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

Oct 27, 2014

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. 

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.

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Component News

Dec 11, 2014

A sweeping overhaul and reinvestment in B.C.’s residential care program for vulnerable children and youth is required following the Representative

Dec 10, 2014

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights … “

Dec 4, 2014

Friday – December 5th, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Kamloops Area Office – 158 Oriole Road

(evening entrance at rear of building)

AGENDA

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Media Coverage

Nov 7, 2014

British Columbia's children's minister is promising more staff and improved delivery of services after a scathing report said workload and management issues are leaving vulnerable families at risk.

Nov 7, 2014

British Columbia's children's minister is promising more staff and improved delivery of services after a scathing report said workload and management issues are leaving vulnerable families at risk.

Nov 6, 2014

A damning union report on child-protection services has compelled the B.C. government to promise 70 more front-line workers and support staff.

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