"We stand in solidarity with Ontario teachers and education workers today and every day. They deserve to be shown respect at the bargaining table." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The security and prosperity of Canada, and a sustainable future for generations to come, depend on it.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Violence and harassment, including that in the workplace, disproportionately affect marginalized women and gender-diverse and Two Spirit people.
The unsafe conditions workers are fighting to end affect more than just CN employees. When an accident occurs it can endanger communities near the accident site.
“By continuing to meddle with this long-standing practice, the McNeil government threatens to throw the already-overwhelmed legal system into chaos.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Workplace injuries can be devastating for workers. Unfortunately, our current workers' compensation system just compounds their challenges.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Right-wing governments have repeatedly proven that they are against workers' rights. Jason Kenney's has introduced legislation confirming that he is yet another anti-worker premier. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
HSABC/NUPGE sees these as long-overdue reforms and welcomes the news to see the government take these first steps to restoring balance and fairness for working people. While these reforms do not cover everything — this is only the start — HSABC/NUPGE will continue to advocate for more changes going forward.
The Day of Action is part of an intensive 8-day lobbying campaign to restore fairness to B.C.'s labour laws.