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

Jun 29, 2015

The parties reached a tentative agreement on June 17, 2015 and your Bargaining Committee is recommending acceptance.

Jun 24, 2015

Your Collective Agreement expires on August 31, 2015. The Union needs to elect a Bargaining Committee to negotiate a new Collective Agreement with the Employer.

Jun 24, 2015

Your newly elected bargaining committee and alternates met on May 13, June 4, 5 and 15 to review the bargaining surveys and prepare our proposal package for your first collective agreement.

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Component News

Jun 24, 2015

Nominations  for your vacant Local Executive are now open.

Your Local Executive is as follows:

Jun 24, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the result of the ratification vote held June 18, 2015.  The vote was 100% in favour of ratification.
 

Jun 12, 2015

The call for nominations for Local 312 Local Executive closed on June 8th, 2015.  We confirm that Sara Browne was acclaimed as Recording Secretary.  Congratulations Sister!

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Media Coverage

Jun 29, 2015

B.C.’s health minister is considering having the province’s independent ombudsperson probe the controversial firing of eight drug researchers, but critics say that’s not good enough.

Jun 24, 2015

An officer at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is recovering today after he was the victim of a vicious assault at the hands of an inmate yesterday.

Jun 24, 2015

RCMP and correctional officials are investigating what a union official said was an assault on a guard at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC).

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