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October 17, 2018

A website has been established so that people can send the strikers a message of solidarity and support.

September 24, 2018

"It’s time for Premier Scott Moe to stop pushing a double standard where the rich get richer and the working-class get nothing but additional taxes and costs.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

September 18, 2018

 “Our priority is to ensure clients of H.E.L.P. Homes receive the support they need, and we commend the organization for recognizing and compensating our members for the important role they play in providing services.” — Darren Olsen, SGEU Bargaining Chair

September 17, 2018

BCGEU/NUPGE cites lack of transparency as reason for breakdown in talks.

September 6, 2018

“With strength and solidarity, they stood up against some of the most powerful members of their community because they knew they were right and they knew they were fighting for something bigger than themselves." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

September 6, 2018

"Our members deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. By denying them the right to collectively bargain, the government is infringing on their constitutional rights.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

August 31, 2018

"Everybody wins when workers are paid a decent and fair wage. Everybody wins when a local like this bargains language that will prevent their jobs from being contracted out or privatized." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 29, 2018

"After 16 years of cuts and wage restraint leading the sector into crisis, this agreement with a government that wants to put people first provides a foundation to build on." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

July 9, 2018

Workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on June 29.

June 28, 2018

“It took some time for the employer to come around, but eventually they got the message that Local 152 members were serious about equity and clarity.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President