“As promised, our union will continue to file access requests on this matter so the people of the province know how much this government is spending on outside help to take on their own workers." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President.
In July alone, the Newfoundland and Labrador government paid over $27,000 for services already being done in-house.
"If this government thinks they can slide this attempt at privatization through the back door quickly and easily, I can assure them that they are sadly mistaken." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
The Ontario government's introduction of the Social Asisstance Managment System has created a serious health crisis among workers, report shows.
PEI government closer to sell-off of public golf courses with lease to private company.
"I think if our government takes a long look at this proposal, they will come to the same conclusion as Nova Scotia." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was not surprised that more privatization was being slipped in under cover of apparently harmless legislation. “The devil is in the details and never more so than with this Liberal government" said Thomas.
A play called The Public Servant is about to open in Toronto and will help put a human face on all the caring and hard-working people in our public service.
Positive decision from arbitrator reassures NSGEU/NUPGE members as they wait for provincial government's budget.
"From 1999 to 2015, businesses have saved $3.8 billion cumulatively in Manitoba taxes. If anything has tied the hands of provincial policy-makers and eroded Manitoba’s fiscal flexibility, it is these unsustainable tax cuts." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
After MGEU/NUPGE members flooded the legislative gallery on December 1, 2015 creating a sea of red T-shirts that said “Still Without a Contract,” the employer finally agreed to return to the table.
Members "want to have a chance to negotiate with their employer, have their issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to them by Premier McNeil." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
"The committee felt this offer was improved enough to take it back to the members for consideration." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Our members are telling us they need more information and time before they vote on this tentative agreement.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
Some MGEU/NUPGE members have been without a contract for 20 months.