BCGEU/NUPGE calling for an end to contract flipping in seniors’ care.
Darryl Walker, President of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE), in a recent opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun says that celebrating B.C.'s Community Social Services Awareness Month is easier with newly negotiated funding increases to workers and services.
Collective agreement for more 47,000 health care workers in B.C. expires on March 31, 2014. The employer continues to refuse to address major issues.
“The employer’s first priority should be to ensure a safe workplace. They have a legal obligation to eliminate the risk of violence to workers. Violence is not acceptable at any workplace.” — Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
“We welcome the modernization of BC’s liquor laws,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker. “But there are more questions than answers in this announcement and we expect more discussion with the ministry and the Liquor Distribution Branch as these reforms unfold.”
"We're here tonight because the safety and well-being of vulnerable children, vulnerable youth and fragile families you serve is being compromised," said President Walker
“These are disappointing actions from an employer who depends on the goodwill of the public and the commitment of its workers,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
"We welcome its creation, and believe that it will help empower self-advocates, families and other individuals supporting adults with developmental disabilities.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
“BCGEU members know all too well that budget cuts have undermined the delivery of public services and that these cuts have a negative impact on the economy.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Community social service workers care for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. This new collective agreement goes a long way in recognizing their important contributions.