Midland residents deserve access to quality services in their community, and the frontline workers have said loud and clear that they will do what it takes to make sure that happens,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“The Ontario government promised to fix the crisis in developmental services, and now is the time for them to make good on their promise." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
After five years without a wage increase, BCGEU/NUPGE members of the Native Court Workers and Counselling Association of B.C. are demanding parity.
In 2012, nearly 800,000 Canadians reported that their home health care needs were either unmet or only partially met.
Plaintiffs apply to postpone constitutional challenge in order to seek resolution in face of mounting public pressure and looming trial.
Developmental services workers join OPSEU to gain a stronger voice for themselves and their clients.
“The lack of backfill, inadequate resources and crushing workloads are resulting in children and their families being put at risk. BC's most vulnerable people are falling through the cracks.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Twenty new members join NSGEU/NUPGE!
“This is a shortsighted decision that will expose vulnerable youth to even greater risks,” says Stephanie Smith, President Elect of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE).
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) workers are being subjected to an increasing number of violent incidents on the job. Incidents include death threats and rocks thrown through office windows.
Front-line workers are asking politicians to commit to immediate sustainable long-term funding to end the shameful crisis in developmental services, funding that strengthens the not-for-profit community agencies that provide quality, professional, planned, and stable services.
“Nicole was incredibly dedicated and the youths in her care absolutely loved her. She proved that to the end after it seems she returned into the building after helping her client get outside." — Jane Kaija, President of OPSEU Local 668.
“We always knew Hudak’s positions on a score of issues were extremist, but a job-killing plan on this scale will help destroy the economic health of communities across Ontario." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Picket held at Minister of Health and Community Services to protest privatization of group homes.
"We are the union for changing times, especially for those providing crucial health care services in this province.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.