 7 stewards at Community Builders Group. As having a steward at your worksite is of vital importance to every union member, we are opening up nominations at all worksites. If you are interested in becoming a steward, or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached here. What do stewards do? Stewards provide support and advice to members who think the...

June 05, 2020

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksites - BCGEU

Hazard Alert: Hand sanitizer at worksitesYou are receiving this hazard alert as an OHS representative of BCGEU members. Please inform your colleagues of the following information. Due to supply issues, some manufacturers of hand sanitizer are substituting food-grade ethanol with technical-grade ethanol – which contains toxicological properties including carcinogenicity and should NOT be used on...

June 05, 2020

Collective agreements now available - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) are pleased to announce that the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements are now available.   Community Living Services Collective Agreement General Services Collective Agreement  Indigenous Services Collective Agreement ...

June 03, 2020

CSSEA - COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay – update - BCGEU

As you are aware, the federal and provincial governments have worked together to provide front line workers with access to COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay. For further information on this temporary program, go here. There is ongoing uncertainty about how the provincial government intends to apply this pay across all of the workers in the community social services (CSS) sector. At present, we un...