"The air we all breathe in the region is cleaner because of your work," says BCGEU/NUPGE as workers begin to receive termination notices as B.C.'s AirCare winds down.
“When we met recently with Minister Cadieux, we discussed other uses for the centre. Closing it was never mentioned as an option. Closing it is bad for these young people, bad for our justice system, and bad for the people of B.C.” — Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
“Although it’s a step in the right direction, there is no new money for post-secondary or for the ITA,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
“By speaking with Ministers Cadieux and McRae, we were able to express our members’ frustrations, and to lobby for our members’ rights and their working conditions,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Negotiations are over for instructors at five B.C. colleges. New contract contains improvements to wages and benefits.
“Thousands of citizens and service providers rely on these important settlement services. British Columbians deserve to know how our governments intend to fill this service gap." — Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
“If Bill 4 passes, 2014 will be the year that B.C. Parks changed forever,” said Darryl Walker, BCGEU President. “This legislation opens the door to pipelines, oil and gas drilling and industrial activities that are counter to the values that created our parks system.”
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.
“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.