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June 6, 2018

“We spent hours carefully preparing documentation that would support mediation. The employer had a month to do their homework, but they arrived empty-handed: no documentation, no brief, no new offer." — Chris Jackel, Chair, OPSEU Corrections bargaining team

June 1, 2018

“Workers have the right to bargain collectively, and this rests upon the right to strike — otherwise, employers would always have the upper hand. It’s not always pain-free, but it’s principled." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 30, 2018

"And while we continue to strengthen our efforts around injury and illness prevention, make no mistake: strong health and safety laws, and diligent enforcement of those laws, are still foundational for keeping workers safe on the job.” — Kevin Rebeck, MFL President

February 20, 2018

Workers at Vancity join 700 other colleagues as members of BCGEU/NUPGE.

January 26, 2018

“The women who dedicate their lives to helping Indigenous women in need have found that they themselves are in need." — Kareen Marshall, Chair of OPSEU’s Community Agencies Division

November 24, 2017

“When working people . . . say what they need, they have the power to get it. Bill 148 is a significant step forward for workers’ rights, and I think every union, community group, and individual who helped make it happen should take a bow.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 14, 2017
“Whether you know it or not, on any given day, a NAPE/NUPGE member can touch your life. From education and healthcare to transportation, public protection and beyond, thousands of public sector members go to work to be there for our most vulnerable, to care for our sick, to keep us safe, and to keep our economy moving.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
September 29, 2017

"Today's result is another example of the important role unions play in fighting for workers' rights in today's economy and family-supporting jobs." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

September 19, 2017

“The Minister has indicated his office will be in touch with me to set up a meeting. I’m still waiting for that phone call." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

August 23, 2017

Health care professionals, including members of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE), have stepped up by asking how they can help their colleagues deliver health in affected regions.