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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 12,000 workers in the sector, BCGEU is the largest community social services union in B.C.

NEWS & UPDATES

October 28, 2022

Government introduces legislation that proposes significant changes to Indige...

On Wednesday, the B.C. government introduced Bill 38, Indigenous Self-Government in Child and Family Services Amendment Act. The Act aims to give Indigenous nations autonomy over child welfare decisions and would also allow nations to apply their own procedures and laws to instances of child neglect or maltreatment.  This proposed legislation is part of government's ongoing work to meet their o...

October 26, 2022

Local 303 BCGEU Members Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association (...

You are invited to attend a welcome meeting and meet and greet with your bargaining committee. The meeting will be attended by your elected Bargaining Committee, Staff Representatives, Sarah Fawns & Katie Marvin along with Carol Wood, Organizer.The purpose of this meeting is to: Meet your elected representatives to your bargaining committee Talk about the bargaining Survey (attached) Learn...

October 18, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE: B.C.’s public service members ratify collective agreement - BC...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 18, 2022B.C.'s public service members ratify collective agreementBURNABY, B.C. – Over a two-week voting period, members of the BCGEU's (BC General Employees' Union) public service bargaining unit voted 53.4 per cent in favour of the tentative agreement reached with B.C.'s Public Service Agency (PSA) on September 6. More than 71 per cent of eligible members voted in ...

October 18, 2022

Public Service Bargaining Backgrounder - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

The newly ratified agreement is now in effect as the 19th Main Agreement between the B.C. Public Service Agency and the BC General Employees' Union The previous public service agreement – the 18th Main Agreement – took effect April 1, 2019 and expired on March 31, 2022.  The BCGEU is the only union covered by this agreement.  Employer: Public Service Agency  BCGEU members covered: approximatel...

October 17, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY - BCGEU members ratify three-year collective agreement with Pr...

WHAT: Members of the BC General Employees' Union's (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit have ratified a new collective agreement with the provincial government. The deal was ratified by a vote of 53.4% with over 71% of eligible members voting.Voting on the tentative agreement was open for two weeks, closing at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. The tentative deal was reached in early Septemb...