“Things have reached a boiling point and the workers felt that there was no other alternative than to have a public demonstration.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“The hiring of new staff proves this facility and the services our members provide are crucial and that it should not be closed.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Our workers shouldn’t be subjected to assaults. They know their jobs are important and need to be done, but they reasonably feel that the province should strive to keep them safe." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
“While the union cannot speak to the investigation of Mr. Lavin, I feel I must speak out and question whether it truly warranted terrorizing a family in their own home.” — Joan Jessome, President, NSGEU
“This deal was supposed to provide stable prices. But what the contract shows is that any unanticipated costs that would eat into Compass’s profits will be passed straight on to taxpayers." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
"This ceremony reminds us that the work is important but can also be dangerous. To the families of the fallen officers, know that we are with you during this difficult time." — James Clancy, National President.
"The health and safety of the workers is being repeatedly jeopardized because of the incompetence seen in the design and construction of the facility." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Out-sourcing kitchen work will not save Saskatchewan taxpayers any money, but will actually end up costing more in the long-run." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is calling for the province to install metal detectors and institute better security measures for theprovince's probation and parole officers.
New report finds that Canada Border Services Agency’s imprisonment of migrants with mental health issues is arbitrary, cruel, discriminatory and violates rights.
A new report by the Public Services Foundation of Canada shows that our provincial jails are chronically overcrowded, with terrible consequences for all of us
Crowded conditions lead to increased tensions and more violence. This is a safety issue for workers and inmates.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“When people pay taxes, they want the money to go to public services, not to push up corporate profits or executive bonuses." — James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).
“This is definitely a historic moment for working people and the labour movement in Canada. Not only has the Supreme Court affirmed the fundamental labour rights of working people, it has reinforced the positive roles that unions and collective bargaining play in Canadian society.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“The government should act immediately on the Auditor’s recommendations and provide the direction and resources to address the problems she has highlighted.” — Dean Purdy, BCGEU Vice-President, Corrections and Sheriff Services.