It's time for the government to ensure that frontline workers have the resources and policy framework in place to fully support British Columbia's Indigenous families." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
In the last few months, a correctional officer had his finger severed, another had his head stomped on and yet another was assaulted with feces thrown in her face by inmates.
Yet without proper taxation on the value of land, government is leaving money on the table that could go towards funding the services and infrastructure British Columbians need." —Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer
Many of the "caring professionals" who work in social services or health care are already facing significant issues when it comes to affordability in the region, including precarious working conditions, lower wages, low mileage rates for using their own vehicles, and long commutes due to the housing crisis.
"We know it will take time to restore proper service levels to British Columbians. We will support the government as they continue to do the right thing to make British Columbia a more affordable, equitable and healthy society for everyone, not just the one percent." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Workers at Vancity join 700 other colleagues as members of BCGEU/NUPGE.
"If the government delivers on their commitments, we will have turned the corner on 16 years of neglect for the public services that British Columbians rely on." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
An astounding 99.5 per cent vote in favour of strike action.
Current model lets the "fox guard the hen house."
This review provides an important opportunity to fix how the provincial government oversees industry's activities on the land base, so that the environment and the public interest are better protected.