News Release

Join your health and safety committee and make your workplace safer

During October and November 2013 the BCGEU will be recruiting members to serve on Occupational Health & Safety Committees across the province.

We need committed and trained health and safety committees and worker representatives in all workplaces to ensure employers are meeting their obligations under the province's health and safety laws and regulations. Read more »

Show your support on Monday for locked at workers at North Shore Winter Club

The North Shore Winter Club is having their annual general meeting this coming Monday, September 30. CUPE BC is looking for support on the picket line starting at 6:30 pm. They expect a big turnout from club members and they want to make sure they are all aware of the lockout and the club’s unwillingness to end this dispute. Read more »

BCGEU calls for modernized regulations, increased oversight and greater flexibility for LDB retailing

BCGEU president Darryl Walker presented a submission today to Parliamentary Secretary John Yap who is leading a provincial liquor policy review. The submission calls for modernized regulations, adequately resourced compliance and enforcement, and expanded public liquor store services in the province. Read more »

BCGEU submission to Finance Committee calls for investment in public services and identifies new revenue sources

BCGEU president Darryl Walker presented a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in Port Coquitlam this morning.

The submission called for an investment in public services and provided ideas for new and increased sources of government revenue.

Click here to read the submission. Read more »

Update - Bench mark for Corrections and Sheriffs

Over the past couple of months the BCGEU Classifications department and two members of the Component 1 executive (Dean Purdy, Component Chair VIRCC and Brian Campbell, Component 2nd Vice Chair NFPC) have been working with Corrections Branch officials and four members from the BC Sheriff's Service have been working with Ministry of Justice officials in order to agree on language i Read more »

Legal Aid austerity creates ‘justice blackout’ for B.C.’s poorest

A decade of funding cuts, increased demand and policy restrictions has created a six week “justice blackout” for British Columbia’s poorest citizens in the coming year, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union said today, citing a recent brief sent to legal aid lawyers from the Legal Services Society (LSS). Read more »

WCB inspection to start at KRCC

The WCB has informed the union they will be conducting an inspection at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC) starting next week. The inspection will run from September 23 to September 26. Read more »

Urgent action: Send a letter opposing death threats to our Colombian social justice partners

The BCGEU has supported the human rights and social justice work of NOMADESC in Colombia for many years. Once again, NOMADESC staff have received death threats because of the social justice work they do.  Read more »

BCGEU supports recommendations issued by the Representative for Children and Youth

A young First Nations girl was not kept safe from her Saskatchewan-based grandfather with a history of addiction and criminal convictions, says the latest report by B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond. Read more »

Labour Day message - Strong unions are as important today as a century ago

Labour Day is a chance to get together with friends and family and enjoy the last long weekend of summer.  But there is a lot more to it than just that. It is also a time to honour and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the people who make our province work. Read more »

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