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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 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

April 06, 2021

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association - Bargaining update - BCGEU

The Bargaining Committee has been busy negotiating a first Collective Agreement. We have met with the employer for approximately 15 days. We are making progress and will soon be discussing monetary proposals. Stay tuned for further updates.   In solidarity, Morgan (Tanner) Donald, Bargaining Committee ChairChantal Quaife, Bargaining CommitteeAngela Mahlmann, Staff Representative - Negotiations ...

April 01, 2021

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leave - BCGEU

COVID-19 unpaid vaccination leaveOur union welcomed government's announcement today to provide better protections for workers requiring leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19. As part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan, part-time and full-time workers are now entitled to take unpaid leave from work to get the vaccine. This is a result of changes to the Employment Standards Act that also include taking t...

April 01, 2021

City Hall Childcare Society - Tentative Agreement Ratified - BCGEU

This is to advise you that the members at City Hall Childcare Society have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Steward at City Hall Child Care Society. I would like to acknowledge the very valuable input,...

March 29, 2021

BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021BCGEU members ratify collective agreement with Vancouver Island seniors' care facilityAfter several months of unsuccessful negotiations, as well as a unanimous vote to strike if a deal could not be reached, B.C. Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members at Nanaimo Seniors Village have voted by a strong majority to ratify their new collective ag...

March 29, 2021

All Members at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society, Local 303 - Tentative Agreem...

This is to advise you that the members at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society have ratified the tentative agreement. The Union and the Employer will now work on drafting the revised collective agreement for signing by the parties. Once the new collective agreement has been signed, we will provide copies to the Steward at Kitsilano Area Childcare Society. I would like to acknowledge the very valuab...

March 26, 2021

Day of Mourning 2021 - BCGEU

Every year, on April 28, BCGEU members across the province come together to honour and remember co-workers and family members who were injured, made sick or killed because of something that happened at work. Because of COVID-19, our coming together this year will once again look different but will be no less important. In 2020, 173 workers died due to work, and with many jurisdictions concerned...

March 25, 2021

Shannon Day Care Society - Tentative agreement reached - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that we've reached a tentative agreement with your Employer. The bargaining committee is conducting a ratification meeting via Zoom. You will have the opportunity to learn about the details, ask questions and vote on the tentative agreement. The union bargaining committee is unanimously recommending acceptance of the tentative agreement. DATE: Fr...

March 23, 2021

City Hall Child Care Society - Ratification vote - BCGEU

Your BCGEU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a settlement agreement. Your Bargaining Committee will be available to review the settlement agreement we have negotiated with the Employer on your behalf and answer any questions you may have. We will also review the process for voting. A summary of the details can be found here. INFORMATION MEETING When: Monday, March 29th...

March 20, 2021

Update on frontline workers prioritized for COVID-19 immunization - BCGEU

For months the BCGEU has been working hard to make sure frontline essential workers would be offered vaccines as soon as possible. This week's announcement that more than 300,000 front-line workers will be eligible for immunization starting in April is great news-especially for thousands of BCGEU members in child-care and corrections who are among the priority groups listed.    However, thousan...

March 19, 2021

Paramedical Services Benefits Improvement - BCGEU

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce the elimination of the per visit cap to paramedical services effective April 1, 2021.  Elimination of the per visit capThe removal of the $10 per visit reimbursement cap means that the maximum benefit claimable by employees of which is currently $10/visit for paramedical services (payable at 80% or $8/visit) wil...

March 18, 2021

A Place to Grow Childcare Centre - Ratification of Collective Agreement - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that bargaining unit members have voted 93.3% in favour of ratification!As the tentative agreement has now been ratified by both parties, your renewed 2020-2023 collective agreement is now in effect and we will be working with your employer to have your retroactive payments made as soon as possible.It will take some time for the parties to finali...

March 17, 2021

City Hall Child Care Society - Update on bargaining - BCGEU

Hello All, Your Bargaining Committee met with the Employer on Wednesday, February 24th and planned to meet again on March 9th. There was a delay to our second meeting to ensure both parties could provide a fulsome response on the remaining bargaining proposals. We are pleased to report that we have been able to come to an agreement on a significant portion of the non-monetary package, though we...

March 17, 2021

2021 BCGEU Scholarships - BCGEU

Applications for the 2021 BCGEU Scholarship program are now closed. Our annual scholarship program of $60,000 offers awards of $2,000 for full-time students and $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are funded by the dues of our 80,000 members. Eligibility A BCGEU member in good standing, or related to a current, retired or deceased BCGEU member or staff; and A student or prospective pos...