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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

October 09, 2020

Union elections postponed - BCGEU

We hope you are safe and well as we move into the cooler months. COVID-19 has brought adjustments to the way our union operates. For instance, provincial health regulations caused us to have to postpone our June 2020 triennial convention until June 2021. This is to let you know we're also postponing our steward elections until 2021. Local elections are postponed until early 2022.  In the meanti...

October 07, 2020

BCGEU members covered by CSSEA agreements - Payment of Temporary Pandemic Pay...

Your union has confirmed updated information about the Temporary Pandemic Pay (TPP) program. In a shift from what was originally announced, the TPP will now be applied to all overtime hours worked by eligible employees in addition to regular hours worked.  Your employer must submit a detailed invoice to the ministry outlining TPP-eligible hours by October 31, 2020. TPP payments will be processe...

October 02, 2020

Temporary employment opportunity at LifeLabs - BCGEU

To BCGEU members impacted by workplace closure or disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the union would like to let you know about a temporary employment opportunity to work with fellow BCGEU members at LifeLabs, a Canadian laboratory services provider.   LifeLabs is currently hiring temporary Packaging Clerk positions in Surrey, BC, to support the increase in COVID-19 testing across the pro...

September 29, 2020

Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2020 Poll finds majority of British Columbians support phasing out for-profit long-term care The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the deficiencies of for-profit seniors' care and this issue will be top of mind for voters deciding who to support in the provincial election(Burnaby, B.C.) - A new Research Co. poll has found that a significant majority of British Columb...

September 28, 2020

SFU Childcare Services - Tentative Agreement - BCGEU

On September 16th, your Bargaining Committee held a ratification meeting via Zoom to go over the recently reached tentative collective agreement. Electronic voting on the tentative agreement took place from September 17th to September 27th inclusive.   The results of the question "Do you accept the tentative collective agreement?" are as follows:   · Yes: 68.1% · No: 31.9%    The 4% wage incre...

September 28, 2020

SFU Childcare Services - Tentative Agreement Ratified/Ratification Voting Res...

On September 16th, your Bargaining Committee held a ratification meeting via Zoom to go over the recently reached tentative collective agreement. Electronic voting on the tentative agreement took place from September 17th to September 27th inclusive. The results of the question "Do you accept the tentative collective agreement?" are as follows: Yes: 68.1% No: 31.9%  The 4% wage increase will ...

September 25, 2020

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Election results for Bargaining Commi...

Elections for the Pacifica Housing Advisory Association Bargaining Committee are now completed with the following results:  Morgan (Tanner) Donald Deavon Lehan Chantal Quaife  Congratulations to the successful candidates and thanks to everyone who participated in this important election. Your Bargaining Committee will now prepare for and commence bargaining with the employer. They will also ele...

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...