"A big, warm welcome to everyone in Local 440 and 441.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“The RCY’s report verifies that a lack of reliable or adequate funding continues to fail vulnerable Indigenous children in our province." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Striking workers at Community Living Campbellford/Brighton welcome donations to their hardship fund.
“As if this round of negotiations wasn’t already bizarre enough, we now have a situation where the government is at odds with itself about how bargaining should proceed. This is all very strange.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“Our work is protecting society’s most vulnerable children. We can’t give each child the attention and care they need if we’re juggling more cases than we can handle.” — Nicole Dennison McLeod, President of OPSEU Local 459
MGEU/NUPGE members negotiated improvements to their wages and several leave provisions.
The strike notice was issued after an impasse was reached in bargaining, and the employer chose to walk away from the bargaining table rather than engage in further negotiations.
"Our members were willing to negotiate but the employer wasn't interested. The employer wanted everything gone. The workers couldn't do that." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
These dedicated workers want improved working conditions to help them better advocate for children and families." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"The employer now has no doubt that we are serious about our demands, and we will not back down. We will get a fair deal.” — Valentina Khoudiakova, OPSEU Local 518 President