Workers face wide-range of health and safety concerns as well as attacks on job security, wages and benefits.
Private British Columbia highway contractors rewarded by Liberal government of Premier Gordon Campbell despite repeatedly failing safety inspections.
NDP MLA introduces private member's bill following tragic death of highways department employee Jim Gallenger.
'Ministry of Transportation needs to take back control of costs and operational outcomes to determine value for money.'
'The Campbell government is to blame for this troubling situation because it's failed to properly enforce standards.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker
Province-wide SGEU campaign features firefighters, highways workers, social workers and corrections workers.
Private contractors trying to enforce seven-year contracts and tiny pay increases on workers