The president of the British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union is warning of personnel problems at the province's children and housing ministries. In a blog posting last Thursday, Darryl Walker wrote union members in those ministries "are facing excessively heavy workloads" and an "endless process" of "top down reorganization," as well as "practice changes that have been implemented without their input." As a result, some of them are "starting to look for working in the private sector" while others are burning out. "There needs to be a remedy and soon," Mr. Walker concluded.
August 3, 2010