Under the employer’s offer, a registered practical nurse (RPN) at the Family Health Organization would make much less than RPNs at other Owen Sound workplaces, and wouldn’t be eligible for any wage increases based on experience.
"In other words, we’re being paid a fifth less for no good reason. That’s not only unjust — it will soon be illegal." — Mary Ellen Kelloway, OPSEU bargaining team chair
New 4-year agreement reached for EMS workers in Southern and Prairie regions; members in Interlake-Eastern will return to the bargaining table to resolve outstanding issues.
By compensating CSS members fairly for the work that they do, HSABC/NUPGE and the employer bargaining association hope that staff recruitment and retention will be improved, leading to improved consistency of care for the individuals they work with.
After more than three years, NSGEU/NUPGE members are still without a contract at Sherbrooke Village.
New contract ensures native courtworkers receive wage parity with others doing comparable work.
"It is essential that the Province provide equitable funding so that the Courtworkers can receive fair compensation, and can return to full service provision throughout the province.” — First Nations Leadership Council in its letter to B.C.'s attorney general.
“These workers are paid artificially low wages compared to their peers. It’s time for the government to fix this injustice.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
After five years without a wage increase, BCGEU/NUPGE members of the Native Court Workers and Counselling Association of B.C. are demanding parity.
“There are solidarity pickets going up at other home support agencies across the province as our members go out on strike tomorrow and take a stand for parity. This is an issue of fairness for all NSGEU/NUPGE home support workers.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.