08 Aug 2012

The union chose to conduct strike action at these work sites to back demands for a fair and reasonable agreement with the B.C. Government and to support BCGEU/NUPGE members’ wage proposal.

03 Aug 2012

This will be the second job action this summer in support of proposals for a new contract with the B.C. Government. 

27 Jul 2012

Over 25,000 people have signed the petition asking for the LBD to remain public. Opposition to the privatization is broad-based and includes the media, brewers, distillers, bar and restaurant owners, local government and the general public.

03 Jul 2012

Aim of job action to pressure government for a decent contract settlement.

29 Jun 2012

“The numbers are staggering,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “From 2003 to 2007 alone, the LCBO permitted close to $1 billion in retail alcohol sales to be sold through private agency stores."

28 Jun 2012

Negotiations and mediation fail to reach collective agreement for B.C. government workers.

20 Jun 2012

The BCGEU/NUPGE has proposed using deputy sheriffs in traffic safety and the expansion of public liquor store services. These two proposals would create savings and additional revenues of approximately $300 million annually.

06 Jun 2012

PEIUPSE/NUPGE campaign highlights the move away from "compassion and cooperation in favour of a society leaning toward privatization and the elimination of people and services that all Islanders depend on.”

31 May 2012

"They are closing a profitable and socially responsible Liquor Control Commission (LCC) outlet that will result in reduced services for Islanders and more jobs lost unnecessarily.” - PEIUPSE President Shelley Ward.

29 May 2012

Liquor board members plan privatization fightback campaign.

15 May 2012

"If the government doesn’t move on its proposals, we’ll be forced to consider job action.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.

25 Apr 2012

"The MGEU will make sure that what they’ve said this past Tuesday will continue to hold true over the next few years.” - Lois Wales, MGEU President.

18 Apr 2012

“After a billion dollars in tax cuts over the last several years, we think it’s time to look at the revenue side of the ledger. “ - Lois Wales, MGEU President.

26 Mar 2012

New dates have been added to the bargaining schedule in order to reach a new contract.

19 Mar 2012

“We think the government’s decision to sell off the LDB warehouses is dead wrong. Still, we’re pleased we were able to win protection for our members,” said BCGEU President Darryl Walker.

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