'There are serious gaps in the screening of adults who care for at risk children.' - Darryl Walker.
Municipal social services are overwhelmed by demand and a new model of funding must be found.
Problems with new employers on matters such as wages and benefits as well as disability issues, maternity leave and other leave issues.
'This round of negotiations succeeded in reflecting and strengthening the working relationship between the union and the employer.'
'Many have other health symptoms related to aging. They cannot be easily absorbed into other units.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Wage increases and other improvements for two groups of employees in Victoria.
'We want a fair deal and we want it sooner rather than later.' - Brent Camilleri.
BCGEU recommends acceptance following difficult round of negotiations.
All direct and indirect employees will be paid at least $16.74 an hour, well above minimum wage rates in B.C. and across Canada.
OPSEU backs bill introduced in Ontario legislature by NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to declare May 7 as Child and Youth Mental Health Awareness Day.