“Our LifeLabs members will now have an even stronger voice and greater leverage at the bargaining table." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Community Social Services workers are rarely in the public eye — although the problems they help solve are often in the news. BCGEU/NUPGE is taking steps to put a face on this important work in our communities.
“When it comes to social work, protection of the child’s best interest should trump everything else. Paige’s story is a tragedy.” —Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Campaign will help inform customers of the new changes to hours and operations in B.C. Liquor Stores.
Vocational instructors back bargaining proposals with support for strike.
The new collective agreement includes a wage increase of at least 5.5 per cent over the life of the contract, local improvements and language that better supports the faculty’s work.
“I’m a fairly new employee and I had no idea what unions did for people. It was through conversations with co-workers that I heard so many positive things about the BCGEU/NUPGE.” — Jessica Keras, Salvation Army Centre of Hope worker, BCGEU/NUPGE member.
“We are very disappointed in the government’s decision and failure to address the very pressing staffing problems in other ministry program areas." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Long overdue increased funding for child and family services are welcomed but new provincial budget in B.C. misses the mark in many ways.
Following five days of mediation, and a strong strike vote, workers reached a tentative agreement with Protrans BC.