On October 17, food bank workers and anti-poverty advocates are joining together to call for a federal anti-poverty plan. Instead of handing out a free lunch, volunteers are brown bagging their call to action.
“However the closure of the centre and the loss of the important services it provides are a real blow to the community. This is a short-sighted decision that will expose vulnerable youth to even greater risks." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
“This is a shortsighted decision that will expose vulnerable youth to even greater risks,” says Stephanie Smith, President Elect of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE).
"It was members of unions – workers who felt empowered enough and safe enough to speak their minds and act on their consciences – who were among the first to take up Mandela's cause" - James Clancy, National President.