BCGEU

“Today, we are demanding the federal and provincial governments, make health care a greater priority by increasing its funding, by ensuring the money is used properly and by investing in the people who save lives every day. Combined, these things will help save the entire system.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2023-01-24)Read more

"After much hard work and consideration, we are proud to have this modern visual identity to represent our union. The new tagline — Unions for public good — sums up our mission: Unions coming together to make things better for all of us. That's what we, and our 425,000 members, do every day." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2023-01-22)Read more

The request for an injunction came after an investigation into complaints that people were unable to continue to receive primary care from family doctors who had moved to TELUS Health, unless they paid a $4,650 fee for TELUS Health’s LifePlus service.

(2022-12-19)Read more

"We're thrilled with the success of this conference. The feedback we're hearing is that participants didn't want the sessions to end and want a longer conference next time. In our books, that's a great indication for future conferences." ― Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-11-29)Read more

"Sussanne is a strategic thinker, a tireless advocate, and a fighter for labour and human rights. Workers in BC are in good hands." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President

(2022-11-24)Read more

After almost 2 weeks of job action and 9 consecutive days at the table, enough progress was made that the committee decided it was time to let our members see what's on offer and have their say." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

(2022-09-08)Read more

The union will be in a legal strike position on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 2:46 p.m..

(2022-08-13)Read more

"I couldn't be happier with this strong result. But it was the lead-up - the five weeks of intensive organizing, pop-up voting sites and mail-in ballot-collecting - that really forced the public service agency to change its tune"-Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU and chair of the union's bargaining committee.

(2022-06-23)Read more

“Through their solidarity and thanks to incredible support from library users and the labour movement, BCGEU/NUPGE members working for VIRL demanded better — and they got it.” — Joanna Lord, BCGEU Vice-President

(2022-04-22)Read more

“We want to return to negotiations and to work, serving our communities. We know service disruptions from job action are stressful for the community and so members paused job action Thursday in hopes the employer would take our action seriously and send an offer. We’re disappointed that hasn’t happened yet. VIRL’s management has the power to restore library services.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEI President

(2022-03-15)Read more

"All workers in B.C. deserve respect and a wage that keeps pace with the high cost of living in this province, and at the end of the day that's what this dispute was about. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone on the bargaining committee for the long hours they put in to get this deal, and for standing as an example for all working people." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

(2021-11-15)Read more

“NUPGE’s Leadership Development School is an important part of labour education for our activists. Conducting the school online does limit some networking potential, but the issues facing our leaders cannot wait until after the pandemic.” ― NUPGE President, Larry Brown

(2021-11-10)Read more

“The bottom line is this poll shows that British Columbians agree with what our members have been saying for years,” said Smith. “If we are serious about protecting our communities, economies, and ecosystems, it’s time to radically rethink our entire wildfire service model, including how we recruit and retain top quality, professional wildfire fighters.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

(2021-11-04)Read more

"Congratulations to all the winners of our 2021 scholarships. All entries were excellent and showcased the impressive abilities and wide interests of Canadian students. We wish the winners and entrants the best of luck as they pursue their education and eventual careers.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-10-07)Read more

"Since the beginning of the vaccine roll-out, our union has robustly encouraged members and the general public to get vaccinated against COVID-19. We also know we cannot effectively combat COVID-19 with vaccines alone, which is why we are calling on the government to re-institute single-site restrictions for health care workers, and to re-introduce the mask mandate." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer

(2021-08-19)Read more

"With this important step forward, we expect to see other provinces and territories coming to the table to negotiate strong deals that lay the groundwork for a universally accessible, publicly funded and publicly managed, high-quality child care system that fairly compensates and supports the workforce." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President 

(2021-07-12)Read more

Our deepest condolences are with the officer's family, community and the members of the Conservation Officer Service.

(2021-06-23)Read more

"The loss of John created a huge gap in the labour movement in his home province of British Columbia, across Canada and internationally. This renaming is a small symbol of our gratitude and admiration."

(2021-06-03)Read more

"Chartwell's actions prove once again that the profit motive is directly at odds with supporting the kind of care system that workers and seniors' deserve." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

(2021-04-22)Read more

Every year, in honour of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) recognizes a union member for their disability rights activism. The 2020 recipient is BCGEU/NUPGE member Darryl Flasch.

(2020-12-02)Read more