BCGEU | National Union of Public and General Employees


September 20, 2012

“Spending reductions will put added pressure on public services like social workers and child protection,” said Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.

September 17, 2012

As two sides meet the government raises specter of debt and deficit reduction. 

Vancouver (18 Sept. 2012) - Bargaining for a new Health Science Professionals’ Bargaining Association (HSPBA) collective agreement resumed this week against the backdrop of a pessimistic pronouncement by B.C.’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Mike de Jong, about the state of the province’s finances.

September 13, 2012

BCGEU/NUPGE members achieve wage increases and other improvements in contract settlement.

September 12, 2012

"The government wants to extend the two-year wage freeze and won't make an offer to keep up with inflation. So we’re stepping things up with an overtime ban.” - BCGEU President Darryl Walker.

September 5, 2012

“We’ve not taken the decision to strike lightly. Our last strike in direct government was more than 20 years ago.”- Darryl Walker, BCGEU President on the one-day strike.

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.