'We haven’t received a wage increase in eight years and we’re fed up.' - Laura Webster.
'We’re looking forward to working with employers to reach a fair settlement that improves the working lives and conditions of our members.'
'Provincial government funding for CLBC has flat-lined and CLBC is trying to reduce a $22 million deficit by requiring agencies to reduce and redesign services to cut costs.' - BCGEU.
Two-year freeze on increases will end on Jan. 1 and rates could rise by 15 cents per $100 of earnings.
NUPGE's national secretary-treasurer says Canada’s debt is much lower than most countries – nowhere near to being a serious problem – and there is a lot of proof that government spending cuts are the wrong approach.
'We're calling on the federal government to drop the current action they have in the Supreme Court.'
NAPE accuses employer of discrimination against women while managers are paid up to $40 an hour.
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.
The aim is provide housing and food as a first priority before trying to address mental illness issues.
'The employer is threatening to conduct a temporary layoff of the entire bargaining unit.'