“I can’t believe the province is allowing public dollars to be spent on hotels and travel expenses for supervisors from Ottawa to work in Peel. All of that money could go into providing better services for children and families." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Please spare a moment to think about all the Community Service Workers standing ready in case your family needs help or support. In fact, your family is probably already receiving support from one of these workers.
“Public employees spend their wages in their local communities, and their purchases help stimulate economic activity that benefits everyone. Austerity agendas that hurt families also slow economic recovery." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“Government talks about job creation as a priority, but when it has the chance to protect the jobs of New Brunswick workers, they side with business.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
“For a government that promised to both protect front-line services and find efficiencies in health care, cutting this program makes no sense at all.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“It snows in Alberta every winter. There’s a flu outbreak every year. Regular events should not cripple ambulance services.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“The failure to fund the necessary work to implement the recommendations brings the government’s commitment to the action plan into serious doubt.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Postal banking can get rid of payday lenders and allow Canadians avoid the ever-rising banking fees. I'd say it's a smart investment." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Watch OPSEU/NUPGE's new video, Telling our stories: reimagining the safety net, about social services and social service workers in Ontario.
“During the last provincial election, the Conservatives vowed to protect public services and the workers who deliver them. Now, we are hearing a different story from the Premier.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President