public services

April 18, 2017

“The people of Ontario paid to build the LCBO, paid to run the LCBO, and they get to benefit from the profits of the LCBO to put back into public services.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 18, 2017

“MSP helps some of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable citizens in their most desperate times. How can the government turn their backs on people so desperately in need of help?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

April 5, 2017

"The numbers speak for themselves: Ontario provides colleges with the least per-student funding of any province. That’s no way to celebrate a system that has given our province so much.” —  RM Kennedy, Chair of OPSEU's College Academic Division

April 4, 2017

“For too long now, college presidents have been allowed to cash half-million-dollar salaries while squeezing these vulnerable workers for every cent they can." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 4, 2017

“Clearly the approach taken by this government is not working. The people of this province deserve a plan that actually moves the province forward, not set us back." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

March 31, 2017

"We want to work together to ensure that frontline workers, the services they provide, and the people they care for are not negatively affected during the transition to one massive health region." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

March 24, 2017

“Public employees spend their wages in their local communities, and their purchases help stimulate economic activity that benefits everyone. Austerity agendas that hurt families also slow economic recovery." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

March 23, 2017

"When you shop LCBO, the profits pay for important public services. When you shop Loblaws, the profits pay for Galen Weston’s next yacht." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 22, 2017

“Despite the government’s intent to impose legislation, our union remains open and committed to going to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair deal.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 17, 2017

“It snows in Alberta every winter. There’s a flu outbreak every year. Regular events should not cripple ambulance services.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President