BCGEU/NUPGE cites lack of transparency as reason for breakdown in talks.
"It's outrageous that our members and other workers are being assaulted on a weekly basis at the Forensic hospital and the employer is doing nothing about it." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"After 16 years of cuts and wage restraint leading the sector into crisis, this agreement with a government that wants to put people first provides a foundation to build on." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The alleged incidents range in seriousness from failing to comply with regulations around ID'ing patrons to failing to identify what would normally be flagged as suspicious behaviour possibly related to money-laundering.
"After 16 years of staff cuts and wage restraint, there was a lot of pent-up demand for positive change from our membership," — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Our newest members care deeply about the children, families and community they serve." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on June 29.
"This truly is a ground-breaking deal that will help achieve fairness for casino workers across the industry." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Community social services workers support some of B.C.'s most vulnerable citizens and we are so pleased to have reached agreements that provide enhanced support and compensation for this critical work." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU/NUPGE President
An astounding 93.1 per cent vote in favour of strike action.