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 09, 2018

Child advocate report underlines need for transformative change to Indigenou...

A B.C. Children's Representative report that criticizes attempts to restrict an Indigenous woman's parental access clearly shows that we need to change the way services are delivered in Indigenous communities, the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) said today. "Bernard Richard's report identifies a child apprehension policy, put in place by the previous government, that is in urg...

March 08, 2018

BCGEU President Visit at Western Human Resources Worksites - BCGEU

Date: March 14, 2018As March is Community Social Services' month, BCGEU President, Stephanie Smith, will be visiting the following Western Human Resources' worksites:  11:00 a.m. @ Orchard View, Western Human Resources (3231 30th Street NE) 1:15 p.m. @ Day Program, Western Human Resources (205 - 310 Hudson Avenue NE) Download Pres WHR Visit - 2018-03-14.pdf UWU/MoveUP

March 08, 2018

BCGEU President Visit at Thompson Community Services - BCGEU

Date: March 14, 2018 As March is Community Social Services' month, BCGEU President, Stephanie Smith, will be visiting your worksite:  10:00 a.m. @ Thompson Community Services (2980 25th Avenue NW, Salmon Arm) Download PDF of notice here UWU/MoveUP

March 07, 2018

International Women’s Day: Time to #PressforProgress - BCGEU

International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized internationally on March 8th each year to celebrate the global achievements of women and the extraordinary role women have played in their communities and across the world. Despite these successes, we are faced with continued inequality and there is still much to be done. Let's continue to move forward – not backward - on women's rights and equality...

March 07, 2018

Local 305 - Bi-Election & Nomination for Local Executive - BCGEU

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the local executive:  2nd Vice Chairperson  1 Members-at-Large: Young Worker Representative - to be filled by a young worker representative (29 years of age and younger) The term is three years. Information on the responsibilities and activities of each office is available from your area office. The deadline for nominations is: 5:00 p.m....

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...