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.

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

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

Aug 28, 2015

The Union conducted a ratification vote on August 28, 2015 for a renewed collective agreement expiring on March 31, 2018.

Aug 12, 2015

The Union did not receive enough nominations to fill the three bargaining committee positions.

Aug 6, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the members have voted in favour of accepting the new agreement.


Component News

Aug 14, 2015

6:00 p.m. Executive / 7:00 p.m. General Meeting
BCGEU Fraser Valley Office, 8555 198A St., Langley Twp (use "Twp" if using a map search)


Aug 4, 2015

Nominations are now open for a vacant position for your Local Executive as Equity Member 

The Equity Member position is open to members of the following equity groups:

Jul 30, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith updates members on summer events and ongoing union issues.


Media Coverage

Jun 2, 2015

It is difficult to work to improve something when you won’t accept there is even a problem.

Apr 9, 2015

The computer system used to protect vulnerable kids and deliver social programs has never lived up to expectations, B.C.’s auditor general states in a report released today.

Mar 9, 2015

Although we've won many hard-fought battles, it's not all good news. 
By Stephanie Smith


Pension News

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