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“March is Community Social Services Awareness Month” is a province-wide public awareness campaign. 

It’s time to redefine what it means to have a balanced budget.

A balanced budget must mean more than projected government revenue exceeds projected costs.

In 2015, a balanced budget should mean: government will meet its financial and its social responsibilities.

Unions promote economic fairness.

We help negotiate fair wages with employers on behalf of our members. But the collective agreement has to work for everyone. When we sign the deal, it means that workers and the employer have agreed on fair wage levels for the duration of the contract.

The BCGEU’s Choose Children campaign went into high gear last week when we released two powerful videos. 

Both feature children, and ask the B.C. government to give back what it has taken from children at risk.

We’ve seen this film before. Government pledges to balance the budget at any cost. Important programs and services get axed in the name of ‘prudent fiscal management.’

Once again, we are reminding British Columbians to Shop Public for beer, wine and spirits this holiday season.

December 6th – the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – marks the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

Some weeks just fly by and last week was one of them. It was an incredibly full, busy and productive week in Victoria with BCGEU members and our Provincial Executive.

Local government elections are being held around B.C. this weekend. They don’t get the same sort of media coverage as provincial or federal elections. This doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Unions provide many services to their members, and one of the most important is occupational health and safety. Every worker has the right to a healthy and safe work place. Every worker has the right to return home at the end of their workday