"These jobs are difficult, demanding and stressful, but they are there because they are helping people. They deserve our recognition for being an integral part of our health and community support systems. On behalf of the 390,000 members of NUPGE — thank you!" — Bert Blundon, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“Kenney and his current health minister can use weasel words like ‘publicly funded’ all they want, but Albertans are already seeing the dismantling of the public system and Budget 2020 shows the UCP path to privatization.” Mike Parker, President HSAA
"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