“These hard-working members are seeking reasonable improvements and deserve a fair deal.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
In his annual report, Corey o'Soup, Advocate for Children and Youth, notes that social services workers deal with complex and challenging cases, and that too often, government budget cuts undermine programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk children and youth.
"They stood up for all developmental services workers when they went out on strike. These workers drew a line in the sand; they held solid and they won." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“At a time when the provincial government is talking about changing the way these social services are delivered, I think it makes sense that they’d want to join with others who work in the sector.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“MSP helps some of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable citizens in their most desperate times. How can the government turn their backs on people so desperately in need of help?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“The RCY’s report verifies that a lack of reliable or adequate funding continues to fail vulnerable Indigenous children in our province." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Striking workers at Community Living Campbellford/Brighton welcome donations to their hardship fund.
“If government has any respect for northerners’ right to make choices about northern education, this is the time to show it. Imposing decisions that run contrary to the needs of local people is not a responsible way forward." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“Despite the government’s intent to impose legislation, our union remains open and committed to going to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair deal.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“The failure to fund the necessary work to implement the recommendations brings the government’s commitment to the action plan into serious doubt.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President