Women

Women make up two-thirds -- 67 percent -- of the total BCGEU membership.

The majority of BCGEU women work directly in government and in the health care and community social services sectors, providing vital services to the community. BCGEU women also work in a wide range of other occupations, some of which are libraries, colleges and institutions, legal services, municipal governments, credit unions, casinos and hotels, and call centres. The BCGEU is recognized as a leader in fighting for women's rights, be it at the workplace or in society in general.


December 6 - National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women 

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October is Herstory Month 

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International Women's Day 100th Anniversary Material


 

Domestic violence and its impact in the workplace survey

CAN WORK BE SAFE WHEN HOME ISN'T (2014 SURVEY) Read more »

Message from BCGEU Treasurer Stephanie Smith to mark December 6 - National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

Another year has passed since 14 young, educated women with promising futures were massacred at Montreal’s l'École Polytechnique in 1989.
December 6, marks the sad anniversary. Read more »

Tears 4 Justice Walk

 
Tear4Justice Walkers arriving in BC Soon

On June 21, 2013 Tears4Justice launched a national walk from Membertou, Sydney, Nova Scotia to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Their  main objective is to “raise awareness” on the plight of the hundreds of missing and murdered women and children in Canada. Read more »

2013 International Women's Day Events

International Women's Day Events - 2013

March 8 is International Women's Day. Around the world people celebrate women's contributions and continue to fight for women's equality. Read more »

International Women's Day Parade – March 9, Vancouver - Make Noise for Child Care!

BC families, community activists, child care advocates and labour unions will mark International Women's Day with a call to action for affordable, accessible child care. Read more »

October is HerStory Month

October was chosen as Women's History Month, beginning in 1992, because it’s the month in which Canadian women became "persons" under the law. Read more »

International Women's Day message for BCGEU members

Women, Public Services and Wages
International Women’s Day message from BCGEU Treasurer and BCGEU Women’s Committee Chair Stephanie Smit
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National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women - December 6

December 6 message from Stephanie Smith Read more »

Tyee website features story about BCGEU member losing her job

Read about component 3 BCGEU member Vicki Dalton. Just named a "Woman of the Year" in Cranbrook, Dalton lost her job recently when the Cranbrook Women's Resource Centre closed. The closure occured during the annual Community Social Services Awareness Month and came two days after the 100th anniversary of International Womens' Day. Read more »