Many of our members feel the government has gone too far, too fast, and the concern is that the public is being put at risk in an effort to put cost savings ahead of patient care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
The exceptionally close results mean it’s hard to predict what will happen in the longer term, but the governing agreement between the NDP and the Greens holds significant promise for health care and community social services in B.C.
"For months we have been urging the PHSA to provide suitable protections for staff on par with similar hospitals across Canada such as body armour, blocking pads, and meal pass-through doors for those in seclusion." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“The vast majority of Canadians would be much better off if the government had been able to collect that $8.7 billion.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"HSAA/NUPGE members, in all the professions they represent, are indeed lucky to have a President who so clearly is prepared to go that extra mile to make our world, and therefore theirs, a better place.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"For more than 20 years, our Regional Health Authorities have been working to standardize compensation in our labs to prevent this very problem. People should be paid the same wage for the same work. This is a big step backwards.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Report includes important recommendations resulting from 3 Ministry of Health workers being fired in 2012.
Having this specialized unit is so crucial to ensuring the wellbeing of infants in care. It is more and more difficult to live by our motto of ‘put kids first’ when the government’s constant cuts to funding and services continue to put them last." — Chrisy Tremblay, OPSEU Region 4 Executive Board Member
“These hard-working members are seeking reasonable improvements and deserve a fair deal.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“We will continue pushing hard for alternatives to disruptive health restructuring and any measures which don’t respect the collective bargaining rights of our members.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President