It's time to invest in strong public services.
Public sector workers deliver services our communities rely on.
They provide home care to vulnerable seniors, support people struggling with addictions and houselessness, keep our universities and colleges running, deliver specialized health care, and so much more.
But as the cost of living rises, these workers are falling behind.
Now is the time to invest in sustainable public services, for our future
The pandemic has proven public sector workers are the glue that holds us together. It has shone a spotlight on how critically important public sector workers are to British Columbians. These workers have faced very challenging circumstances and need to be recognized.
— Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president.
Meet the Workers
Our province’s ability to respond to and recover from today’s challenges relies on public services and the workers who deliver them. Stronger, safer, more sustainable public services are a choice and necessity. Governments can find the money when they choose to. That’s why BCGEU members are calling on the government to choose strong public services in this round of collective agreement bargaining.
Kate, Residential Support Worker
As a residential support worker in the community social services sector, Kate is concerned about recruitment and retention issues that are leading to burnout in the sector.
Kim, BCIT Library Technical Services
Kim has worked in the BCIT Library for 33 years, providing critical behind the scenes support. She wants to see wage improvements, continued working from home, and an end to outsourcing.
Tania, Community Health Worker
Tania works as a community health worker, providing home care to seniors. She's concerned about the rising cost of gas, and growing staff shortages in the sector.