"We need to remember: both the Liberals and the Conservatives voted to take away Canadians' civil liberties with this law." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer
New Senior Advisor must have the authority and independence to push for changes to the Aboriginal child welfare services, says BCGEU/NUPGE.
BCGEU/NUPGE pursuing arbitration to resolve unjust discipline issues.
BCGEU/NUPGE again takes the lead on fighting for workplace safety for corrections and sherriff services members.
"It's important to keep the lines of communication with government open and productive to ensure our voices are taken into consideration." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Overwhelming support for BCGEU/NUPGE conservation officer who refused to euthanize bear cubs.
“The B.C. government has known since 2011 that understaffing has created an unsafe work environment for conservation officers.” — BCGEU President Stephanie Smith.
Burnaby (17 July 2015) — The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) has highlighted two reports showing that the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) is chronically understaffed, resulting in unsafe working conditions for its officers.
*“A big element that the provincial government is missing is that the program will be partially self-financing as more women will be able to go to work.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“It’s a tragedy when any worker loses their life on the job, and we hope his family can take some solace knowing that he was helping protect the public from wildfires.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“We expect the Ombudsperson’s investigation to uncover the facts and to have the ability to compel testimony." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President