The impact on public employees will stretch far beyond the two-year freeze proposed by the province – all for the benefit of already-wealthy corporations.
'Needless to say, this had been a difficult bargaining climate.'
'A rights-based system makes sense, because it removes politics from the justice system.' - Darryl Walker.
'Polling has told us the public values the public services they receive.' - Joan Jessome.
Two-year deal ratified after 'a lot of hard work' by NSGEU negotiators who were constrained by a climate of 'ongoing program review' within the government.
'No one should doubt our members’ resolve to make employment security our top priority in this round of bargaining."
'These workers do an incredible job under unbelievably difficult circumstances each and every day, but they have reached a breaking point.' - Peter Olfert.
Federal women inmates are primarily poor or homeless, undereducated and suffering from addictions or mental health problems.
NUPGE calls for thorough review of legislation with the involvement of front-line workers in the sector rather than piecemeal approach to changing the law.
'Our proposals will focus on winnable issues that resolve long standing inequities.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.