Component 3 - Community Social Services

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

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.

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Bargaining Updates

May 12, 2016

Sisters & Brothers

The ratification vote is now complete and the results are 100% yes to accept the tentative settlement. As such, your renewal agreement has been ratified. 

May 6, 2016

The Union is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer to renew your collective agreement that expired on March 31, 2016.

May 4, 2016

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer on March 16 & 23 and May 3, 2016. We have concluded our discussion on non-monetary items and have exchanged our monetary proposal package.


Component News

May 27, 2016

Please be advised that there is a vacancy for two member-at-large positions to represent members on Local 304 executive.

May 25, 2016

In light of recent changes to programs which may result in layoffs, the union would like to meet with all members at Chilliwack Community Services to discuss the changes and impacts, as well as to

May 25, 2016

DATE: June 7, 2016
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Media Coverage

Dec 10, 2015

Facing a public outcry because some children in government care are not being looked after properly, B.C. Premier Christy Clark has acknowledged more money may be needed to do the job.

Oct 22, 2015

The union representing the province’s social workers is calling for an overhaul of the aboriginal child welfare system.

Oct 9, 2015

B.C.’s embattled children’s ministry is defending itself against two damning reports and new details about the death of a former foster child — allegations that emerged over a 24-hour span and foll


Pension News

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