'Our union firmly believes that the province should focus its efforts to ensure that every Islander earns a livable wage and maintains a certain standard of living.' - Shelley Ward.
"The community social services sector in this province represents a vast number of providers in every community across this province," said Karagianis. She and others stressed the value and contribution of social workers and community social services workers in B.C. communities.
BCGEU welcomes opposition call for formal recognition and urges the Campbell Liberal government to act.
'These are real gains for health care workers.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
'Every B.C. community depends on community social services workers.' - BCGEU.
'The proposed changes are an unconscionable attack on the most vulnerable segment of the Island’s labour force.' - Shelley Ward.
Toronto (February 10, 2010) - Employers at 20 agencies across Ontario sign on to Joint Declaration with OPSEU, CUPE and OASIS.
'The clients, their families and even the employer have all been vocal in their support of the striking workers.' - Carol Furlong.
'How common is it for staff to witness or experience aggression in the clients they support?'
Deal includes retroactive pay for employees plus improvements in several other areas of the contract.