“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
"Being part of HSABC/NUPGE will ensure that we can continue to provide excellent service to families across BC.” — Mridula Ivy Morgan, a parent coach with the CMHA's Confident Parent Thriving Kids Program
Local 449 is the third new Local in the MGEU/NUPGE in the last 3 months, a trend that doesn’t surprise Gawronsky.
"The quality and enthusiasm of leaders coming to our School never ceases to amaze me. They are dynamic and dedicated members looking to strengthen our union locally, provincially and nationally. These are the future leaders of the labour movement." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“In this case, the employer cut off all paid sick days — and these are professionals who deal with sick individuals all day long. Can you imagine the risk that poses, both to the nurses and their clients? This kind of action is as mean-spirited as it is irresponsible." — Warren (Smokey)Thomas.
"These workers make a tiny fraction of the $300,000 she [Lise Bourgeois, college president] makes each year — yet she continues to use every trick in the book to try to keep them from having a voice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Repealing these bills shows that this government understands that strong unions matter. It understands that giving workers the freedom to join together and speak our minds freely is vital to the health and prosperity of our communities and our country." Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"It’s entirely appropriate that [the workers at HopeGreyBruce Mental Health and Addictions Services] themselves be more properly appreciated for their contributions to the agency and the communities they serve." — Ed Arvelin, Chair of OPSEU's Mental Health Division
“Thanks to the dedication of our bargaining team, we now have a solid first collective agreement that will carry us through into 2017." — Wanda Nancekivell, OPSEU Unit Steward Local 159
The BCGEU/NUPGE represents most unionized casinos in British Columbia. River Rock Casino is the largest casino in the province.