The BCGEU/NUPGE calls on the Representative for Children and Youth to conduct an independent review of the conditions and circumstances that led to a riot like this occurring.
“This is a symptom of a massive, systemic management problem around violence and psychological safety we see in mental health care." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Asking nurses to do double-duty as security personnel runs contrary to the philosophy that there should be a therapeutic relationship between patient and caregiver." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We are committed to getting these stories out in the open so people can understand what’s going on inside Waypoint.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
“Waypoint management is only adding to our risk of becoming victims of violence by making us work alone.” — Pete Sheehan, OPSEU Local 329 President
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The BCGEU/NUPGE is encouraged that the government has responded proactively with a province-wide briefing of all community corrections employees in response to this incident.
“I look forward to working with this new advisory council and the ministry to bring about overdue and meaningful improvements to our child welfare system, both within MCFD and within delegated Aboriginal agencies,” said President Smith.
"This is a serious public health issue.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The National Union supports BloodWatch, a national advocacy organization, in its call for federal and all provincial and territorial governments to prohibit paid blood and plasma donations.