At NUPGE, we are proud that our union has been playing such a strong role in removing the stigma against mental injury in the workplace and working to see that the supports people need are there when they need them.
The professionals working at Orchard View ensure those residing at the long-term care facility receive the best care possible in a safe and welcoming environment.
“What we actually need is an immediate increase in health care funding to meet the needs of population growth, aging and inflation." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“When we talked to our members about the agreement, they had real concerns about a 'working short' premium that lets employers off the hook from addressing shortages, and plans to change pension and benefits governance and coverage." — Val Avery, HSABC President
"Grey County has just shown us that we can fight for our public services and win.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“If we received the same funding, we wouldn’t have wage disparity. They need to strike every time just to be treated equally. It’s not fair to them and it’s not fair to our Elders.” — Kathleen Bluesky, Chief Executive Officer, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
"The links between organized crime, fentanyl and money laundering leading to skyrocketing real estate prices in B.C. cannot go unexamined." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“This should be one of the first accountability structures established: the well-being of patients and staff is too important to simply allow this report to sit on a shelf collecting dust” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“The hospital is resorting to censorship to prevent our members from speaking up about sexism and injustice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
“OPSEU Local 345 is 98 per cent women, and it’s the only local at the hospital that’s being targeted with a wage freeze." — Eddy Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasuer