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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

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...

August 25, 2020

Pandemic pay delay - BCGEU

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March your union has been working hard to navigate the complex and ever-shifting landscape this crisis presents in order to protect members' livelihoods and help ensure your safety at work.Pandemic pay has been a key focus of that work, and the BCGEU pushed hard to expand our province's pandemic pay program to cover the ...

August 25, 2020

Salvation Army – Centre of Hope - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for stewards have now closed. The following stewards have been acclaimed: Debbie Buckles In solidarity Sarah GeorgettiStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 25, 2020

Local 304 Executive – Member At Large - BCGEU

Nominations for Local Executive Member At Large have now closed. The following members were acclaimed:Member-at-Large Chad DumaineMember-at-Large Leticia Aguilar RodriguezIn solidarityHeather TurnerStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 25, 2020

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 21, 2020

BCGEU members play critical role in province’s new pandemic enforcement measu...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 BCGEU members play critical role in province's new pandemic enforcement measures Once again, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are playing a critical role in the province's response to COVID-19. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced this morning that compliance and enforcement staff from pr...