“By continuing to meddle with this long-standing practice, the McNeil government threatens to throw the already-overwhelmed legal system into chaos.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Workplace injuries can be devastating for workers. Unfortunately, our current workers' compensation system just compounds their challenges.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Right-wing governments have repeatedly proven that they are against workers' rights. Jason Kenney's has introduced legislation confirming that he is yet another anti-worker premier. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
HSABC/NUPGE sees these as long-overdue reforms and welcomes the news to see the government take these first steps to restoring balance and fairness for working people. While these reforms do not cover everything — this is only the start — HSABC/NUPGE will continue to advocate for more changes going forward.
The Day of Action is part of an intensive 8-day lobbying campaign to restore fairness to B.C.'s labour laws.
"While I’m heartened that firefighters who were unjustly forced to resign due to this test have been vindicated, I’m appalled that government is ignoring a decision supported by the law, an arbitrator, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the highest court in Canada." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“It’s absolutely shameful, and OPSEU/NUPGE is going to make sure it doesn’t happen to contract faculty at George Brown, or any other college.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Organizing isn’t a suspicious activity, it is a constitutional right fully given to workers. I demand the Premier and his government back off." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Working people have had enough. Enough of being sidelined, enough of low wages and enough of unfulfilled promises of job creation which put at risk India’s economic development. The global trade union movement stands side-by-side with our sisters and brothers in India.” — Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC