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August 18, 2017

"A collective agreement setting out the conditions for a healthy workplace and a healthy living space will put them on a more equal footing with the employer and go a long way to addressing these issues." — Len Mancini, Chair, OPSEU justice sector

August 16, 2017

“We’ve been told that the jails in North Bay and Sudbury will be replaced, but we have no idea when that might be. I’m calling on the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services to act now — for the safety of staff and the security of inmates.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 12, 2017

"I would also like to recognize and to thank B.C. Wildfire Service crews and all other emergency response units who are keeping our communities safe." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

July 10, 2017

"We await PHSA's response and hope they take the opportunity to work with the union to turn things around at this facility, and quickly." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

June 20, 2017

93.44 per cent of women reported that they had been intimidated and received threats via technology (cell phones, texts, emails). 

June 19, 2017

"The labour movement has worked hard to create inclusive communities to welcome families and ensure they receive what they need as they start a new life. This is just one example of our commitment to helping, and working with, the most vulnerable." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

April 12, 2017

“If there is a surplus in this fund, it should be used for prevention programs, training, and stronger and more regular enforcement.” — Stephanie Smith, President BCGEU 

March 30, 2017

"We’ve been raising these concerns for years, and despite numerous WCB orders and fines, the violence continues.” —  Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

March 16, 2017

"This sentencing is a reminder for Public Safety Minister Mike Morris and B.C.’s court system to take notice of the extremely dangerous and violent conditions our officers are faced with every day.” — Dean Purdy, BCGEU Vice-President, Corrections and Sheriff Services

March 14, 2017

“Some things are too important for profit to play a role. The collection of life-saving blood products is a critical part of our health care system and introducing a profit motive undermines the safety and security of those vital supplies." Mike Parker, HSAA President