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.'
'Cutting outpatient care will result in higher medical costs overall, in addition to suffering.' - Reid Johnson.
Multi-bed shelter for women battling addictions, homelessness or other safety issues.
'Congratulations on a wonderful fight back by all of you.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas. – Updated
'Demand for these services is rising at the same time the B.C. Liberal government is cutting.' - Darryl Walker.
Workers reject second tentative settlement with agency that has one manager for every two employees.
'We want to see the B.C. Liberal government and its agencies develop a multi-year plan.' - Darryl Walker.
'This leisurely approach to negotiations is very frustrating.' - BCGEU.