Each year, the 390,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers scholarships hat reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.
There are many worthy charities and non-profits working in the area of disaster recovery but the Executive Committee chose to donate to the Red Cross in order to take advantage of the B.C. government's pledge to match up to $20 million in donations.
"This investment, the first of its kind in 20 years, will reduce this pressure — both for the women and children in need, as well as for the workers that care for and support them." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock.
The deadline for submitting a scholarship application has been extended to Sunday, May 6, at midnight.
The hiring will bring the total number of employees with conservation officer designation to 160 province-wide.
"Calling for greater corporate responsibility as a shareholder is not only financially prudent, but it allows us to pursue our values as a labour union as well." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The Ombudsperson's report confirms problems the BCGEU/NUPGE has pointed out for years regarding the long wait times and inadequate service levels experienced by the province's most vulnerable people when calling into the ministry's centralized phone system.
"We are pleased to welcome our new members under Broadmead's umbrella and look forward to supporting them in the important work they do in their community." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code, and the BC Labour Relations Board." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President