ACTIONS

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.

June 01, 2017

International Solidarity

BCGEU Members, as part of a global community, have made supporting international social justice and labour solidarity causes a priority for our union. Our jobs and the delivery of important public services for British Columbians are impacted by developments in other countries.

Our International Solidarity Committee supports and collaborates with a number of organizations to advance working people's interests around the world. 

June 01, 2017

Equity and Human Rights

As Canadians we have rights to be treated fairly and with equality. These rights extend into our workplace. In our workplace we have the right to be treated fairly and without discrimination based on our gender, sex, disability, race, religion, or age.

Despite the laws that protect us such as the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Human Rights Code of British Columbia, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; which our country helped write, we still face racism and discrimination in our workplaces and in our communities.

June 01, 2017

Choose Children

Every day in British Columbia, vulnerable children, youth, and families are falling through the cracks of an under-resourced and over-stretched child welfare system. The safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and families is being compromised because the B.C. government is not committing the resources required to protect them, with desperately tragic consequences.