labour rights

September 29, 2017

"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

September 21, 2017

“A bad agreement with good labour rights is still a bad agreement.”  — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

September 5, 2017

"As you can see, the fight for a fair collective agreement is not over and we will be using all the legal means we have to fight Bill 148." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President.

August 31, 2017

"In hostile environments like these, it's easy to be frustrated and cynical. But we know that when we work together, no challenge is too big. On this Labour Day, as we take time to recover from our struggles and celebrate our gains, we look ahead to see what more can be done to improve our lives, the lives of our neighbours and our entire community." — Larry Brown, President, NUPGE

August 25, 2017

"I ask all MLAs to hold the Premier accountable and do what he promised to do — send the entire Bill 148 to the court. That would provide the clarity we all deserve.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

July 19, 2017

"This is an exciting time for British Columbians, but also for people across the country who are fighting for quality public services, good jobs, labour rights and overall fairness. We look forward to the government's progress and becoming a progressive voice at the national level." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

July 14, 2017

"They are joining a union that is a strong advocate for early intervention and specialized services for children to ensure they have the supports and services they need for a strong early start." — Val Avery, HSA BC President

June 16, 2017

"The future will tell if Canada's ratification means anything more than a press release and photo op," added Brown. "We'll need to keep our eye on this ball." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

June 15, 2017

"We could retake control of our own economy, rather than allow every major decision to be made by corporations in their own interests.  Imagine an economy that serves the people, instead of the current system where people serve the dictates of the economy — in reality, serve the dictates of large corporations." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

May 17, 2017

“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