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Throne speech repeats LNG hopes but offers no new ideas

This afternoon’s Speech from the Throne offered surprisingly few new ideas and instead relied on past promises around a Liquefied Natural Gas industry that is already facing uncertainty. Read more »

$100,000 Scholarship Fund Launched for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The BC Government Employees’ and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and Community Living BC (CLBC) today launched a $100,000 scholarship fund to benefit adults with developmental disabilities being served by CLBC across the province. The fund was established as a result of bargaining negotiations between CLBC and BCGEU. Read more »

Corrections and Sheriff's Service Classification Review Update

The BCGEU Classifications department and two members of the Component 1 executive (Dean Purdy, Component Chair and Brian Campbell, Component 2nd Vice Chair) have been working with Corrections Branch officials to create new benchmarks for Correctional Officers and Correctional Supervisors. Read more »

BC Ombudsperson leads community discussion on home support in Kelowna

Seniors, local residents and workers from the community health sector gathered on Thursday evening at Okanagan College in Kelowna to attend a forum on home support featuring BC’s Ombudsperson, Kim Carter. Read more »

Staff shortages, workload, major contributing factors of failure of BC child protection services, report shows

Repeated failures to report, intervene and protect a young, vulnerable First Nations girl who took her own life in 2011 amounted to a complete failure of B.C.’s child protection and mental health services, the Representative for Children and Youth stated in a report released today. Read more »

Worksafe Magazine - January/February edition

In the latest edition of WorkSafe Magazine: Read more »

BC Fed - Lack of charges in Babine explosion shakes worker confidence in provincial safety agencies

Vancouver, BC – B.C. Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair said today that significant steps must be taken to restore confidence in worker protection in British Columbia, in the wake of a damning incident investigation report into the deaths of Robert Luggi and Carl Charlie in the Babine Forest Products explosion and fire. Read more »

BCGEU calls on government to develop public retailing model in grocery store liquor sales

The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to maintain a public retailing model as it develops and implements a move to allow grocery stores to sell liquor. Grocery store sales is one of 73 recommendations included in a provincial liquor policy review released today by Parliamentary Secretary John Yap. Read more »

All five component agreements ratified by members in direct government service

BCGEU members in all five occupational groups have ratified their respective component agreements.

The component agreements ratified today include: Read more »

BCGEU members in direct government service ratify new agreement

BCGEU members in direct government have ratified the 17th Master agreement. Bargaining unit members voted 68.5 percent in favour of accepting the agreement.

The five–year agreement expires on March 31, 2019 and covers approximately 25,000 members who work in direct government service. Read more »

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