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 10,000 workers in the sector.

Bargaining Updates

Jul 28, 2014

A tentative agreement has been negotiated with your Employer.

May 27, 2014


A tentative agreement was reached on May 23, 2014.

Mar 20, 2014

The election of your Bargaining Committee is now complete. You will be represented at bargaining by:


Component News

Jul 29, 2014

Your valuable input is requested!

Please consider completing the following online survey intended for all community social services workers.

Jul 16, 2014

COMPONENT: Community Social Services

Jul 11, 2014

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

We need your help and participation.


Media Coverage

Jun 26, 2014

When something goes wrong with a child-welfare case, the system comes under criticism. That stings those who are on the front lines: social workers.

Jun 5, 2014

VICTORIA — B.C.’s troubled income assistance and child welfare computer system is facing its first major test, after a massive crash earlier this month.

May 18, 2014

By Michael Smyth

The bugs that infected the government’s welfare computer system aren’t just causing headaches for stressed-out social workers.


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