Component 3 - Community Social Services

BCGEU community-based social service workers provide supports, services, and resources to vulnerable families and individuals across the province.

They include community living workers supporting youths and adults with developmental disabilities, youth-at-risk, women services, child care, community justice services, First Nations family services, and employment services, among others.

BCGEU is the largest community social service union in BC, representing over 8000 workers in the sector.

Together with self-advocates, families, and agencies, BCGEU successfully advocated and negotiated for improved community living program funding – and improved contracts for the workers that support adults and youth with developmental disabilities. Click here to read “Better funding, services for vulnerable British Columbians,” an opinion article published in the Vancouver Sun in March 2014.

Bargaining Updates

Sep 23, 2014

The bargaining committee had further meetings on September 16, 17 and 22nd to review bargaining surveys and develop proposals for negotiations that will begin in November.

Aug 19, 2014

The Union's Bargaining Committee met with the Employer's Bargaining Committee on July 16, August 6, and August 7 during which we discussed and exchanged bargaining proposals.

Aug 7, 2014

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the tentative agreement reached with your Employer was ratified at the ratification meeting hel

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Component News

Oct 24, 2014

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith gives members an update on the past weeks of busy activity within the union.

Oct 23, 2014

BCGEU members in the Victoria area are invited to spend some time with the new BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and members of the Provincial Executive.

Oct 14, 2014

BCGEU strongly supports the federal NDP’s plan to bring universal $15/day childcare to all Canadian families.

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Media Coverage

Jun 26, 2014

When something goes wrong with a child-welfare case, the system comes under criticism. That stings those who are on the front lines: social workers.

Jun 5, 2014

VICTORIA — B.C.’s troubled income assistance and child welfare computer system is facing its first major test, after a massive crash earlier this month.

May 18, 2014

By Michael Smyth

The bugs that infected the government’s welfare computer system aren’t just causing headaches for stressed-out social workers.

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