"While the legislation would only directly address the first 2 recommendations in the report, this is an encouraging first step towards government reclaiming its leadership role in resource and environmental stewardship. I look forward to seeing continued progress." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
A website has been established so that people can send the strikers a message of solidarity and support.
In this guide you will find information on how to acknowledge a territory or treaty on which a gathering takes place, summaries of First Nations social conventions, useful terminology, as well as links to other helpful resources.
"I'm glad the court is giving the BCGEU/NUPGE a chance to expose the petitioner's argument for what it is: an attempt to get around the $200,000 advertising cap." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"If we want more frontline staff, we need to be creating incentives for new workers to enter the profession, and to transition part-time and casual workers into a full-time career. That is what we are hearing from the government, so it is encouraging news for seniors and workers alike." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history — and to our future. Canadians depend on forests for our livelihood and lifestyle.
BCGEU/NUPGE cites lack of transparency as reason for breakdown in talks.
"It's outrageous that our members and other workers are being assaulted on a weekly basis at the Forensic hospital and the employer is doing nothing about it." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Workers are being assaulted while treating patients without risk assessments being done, with inadequate security protection. One could make the case that the employer is complicit in these attacks on hospital staff." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer
"After 16 years of cuts and wage restraint leading the sector into crisis, this agreement with a government that wants to put people first provides a foundation to build on." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President