Privatization

July 14, 2016

The winner of the Privatization Scam of the Year was announced at the NUPGE Triennial Convention in Ottawa. 

June 29, 2016

Delegates to the 2016 NUPGE Convention overwhelmingly agreed to undertake NUPGE’s twin-track strategy to fight privatization.

June 27, 2016

“This entire situation is a glimpse into one of the major pitfalls of privatization of public services — a lack of transparency and accountability." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

June 2, 2016

“There’s a huge disconnect between what the people want and what the government does." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

June 1, 2016

Provincial budget included continued support for home care, long term care, community living, and colleges and universities.

May 10, 2016

The National Union supports BloodWatch, a national advocacy organization, in its call for federal and all provincial and territorial governments to prohibit paid blood and plasma donations.

May 2, 2016

High-priced lawyers hired to privatize public service played lead role in two of the province’s longest strikes at Voisey’s Bay and St. John’s Airport.

May 2, 2016

PEI government closer to sell-off of public golf courses with lease to private company.

April 28, 2016

“I think you’re a good guy, Minister, but we’re going to keep your feet to the fire until this crisis has been fixed.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 27, 2016

"I think if our government takes a long look at this proposal, they will come to the same conclusion as Nova Scotia." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President