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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

August 31, 2020

Labour Management Meeting News - Community Builders Group (CBG) - BCGEU

The Labour Management Committee meeting was held on August 20, 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...

August 25, 2020

Pandemic pay delay - BCGEU

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March your union has been working hard to navigate the complex and ever-shifting landscape this crisis presents in order to protect members' livelihoods and help ensure your safety at work.Pandemic pay has been a key focus of that work, and the BCGEU pushed hard to expand our province's pandemic pay program to cover the ...

August 25, 2020

Salvation Army – Centre of Hope - Steward Elections - BCGEU

Nominations for stewards have now closed. The following stewards have been acclaimed: Debbie Buckles In solidarity Sarah GeorgettiStaff Representative Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 25, 2020

Local 304 Executive – Member At Large - BCGEU

Nominations for Local Executive Member At Large have now closed. The following members were acclaimed:Member-at-Large Chad DumaineMember-at-Large Leticia Aguilar RodriguezIn solidarityHeather TurnerStaff RepresentativeDownload PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

August 25, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 BCGEU Scholarship Winners. - BCGEU

The BCGEU is pleased to support our 2020 scholarship recipients in their continuing education. 2020 Scholarship Winners List (Winners will be mailed a letter with instructions on how to claim their scholarship). This year, applicants were asked to write an essay on one of three topics: 1. One job should be enough! How does precarious work impact workers and why is decent work so important? 2. W...

August 21, 2020

BCGEU members play critical role in province’s new pandemic enforcement measu...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 21, 2020 BCGEU members play critical role in province's new pandemic enforcement measures Once again, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) are playing a critical role in the province's response to COVID-19. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced this morning that compliance and enforcement staff from pr...

August 18, 2020

Tentative agreement achieved for members at Forest Circle Society for Familie...

Your bargaining committee is happy to advise members that a tentative agreement has been achieved for a collective agreement. The committee unanimously recommends this tentative agreement to the members. Of course, members will make the final decision through their votes in a ratification process. It is important that members have the opportunity to review the details of the tentative agreement...

August 18, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - Classification and Wage Rate I...

Since our August 5th bulletin to members, we have completed the review of the job descriptions that were provided to the Union by the Employer. While we still have some outstanding issues related to specific individuals and positions, which we are continuing to work on, we notified the Employer that we expect all workers will move up to collective agreement wage rates by the next pay period, in...

August 12, 2020

Join our equity networks - BCGEU

Join our equity networks!Your union is committed to building diversity and inclusion and speaking out for equity and social justice for all workers. Key to achieving this goal is creating the opportunities for members to feel heard, represented and able to contribute to their union, their workplace and their community.Over the last 18 months, your BCGEU Equity and Human Rights committee held a ...

August 10, 2020

Community Builders Group (CBG) - Worksite steward election - BCGEU

The BCGEU is looking for one (1) steward at Community Builders Group. As having a steward at your worksite is of vital importance to every union member, we are opening up nominations at all worksites. If you are interested in becoming a steward, or know someone who is, please fill out the nomination form attached here. What do stewards do?Stewards provide support and advice to members who think...

August 06, 2020

Bargaining Committee Nominations – two (2) positions - City Hall Childcare So...

As you may be aware, we are in the process of preparations for collective bargaining. However, there have been two vacancies on the committee due to turn over. Due to an error from the Area Office in filling those positions, we are now holding a shortened (2-week) nomination period to fill those positions with as minimal delay to the bargaining process as possible. You will need to elect up to ...

August 05, 2020

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living - Classification and Pension Upda...

Classification of Positions As stated in earlier bulletins, normally we commence the review of jobs and classifications during the four month period after your employer is designated a member of CSSEA; however, the COVID-19 pandemic intervened and classification of jobs was put on hold while we dealt with all of the outstanding pandemic issues in workplaces around the province. Since our June 2...

August 04, 2020

Xyolhemeylh - Union dues - BCGEU

The BCGEU recently discovered that no letter had been sent to your employer to start the dues deduction process. We've now corrected that error and dues of 1.85% of gross salary will be deducted from your gross pay, effective August 29. Your employer will be sending you an approval form for the deduction of dues. Please complete the form and provide your authorization promptly so that the deduc...

August 04, 2020

Ksan House Society – Emergency Shelter steward elections - BCGEU

Please be advised that BCGEU Community Social Services, Component 3 is holding Steward elections for members. Nomination Form is attached. Nominations will be open from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020 at midnight. Fax your nomination form to the Terrace Area Office at 1.800.946.0259, or drop it off at the BCGEU Northwest area office located at 4600 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC or email it to area1...