'Another blow to the provision of mental health and addictions services.' - Darryl Walker.
'These workers deserve our utmost respect and recognition.' - Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer.
First province in Canada to join with dozens of municipalities in celebrating the contribution CSS workers make to communities across the country.
This fall municipal governments from across the country, representing more than 7.5 million Canadians, have passed official resolutions acknowledging Nov. 6 as Canadian Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day.
NUPGE's Larry Brown says tax cuts benefitting mainly the wealthy are the cause of current government deficits and it will be unfair and damaging to the economy if public sector workers become scapegoats and are forced to pay the price in lost jobs and pay cuts.
'ATLAS provided vital services that won't be replaced.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
Advises workers with family services and housing department to 'hold off' until more information is available.
Demonstrators remind Premier Gordon Campbell of promise to create the best support system in Canada.
Edmonton, Regina and Saskatoon proclaim Nov. 6 Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day
NUPGE launches the second year of recognition for community social service workers.