“BCGEU/NUPGE members at ICCS are standing up for an issue that makes a real difference in preventing burnout.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“We look forward to sharing resources and expertise with these new members as we continue to meet the needs of the people we serve.” — Deb Gordon, OPSEU Chair, Child Treatment sector
PEIUPSE/NUPGE members at three workplaces will see improvements to the working conditions as they ratify collective agreements.
“After receiving a devastating diagnosis, and then having to leave home, a patient’s stay at A Port in a Storm means they don’t have to sweat the small stuff and can focus on healing.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
By compensating CSS members fairly for the work that they do, HSABC/NUPGE and the employer bargaining association hope that staff recruitment and retention will be improved, leading to improved consistency of care for the individuals they work with.
“We have an obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of both our own members and these youth. It’s only a matter of time before we have a tragedy on our hands at Comhla Cruinn." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“Our members have real concerns about their safety and health — and the safety of their clients — as a result of poor management decisions around staff scheduling." — SGEU President Bob Bymoen
Three out of five health authorities are providing fewer hours of home support, while the seniors' population is growing in four out of their five areas.
"Kennedy House says it cannot afford wage increases, but non-unionized staff and management received big bonuses the past two Christmases." — Dave Ramphal, OPSEU, Local 361 bargaining team chair
"We will be paying close attention to the provincial budget in February to see if funding is there to improve, in a meaningful way, the services we provide to vulnerable children and youth in our province.” — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer