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

March 02, 2018

Budget 2018/19 brings responsible investment in our province and people - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) has released its analysis of the BC NDP's first full provincial budget and financial plan – a budget with a noticeable change of tone from the previous government. After 16 years of austerity and retrenchment under the BC Liberals, the new government has laid important pathways for the introduction of expansive new strategies and programs t...

March 02, 2018

BCGEU Submission on Electoral Reform Referendum - BCGEU

When the B.C. Government announced plans to hold a province-wide referendum on the question of electoral reform, they invited input from citizens and organizations to help shape the way we vote. The response from British Columbians was immense, with over eighty-eight thousand submissions made to the Attorney General. This represents the largest public participation in a consultation in the hist...

March 01, 2018

March is Community Social Service Awareness Month - BCGEU

There isn't a family in B.C. that hasn't received support, or knows someone who's received support, from a Community Social Service (CSS) worker. Every day, they make sure some of our most vulnerable citizens are safe and cared for, and this is why the BC Government Services and Employees' Union (BCGEU) asked the Province of British Columbia once again to proclaim March as Community Social Serv...

March 01, 2018

Local 303 Executive for 2018-2021 - BCGEU

Please be advised of the Local 303 Executive election results: • Chairperson  Andrea Duncan • 1st Vice Chairperson   Pamela Pye • 2nd Vice Chairperson  Caroline Kent • Treasurer  April Duffield • Recording Secretary  Anne-Marie McGee • Member-at-Large (Aboriginal Services)  Patricia Phillips  • Members-at-Large (Community Living)  Deborah Doyon  Stacey Vu  John Zhang • Members-at-Large (Child C...

February 28, 2018

President Worksite Visit at Squamish Helping Hands - BCGEU

President Stephanie Smith and Community Social Services V-P Andrea Duncan will be visiting your worksite at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Stephanie and Andrea are looking forward to meeting and hearing from you and answering any questions about the Union that you may have.  These visits are taking place during Community Social Services Month in recognition of the important work that you...

February 28, 2018

President Worksite Visit at Sea to Sky Community Services - BCGEU

President Stephanie Smith and Community Social Services V-P Andrea Duncan will be visiting the SSCS main office at 11 a.m. and the youth centre at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Stephanie and Andrea are looking forward to meeting and hearing from you and answering any questions about the Union that you may have.  These visits are taking place during Community Social Services Month in r...

February 28, 2018

BCGEU supports Pink Shirt Day 2018 campaign - BCGEU

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) joined hundreds this morning in downtown Vancouver at the CKNW Kids' Fund 2018 Pink Shirt Day rally. This annual campaign to end bullying spreads awareness and raises funds to support programs that foster children's healthy self-esteem with this year's focus on cyberbullying. "Bullying continues to be a problem whether in our schools, at wo...

February 23, 2018

BCGEU to host public meeting on housing affordability crisis - BCGEU

VANCOUVER – A five-person panel will discuss Greater Vancouver's housing crisis and hear stories and ideas for solutions from the public.  The panel includes:  Adriane Carr – Vancouver City Council MemberTesicca Truong – Generation SqueezeHarpinder Sandhu – Co-author of the report Building an Affordable B.C.; CUPE 1767 memberKari Michaels – BCGEU Executive Vice PresidentPaul Finch – BCGEU Treas...

February 21, 2018

Government must take bolder action on speculation tax - BCGEU

February 21, 2018BURNABY – The BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is pleased to see the B.C. NDP government's newly released 30-point housing plan which proposes significant steps towards addressing the province's housing affordability crisis. This plan includes measures, many of which the BCGEU has been calling for, like introducing a progressive property transfer tax surcharge...

February 21, 2018

Local 311 Executive Nomination Results - BCGEU

The nomination process for your Local Executive positions closed on February 13, 2018, and we want to take this opportunity to advise you of the results and congratulate the successful candidates. Congratulations to Jordan Rolfes (Member‑At‑Large Young Worker position).   Your Executive with the results are as follows:   Chair   Candidates:                           Patricia Westerlund Ch...