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

Feb 25, 2015

Nominations are now open for the positions of 3 (three) Bargaining Committee Members.

If more than 3 (three) members are nominated, the Union will hold an election.

Feb 25, 2015

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

We need your help and participation.

Jan 28, 2015

We wish to congratulate the following on their acclamation as your Bargaining Committee Members for the negotiation of your third Collective Agreement:


Component News

Mar 4, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Diane L Wood Union Centre – Meeting Room, Prince George Area Office of the BCGEU, 1070 - 4th Ave., Prince George BC

Mar 4, 2015

The BCGEU is holding elections for the following position of the Local 303 Executive.  Candidate statements are attached for those candidates who provided them.

Mar 2, 2015

Applications open today for a $100,000 scholarship fund that assists adults with developmental disabilities with personal or professional development. 


Media Coverage

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.

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.


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