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Social Services

August 21, 2017

 “One of our top priorities is ensuring our services foster the inclusion and dignity that adults with developmental disabilities have a right to. However, the employer doesn’t think we deserve the same kind of dignity — not when they’re offering us dimes.” — Sue Walker, President, OPSEU Local 249

August 18, 2017

"A collective agreement setting out the conditions for a healthy workplace and a healthy living space will put them on a more equal footing with the employer and go a long way to addressing these issues." — Len Mancini, Chair, OPSEU justice sector

August 8, 2017

“The evidence clearly shows that people pushing privatization over-sell and under-deliver." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

August 3, 2017

“The essential work of our members has been recognized by the commission and they've asked to hear from them directly” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

August 3, 2017

“The province passed the Pay Equity Act in 1987. Thirty years later, some employers still haven’t complied with the law. And when they finally do, some victimize clients and workers” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 28, 2017

"Treating social and public health services like they’re just another option for an investment portfolio is risky for everyone."  — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

July 27, 2017

"These are folks who have dedicated their lives to helping those in need find employment and get a fresh start on life. They deserve a hell of a lot better than the way their bosses are treating them." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 25, 2017

"When the employer saw that workers were determined to get a deal that respected their professionalism and dedication to their work, management came back to the table at the 11th hour. My warm congratulations to New Path workers and thanks to bargaining team members and OPSEU staff." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 24, 2017

"i didn't even know all these professions existed, but these people, amazing people gave me my life back."

July 19, 2017

"When the employer saw that workers were determined to get a deal that respected their professionalism and commitment, they came back to the table at the 11th hour." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President