The BCGEU/NUPGE is pleased by Mr. Richard's willingness to continue a working relationship on these vital issues and looks forward to working with him.
“It’s not often I see such blatant disregard for the law and such a deliberate undervaluing of both care work and women’s work.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“The only way a Basic Income can ever work in Ontario is if government realizes that it has to move money from the haves to the have-nots.” .” – Smokey Thomas, OPSEU President
“Social services are ground zero for Liberal cuts and privatization in this province, so it’s more necessary than ever that workers come together, because together, they really can fight and win." - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
“It’s disturbing that the minister doesn’t want to work with us to find solutions to a problem that affects not only service providers, but the most vulnerable people in this province. We urge her to reconsider.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“I can confidently say that no one is better able to represent ASYR’s workers than OPSEU/NUPGE.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“When it comes down to it, this is about the need for stable, predictable funding for our First Nations communities." —Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“We congratulate the B.C. government for taking this important first step to implement the recommendations of the Plecas report." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Health care aides in Thompson, and throughout the province, make $4 more per hour than these members, but they all have the same level of training. How does that make sense?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Winnipeg (29 Nov. 2016) — About 30 members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home (PCH) in Nelson House are now on strike. The strike began after the employer failed to meet the request of the bargaining committee.
"BCGEU/NUPGE and its members are committed to the safety and well-being of children and youth in care, and we intend to work as collaboratively with the new independent representative as we always have with his office.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President