Concerns about privatization and cuts to public services follow budget.
"I want to congratulate all the members who worked so hard throughout this process to support this fundamental right to choose one's union. It is a defining moment in labour history." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“The strength of the strike vote reflects the commitment of our members to negotiate a fair and reasonable collective agreement." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer.
“The union believes this new agreement will play an important role in ensuring Canada’s blood supply remains safe, secure and reliable." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
MGEU/NUPGE members trying to negotiate a fair and reasonable collective agreement in the face of concessions from the employer.
MGEU/NUPGE members are seek strong strike madate to fight concessions at the bargaining table.
Public relations advertising campaign to be launched at the conference to support home care workers.
Five-year agreement provides for wage increases, employment security, protection from contracting out and improvements to benefits.
Facilities unions to seek strike mandate from members.
Health care members from over 270 job classifications are bargaining for a renewed collective agreement in B.C.