“Our priority is to ensure clients of H.E.L.P. Homes receive the support they need, and we commend the organization for recognizing and compensating our members for the important role they play in providing services.” — Darren Olsen, SGEU Bargaining Chair
Workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on June 29.
"Community social services workers support some of B.C.'s most vulnerable citizens and we are so pleased to have reached agreements that provide enhanced support and compensation for this critical work." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU/NUPGE President
Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock.
"NSGEU/NUPGE members were not consulted then and haven't been since. I strongly urge all Liberal MLAs to talk to the Minister and their Premier...Tell them to read page 41 of their report." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"Seeing today's amendment shows the impact our members can have when we unite together and make sure our voices are heard." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"Today's result is another example of the important role unions play in fighting for workers' rights in today's economy and family-supporting jobs." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"They do important work, they do valuable work, and they are ready to stand up for their rights and have that value respected and recognized.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
5-year agreement improves wages and benefits.
“By its very nature, fighting forest fires is seasonal work. That should not mean the men and women who work so hard to protect our province should be denied benefits.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President