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B.C.'S UNION SINCE 1919

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

April 06, 2020

PHO Social Services Sector COVID-19 new BCCDC guidelines - BCGEU

PHO Social Services Sector COVID-19 new BCCDC guidelines The BC Centre for Disease Control has released social service sector guidelines for preventing and controlling transmission of COVID-19 available here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-guidance-social-service-providers.pdf We are presently ...

April 03, 2020

COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES Communication on COVID-19 Health and Safety Obligat...

COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES Communication on COVID-19 Health and Safety ObligationsWe know our members have a lot of health and safety-related questions about what is happening in their workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, we have put together responses to some common questions, that are specific to the work you do in this sector. If you have specific questions about COVID-19 and its i...

April 03, 2020

It’s time to support essential workers – COVID-19 update - BCGEU

It's time to support essential workers – COVID-19 updateFrom the moment Coronavirus was declared a public health crisis several weeks ago through the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic last month, thousands of you have raised concerns to your Stewards, Local Chairs and Component VPs about how your work and your workplaces have been impacted. Your union has been working hard with your ...

April 02, 2020

Health and safety obligations – COVID-19 update, Component 3 - BCGEU

COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES Bargaining Association Joint Communication on COVID-19 Health and Safety Obligations The Community Social Services Bargaining Association represents workers in BC under the Community Living, Indigenous Services, and General Services sectoral collective agreements. Our caring professionals provide vital services to women fleeing violence, adults and children with develo...

April 01, 2020

Child care for essential service designated workers – COVID-19: All members -...

Province helps essential service workers find child care In response to concerns expressed by the BCGEU since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased that the B.C. government has launched a process to provide child care to parents who are essential service workers. This process will match parents who are working on the front lines of B.C.'s COVID-19 response with child care in th...

March 31, 2020

CSS essential services application for child care - BCGEU

As all workers in the community social services sector have been deemed "essential service" workers under the provisions of the Emergency Program Act, you are eligible to apply for child care to assist you in attending at work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, essential workers can fill out a new "parent" form to identify their need for urgent child care. Forms can be accessed by ca...

March 31, 2020

Beware of fraudulent Emails related to Covid-19 - BCGEU

We are seeing a significant increase in the number of phishing and other fraudulent email scams being sent to BCGEU members, some trying to capitalize on people's fears related to COVID-19. Please review all incoming messages carefully, and if in any doubt about the authenticity of the message, do NOT click on any attachments or links contained within the message, delete the email. The overwhel...

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 update: Essential services order/multiple worksites – Mar 27 - BCGEU

On March 26, 2020 the BC Government used their extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act, to issue ministerial orders to ensure a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic across all levels of government. These orders have direct implications for workers in the Community Social Services Sector. 1. All Community Social Service Workers are Essential Service Workers under the Emerge...

March 25, 2020

Nomination for Steward for Mission Daycare Society - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for two stewards at Mission Day Care Society (Heritage Park). New stewards are trained by the union.If you wish to know more about the roles and responsibilities of the steward, please contact our office. The deadline for nominations is April 20, 2020 by 5:00 pm The nomination form (attached) must be used. The deadline for submission is to the area office by fax (604.88...

March 25, 2020

Call for Nominations for Bargaining Committee for Mission Daycare Society - B...

Nominations for up to three bargaining committee members for your childcare facility are now open.A nomination form is attached to this bulletin. Nominations close 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2020 and you can drop off at your local BCGEU area office, fax to 604.882.5032/toll free 1.800.946.0249 or email to area04@bcgeu.ca.Elections, if required, will occur following the closing of nominations. ...

March 24, 2020

Sick Workers Must Stay Home - Community Builders Group - BCGEU

First, thank you for the heroic work you are doing on the frontlines of this pandemic. When you go to work – you are supporting some of our most vulnerable community members. Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer for BC has been absolutely clear - everyone who has any symptoms must stay home and self-isolate until all symptoms are cleared. We are not to self-diagnose as 'it's just a cold'...

March 19, 2020

Component 3: COVID-19 update for members in child care programs - BCGEU

  These past few days have been challenging for us all. We have heard from many of you as this situation has rapidly evolved. We have heard concerns about health and safety for the centres that are open, fear of the potential financial impacts on your families and future job security in the event of closures, and the need to provide critical child care for essential service workers (health care...