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.

Click here to view the Community Social Services Matter! campaign.

 

Bargaining Updates

Jan 27, 2016

Your Employer remains unwilling to address your identified top priority issue, therefore the strike mandate will be actioned in the near future.

Jan 6, 2016

Your bargaining committee met with the Employer in November to continue negotiations. There are a couple of outstanding issues, and we would like to meet with you to discuss next steps. 

Dec 18, 2015

The election of your bargaining committee is now complete. You will be represented at bargaining by: 

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Component News

Feb 4, 2016

First Nations/union alliance emerges in wake of Supreme Court ruling requiring BC government to make a decision on Northern Gateway

Feb 3, 2016

Nominations are now open for the following vacant positions on the Local 303 Executive:

Feb 3, 2016

Applications are now open for a scholarship that enables B.C. adults with developmental disabilities to pursue jobs training or personal development.

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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

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Pension News

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