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.'
'The bargaining association is satisfied that there is forward momentum in negotiations.'
'A rights-based system makes sense, because it removes politics from the justice system.' - Darryl Walker.
Unanimous vote by Metro Vancouver Environment and Energy Committee welcomed by BCGEU and COPE.
Discussions planned this week on key issue of essential services.
'Our members need to see real gains after years of concessions and crumbs. We won't settle for an agreement that includes no improvements and no employment security.'