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September 12, 2018

 “Employers quickly learn that OPSEU//NUPGE refuses to settle for second best when it comes to the interests of our members.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

September 12, 2018

"Years of erosion in our health care system can’t be fixed overnight, but achieving a contract that addresses those issues and supports improvements to the health care service British Columbians expect and deserve will be a priority at the bargaining table." — Val Avery, HSABC President

September 7, 2018

"The NSGEU/NUPGE is ready to work with government and help find solutions for patients, seniors and families who need reliable health care." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

September 6, 2018

“With strength and solidarity, they stood up against some of the most powerful members of their community because they knew they were right and they knew they were fighting for something bigger than themselves." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

September 5, 2018

“Continuing professional development is critical to ensuring success in recruiting and retaining the specialized health science professionals who are so important on the modern health care team." —Val Avery, HSABC President.

September 4, 2018

The MGEU/NUPGE's health care campaign, I, earned Bronze in the not-for-profit Integrated Campaign category, and Silver in the Health/Medicine Marketing category for the campaign video ad, Big Moments.

August 30, 2018

"Workers are being assaulted while treating patients without risk assessments being done, with inadequate security protection. One could make the case that the employer is complicit in these attacks on hospital staff." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer

August 28, 2018

 “Before anybody else gets hurt, they [the doctors] must take a hard look at their actions and then get back to the table with a decent offer that shows basic respect.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 23, 2018

OPSEU/NUPGE also filed a complaint on Friday with the College of Physicians and Surgeons against the owners of the Family Health Organization and some of their senior administrators over harassment and some abusive language directed at the striking workers.

August 22, 2018

“For several years, our public health system has been impacted by a critical shortage of sonographers, particularly in northern and remote communities. These new training spaces are an important step forward.” — Val Avery, HSABC President