“If the new government thought Orono was going to take this lying down, they’re in for a rude awakening.” — Tracy Vyfschaft, LCBO employee and OPSEU Executive Board Member
Improved working conditions in new agreement.
“Our priority is to ensure clients of H.E.L.P. Homes receive the support they need, and we commend the organization for recognizing and compensating our members for the important role they play in providing services.” — Darren Olsen, SGEU Bargaining Chair
Making sure children aren’t hungry, making sure they can see properly in school, and making sure they get help if they lose a loved one shouldn’t depend on where wealthy individuals or corporations decide to invest.
BCGEU/NUPGE cites lack of transparency as reason for breakdown in talks.
“It’s outrageous that our members and other workers are being assaulted on a weekly basis at the Forensic hospital and the employer is doing nothing about it.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“Negotiations are successful when both sides come to the table with mutual respect and a willingness to work together.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
“Employers quickly learn that OPSEU//NUPGE refuses to settle for second best when it comes to the interests of our members.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Years of erosion in our health care system can’t be fixed overnight, but achieving a contract that addresses those issues and supports improvements to the health care service British Columbians expect and deserve will be a priority at the bargaining table.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
“Congratulations to all our winners of 2018 scholarships. We wish you all the best in your education and future pursuits.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President