“Health is a human right and is not for sale or for trade. The health system exists to keep our families safe and healthy, not to ensure the profits of large corporations.” — Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary, Public Services International.
"During this month of February, we celebrate the contributions Canadians of African and Caribean descent have made to our communities. But we commit to working with our allies to fight for lasting equality and justice for all." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"This anti-poverty report comes at the perfect time — right before a federal election — to hold the government to account for its inaction on the biggest challenge our country is facing." says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“OPSEU would not make this effort if we did not truly believe that public services in Sudbury and across Ontario are at risk of privatization like never before. But they are, and the Wynne government’s privatization scheme is real.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“This is a great day for all of us. Our chief justices understand that unions matter to our country and our communities, and they’ve made sure that Canadian politicians will no longer be able to so easily strip Canadians of their union rights,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
"Both sides should understand clearly, we are prepared to throw the full resources of OPSEU/NUPGE behind our members if Care Partners forces us to resort to job action. That's not our preferred option but one we're willing to take if this standstill continues much longer." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
With local hydro privatization, in exchange for a one-time revenue boost, people will be stuck paying higher electricity prices. In both cases, average families will pay more so corporations can make higher profits.