December 04, 2017

Fair Elections BC - BCGEU

Voters are increasingly disengaged because they don’t vote with their hearts, they vote strategically. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The new provincial government has announced plans for a referendum on proportional representation, happening the fall of 2018. B.C. voters deserve an opportunity to elect candidates and government that best reflects their values. Proportional representation will give British Columbians a more diverse and representative legislature, ensuring that everyone's voices are heard and that there is no such thing as a wasted vote.

October 31, 2017

Affordable BC

The housing crisis is denying BC's working class the ability to own or rent a home that fits their needs. Rents are skyrocketing, and wages cannot keep up. To make life more affordable we need to strike at the root of the housing crisis.

Affordable BC is a plan put together by the BCGEU with the help of experts to solve the housing crisis. By working together, we can make this plan become a reality. Take action today. 

September 01, 2017

Responsible Retail

Public and private liquor stores in British Columbia have the strongest track record of checking identification, are an age-controlled environment where children are prohibited and contribute substantial tax revenue to our provincial government.

Tell the BC government and municipalities that retailing non-medical marijuana should be done in the most socially responsible way: through public and private liquor stores. 

June 02, 2017


We know that families can't afford childcare, in fact paying for childcare in BC is like having a second mortgage.

For many people the costs associated with childcare mean that it's not worth going back to work.

The $10/day child care plan is a made-in-BC proposal for a quality, affordable, public system of early childhood care and learning. It's time to invest in our kids.

June 02, 2017

Community Social Services Matter

Community social services support youth and adults with developmental disabilities and Aboriginal communities. They help women facing domestic violence, the homeless, individuals battling addictions. They work to strengthen families through counselling, and help youth in conflict with the law. They provide kids with a great start to life through early childhood education and learning.

June 02, 2017

Prison Safety Now

Overcrowding. Double-bunking. Gang Violence. Inmates with addictions and mental health problems. Assaults on Officers. BC's prisons are out of control.

In 2001: a correctional officer worked on a living unit with 20 inmates.

Today: a correctional officer works alone on a living unit with up to 72 inmates.

Last year assaults on officers increased 39 per cent.

When their sentences are finished, these violent inmates will return to communities just like yours.

June 02, 2017

Seniors Deserve Better

Home support is the most cost-efficient way to take care of seniors and people with physical disabilities. It allows them to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Community health workers are trained professionals, but funding cuts have made it hard for them to do their jobs.

The provincial government’s recent funding commitment covers a number of areas including home support, but we need to ensure proper implementation of the plan.


June 02, 2017

Shop Public

Big changes have come to BC Liquor stores: Sunday and holiday openings, extended hours, and refrigerated products. These changes are long overdue. Public liquor stores should remain central to this ongoing modernization. They have a long tradition of better pricing, better selection, knowledgeable staff and social responsibility. The public distribution and retailing of alcohol also produces important public revenue. BC Liquor stores also provide good jobs all across our province.

June 02, 2017

Stop the Fentanyl Crisis

People are dying in our streets. The fentanyl crisis has pushed our medical system to the breaking point and inaction by senior levels of government has left everyone scrambling to save lives. We stand with all those whose days are spent in our streets working to save the lives of some of the most marginalized and forgotten members of our society.