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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

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...

March 16, 2021

Strike Vote Results - Kitsilano Area Child Care Society - BCGEU

Your voices have been heard – loud and clear!That's right – every single one of you supported your Bargaining Committee by voting in favour of taking strike action, if that becomes necessary. That is a powerful mandate that we will take with us when we attend at the Labour Relations Board on March 17th to try to mediate an agreement with your employer.Thank you to everyone who attended and vote...

March 12, 2021

BCGEU Members in Area 12 (Terrace-Kitimat) - Cross Component Committee Event ...

Event: Snow Valley Winter WonderlandLocation: Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club, Terrace-KitimatDate: March 15 to End of Season  The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization for outdoor winter enthusiasts! The Club is located at the Onion Lake Ski Trails between Terrace and Kitimat on Highway 37, and features: • Groomed Trails for Classic Cross Country or Skate Skiing• NEW! Snowshoe &...

March 11, 2021

All Members at Kitsilano Area Child Care Society, Local 303 - Strike Vote - B...

In the bargaining unit defined as employees at and from KITSILANO AREA CHILD CARE SOCIETY, 2041 West 6th Ave, Kitsilano, BC, V6J 1R8  A Strike Vote will be conducted electronically via Simply Voting platform.You will receive an electronic ballot on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the email that the Union has on file for you. You can cast your ballot, by following the instructions contai...

March 11, 2021

University Hill Kinderclub - Collective Agreement Ratification - BCGEU

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that bargaining unit members have voted 100% 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 final...

March 09, 2021

A Place to Grow Childcare Centre - Tentative collective agreement - BCGEU

We have reached a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement that includes wage increases, an addition to your health and welfare benefits and other improvements over a three-year period retroactive to April 1, 2020. Attached you will find the complete ratification document with the proposed changes. The ratification meeting will occur virtually on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 12-2:00 pm...

March 08, 2021

All BCGEU Members at Community Builders Group (CBG), Local 303 - Highlights f...

Wages for Shelter Support Workers The Union would like to thank the Employer for taking the initiative to complete an upward classification for Shelter Support Workers (in provincially funded sites only). Shelter Support Workers will now earn the same wage as Resident Support Workers. Attendance Management Program The Employer will establish a program called an Attendance Management Program. Th...