COMPONENT 3 - COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES

Component 3 includes members who work in community social services.

These caring professionals provide supports, services, and resources to vulnerable families and individuals across the province. They include supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities, women and children fleeing violence, youth-at-risk, child care, community justice services, Aboriginal services, and employment services, among others. With over 10,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

August 17, 2017

Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) and Medical Confidentiality - B...

The Collective Agreement requires your Employer's full participation in the EDMP Program. This program is intended to help you with any illness or injury that is preventing you from working or is causing you to struggle at work. When you participate in the EDMP program, your medical information remains confidential and is not given to the Employer. Also, any fees for filling out medical forms w...

July 28, 2017

Vancouver health officials have hopes for new, supervised-injection site - BCGEU

With more than 200 people dead from drug overdoses in Vancouver already this year, health officials hope the city's third federally approved injection site will provide relief from a devestating public health emergency. On Friday, Powell Street Getaway begins operating its new, supervised-injection site seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., after receiving an exemption from Health Canada in...

July 13, 2017

Federal and provincial ministers respond to women’s services report - BCGEU

Following the women's service event held in March of this year, we published the report Collective wisdom: challenges and opportunities in B.C. women's services. I sent a copy of this report to the federal and provincial ministers best positioned to take action on our recommendations, and I am pleased to update you today on their responses. At the federal level, policy staff and other officials...

July 10, 2017

Island Crisis Care Society Nominations for Bargaining Committee - BCGEU

The BCGEU is continuing to seek a nomination from members employed by Island Crisis Care Society to the 2017 Bargaining Committee. The Union encourages diversity of representation.  In the most recent round of bargaining, the bargaining committee had no representation from members outside of Samaritan House. If the members employed by ICCS wish to have only members employed at Samaritan House o...

July 10, 2017

Closure of REACH Daycare a significant loss for the community - BCGEU

REACH Daycare and Young Parent Centre in Langford will close at the end of September representing a tremendous loss of community for families who rely on the centre. Due in part to lack of provincial funding, this closure will leave some young parents without the support they need to complete their education, creating a gap in valuable social services. REACH Daycare provides early learning and ...