News for 2015

Jul 3, 2015

An independent inquiry would have been preferable to asking the Ombudsperson to investigate the Health Ministry firings, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) said today.

May 14, 2015

The latest report by the Representative for Children and Youth is a tragic story full of missed opportunities for intervention. It is clear that the B.C.

Mar 31, 2015

British Columbia’s social welfare software system is failing to fulfill its intended role, the B.C. Auditor General said in a report released today.

Mar 26, 2015

We need to make some noise for our health care system! The Harper government let the Canada Health Accord expire last year, meaning fewer resources for public health care across the country.

Mar 24, 2015

As though they were tag-teaming with their friends at the Fraser Institute who attacked public service workers a few weeks ago, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business is doing the same.

Mar 14, 2015

There was a groundswell of support for today’s National Day of Action Against Bill C-51. Seventy actions took place across the country, from Victoria to Halifax.

Mar 6, 2015

Improving affordability and access to child care spaces are a greater priority for B.C. families than the promise of another tax credit.

Mar 2, 2015

Applications open today for a $100,000 scholarship fund that assists adults with developmental disabilities with personal or professional development. 

Feb 24, 2015

BCGEU members who work on the Canada Line have ratified a collective agreement with Protrans BC which operates the line. Members voted 63 per cent in favour of the agreement.

Feb 24, 2015

Nearly 40 employees at the Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Abbotsford have decided to join the B.C.

Feb 18, 2015

Exempting child support payments is a welcome social policy change announced in yesterday’s budget, but government’s decision to cut over fifty Ministry workers who administered this program is sho

Feb 17, 2015

Today’s provincial budget continues to underfund many government services and relies too heavily on regressive fees to create revenue rather than progressive taxes on profitable corporations and in

Feb 10, 2015

The BCGEU is calling on the provincial government to use the predicted budget surplus to begin re-investing in public services that have seen their funding slashed or frozen for more than a decade.