"A dysfunctional, over-crowded, under-funded prison system puts everyone at risk-our members, the inmates they work with, and the communities that those inmates get released into." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The conference was packed with insights from the National Union’s research into issues facing women workers in Canada ranging from pay equity, job security, pensions, child care, caregiving and gender-based violence.
"On their behalf, I will be working with government to ensure that this budget is implemented in a way that respects not just the British Columbians who rely on these services but the workers who deliver them." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"This poll backs up what we've been saying for months: British Columbians want answers." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"The links between organized crime, fentanyl and money laundering leading to skyrocketing real estate prices in B.C. cannot go unexamined." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
What happens at the Unist'ot'en camp could have lasting repercussions for generations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous British Columbians.
Union says policy recommendations will improve life for B.C. tenants, but report does not move forward on other important issues.
"These workers stuck together to set the industry standard. Our members told Gateway they needed to do better this time and, in the end, they achieved solid contracts with significant wage increases and many other ground-breaking provisions." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer
The report recognizes the challenges faced by frontline social workers and that "their ability to conduct their duties is only as strong as the resources available to them."
Union sees need to enhance online resources with added walk in service.