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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

July 30, 2021

Your input is needed: Working with COVID - BCGEU

Our union, in partnership with a research team from University College Dublin, wants to know more about the safety measures used in your workplace to protect against COVID-19 and future infectious diseases.  Research shows that some workplaces are common settings for infectious disease outbreaks due to transmission between employees, their households, and communities. Because employees have a l...

July 20, 2021

Tips to avoid email fraud - BCGEU

In the past couple of years, the BCGEU has seen an increase in the number of fraudulent, or phishing, emails being sent to BCGEU members.Often, these emails look like they come from someone at the BCGEU. In other circumstances, the scammers have taken information off the BCGEU website and have attempted to impersonate component or local executive members.In many of these cases, the scammers are...

July 19, 2021

Education and Training Funds Available for Community Social Services Employer...

CSSEA and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association of Unions (CSSBA) are pleased to announce that the Community Social Services Labour and Education Fund (LAEF) is now accepting applications for education and training funding.  Details on the fund, eligibility criteria and application forms can be found on the new website: https://laef-bcgeu.nationbuilder.com/What is the LAEF?The Co...

July 16, 2021

Reminder - Community Social Service survey deadline - BCGEU

FINAL REMINDER – Last weekend before the deadline to complete local issues bargaining survey and submit your expression of interestThe deadline to complete the survey and send in your expression of interest to participate in local issues bargaining is 5 pm on Monday, July 19.If you still do not have a copy of your local issues agreement, please contact BCGEU Negotiations at [email protected]

July 13, 2021

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Collection agreement ratified - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement has been ratified by both parties! Bargaining unit members voted 78.6% in favour of ratification. The parties will now work to finalize the renewed collective agreement document for distribution. In the meantime, members may refer to the Ratification Document together for a complete picture of the collective agreement...

July 12, 2021

All BCGEU Members under Community Social Services Community Living, General a...

The deadline to complete the survey and send in your expression of interest to participate in local issues bargaining is 5 pm on Monday, July 19. If you still do not have a copy of your local issues agreement, please contact BCGEU Negotiations at [email protected] to let us know that you need a copy of your agreement. To complete the survey click here. If you are interested in participati...

July 08, 2021

B.C. signs early learning and child care agreement with federal government - ...

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in British Columbia to make a big announcement with Premier John Horgan: the province of British Columbia is the first to reach an agreement on new spending on child care.What does this mean for working families?This means that Ottawa will work with the province to reach an average of $10-per-day child care in regulated spaces for children under six year...