Youth | National Union of Public and General Employees


August 12, 2013

“We are trained to diffuse and de-escalate only one-on-one altercations. That’s worlds away from what we’re facing with group and gang violence,” said Bruce England, OPSEU Local 290 President.

July 30, 2013

"The voters of London West deserve no less than to hear from candidates on the issue of a moratorium on job cuts.'" - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

July 22, 2013

Despite scathing report on mental health services for children and youth, program at B.C. Children's Hospital sees hours cut and staff eliminated.

July 18, 2013

“Why are some programs being treated differently than others? This discrepancy amounts to program cuts by stealth and bad faith bargaining,” says Harmston.

July 15, 2013

“This government has pledged to improve employment opportunities for young people but 278 summertime ranger jobs for 17-year olds have been cut from last year.”

July 9, 2013

“We are not financially able to fund the increased wages without service reductions,” CEO Craig Monley wrote in a letter to front line staff dated June 24.

June 24, 2013

“The average child poverty rate for all Indigenous children in Canada is 40%, compared to 15% for non-Indigenous children,” says David Macdonald, a Senior Economist with the CCPA and co-author of the study.

June 14, 2013

 “We will be emerging from this convention with a strong action plan to counter these attacks and moving our agenda of justice, equality and fairness for all Canadians forward.” - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

May 8, 2013

“We believe that the provincial government must reinvest in community living and other critical services that support vulnerable families across British Columbia." - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.

April 11, 2013

Critical report released on youth and children's mental health in B.C.