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BCGEU at Vancouver Pride Parade photo gallery

BCGEU members were out in full force at this year's Vancouver Pride Parade, held Sunday, August 4, 2013.

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Settlement reached on Article 13 policy grievance

The Union filed a policy grievance in April contesting the lack of Article 13 options provided to members of Forensic, Oak Bay Lodge and Broadmead that were being transferred to the Health Sector.

The Union late yesterday concluded a settlement agreement with the Government with the following key terms: Read more »

BCGEU seeks opportunity to provide input into corrections safety review

BCGEU president Darryl Walker has contacted MLA Laurie Throness, Parliamentary Secretary for Corrections, requesting opportunities for frontline corrections workers to offer their input during an upcoming safety review. Read more »

Core review must examine public and private delivery of services

Earlier today the provincial government laid out the terms of reference for a core review of government services.

The BCGEU is committed to the cost-effective delivery of quality public services and we welcome the opportunity to provide input in the core review process in the months ahead. Read more »

There are plenty of reasons to Shop Public

As we head into the B.C. Day long weekend the BCGEU and component 5 members are calling on British Columbians to shop at B.C.’s public liquor stores.

There’s a good chance you’ll hear our radio ads reminding people that where they shop does make a difference.  Read more »

Pension investment managers deliver strong returns for 2012-2013

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC)
generated a one-year annual return of 9.5% in the last year. As a result, bcIMC added $1.5 billion in value for its pension plan clients which include the Public Sector Pension Plan, Municipal Pension Plan, College Pension Plan, Teachers’ Pension Plan and the WCB Pension Plan. Read more »

Local 305 Executive - Notice of Nominations

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the Local 305 Executive:

• Second Vice-Chairperson
• Treasurer
• Members-at Large (2 positions)
• Member-at-Large representing Young Workers* Read more »

BCGEU breaks ground on new office for members in the Okanagan

President and Treasurer of the union in Kelowna for ground breaking ceremony

BCGEU President Darryl Walker and Treasurer Stephanie Smith are in Kelowna on Monday, July 15 for a ground breaking ceremony for the new BCGEU area office. Read more »

Community living and family service programs may be cut as Liberals fail to provide promised bridge funding

Services for vulnerable families may be cut across B.C. following the government’s failure to provide bridge funding for a 1.5 per cent wage increase that was negotiated for frontline workers earlier this year, the Community Social Services Bargaining Association says. Read more »

Negligent Bosses Go Undercharged for Worker Deaths

On May 9, 1992, deep in the coal seam of the Westray Mine beneath Plymouth, Nova Scotia, a spark ignited accumulated methane gas and triggered a huge explosion. By the time the resulting fireball had swept through the mine, fed to a murderous fury by choking clouds of coal dust, 26 workers were dead. Read more »

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