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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 »

Two days left to join the discussion: Where British Columbians shop does make a difference

The provincial government is conducting a review of provincial liquor laws.

Make your voice count.

The Liquor Distribution Branch and the province’s public liquor stores have served British Columbians for decades.

When it comes to buying beer, wine and other beverages, where people shop does make a difference: Read more »

British Columbia already well served with more than 1,000 liquor stores

The BCGEU was surprised to learn today that the provincial government intends to study the sale of liquor in grocery stores rather than wait for the report of Parliamentary Secretary John Yap who has yet to complete his review of liquor policy in the province. Read more »

WCB to inspect Prince George Regional Correctional Centre next week

The WCB has informed the union they will be conducting an inspection at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre (PGRCC) starting next week. The inspection will run from October 21 to 25. Read more »

WorkSafe Magazine September/October

In the latest edition of WorkSafe Magazine: Read more »

Core Review of government services: send us your ideas

The province is currently conducting a review of government services  lead by Bill Bennett, Minister Responsible for Core Review.

In a meeting with  BCGEU president Darryl Walker, the minister reiterated that the core review process is not designed to reduce the size of provincial public service which he acknowledges is already the leanest in Canada. Read more »

President Darryl Walker on Voice of BC with Vaughn Palmer tonight at 7

How are unions adapting to the economies of the 21st century?
Has their role changed in the public and private sectors?
These issues and more will be discussed as BCGEU president Darryl Walker and Jim Sinclair from the BC Federation of Labour are Vaughn Palmer’s guests. Read more »

Report: Musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace

Musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace are injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, tendons, tendon sheaths, nerves, bursa, blood vessels, bones, joints/spinal discs, and ligaments) that can be caused or aggravated by various hazards or risk factors in the workplace. Read more »

Workplace Bullying and Harassment Resources now available online

As of November 1, 2013 bullying and harassment becomes a recognized workplace hazard, and all workplaces in B.C. must have a relevant policy statement, procedures for workers to report incidents or complaints, procedures for dealing with incidents or complaints, and training of workers and supervisors. Read more »

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