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.


Component News

Oct 28, 2014

When it comes to child, youth and family services, protection of a child’s best interest should trump everything.

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.


Media Coverage

Oct 9, 2014

When it comes to protecting our most vulnerable children and youth, British Columbia's government can't seem to get it together.

Oct 2, 2014

System used for tracking social welfare cases was overloaded, internal review finds.

Jul 11, 2014

‘I feel like we got sold a broken product,’ says B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.


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