"All we're asking for is a fair deal for workers. We urge the employer to come back to the bargaining table with a view to getting a deal done." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"I would also like to recognize and to thank B.C. Wildfire Service crews and all other emergency response units who are keeping our communities safe." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"We await PHSA's response and hope they take the opportunity to work with the union to turn things around at this facility, and quickly." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"We are optimistic that the alliance between the B.C. NDP and B.C. Greens will move us towards a British Columbia that lifts up all people, provides a transparent and accountable government, and protects our environment for future generations.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"British Columbians see this speech for what it is — a cynical public relations exercise by a political party trying desperately to cling to power at any cost." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"The fact that Ms. Draude was apparently not made aware of these issues speaks to the lack of oversight necessary to take protective steps." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"For months we have been urging the PHSA to provide suitable protections for staff on par with similar hospitals across Canada such as body armour, blocking pads, and meal pass-through doors for those in seclusion." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Report includes important recommendations resulting from 3 Ministry of Health workers being fired in 2012.
Teachers look for a stronger voice in the workplace with the BCGEU/NUPGE.
“It is encouraging to see strong agreement on so many important issues ahead of a new budget. In particular, the commitment on mental health supports stands out as important. This commitment elevates strategies that recognize the urgency around the opioid crisis, which we know is having a devastating effect on workers and the communities in which they live.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President