“We continue to grow as a union in this sector and it’s because workers are recognizing the strength we have across the province representing child and family services workers.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"It's clear the assumption that the U.S. is a safe country for asylum seekers is no longer accurate. The agreement should be put on hold until the U.S. can guarantee the humane and non-discriminatory treatment of those seeking refuge in the U.S." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Broad-based community task force needed to make recommendations on the renewal of the province’s 125-year-old child protection system, says OPSEU/NUPGE.
"We will be paying close attention to the provincial budget in February to see if funding is there to improve, in a meaningful way, the services we provide to vulnerable children and youth in our province.” — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer