Health Care

February 6, 2017

"It would be expected that Vancouver’s municipal government, which formally recognizes the scope of the crisis, would put more effort into harm reduction in what is already the most heavily policed neighbourhood in British Columbia.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

January 30, 2017

For a government focused on fiscal responsibility, spending money on a name change doesn’t make a lot of sense. “There’s a cost to this. The memo said this name change will be a huge task, replacing name tags, business cards, you name it. Why do it if it’s not significant?” – Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

January 27, 2017

"This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizing our registries before realizing it was a bad idea. A previous Liberal government wasted millions privatizing our schools." — NSGEU acting President Sandra Mullen

January 17, 2017

"In Alberta in 2013, we proved that solidarity works. Many people from many backgrounds came together to defeat an unfair attack on workers. It’s time for us to step up to the plate and fight back this new attack,." — Mike Parker, HSAA President

January 12, 2017

“SGEU/NUPGE is committed to working with the provincial government to ensure that the high quality services currently provided by our members aren’t disrupted during the restructuring of the health care system." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

January 11, 2017

“You can’t cut thousands of acute care beds out of hospitals over two decades and expect the health care system to function properly." — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division

January 6, 2017

Under Bill 41, “there is no accountability and no responsibility to actual patients, even though the patients are supposed to be first." — Lucy Morton, Chair of OPSEU's Health Care Divisional Council and Community Health Division

December 16, 2016

The report's finding are "particularly alarming considering that in Canada, seniors make up the fastest-growing age demographic.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

December 14, 2016

MGEU/NUPGE members are striking for equal pay. "Health care providers throughout this region who do the same jobs should be paid the same wages no matter where they live and work.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

December 13, 2016

“Our members have been saying for years that cuts in funding have forced them to do the same work in less time. They are now expected to care for more patients than ever before, in the same work day.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President