Resources

Bylaws

Our bylaws set out the rules for how our local democratically elects our representatives, and how it is run.

Benefits

Members who are covered by the Community Social Services General and Living Services agreements have extended health care benefits under the CSBT.

 

MSP – Double payments

All BC residents are required to carry the government sponsored Medical Services Plan (MSP) (care cards) for themselves and their family members.  For some CUPE members, the monthly premiums for this coverage are paid by the employer (you will not see a deduction on your payslip); however, you are paying tax on the premium the employer pays on your behalf. This taxable amount is added to your T4 slip at the end of the year as a “Taxable Benefit”.

Other members pay the MSP premiums through their employer – that means,  it is deducted from your pay, and recorded that way on your payslip.

Only one person in the family should carry this coverage.
Unlike an extended health or dental benefits, there is no “dual coverage” needed.  However, sometimes we discover that both spouses in the family are carrying the same coverage through their employer. This means that the BC Government is receiving double the money for a single benefit, and the second employer is never notified if duplicate coverage begins.

That’s like having 2 car loans from the same bank, to pay for the same car.

 

Here is how to check if the government is “double dipping” on your MSP coverage:

1. Look at your bi-weekly payroll notification for the first deposit of the month. On the upper right hand side you will see your active benefits listed (MED SING/COUP/FAM). This means that you are currently receiving this coverage through your employer.
2. Have your spouse/partner check their own payroll notification to see if they are also carrying this coverage.

If you find that you have “duplicate” coverage, please contact your payroll as soon as possible to discontinue one of the contributions.  Then contact the MSP, so that you can inquire about getting your over-paid premiums back!

Pensions

MPP CSS Employee Pension Presentation

Click on the link above for a PowerPoint presentation (it takes a minute or two to start.  If you don’t have PowerPoint click here to download and install free viewer)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PART-TIME, TEMPORARY and/or CASUAL EMPLOYEES

Click the above link if you are a Part-time, Temporary or Casual Employee, and work for multiple employers.

Visit the BC Municipal Pension Plan site for more information about the plan, forms, and a pension calculator.

 

 

Joint Job Evaluation

The following documents will help you with the Community Social Services Joint Job Evaluation Plan.  As always, you can contact the Local for assistance at any time.

Download the maintenance agreement

Classification Review Form

Arbitrator Munroe’s Ruling on Job Evaluation

Community Social Services Joint Job Evaluation Plan Benchmarks

Benchmark                                                                       Grid    Job Family

Accountant

14

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Accounting Clerk

7

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Activity Worker

8

Front Line Workers
Addictions Counsellor

14

Counsellors & Consultants
Administrative Assistant

10

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Administrative Supervisor

12

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Adult, Youth and/or Child Counsellor

14

Counsellors & Consultants
Adult, Youth and/or Child Worker

11

Front Line Workers
Asleep Residential Night Worker

5

Front Line Workers
Awake Residential Night Worker

6

Front Line Workers
Behavioural Therapist

16

Graduate Degrees & Licensed Professionals
Bookkeeper

10

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Building Maintenance Worker

10

Operation Support
Child and Youth Transition House Worker

8

Front Line Workers
Childcare Resource and Referral Worker

11

Front Line Workers
Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor

13

Counsellors & Consultants
Clinical Counsellor

16

Graduate Degrees & Licensed Professionals
Community Support Worker

10

Front Line Workers
Computer Technical Support Specialist

10

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Cook

9

Operation Support
Crisis Line Coordinator

13

Supervisors & Coordinators
Database Clerk

9

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Early Childhood Educator

10

Front Line Workers
Early Childhood Educator Assistant

6

Front Line Workers
Early Childhood Educator, Senior

13

Front Line Workers
Employment Counsellor

10

Counsellors & Consultants
ESL Instructor

12

Counsellors & Consultants
Family Counsellor

14

Counsellors & Consultants
Family Support Worker

12

Front Line Workers
Group Facilitator

9

Front Line Workers
Housekeeper

3

Operation Support
Infant Development Consultant

14

Counsellors & Consultants
Janitor

3

Operation Support
Nutritionist

15

Graduate Degrees & Licensed Professionals
Occupational Therapist

15

Graduate Degrees & Licensed Professionals
Passenger Vehicle Driver

7

Operation Support
Physiotherapist

15

Graduate Degrees & Licensed Professionals
Program Coordinator 1

12

Supervisors & Coordinators
Program Coordinator 2

14

Supervisors & Coordinators
Receptionist / General Office Clerk

5

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Reconnect Worker

10

Front Line Workers
Residence Coordinator

14

Supervisors & Coordinators
Residence Nurse

14

Graduate Degrees & Licensed Professionals
Residence Worker

10

Front Line Workers
Residence Worker, Senior

12

Front Line Workers
Residential Child and/or Youth Worker

11

Front Line Workers
Retail Supervisor

10

Operation Support
Retail Worker

5

Operation Support
School Aged Child Worker

9

Front Line Workers
School Based Prevention Worker

11

Front Line Workers
Secretary

7

Administrative, Finance & Technical
Settlement and Integration Worker

10

Front Line Workers
Special Services Worker

11

Front Line Workers
Speech Language Pathologist

16

Graduate Degrees & Licensed Professionals
Stopping the Violence Counsellor

14

Counsellors & Consultants
Supported Childcare Consultant

14

Counsellors & Consultants
Transition House Worker

10

Front Line Workers
Truck Driver

6

Operation Support
Victim Service Worker

11

Front Line Workers
Vocational Counsellor

11

Counsellors & Consultants
Vocational Worker

10

Front Line Workers
Volunteer Coordinator

12

Supervisors & Coordinators

CSS Labour Adjustment Education Fund

The Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund (LAEF) is designed to encourage professional development and continued employment for workers in the community-based social services sector.

The LAEF covers retraining to aid and assist individuals in the community social services sector who have lost their job due to layoff, bumping, contracting out or retendering, or have had their hours significantly reduced; or who are taking courses or upgrading to continue in a unionized community social service position in British Columbia.

To be eligible, impacted members must have been covered by one of the three community social services sectoral agreements (i.e. Aboriginal Services, Community Living Services and General Services).

Download the L.A.E.F. brochure here