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May 9, 2016

“If this report isn’t a wake-up call for the need for increased staffing and other resources, I don’t know what is.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

May 6, 2016

“The government knows there is a problem, but seems unwilling to address the real issues." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU acting President

April 27, 2016

“This announcement assures continuity of service and stability for the travelling public. Our front-line members want to work with Mainroad to ensure roads in the region are safe and maintained to the highest standards.” — Rory Smith, BCGEU Vice-President Operational Services 

April 25, 2016

To put it in perspective, the first significant wildfire event this year occurred some 3 weeks earlier than in 2015 and Environment Canada is forecasting an 80 to 90 per cent chance that B.C. will be hotter than average through June.

April 22, 2016

"The issues we raised don’t just affect the working conditions of our members, they also have a serious impact on our justice system." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

April 20, 2016

“Violence is not a condition of employment that anyone agrees to accept when taking a job,” he said. We will continue to support Local 329, and all workers in dangerous workplaces, in every way we can.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 13, 2016

We will wait for the report from BC Corrections to see what they have done to ensure that FRCC has addressed these violations." — Dean Purdy, BCGEU Vice-President Corrections and Sheriff Services

April 8, 2016

"The Ministers knew lives were in danger, and they did nothing. What are they going to do now? That’s my question."  — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 6, 2016

“OCDC has become the brand name for Ontario’s crisis in corrections and I fear we will see more of the cover ups, lies and toxic labour relations that plague the jail system." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 5, 2016

“We will be looking for opportunities to move these issues forward and to work with the Minister and ministry staff to make these important improvements." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President