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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

March 19, 2021

Paramedical Services Benefits Improvement - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce the elimination of the per visit cap to paramedical services effective April 1, 2021.  Elimination of the per visit capThe removal of the $10 per visit reimbursement cap means that the maximum benefit claimable by employees of which is currently $10/visit for paramedical services (payable at 80% or $8/visit) wil...

March 18, 2021

A Place to Grow Childcare Centre - Ratification of Collective Agreement - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that bargaining unit members have voted 93.3% in favour of ratification!As the tentative agreement has now been ratified by both parties, your renewed 2020-2023 collective agreement is now in effect and we will be working with your employer to have your retroactive payments made as soon as possible.It will take some time for the parties to finali...

March 17, 2021

City Hall Child Care Society - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

Hello All, Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer on Wednesday, February 24th and planned to meet again on March 9th. There was a delay to our second meeting to ensure both parties could provide a fulsome response on the remaining bargaining proposals. We are pleased to report that we have been able to come to an agreement on a significant portion of the non-monetary package, though we...

March 17, 2021

2021 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now being accepted. Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Apply online here Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A ...

March 16, 2021

Strike Vote Results - Kitsilano Area Child Care Society - BCGEU

Your voices have been heard – loud and clear!That's right – every single one of you supported your Bargaining Committee by voting in favour of taking strike action, if that becomes necessary. That is a powerful mandate that we will take with us when we attend at the Labour Relations Board on March 17th to try to mediate an agreement with your employer.Thank you to everyone who attended and vote...

March 12, 2021

BCGEU Members in Area 12 (Terrace-Kitimat) - Cross Component Committee Event ...

Event: Snow Valley Winter WonderlandLocation: Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club, Terrace-KitimatDate: March 15 to End of Season  The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization for outdoor winter enthusiasts! The Club is located at the Onion Lake Ski Trails between Terrace and Kitimat on Highway 37, and features: • Groomed Trails for Classic Cross Country or Skate Skiing• NEW! Snowshoe &...

March 11, 2021

All Members at Kitsilano Area Child Care Society, Local 303 - Strike Vote - B...

In the bargaining unit defined as employees at and from KITSILANO AREA CHILD CARE SOCIETY, 2041 West 6th Ave, Kitsilano, BC, V6J 1R8  A Strike Vote will be conducted electronically via Simply Voting platform.You will receive an electronic ballot on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the email that the Union has on file for you. You can cast your ballot, by following the instructions contai...

March 11, 2021

University Hill Kinderclub - Collective Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that bargaining unit members have voted 100% in favour of ratification! As the tentative agreement has now been ratified by both parties, your renewed 2020-2023 collective agreement is now in effect and we will be working with your employer to have your retroactive payments made as soon as possible. It will take some time for the parties to final...

March 09, 2021

A Place to Grow Childcare Centre - Tentative collective agreement - BCGEU

We have reached a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement that includes wage increases, an addition to your health and welfare benefits and other improvements over a three-year period retroactive to April 1, 2020. Attached you will find the complete ratification document with the proposed changes. The ratification meeting will occur virtually on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 12-2:00 pm...

March 08, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Community Builders Group (CBG), Local 303 - Highlights f...

Wages for Shelter Support Workers The Union would like to thank the Employer for taking the initiative to complete an upward classification for Shelter Support Workers (in provincially funded sites only). Shelter Support Workers will now earn the same wage as Resident Support Workers. Attendance Management Program The Employer will establish a program called an Attendance Management Program. Th...

March 05, 2021

Salvation Army – Richmond House - 12040 Horseshoe Way, Richmond - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** The BCGEU is looking for one (1) additional steward and one (1) alternate. As having a steward at your worksite is of vital importance to every union member, we're opening up nominations again at Richmond House. 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 pr...

March 04, 2021

Salvation Army – Richmond House - Worksite stewards - BCGEU

***PLEASE POST ON UNION BOARD*** The BCGEU is looking for one (1) additional steward. As having a steward at your worksite is of vital importance to every union member, we're opening up nominations again at Richmond House. 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 advic...

March 02, 2021

University Hill Kinderclub - Notice of Tentative Agreement and upcoming Ratif...

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the parties have reached a tentative agreement. We were able to negotiate several improvements and additions to your collective agreement in a number of areas including: General wage increases, including retroactive increases from January 1, 2020. Increases to employer-match RRSP contributions. Improvements to language about leaves, vacatio...

March 02, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Community Builders Group (CBG), Local 303 - New Stewards...

Welcome and thanks to our three new stewards at Community Builders Group: Tammy Jones, Anishah and Christian Goodchild. Your complete list of stewards is: Jendon Cumigad (Naomi Place) Ricardo Pequenino (Metson Shelter) Erjon Tela (Naomi Place) Joanne Etienne (Reiderman Residences) Tammy Jones (currently Opus) Anishah (various) Christian Goodchild (Granville)  Stewards are not worksite specifi...

March 01, 2021

Lower Mainland Purpose Society - Bargaining update - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee of Meilean Chin and Kirsten Nicholson, and staff representative Kay Sinclair met with the Purpose Society's bargaining committee in early February to bargain a new collective agreement. At that time, we presented our bargaining proposals. The Purpose Society's bargaining committee is preparing a response to our non-monetary and monetary proposals for our consideration....

March 01, 2021

March is Community Services Month! - BCGEU

March is Community Social Services Awareness Month, a chance to honour the important work that all of you in this sector do in every community across B.C. Read the proclamation from the government here. Community social services workers are dedicated and caring professionals and ensure that our most vulnerable can live better, more supported lives. The 12,000+ community social services workers ...

March 01, 2021

Shannon Day Care Society L303 - Your Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the following members will serve as your Bargaining Committee: Shelley Livgard Yuki Cai The Bargaining Committee has met to prepare for bargaining. We will be seeking dates in March with the Employer and will update you as things progress. Please feel free to direct any comments or questions to the Bargaining Committee. In solidarity Fateh BornStaff Representat...