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Feb 17, 2016, 16:23 ET BCGEU unionizes advocacy group Leadnow

VANCOUVER, Feb. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Leadnow employees have organized to join the BCGEU. The organization works to promote democracy and social justice in Canada. It describes itself as: 'an independent...


Jan 08, 2016, 12:54 ET BCGEU opposes renters' dispute fee hike imposed by B.C. Government

BURNABY, BC, Jan. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the...


Oct 29, 2015, 11:00 ET BCGEU calls for moratorium on the sale of B.C. wine, cider and sake

BURNABY, BC, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union is urging the provincial government to immediately halt plans for the sale of B.C. wine, cider and sake in grocery ...


Sep 29, 2015, 21:01 ET Focus on the primary wedge issue of the election: BCGEU announces C51Voter.ca

BURNABY, BC, Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Building on the success of the nation-wide actions coordinated by the BC Government and Service Employees' Union in March 2015, the coalition campaign against C-51 ...


Jul 23, 2015, 17:22 ET BCGEU stands with First Nations to oppose Site C dam

BURNABY, BC, July 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union is joining First Nations and environmental advocates in opposing the B.C. government's approval of the Site C dam...


Jul 14, 2015, 12:47 ET Studies show BC Conservation Officer service staffing levels dangerously low

BURNABY, BC, July 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union released two reports today showing that the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) is chronically understaffed,...


May 12, 2015, 12:30 ET BC government slashed access to welfare while claiming to enhance services, complaint filed today alleges

Dramatically reduced office hours, complicated website and under-resourced call centres create insurmountable barriers, complaint alleges VANCOUVER (COAST SALISH TERRITORIES), May 12, 2015 /CNW/ - In ...


Apr 20, 2015, 19:13 ET BCIT instructors overwhelmingly approve strike vote

BURNABY, BC, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union announced today that BCGEU vocational instructors at B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT) have voted 90 per cent in...


Mar 14, 2015, 18:32 ET "Avalanche of opposition to Bill C-51" Says National Day of Action Co-Organizer Paul Finch

VANCOUVER, March 14, 2015 /CNW/ - 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. In...


Mar 14, 2015, 13:44 ET Media Advisory - BCGEU: Vancouver Day of Action Against Bill C-51

VANCOUVER, March 14, 2015 /CNW/ - WHO: B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) WHAT: National Day of Action Against Bill C-51 WHEN: 12:00 Noon, Saturday, March 14, 2015 WHERE: Vancouver...


Mar 11, 2015, 14:40 ET Defend our Freedom: National Day of Action Against Bill C-51

People will be taking a stand from Victoria to Halifax, with more than 40 events across Canada confirmed for Saturday March 14, 2015 OTTAWA, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, March 14, people...


Mar 11, 2015, 14:32 ET Defend our Freedom: Vancouver Day of Action Against Bill C-51

People will be taking a stand from Victoria to Halifax, with more than 40 events across Canada confirmed for Saturday March 14, 2015 VANCOUVER, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, March 14, people in ...


Feb 18, 2015, 19:07 ET Ending child support claw back welcome, but ministry staff cuts short sighted

BURNABY, BC, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - 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 ...


Jan 08, 2015, 17:50 ET Canada Line workers vote for strike action

BURNABY, BC, Jan. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - BCGEU members who work on the Canada Line have voted 99 per cent in favour of job action. "The strength of the strike vote reflects the commitment of our members to...


Dec 17, 2014, 12:52 ET BCGEU Native Courtworkers reach tentative agreement

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that their native courtworker members have reached a tentative agreement with the Native...


Nov 27, 2014, 12:52 ET Native Courtworkers present 2000 letters of support to B.C. Legislature

VANCOUVER, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Five BCGEU Native Courtworkers are headed to the B.C. Legislature today in Victoria to present more than 2,000 letters of support asking the government to give them...


Nov 25, 2014, 17:04 ET BCGEU demands government action against closure of transitional housing for women and children in the Fraser Valley

VANCOUVER, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ishtar Transition Housing Society of Langley has announced plans to close two transition houses effective January 31, 2015. The closure will impact the...


Nov 06, 2014, 12:22 ET Excessive caseloads putting children at risk, frontline child and family workers say

VANCOUVER, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - B.C.'s child and family welfare system is at breaking point, with excessive caseloads putting vulnerable children, youth and families at risk, frontline workers reveal ...


Oct 06, 2014, 19:03 ET Throne speech LNG focus lacks substance:

Mt. Polley acknowledgement highlights need to boost environmental protection VICTORIA, BC, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The B.C. Liberal government's singular focus on liquid natural gas development in their ...


Sep 26, 2014, 15:24 ET Native Courtworkers serve strike notice, citing discriminatory wage policy

BURNABY, BC, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - B.C.'s Native Courtworkers issued 72 hour strike notice to their employer to call attention to the B.C. government's discriminatory wage policies, the B.C....


Sep 12, 2014, 15:47 ET Native court workers' strike vote signals push for parity

BURNABY, BC, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Workers at the Native Court Workers and Counselling Association of BC have voted 98 per cent in favour of strike action if necessary to support their demand for...


Aug 18, 2014, 19:32 ET BCGEU welcomes independent Mount Polley investigation

Panel should also review ministry's oversight capacity says union VANCOUVER, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) issued a statement supporting an...


Apr 10, 2014, 14:48 ET Media Advisory - BCGEU President Darryl Walker in Victoria raising members' concerns with Ministers and critics

VICTORIA, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - BCGEU President Darryl Walker is in Victoria today discussing members' issues within three Ministries. Walker will be meeting MCFD Minister Stephanie Cadieux, MSDSI...


Apr 08, 2014, 17:31 ET BCGEU Reaches Five Year Tentative Agreement for College Instructors

BURNABY, BC, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that it has reached a 5-year tentative agreement with the Post-Secondary Employers' Association...


Mar 31, 2014, 14:05 ET BCGEU presses governments to clarify immigrant services funding as deadline looms

BURNABY, BC, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - With provincially administered immigrant settlement services and ESL training in British Columbia ending on March 31, the B.C. Government and Service Employees'...