"This is a win for seniors as much as it is for workers." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The lack of respect for health professionals is a problem.
“We welcome new operational and capital funding for health services. However, we know that professional shortages in the health care system and child development sector require ongoing action by government." — Val Avery, HSABC President
BCGEU/NUPGE sees the report as supporting their call to restore seniors' care in B.C. by putting people before profits and bringing the sector back under government as a public service.
“It’s long past time we put the heart back in health care.” — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President
“Jason Kenney said he would protect health care. He should keep his word.” ― Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President
"The National Union of Public and General Employees would like to thank those members for providing exemplary service." ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“This is a great victory for both these health professionals and the patients they serve." ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“With this foundation, I expect to see the agency develop robust best practices to make the industry safer.” ― Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
No longer will unvaccinated employees or physicians face discipline for failing to wear masks at all times in patient care areas.