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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

August 18, 2020

Tentative agreement achieved for members at Forest Circle Society for Familie...

Your bargaining committee is happy to advise members that a tentative agreement has been achieved for a collective agreement. The committee unanimously recommends this tentative agreement to the members. Of course, members will make the final decision through their votes in a ratification process. It is important that members have the opportunity to review the details of the tentative agreement...

August 18, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - Classification and Wage Rate I...

Since our August 5th bulletin to members, we have completed the review of the job descriptions that were provided to the Union by the Employer. While we still have some outstanding issues related to specific individuals and positions, which we are continuing to work on, we notified the Employer that we expect all workers will move up to collective agreement wage rates by the next pay period, in...

August 12, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

August 10, 2020

Community Builders Group (CBG) - Worksite steward election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is looking for one (1) steward 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...

August 06, 2020

Bargaining Committee Nominations – two (2) positions - City Hall Childcare So...

As you may be aware, we are in the process of preparations for collective bargaining. However, there have been two vacancies on the committee due to turn over. Due to an error from the Area Office in filling those positions, we are now holding a shortened (2-week) nomination period to fill those positions with as minimal delay to the bargaining process as possible. You will need to elect up to ...

August 05, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - Classification and Pension Upda...

Classification of Positions As stated in earlier bulletins, normally we commence the review of jobs and classifications during the four month period after your employer is designated a member of CSSEA; however, the COVID-19 pandemic intervened and classification of jobs was put on hold while we dealt with all of the outstanding pandemic issues in workplaces around the province. Since our June 2...

August 04, 2020

Xyolhemeylh - Union dues - BCGEU

The BCGEU recently discovered that no letter had been sent to your employer to start the dues deduction process. We've now corrected that error and dues of 1.85% of gross salary will be deducted from your gross pay, effective August 29. Your employer will be sending you an approval form for the deduction of dues. Please complete the form and provide your authorization promptly so that the deduc...

August 04, 2020

Ksan House Society – Emergency Shelter steward elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 4600 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area1...

July 31, 2020

North Coast Transition Society – Prince Rupert - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections at your worksite. The nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or emai...

July 31, 2020

Ksan House Soceity - Transition House Society - Steward elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections at your worksite. The nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or emai...

July 31, 2020

Elizabeth Fry Burns Lake - Steward elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections at your worksite. The nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 102-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or emai...

July 28, 2020

Village Day Care Centre - Bargaining Committee Nominations – up to Three posi...

The collective agreement with your Employer will expire on October 31, 2020. We are preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining and the Union needs your help and participation in the preparations and bargaining process. The first step is to elect a union bargaining committee. The bargaining committee will work with the BCGEU Staff Representative in drafting proposals and negotiati...

July 27, 2020

Child care is essential for our economy - BCGEU

Last week, I was so pleased to see the announcement that there will be 536 new child care spaces created in Nanaimo and Ladysmith with the provincial government’s capital grants fund.This is an important milestone in the three-year Childcare BC plan that since 2018 has created 16,800 new child care spaces and offered a variety of supports for child care providers, families and child care worker...

July 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Vacation Principles and Community Social Services Employees ...

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...

July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored bala...

Proposed changes to Workers Compensation Act marks beginning of restored balanceAfter years of advocacy by workers and their unions – including your union's submission to the B.C. workers' compensation system review last year and the courageous testimonies at public hearings by dozens of current and former BCGEU members who had been injured on the job – the provincial government has begun to re...