“Mr. Drummond wants to take an axe to public services, ignore tax fairness, and actively kill jobs by taking money out of communities." Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU/NUPGE
“We are ready to get to the bargaining table to negotiate collective agreements that reflect the value of the vital services our members provide to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
"We’re prepared for any action we have to take to get our members the improved contracts they’ve earned,” said BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
"Workers are being told to work longer, pay more and receive less," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "We stand in solidarity with each and every UNISON member in the fight for decent pensions. Enough is enough."
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"We need to work together to force them to put people before tax cuts and excessive corporate profits." - James Clancy, NUPGE President.
Politics, more than the economy and technology, has a greater impact on rates of unionization.
“The lesson of the Mike Harris era is that cuts to public services hurt us all,” said Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
"For Marshall to single out probation officers alone is truly galling. It is everyone from police to judges to probation officers to Crown attorneys to sheriffs and correctional officers that bear the increasingly difficult task of keeping our communities safe. They deserve our sincere thanks." - Lois Wales, MGEU president.
"We may be retired but we are huge in voter numbers so we are pleased to see how the efforts of NUPGE to reach out have been so successful. Grey power may not rule, but it sure does have an impact." Dave and Bonnie Scott, winners.
That's the question we want Canadians to think about.
“How can the government identify Children’s Aid as a source of savings at a time when programs for abused and neglected children need a major infusion of cash just to keep afloat?” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU president.
Stable funding for Medicare, social programs and post-secondary education should not be sacrificed for today's corporate tax cuts.
MGEU requesting a return to the bargaining table as soon as possible.