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July 9, 2019

A few of BCGEU/NUPGE concerns for the 2020 provincial budget include poverty reduction, housing affordability, protection of BC Parks, and workplace health and safety.

May 2, 2019

“These members care deeply about helping support seniors who are facing homelessness, and now they’ve got one of the province’s biggest and most powerful unions to help them do their valuable work." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 1, 2019

26 billionaires are as wealthy as half of all humanity combined.

November 5, 2018

Community service workers are the epitome of hope: hope for a better future for those they serve; hope for a better world that values the worth of every person. 

October 31, 2018

“This is a good first step. Unfortunately, many women are still going to have to wait years before they see some justice in their wages.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

October 2, 2018

“Right now, many people are stuck with jobs that are part-time, short-term, and low-paying. It’s a recipe for hunger.” —  Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President 

March 14, 2018

"By providing menstrual products, we are removing another barrier to participation. And we’re challenging other unions and organizations to do the same.” — Val Avery, HSABC President

February 6, 2018

The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the 1980s.

December 19, 2017

"This report provides more evidence that austerity policies do nothing to improve the lives of British Columbians." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

September 12, 2017

 "The former government spent 16 years balancing the books by eroding public services, and this government has clearly signalled a new approach that reflects a number of priorities the BCGE/NUPGEU has identified in our budget submissions." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President