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

Mar 26, 2015

On Tuesday March  24, 2015 the BCGEU and Comox Valley Children's Daycare Society reached a tentative agreement with the employer.

Mar 25, 2015

The Union is preparing to negotiate your first collective agreement. The first step in this process is to elect your Bargaining Committee.

Mar 19, 2015

The election of your Bargaining Committee is now completed, with the following members elected by acclamation:


Component News

Mar 24, 2015

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith brings members up to date on union events, including recent member worksite visits across B.C., as part of her commitment to meet members in all 12 areas of the prov

Mar 18, 2015

We are now preparing for the upcoming round of collective bargaining.

We need your help and participation.

Mar 18, 2015

Please be advised that the following are the results of the Local 304 Executive elections:


Media Coverage

Mar 9, 2015

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

Jan 30, 2015

Vulnerable children and families are falling through the cracks of an under-resourced child welfare system “with desperately tragic consequences,” according to the union representing B.C.’s social

Jan 28, 2015

In the video you see children with yellow tags across their foreheads with social service file numbers written on them. Halfway through the video the kids rip them off.


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