BCIT support staff strike Monday

18 Sep 2014

These corporate driven trade deals are dangerous for public services, and protect multinational companies from government control. When the public learns what they are really about, they will not accept them." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer

18 Sep 2014

"Thank you for honouring some of the issues we all care so much about with your time and with your words." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

18 Sep 2014

Paid leave, wage increases, replacement clothing allowance are all improvements negotiated during this round of collective bargaining.

17 Sep 2014

New report finds that poor and marginalized groups do not get necessary dental care due to cost. 

16 Sep 2014

After five years without a wage increase, BCGEU/NUPGE members of the Native Court Workers and Counselling Association of B.C. are demanding parity. 

16 Sep 2014

“Ontario wants to transfer more responsibility to this sector, but the private for-profit operators have shown little interest in providing a stable workforce to keep patients out of hospital,” says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

15 Sep 2014

"Creating tax fairness, good jobs, quality public services and strong labour rights in our country will create new opportunities for people.

15 Sep 2014

“This employer needs to understand unequivocally that we’ll take job action if they’re not serious about negotiating a decent and just contract. The fact that many of their workers have gone more than a decade without a wage increase is scandalous.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

12 Sep 2014

We can't tackle the problem of growing income inequality if we are systematically tieing the hands of students, forcing them into a life of debt and poverty. What kind of national strategy is that?" — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

12 Sep 2014

The agreement to allow full searches of the institution is a step forward but underlying problems of over-crowding, low staffing, inadequate training and lack of security equipment remain.

11 Sep 2014

The ILO, OECD and World Bank's joint report to G20 Labour Ministers stresses that “income inequality cannot be ignored by the G20 if stronger, sustainable and balanced growth is the objective.” 

10 Sep 2014

In 2012, nearly 800,000 Canadians reported that their home health care needs were either unmet or only partially met.

10 Sep 2014

“It appears that home support staff earning as little as $12.88 per hour in Canada are being asked to pay the price for Extendicare’s business decisions in the U.S.,” says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

10 Sep 2014

Across the country, people are joining the online day of action to Stop the Internet Slowdown to defend Net Neutrality . Net neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic be treated equally, regardless of origin, destination, or application type).

09 Sep 2014

The Fairness Express bus kicks off on September 15 and continues until October 11. Check out the schedule to see when it comes to your community or follow along online

BCGEU/NUPGE support staff members at BCIT picket again; vocational instructors take strike vote Monday.

Vancouver (19 Nov. 2012) - B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT) will be shut down by pickets on Monday, November 19.

BCIT support staff are striking all the North series buildings (NW and NE), and SE1 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. BCIT satellite campuses will also be struck on Monday.

Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) will be picketing along Willingdon Avenue from the north entrance to parking lot 16 to Canada Way, along Canada Way to Beta – but not on Beta until south of the first driveway into NE9.

In joint-strike action, the south side of the Burnaby campus is being struck Monday by the BCIT Faculty and Staff Association.

Support staff members who work on the Burnaby Campus are to report to Beta Avenue for their assigned shifts and picketing instructions. Members may park in Lot 7, but must walk around the campus to get to Beta Avenue.

Support Staff members who work at the Downtown Campus (DTC), Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI), BCIT Marine Campus (BMC) and Aerospace Technology Centre (ATC) are to report to the main entrance of each campus for their assigned shift and picketing instructions.

In additon, BCGEU/NUPGE members working as vocational instructors will be taking a strike vote on November 19. Members are to report to the Shriners Gizeh Temple, located at 3550 Wayburne Drive, at 8:00 a.m. for an information meeting and to take a strike vote. The strike vote takes place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE


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