BCGEU/NUPGE members at B.C. Safety Authority take strike vote to show support for bargaininig.
130 health care workers to be laid off at Spring Valley care home
Vancouver (10 May 2012) - One hundred and thirty health care aids and health care assistants at the Spring Valley seniors' home in Kelowna, British Columbia have received lay off notices.
Bargaining resumes at the end of May for community health workers in B.C.
New dates have been added to the bargaining schedule in order to reach a new contract.
“British Columbia already has the leanest provincial public sector in Canada. But this government continues to slash,” says Darryl Walker, President of the BCGEU/NUPGE.
March is the month for British Columbians to take the time to learn how community social service workers contribute to making communities better all across the province.
'Our hope is that the employer will now re-engage in productive bargaining discussions. We look forward to resolving this impasse.' - Darryl Walker.
'One of many studies that shows the connection between the proliferation of private liquor stores and alcohol-related disease and deaths.'
15,000 community-based workers have been without a contract since March of 2010.
'There is a commitment from both the union and the government to work together to see that the changes can be implemented in as smooth a way as possible.'