BCGEU | National Union of Public and General Employees


September 4, 2012

“We tabled a comprehensive package of proposals for changes to the collective agreement that would address a number of issues affecting our members.” - Jeanne Meyers, HSPBA negotiator.

August 31, 2012

“We are looking for a fair and reasonable agreement, but the government is not listening." - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.

August 29, 2012

Community Health Service and Support workers have not had a wage increase since 2009. They are paid less than acute care workers with the same duties.

August 28, 2012

The primary issues identified by members are wages, benefits, sick leave and reimbursable expenses.

August 23, 2012

Strike vote was taken over two days, August 20 and 21, 2012, after the employer served 72 hour lockout notice to the union.

August 17, 2012

Union asks Labour Relations Board to rule lockout illegal.

August 17, 2012

More government worksites struck to bring pressure on government to negotiate a new collective agreement.

August 13, 2012

Health workers looking for more movement from employers when bargaining resumes.

August 8, 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.

August 3, 2012

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