Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

The BCGEU: The Road to Renewal

Document type Book chapter
Series Editor Schenk, Christopher Robert
Editor Schenk, Christopher Robert
Author Steeves, Gary
Series Editor Kumar, Pradeep
Editor Kumar, Pradeep
Book Paths to Union Renewal: Canadian Experiences
Publisher Broadview Press; Peterborough, Ont.
Date 2006
ISBN 1559130587
Pages 129-143


Case study of the British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union's strategy for renewal as an ongoing process. A more formal exercise was begun in 1998 to improve union servicing that resulted in the adoption of five objectives as pilot projects; recommendations were adopted in 2000 to improve them. The devastating impact of the provincial government's cutbacks of 2001 is described, as well as subsequent renewal efforts.


Abstract by Desmond Maley.