News for 2005

Dec 2, 2005

The women and men who provide important public services to British Columbians have had enough of wage freezes and rollbacks, legislative attacks on their collective agreements, and deteriorating wo

Nov 8, 2005

The Legislature in Victoria may be adjourned for the week, but B.C.

Nov 7, 2005

A settlement has been made in the grievance arbitration involving former Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management employee Gordon McAdams, his union the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union, and the Government of BC.

The mediated settlement was reached Sunday, November 6, 2005. The parties agreed to release the following joint statement:

Oct 19, 2005

Instructors at Northern Lights College who are members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union have voted 85 per cent in favour of a new three-year agreement with the college.

Sep 23, 2005

Instructors at Malaspina College have voted 99 percent in favour of accepting a new three-year collective agreement. The 280 instructors are represented by the B.C.

Sep 1, 2005

BCGEU's focus now shifts to finalizing agreements for Camosun, Northern Lights colleges

Jul 28, 2005

With talks going down to the wire for a new contract for 280 vocational instructors, the B.C. Government and Service

Jul 14, 2005

Health workers at two Kelowna-area facilities have voted to join the B.C.

Jul 11, 2005

A hotly contentious 2003 B.C. Labour Relations Board ruling that gave employers carte blanche to use heavy handed, "coercive" and "intimidating" tactics to intervene in union organizing efforts has been struck down in a decision issued late Friday by a reconsideration panel headed by LRB chair Brent Mullin.

Jul 5, 2005
College instructors at Malaspina College have voted 79 per cent in favour of strike action, if necessary, to back their demands at the bargaining table, the B.C.
Mar 24, 2005

The provincial government has quietly handed a $6 million gift to private liquor stores, money that could be better spent on restoring public services that have been cut by the Campbell administration, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) charged today.

Mar 23, 2005

In a ruling handed down late Wednesday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Melvin has turned down the B.C.

Mar 18, 2005

About 1,500 residents of Penticton, including Mayor David Perry and Councillor Dan Ashton, have signed a petition calling on the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to scrap plans to close the Martin Street liquor store.

"We're delighted to have the support of Mayor Perry and Councillor Ashton," said BCGEU Local 505 Chair Karl Wolfe.

Feb 15, 2005

Campbell government does little to ease burden of working families who are paying hundreds of millions in added fees, premiums