"Next week’s provincial budget will show if the Liberal government is willing to make the broad investment in public services, or if the erosion of these services will continue." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer
B.C. Government and General Employees' Union
The incident once again raises serious concerns about chronic overcrowding and increasing violence at B.C.’s provincial prisons.
BCGEU/NUPGE will take action when an employer disrespects and breaches the clear language of a collective agreement.
“We need to address the crisis in services for children at risk, ensure that seniors get the care they need, and invest in the public infrastructure that underpins our economy and creates good jobs." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Overwhelming strike vote by BCGEU/NUPGE members demonstrates commitment to bargaining a fair contract.