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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 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

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...

September 18, 2020

Update: Temporary Pandemic Pay for Community Socials Services Workers - BCGEU

As you are aware, the provincial government introduced the COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program in May 2020. The program provides a wage top up of $4 per hour to eligible community social services (CSS) workers for the period of March 15 to July 4, 2020. The BCGEU lobbied aggressively for this program and other benefits including sick leave coverage, access to PPE and appropriate healt...

September 16, 2020

SFU Childcare Society - Tentative Agreement Zoom Meeting and Electronic Votin...

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.The ratification meeting for the tentative agreement will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You may participate via video or call. The coordinates of the ratification meeting are as follows: RATIFICATION MEETING (VIA ZOOM)When: Wednesday, September 16 , 2020Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pmReagan B...

September 15, 2020

South Hill Child Care Society - Call for Nominations for One (1) Bargaining C...

I am the BCGEU Staff Representative who will be working with your bargaining committee on this round of bargaining. Your current collective agreement expired August 31st, 2020, so negotiations between your Employer and the BCGEU will begin shortly.We need your participation with the following: Electing a bargaining committee (up to 1) Completing a bargaining survey We have attached a bargaini...

September 10, 2020

Release of Patterson WCB review validates injured workers’ experiences - BCGEU

We want to share how pleased our union and our members are to see the B.C. government's release of the long-awaited review of our workers' compensation system by retired labour lawyer Janet PattersonThe report, released August 26, is not only a victory on the path towards a more worker-centered system but a validation of the lived experience of injured workers in B.C. – including many current a...

September 09, 2020

New MOU - Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees - BCGEU

The BCGEU and NTT DATA (ISM Canada) have signed a service seniority portability MOU for ISM employees: Click here to read the new Memorandum of Understanding regarding Service Seniority Portability for ISM Employees An earlier bulletin is found here. UWU/MoveUP

September 09, 2020

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Bargaining Committee Election (Deadli...

We want to start bargaining in late Fall and therefore a full bargaining committee must be elected in a tight time frame to begin preparations for negotiations. The following people have been nominated for the position of bargaining committee and there will be an election; all members at Pacifica Housing Advisory Association are entitled to vote for three (3) positions. We will be utilizing an ...

September 04, 2020

Milieu Child and Family Services and Milieu Family Services - Nominations fo...

Nominations are now open for sixteen (16) additional stewards for at your worksites and will close on Friday, September 18, 2020.Stewards are the primary representatives of members and have an important role within the union.Some of the roles of a steward are: Helping co-workers interpret and understand their collective agreement. Supporting co-workers in meetings with management Listening to...

September 04, 2020

A Labour Day Message from Stephanie Smith - BCGEU

The future cannot be predicted, but it can be created.  So far, 2020 has been a year of upheaval and uncertainty and that has many of us questioning what the future will look like for ourselves, our families, and our society. It's also been a year in which working people have shown time and again that we have the power to create a society that is stronger, safer, and more prosperous through sol...

September 03, 2020

Local 303 Members at City Hall Childcare Society Bargaining Committee Electio...

The BCGEU is holding an election for two (2) bargaining committee members and one (1) alternate for City Hall Child Care Society. Your nominees are: Penny Chiu Sayaka Shibuya Christina Monkman The Election will start on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12 pm. You will be sent an electronic ballot via email where you will choose 2 representatives to add to the committee. The nominee not elected to...

September 02, 2020

Worksite Stewards - PosAbilities - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** The BCGEU is looking for four (4) additional stewards. As having a steward at your worksite is of vital importance to every union member, we're opening up nominations again 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 adv...

September 02, 2020

Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion - Worksite Stewards - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** The BCGEU is looking for four (4) additional stewards. As having a steward at your worksite is of vital importance to every union member, we're opening up nominations again 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 advi...

September 02, 2020

BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2020  BCGEU: provincial government must release pandemic pay now Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to either immediately distribute the stipend promised under the B.C. COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program or provide a firm date when workers will get the long-awaited funds."Thousands of our members and other workers acros...

September 01, 2020

Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope Stewards - BCGEU

The following members are stewards for Salvation Army – Gateway of Hope: Don Collins Andrea Voss   In solidarity Sarah GeorgettiStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here  UWU/MoveUP

September 01, 2020

Mission Community Services - Steward Nominations – Three Positions - BCGEU

Please be advised that there are vacancies for three additional stewards to represent members at Mission Community Services.Please find attached a nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the Union no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020.New stewards are trained by the Union.If more than three members are interested in becoming a steward, the Union will con...

August 31, 2020

Labour Management Meeting News - Community Builders Group (CBG) - BCGEU

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on August 20, 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...