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October 3, 2016

Canadians believed they were electing a different kind of government than we had in the last decade. We need to make sure that they will meet that promise, for the common good of all of us. 

May 25, 2016

Help care for the environment! Join the Highway 10 Clean-up on June 4. 

April 25, 2016

To put it in perspective, the first significant wildfire event this year occurred some 3 weeks earlier than in 2015 and Environment Canada is forecasting an 80 to 90 per cent chance that B.C. will be hotter than average through June.

April 22, 2016

“The key is a comprehensive strategy that supports workers, their families and communities as partners in change, not victims of change. With a just transition strategy in place, the possibilities are rich and the vision of greener communities in a low-carbon economy is bright.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

February 9, 2016

First Nations and union alliance emerges in wake of Supreme Court ruling requiring B.C. government to make a decision on Northern Gateway pipeline and to consult with First Nations. 

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories(09 Feb. 2016) — The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) signed a Solidarity Accord on February 4, affirming its support of the Save the Fraser Declaration, an Indigenous law signed by representatives of over 100 First Nations banning tar sands transport through their territories.

February 4, 2015

“If mandatory testing and documentation were part of the design approval process, they wouldn’t need to issue this order now." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.

October 8, 2014

Mt. Polley acknowledgement highlights need to boost environmental protection.

November 22, 2010

The report documents extensive evidence of federal and Alberta government lobbying efforts against clean energy policies proposed in the United States, Europe and the state of California.

June 4, 2014

Prime Minister Harper has repeatedly pointed to need for US action for Canada to take steps to address climate change.  Now that US President Obama has announced major policy shift will Canada finally join in?

November 25, 2013

Members of the New Brunswick Union work to improve life across the province for everyone. Check out the new ad that tells their stories.