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Community Service Workers

March 16, 2018

“The last thing we want to do is go on strike. But we need to send a very clear message: we will stand up for the services we provide." — Carl Brisson, mental health worker and Chair of OPSEU Local 426’s Valoris bargaining team

March 7, 2018

“We definitely do not want to go on strike. But this strong strike vote shows that we’re not willing to let the employer reduce the quality of the services we provide by contracting work out." — MicheleThorn, OPSEU Local 454 Bargaining Chair

March 1, 2018

“When you get a unanimous vote on unionizing, it’s a great harbinger of success. Solidarity is key to achieving a great first contract and future contracts.”  — Kareen Marshall, Chair of OPSEU/NUPGE Community Agencies Division

February 1, 2018

New collective agreement provides improvements for MGEU/NUPGE members. 

January 30, 2018

"Strike action is never the first choice, but AYSP staff have shown they will do what is necessary to reach an agreement." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 21, 2017

The conference will be a chance for community partners, policy makers, researchers, activists, survivors, and others to engage with the shelter sector. 

December 20, 2017

"They’ve chosen OPSEU/NUPGE because it’s the union best equipped to defend and advance the interests of mental health workers who, in turn, give their all to equip vulnerable individuals with the means to participate fully in the community." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 19, 2017

"This report provides more evidence that austerity policies do nothing to improve the lives of British Columbians." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

December 5, 2017

Over the last 12 months, the BCGEU/NUPGE has consulted with members across the province to hear about how the crisis is affecting them, in particular, the mental health impacts for frontline workers who act as first responders.  

November 6, 2017

NSGEU/NUPGE working with employer to address air quality conditions.