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WCB issues health and safety order following inspection of VIRCC

A Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) inspection of the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) has resulted in three orders being written. The inspection was carried out by three senior WCB inspectors between November 26-28.

The inspectors found the VIRCC in non-compliance with health and safety regulations in a number of crucial areas including: Read more »

This holiday season Shop Public - Where you shop does make a difference!

This holiday season the BCGEU is running radio advertisements around the province reminding people to shop at B.C.'s public liquor stores.

Public stores have a better selection, knowledgeable staff and lower prices than the private stores.

B.C.'s public liquor stores also return hundreds of millions of dollars to government to fund important public services. Read more »

Update on five-year tentative agreement reached in Public Service

The Public Service Master Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement for the over 25,000 union members working in the public service across the province.

It is a five-year agreement effective April 1, 2014 until March 31, 2019. Read more »

How does the new Workers Compensation Board (WCB) language on workplace bullying and harassment affect BCGEU members?

Prevention and Compensation

There are two aspects to all health and safety matters. First, procedures and systems must be put into place to prevent workplace injuries. Secondly, workers who suffer workplace injuries have a right to compensation.

Bullying and Harassment Read more »

WCB to inspect Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre

The WCB has informed the union they will be conducting an inspection at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) later this month. The inspection will run from November 25-29. Read more »

Worksafe Magazine November/December

In the latest edition of WorkSafe Magazine: Read more »

BCGEU to build new area office in Prince George

The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) is currently in the development permit stage on a new building for members and staff in Prince George. The union plans to begin construction on the 12,000 square-foot, three-storey building in May 2014 with a targeted completion date of July 2015. Read more »

BC failing to properly direct and fund child welfare services for Aboriginal youth: report

The B.C. government is failing to provide responsive, culturally appropriate and properly funded child welfare services to Aboriginal children, youth and their families, according to a report released by the Representative for Children and Youth today. Read more »

WCB issues health and safety orders following PGRCC inspection

A Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) inspection of the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre (PGRCC) has resulted in seven orders being written. The inspection was carried out by three senior WCB inspectors between October 21-25. Read more »

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