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March 12, 2009

'It means that they will now have protections like a grievance procedure, shop stewards, strong health and safety language and, of course, higher wages."' - Darryl Walker.

March 11, 2009

'They make our communities better and our unions stronger.' - James Clancy.

March 10, 2009

'The income gap has widened to the point that the top 10% of B.C. families now earn more than the entire bottom half of families.' - CCPA.

March 8, 2009

March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

March 5, 2009

Campbell government deregulated recovery homes in British Columbia after winning power seven years ago.

March 4, 2009

Investigation indicates widespread abuses by private operators who are benefiting from millions in public funding.

February 24, 2009

US Researchers have discovered human antibodies that are able to neutralize not only H5N1 bird flu but other strains of influenza. There is hope now to develop them into lifesaving treatments.

October 24, 2008

Community social services workers will receive a new bonus early next year thanks to the efforts of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association of Unions (CSSBA), led by the BCGEU.

February 5, 2008

New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate, Richard, makes recommendations for child protection services. Child Protection workers across Canada have already identified these issues from their own experiences. Now governments need to act!

October 1, 2007

As in Ontario, Manitoba's social assistance rates are not keeping up with the cost of living. In Manitoba 60,000 people use employment and income assistance (EIA) as their major source of income. This assistance program as well as the shelter assistance has not kept pace with inflation.