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Health care workers feel personally betrayed by BC’s premier and want him to resign for breaking election commitments, according to a year-end poll of health care workers commissioned by the Hospital Employees’ Union (CUPE).

Eighty-two per cent of union members feel like Gordon Campbell lied to them personally when his government passed legislation almost a year ago that effectively tore up their legally negotiated collective agreements.

And 87 per cent believe the premier misled British Columbians to get elected and should therefore resign.

“The premier’s arrest in Maui is only the most recent in a series of ethical lapses that began before the last election when he lied to health care workers by telling them he would not tear up their legally negotiated contracts,” says HEU spokesperson Chris Allnutt.

“If the Liberal government is serious about winning back the public’s trust, the starting point would be to respect legal contracts with union members.”