“Once again, health care managers are treating patients as the problem, rather than investigating how the health region can improve access to long term care beds. How is this approach putting patients first?” — Karen Wasylenko, President Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan
“It is time for Minister Hoskins to personally intervene and resolve the CarePartners dispute.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“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
“We are very happy to reach this result after such a long set of negotiations.” Jerry Earle, President, NAPE
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.
“I thank them for their moving vote of confidence and wish them a very enthusiastic welcome to OPSEU/NUPGE.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, OPSEU
“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
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
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
Negotiations achieve improvements for MGEU/NUPGE members.
"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
"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
OPSEU/NUPGE members negotiated improvements in two priority areas.
Members are hopeful that a strong strike mandate will help resolve outstanding issues when negotiations resume on July 8.
New agreement brings improvements to contract.