ACTIONS

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.

June 02, 2017

Unsung Superstars

Worksites couldn't operate effectively without them. They're the glue that holds everything together. 

The BCGEU represents thousands of administrative services workers in the public and private sector. 

It's time they were celebrated and acknowledged. That's why we've created a campaign to showcase the unsung superstars in our ranks.

June 02, 2017

We Vote

No matter who you vote for, your vote is an important expression of you as a citizen.

It is critically important to our democracy that we have engaged citizens, and the best thing we can do is to set a good example by pledging to vote and proudly proclaiming that we are voters.

Then, let your family, your friends, your neighbours know about the election and encourage them to get involved in the democratic process.

June 01, 2017

Young Workers

The BCGEU Young Workers Committee is comprised of members 30 and under who encourage young people to get active in all areas of the union.

June 01, 2017

Women

The BCGEU is recognized as a leader in fighting for women's rights in the workplace and the community. The BCGEU has a long and proud herstory of representing women member, who presently make up two-thirds of the total BCGEU membership. 

June 01, 2017

Protecting Privacy – Repeal Bill C-51

Bill C-51, the federal government’s controversial "secret police" law, is a sweeping piece of legislation that will undermine our civil liberties and enable government agencies to share your sensitive data with no oversight and no accountability. Despite widespread condemnation of the bill, the federal government pushed through the legislation in June. Canadians should not have to choose between security and their rights.