Help striking health care workers in Owen Sound. Send a message on social media to help get the employer back to the negotiating table.
“I’m incredibly proud to say that we stood strongly together and demanded that our work and the people we serve get the respect they deserve.” — Michelle Moore, OPSEU Local 548 bargaining team member
Workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on June 29.
“How can the employer ask its workers to take a $20,000 pay cut when it’s given its CEO a $20,000 pay hike?" — Len Mancini, OPSEU Local 216 bargaining committee Chair
“It took some time for the employer to come around, but eventually they got the message that Local 152 members were serious about equity and clarity.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"This truly is a ground-breaking deal that will help achieve fairness for casino workers across the industry." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The message to the employer — and on the ballot — was that the offer is only accepted on the condition that the MGEU/NUPGE continue to fight Bill 28, The Public Services Sustainability Act.
“The government is unwilling to agree to reasonable improvements in the collective agreement that would give workers and their families a little more economic security.” — Barry Nowoselsky, Chair of the Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) negotiating committee
"Community social services workers support some of B.C.'s most vulnerable citizens and we are so pleased to have reached agreements that provide enhanced support and compensation for this critical work." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU/NUPGE President
"It’s not good for the community. It’s not good for the patients." — Lucy Mortion, OPSEU Regional Vice-President