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Community Service Workers

May 22, 2019

MGEU/NUPGE works to rectify members' issues after employers violate collective agreements. 

May 6, 2019

"This attempt to block much-needed reform to a sector in crisis and to better support home support workers is appalling. We realize the business interests of the BCCPA will be affected by this change, but it's time to put the well-being of people over profit and address the damage resulting from almost 20 years of privatization and underfunding in the sector." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

April 11, 2019

Public polling has repeatedly shown that 3-in-4 British Columbians support a public inquiry into the multi-layered crisis.

April 5, 2019

“If she doesn’t change course, she’ll be marching some of the organization’s best talent, expertise, and know-how right out the door." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 29, 2019

“How does forcing these organizations together improve patient care?” questions Gawronsky. “It really feels like it’s all about the bottom-line, instead of focusing on the health and wellness of Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 22, 2019

“It’s time for this government to step up and offer reasonable compensation to our workers to recognize the hard work and lack of support for services over the past 3 years." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

March 18, 2019

“Our members at ParaMed Home Health Care want what we all want: a level playing field and a fair shot at success." — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer

March 15, 2019

"Today's news is a real victory for home support workers and the B.C. seniors who rely on their care. Bringing these workers into the health authorities will finally address the precarious nature of contract-based work with private providers and will enable more of a team-based multi-disciplinary approach to providing care at home." - Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president

March 8, 2019

“We have real concerns about the impact that the workloads, stress, and strain of their jobs is having on our members.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

March 7, 2019

Community workers negotiate wage increases, retroactive pay and improvements to allowances and leaves.