Aside from providing good jobs for small communities, public liquor stores generated $232 million in net revenue for the people of Saskatchewan last year. Why does the government want to give that up? Help stop the closures. Write to your MLA and the Minister.
"Latest cuts, $130 million and the loss of 657 jobs, have ripped into the heart of our national broadcaster, so that it's no longer possible to provide Canadians with the quality service they expect and deserve." — Naomi Robinson, CMG President, CBC Toronto.
Shows strong correlation between unions and better wages, improved workplace safety, and greater equality.
“The NSGEU/NUPGE cannot let this type of bullying behaviour stand, so we will be fighting this. We will grieve each and every one of these suspensions.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
"Summer is around the corner and that means it’s construction season again. For many of our members, the roads are their workplaces, which is why the MGEU/NUPGE joined this campaign — to make their workplaces as safe as possible." — Wally Fletcher, MGEU 1st Vice-President.
The Ontario Auditor General has also found figures were manipulated to make P3s appear cheaper than traditional procurement. For the Union Station – Pearson rail link, the consulting firm that designed the matrix for evaluating whether a P3 would be cheaper profited from the decision to use a P3.
A 2009 Finance department chart estimates that if Ottawa spent $1 billion on support for unemployed and low-income individuals, it would generate 18,755 jobs. The same chart shows that if Ottawa gave up $1 billion in revenue in corporate income tax reductions, this would create only 3,310 jobs.
"Many Islanders want to support the public liquor stores not just because they are more convenient but because they are more socially responsible when it comes to selling alcohol than are gas stations and convenience stores." — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
“Bill 30 is a clear abuse of power by the McNeil government: the provisions of this legislation are very clearly designed to undermine our members’ right to strike and their right to full and free collective bargaining,” said NSGEU President Joan Jessome.
Five-year agreement provides for wage increases, employment security, protection from contracting out and improvements to benefits.
“Nicole was incredibly dedicated and the youths in her care absolutely loved her. She proved that to the end after it seems she returned into the building after helping her client get outside." — Jane Kaija, President of OPSEU Local 668.
NUPGE will appear as intevernor arguing that the right to strike as referred to in the Charter should be interpreted based on Canada's obligations under international labour law.
“When we met recently with Minister Cadieux, we discussed other uses for the centre. Closing it was never mentioned as an option. Closing it is bad for these young people, bad for our justice system, and bad for the people of B.C.” — Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
“Taken together, these voices represent the democratic strength of inquiry, research, and discussion that animate so much of the labour movement and the social movements supported by unions.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The employees originally approached the BCGEU/NUPGE because they were concerned about unfair treatment and a lack of a voice in the workplace.