BCTF executive passes motion of solidarity with HEU

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Public health care at stake in bargaining talks, says President Worboys

The executive committee of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has passed a motion supporting the Hospital Employees’ Union and its members in their fight to win a new collective agreement.

In a letter to HEU president Fred Muzin, BCTF president Neil Worboys said that his union appreciates the hard work of HEU members and the strength of their union in defending workers’ rights and public health care.

The BCTF executive motion reads: “That the BCTF offer full support and solidarity to the HEU and its members in their struggle to protect and defend their collective agreement and public health care.”

Worboys said that Muzin’s presentation to the BCTF’s Annual General Meeting was “moving and informative” and well received by delegates.

“As teachers, we see the effects of privatization of public services on children and their families,” Worboys wrote.

“The BCTF membership is committed to defending public services and workers’ rights. Please let us know what you need and we will be there in any way we can. We wish you and the members of HEU the best of luck in your struggle.”