Social Services

October 4, 2016

“The union and the employer began negotiations over 18 months ago. But up to now, the employer has chosen to lead their valued employees down the garden path. That’s shabby in itself. But now it looks like they’re ready to put their clients’ well-being on the line as well." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU

September 21, 2016

"Community Health Workers have been bringing attention to many of the issues raised in the survey for some time." —Carla Dempsey, BCGEU Vice-President of Community Health Services

September 16, 2016

“Laying off highly-skilled workers, hiring more expensive providers and leaving patients in the lurch just doesn’t make sense.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

September 12, 2016

"The Representative for Children and Youth has identified a lack of timely access to mental health services, a lack of proper assessment, miscommunication and a lack of coordination between services providers. These are all problems that are within the government’s ability to remedy if they have the will to act.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

August 24, 2016

“We need the Minister of Families to explain why his department is preventing a timely resolution to this situation." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

August 18, 2016

“Because when staff feel secure in their positions, they can dedicate all their energies to their jobs — in this case, coming to the aid of young people in difficulty." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU

August 15, 2016

“There seems to be money for everyone but the front-line staff. There is $7.5 million for the new MYS headquarters under construction, money for raises for senior officials at MYS, and enough to give the Premier a raise.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, President of MGEU

August 10, 2016

“The Liberals have been looking everywhere for ways to cut corners, but to target kids with disabilities is absurd. These schools are addressing systemic barriers so that all children have opportunities when they grow up. How can we deny any kid that basic right?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

August 3, 2016

These professionals, who deal with Manitoba’s most vulnerable young people, are doing this with profound reluctance — MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky

July 21, 2016

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta encourages its members to attend this conference.