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Native courtworkers ratify new agreement

December 24, 2014 The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union native courtworker members have ratified a new collective with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia. The tentative agreement provides wage parity for native courtworkers with other public service workers doing similar work, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Until now, salary levels for comparable […]

by pmnationtalk on January 6, 2015140 Views

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Federal Court: Canada Acted Unconstitutionally in Ramming Through 2012 Environmental Law Changes

December 22, 2014 VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES– The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that Canada failed to uphold its constitutional duties to the Mikisew Cree First Nation when it rammed through sweeping changes to federal environmental laws in 2012. West Coast Environmental Law congratulates the Mikisew Cree on their successful legal challenge to the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2015100 Views

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British Columbia’s Native Courtworkers reach tentative agreement

Tentative agreement closes gap between Native Courtworkers and comparable jobs in Aboriginal services sector. Vancouver (19 Dec. 2014) – The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) announced today that their native courtworker members have reached a tentative agreement with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia. Wage parity achieved The tentative agreement […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014118 Views

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BCGEU Native Courtworkers reach tentative agreement

DECEMBER 17, 2014 The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union announced today that their native courtworker members have reached a tentative agreement with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia. The tentative agreement provides wage parity for native courtworkers with other public service workers doing similar work, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Until now, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014128 Views

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Representative Calls on B.C. Government to make Fundamental Changes to Care System

December 10, 2014 VICTORIA – The British Columbia government should begin providing appropriate care for children and youth who have multiple vulnerabilities – including developmental, psychological and medical needs – Representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond said today as she released her latest report. Who Cares? B.C. Children with Complex Medical, Psychological and Developmental Needs and their […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 2014129 Views

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Native Courtworkers standing down job action

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 Striking BCGEU Native Courtworkers will be standing down their rotating job action, effective Monday, December 1. The Native Courtworkers bargaining committee will be returning to the Labour Board next week where negotiations for a renewed collective agreement will continue. No further details are available at this point. “I want to thank all […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2014135 Views

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B.C.’s fourth Justice Summit focuses on violence against women

November 29, 2014 VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s fourth Justice Summit wrapped up today after two days of meetings which focused on improving how the justice system responds to violence against women. The summit brought together about 80 leaders from the judiciary, the legal profession, policing, victim services, corrections, community and advocacy organizations, First Nations groups, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2014145 Views

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