"These workers make a tiny fraction of the $300,000 she [Lise Bourgeois, college president] makes each year — yet she continues to use every trick in the book to try to keep them from having a voice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Courts protect organizing rights over anti-union Charter challenge.
We should celebrate this victory, but clearly our work continues.
“This isn’t the end of the struggle, but it’s one step closer to getting these workers what they deserve." — Marilou Martin, OPSEU's Chair of college support workers division
"First, the Premier of this province made a mess out of our health care system, and now, he's moved on to meddle with our public education system and is locking kids out of their own schools." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"It's time governments across the country stop wasting time on attacking unions and workers and get back to working on critical issues that will benefit our communities." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Repealing these bills shows that this government understands that strong unions matter. It understands that giving workers the freedom to join together and speak our minds freely is vital to the health and prosperity of our communities and our country." Larry Brown, NUPGE President
This ruling helps to solidify the charter right to a meaningful process of collective bargaining.
“We are proud to support the MFL on this initiative, calling on the government to do the right thing and lift the freeze on minimum wage.” — Michelle Gawronsky, President Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union
Promises and apologies always follow these disasters, but there is no real commitment to fix the problem. It's about greed, plain and simple." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President