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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

July 17, 2020

BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2020 BCGEU calls on government to protect renters by extending eviction ban Burnaby, B.C. – The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to extend the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent—today the government announced that ban will be lifted on September 1st. “This decision is utterly baffling to me,” said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. “COVID-1...

July 16, 2020

Kitsilano Area Childcare Society Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

We are pleased to announce that the following members have been elected by acclamation as your Bargaining Committee    Janet Lim Maya Wilson    In the coming weeks, your Bargaining Committee, along with BCGEU Staff Representative Brittney Buss, will begin the process of preparing for negotiations with your Employer. We promise to keep you informed on our progress. Please take the time to fill...

July 15, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - Voting Results: Election of Met...

The results are in. You have chosen the Union's recommendation that part-time employees in your agency accumulate 4.6% of straight-time hours in a paid holiday bank, to be paid out on statutory holidays. What this means is that: when a paid holiday occurs, you will be able to draw from your paid holiday bank, the hours required to cover the paid holiday or paid holiday lieu day. This allows you...

July 15, 2020

Community Builders Group - Voting Results: Election of Method for Paid Holida...

The results are in. You have chosen the Union's recommendation that part-time employees in your agency accumulate 4.6% of straight-time hours in a paid holiday bank, to be paid out on statutory holidays.What this means is that: when a paid holiday occurs, you will be able to draw from your paid holiday bank, the hours required to cover the paid holiday or paid holiday lieu day. This allows you ...

July 13, 2020

BCGEU recommendations for Budget 2021 - BCGEU

For many years, our union has been participating in the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consultation process to inform the government's budget priorities. By making a written submission and an oral presentation, as well as encouraging members to participate via the committee's online survey, we make sure that our members' priorities are part of the government's budg...

July 10, 2020

REVISED Voting Information for Paid Holiday for Part-Time Employees at at Low...

On July 3, 2020, your Union had sent out a bulletin to all part-time employees containing important voting information. Many of you did not receive this information due to emails bouncing back as the bulletin was sent to your work email. However, many of you have received the email with a link to vote. To ensure all of you have the information required in order to make an informed decision and ...

July 03, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living (LMSCL) - Paid holiday for part-t...

As you should be aware by now from the previous bulletin, your union will be conducting a vote to see whether all regular part-time employees would like to participate in the paid holiday bank in which you would accumulate 4.6 per cent of your regular straight time hours in each pay period, including all additional hours worked so that when a stat holiday occurs, the employee will be able to dr...

July 03, 2020

UBC Child Care Services Program - Ratification of Tentative Collective Agreem...

On behalf of the bargaining committee, I would like to thank all of you who attended the ratification telephone town hall on June 29 and who participated in the vote from June 30 to July 3, 2020. Voting closed today at 12 noon and I am pleased to report that the tentative collective agreement recommended by your bargaining committee was ratified with 82.4 per cent voting in favour of the agreem...

June 30, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - (ACTION REQUIRED) Municipal Pen...

In the next week or so, you will be required to make a decision which is very important and is time sensitive regarding the enrolment into the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP). The decision you make will have a significant impact on your retirement income with the plan. To ensure you have all the information required in order for you to make an informed decision, your Union would like for you to jo...

June 29, 2020

Local 303 members at Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - BCGEU

Collective Agreement Implementation of Monetary Provisions As you may be aware, the monetary provisions of the collective agreement will come into effect on July 2, 2020. In order to address some of these provisions that will come into effect, as well as other questions you may have regarding the implementation of the Community Living Services Collective Agreement, we will be hosting a telephon...

June 29, 2020

CBG Part-time Holiday Notice - BCGEU

ACTION REQUIRED: Election of Method for Paid Holidays forPart-Time Employees (Article 17.11) As the monetary provisions of the General Services Agreement are in effect, one of the decisions that you must make as a group is whether or not you would like to opt into a paid holiday bank based on 4.6 per cent of your regular straight-time hours worked, or alternatively, receive 4.2 per cent of stra...

June 29, 2020

Community Builders Group - Labour Management Meeting News - BCGEU

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on June 25, 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 re...

June 26, 2020

UBC Child Care Services - Minutes from Ratification Telephone Town Hall - BCGEU

Date: June 26, 2020 To: All BCGEU Members at UBC Child Care Services Re: Minutes from Ratification Telephone Town Hall   Hello everyone and again our thanks to those who were able to attend our telephone town hall last evening. The questions and feedback were excellent and very much appreciated. As promised, the "minutes" of that conference call are attached for your review and for the review o...

June 24, 2020

ACTION REQUIRED: Election of Method for Paid Holidays for Part-Time Employees...

As we are fast approaching July 2, 2020, which is the date that the monetary provisions of the Community Living Services Agreement comes into effect, one of the decisions that you must make as a group is whether or not you would like to opt into a paid holiday bank based on 4.6% of your regular straight-time hours worked, or alternatively, receive 4.2% of straight-time pay instead of a day off ...

June 24, 2020

Implementation of Monetary Provisions on July 2, 2020 - LMSCL - BCGEU

Now that all BCGEU members at Lower Mainland Society for Community Living are covered under the Community Living Services Agreement, there is some important information that your Union wants to make sure that you are aware of.The monetary provisions of the collective agreement, including where you will be placed on the wage grid, will come into effect on July 2, 2020.This is because the collect...

June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to know - BCGEU

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What BCGEU members need to knowAs you are aware, the B.C. government has announced timelines for services and businesses to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.Whether your workplace is re-opening now, or has been open throughout the pandemic, your employer – like all employers in B.C. – is required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets government and WorkSafeBC r...