Privatization

22 Feb 2017

“They’re hearing – from people like the Auditor General – about the tremendous waste of their tax dollars through outsourcing and public-private partnerships. They’re also discovering no one is immune to this assault on public services." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

21 Feb 2017

“Building cleaners are the lowest-paid workers in government, and they’re being forced to pay for the Sask. Party government’s mismanagement. Now, instead of listening to us, they’re trying to dig their way out of their mess at the expense of public employees’ jobs and rights.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

16 Feb 2017

“This government is making ideological cuts which, in many cases, just make the issues worse. The government needs to make changes that won’t just trigger a crisis in another service area.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

09 Feb 2017

"Our goal is to force politicians at all levels and all parties to come out against privatization." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

18 Jan 2017

“And now this government wants you to believe that Saskatchewan’s financial problems are the fault of custodial workers making a living wage. It’s time for Wall to take responsibility for mismanaging the surplus and his government’s poor economic decisions.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

17 Jan 2017

"Imagine, for a moment, that your employer tells you and your co-workers it’s going to ask for proposals from contractors to do your job for less money than what it costs to pay you." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

06 Jan 2017

Under Bill 41, “there is no accountability and no responsibility to actual patients, even though the patients are supposed to be first." — Lucy Morton, Chair of OPSEU's Health Care Divisional Council and Community Health Division

20 Dec 2016

“We support cannabis sales in the LCBO because the LCBO has the experience in dealing with a controlled substance. That’s the same reason the LCBO is Ontarians’ number one choice when it comes to retailing cannabis.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

12 Dec 2016

“Manitobans have clearly indicated that they want public services to remain public and this is what the government committed to do." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

05 Dec 2016

Lysyk noted that, in the last 5 years, 2 of the province’s 4 psychiatric hospitals have slipped beneath 70 per cent full-time staffing — the minimum recommended to achieve the best results.

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