Social Services

October 22, 2015

“Our members are proud of the work they do and they deserve to be paid fairly." — Kim Madden, OPSEU SAFE-T Radius Bargaining Committee Chair

October 20, 2015

“We are very happy to reach this result after such a long set of negotiations.” Jerry Earle, President, NAPE 

October 16, 2015

BCGEU submission focuses on five key areas of public service in need of additional resource investment and identifies four additional revenue sources to meet the needs identified in the submission.

October 15, 2015

“I thank them for their moving vote of confidence and wish them a very enthusiastic welcome to OPSEU/NUPGE.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, OPSEU

October 9, 2015

“As Aboriginal people, we absolutely need and deserve culturally appropriate and adequately funded Aboriginal child, youth and family services.” — Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

September 25, 2015

If you are lucky, you live in a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) region that treats patients responsibly.  A similar patient 100 kilometres away could be getting poor care.  This luck of the draw is unacceptable in a publicly funded system." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas

September 15, 2015

Social Impact Bonds “exploit the most vulnerable, poorest and others dependent on public services and the welfare state” so investors can make a profit. — Dexter Whitfield

August 4, 2015

Negotiations achieve improvements for MGEU/NUPGE members.

August 4, 2015

"This is an example of what can happen when an employer respects and values its employees, and bargains in good faith.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 20, 2015

"What the most vulnerable people in our communities need is stable funding for the organizations that support them, not a cynical process intended to creates false hope." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President