News for 2011

Dec 20, 2011

With the holiday season upon us, I’d like to extend my warmest wishes to BCGEU members, staff and their families.

Dec 5, 2011

New contract improves job security and fair work practices

Nov 22, 2011

Boyd report calls for return to 20 to 1 inmate to staff ratio

Nov 18, 2011

Claire Trevena MLA, the Opposition Critic for Children and Family Development, stood up in the Legislature this week to speak about the importance of social workers, and how their caseloads are a crisis waiting to happen.

Nov 18, 2011

In an interim report released today, the Board of Community Living BC (CLBC) reiterated that the organization has “lost sight of its core values,” yet offered few concrete solutions to fix the systemic problems and lack of supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Nov 15, 2011

The BCGEU is encouraging members to attend a rescheduled meeting of Oak Bay Council to hear first-hand the outcome of critical decisions affecting redevelopment plans for Oak Bay Lodge.

The rescheduled meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Monterey Recreation Centre (1442 Monterey Ave., Oak Bay).

Nov 14, 2011

The BCGEU is urging the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) to immediately undertake the necessary measures to stop the escalation of violent assaults on health care workers, following the WCB’s latest inspection report requiring additional action to reduce the risk to workers.

Nov 4, 2011

The BCGEU has been notified the owner of what was formerly known as the Coast Canadian Inn intends to close the hotel.