Tentative agreement closes gap between Native Courtworkers and comparable jobs in Aboriginal services sector.
“It’s time government gives back what it’s taken from children at risk." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
“We’re calling on the B.C. government to guarantee the Ishtar Transition Housing Society keeps these transition houses open.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
"These changes will offer increased convenience for shoppers and make the public stores even more competitive. With almost 200 outlets, larger stores, greater selection and knowledgeable staff, public liquor stores can compete with private stores.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
The B.C. Government and General Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) report, Choose Children, highlights deficiencies in youth and family services across the province.
"It is essential that the Province provide equitable funding so that the Courtworkers can receive fair compensation, and can return to full service provision throughout the province.” — First Nations Leadership Council in its letter to B.C.'s attorney general.
Stephanie Smith, President of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) presents a $1500 cheque to Victoria Vargas for her essay on how quality public services enhance the quality of life for visible minorities.
Government is meant to act as the prudent parent of all children in its care. The political leadership of our province is failing to recognize their responsibility." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Mt. Polley acknowledgement highlights need to boost environmental protection.
“These workers are paid artificially low wages compared to their peers. It’s time for the government to fix this injustice.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.