ACTIONS

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.  

June 01, 2017

Anti-bullying

The BCGEU takes the issue of workplace bullying very seriously. We're putting mechanisms in place to address the problem, such as educating our members about bullying and negotiating anti-bullying language in our collective agreements.

June 01, 2017

Aboriginal Rights

The BCGEU recognizes and supports treaty negotiations and the right of self-government and self-determination for First Nations.

June 01, 2017

Protect BC Parks

Imagine. You’ve been working at your job for 15 years for the same wage, while your workload has steadily increased. Isn't it time for more investment in our resources? That’s the BC Parks system in a nutshell. Fifteen years of declining budgets has left us a parks system that’s starved for resources, with fewer staff to do the work than ever before. Help us change it.