"It is our expectation that there will be an openness among all parties to identify and implement strategies so that BC can be successful in meeting the health care needs of British Columbians." — Jeanne Meyers, HSABC Executive Director (Legal Services and Labour Relations)
“People need to file their tax and benefit forms by the deadline every year to receive benefits and supports from dozens of programs including the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors and the Canada child benefit.”
"Profit should not be the motive when it comes to how we care for our seniors." — Jagmeet Singh, NDP Leader
“If stronger measures aren’t taken now, we’re likely to see a crisis in our shelter system like the one we saw in long-term care.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The evidence has never been clearer that for-profit homes are a risk to the lives of the residents.
“The safety of front-line workers and the safety of our communities should be our top priority,” stated Thomas. “Ignoring expert medical advice by expanding hours ahead of the long weekend increases the risk of community spread, for what reason?" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
NUPGE joins CUPW in calling on Foodora and the federal government to ensure that workers and food couriers be protected.
The assertion that workers are lazy or don’t want to do their jobs flies directly in the face of the tremendous work we’ve seen done during this pandemic.
What makes companies registered in Canada attractive to those wanting to dodge taxes or launder money obtained from criminal activity is how easy it is to set up anonymous companies in this country.
May Day has long been a day to rally and march for a better world. This May Day we cannot march but we can rally ourselves around that better world and commit ourselves to action. We must ensure that the lessons of today lead to change tomorrow.
This year, union activists in Ottawa will be marking the National Day of Mourning on April 28th with a virtual candlelight vigil.
"We can’t expect Canadians to bear the brunt of this cost while allowing corporations to collect federal funding without contributing to our nation’s recovery" — Toby Sanger, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
Because so many changes are being made to the CERB and other programs, people are encouraged to check the Government of Canada website to make sure information hasn't changed.
Since writing this story 2 days ago, 4 more people have died due to COVID-19.
“There is just no excuse. When lives are at risk, employers like Homes First need to come to the table. They need to come clean.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer
The pandemic has underscored our collective responsibility to look out for one another and ensure that nobody is left behind — and how we are stronger when we do.
BCFMWU committed to take any legal action required to protect the rights of its members while remaining open to working cooperatively to facilitate the workforce adjustment in the best manner possible for the employees.
The resources provided by Kids Help Phone are now free to anyone living in Canada, regardless of age.