Join OPSEU's Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel in recognizing October 19 as Spirit Day!
These stories from frontline professionals can help convince the new government that the price of continued inaction is simply too high.
New national report outlines the huge cost of the failed Health Accord.
“When it is acceptable for 2 families to have as much wealth as the poorest 11 million Canadians, poverty will be at an unacceptable level.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The large gap between the business tax rates and those for individuals is already the main driver of the tax avoidance the government is trying to address.” — Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
“Unfortunately, Council refused to agree on even the no-cost items, such as longer contracts for contract faculty and academic freedom” — JP Hornick, Chair, union bargaining team
“When an organization with the IMF’s track record is calling for measures to reduce income inequality, you know income inequality has reached a level where it is harming the economy” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“When stores catering to middle class Canadians are disappearing rapidly, it’s a sign the middle class is being squeezed” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“After what Canadians went through with the tainted blood scandal, it is appalling that the federal government is again allowing paid blood donations” — Larry Brown, President of NUPGE
"Tuesday was another frustrating day of bargaining, during which our employer once again refused to consider key faculty issues. They have walked away from the table" — JP Hornick, union bargaining team chair
"These staff, who provide care to our community’s most vulnerable individuals — some of whom are in mental health crises — are now facing their own mental health crises, and they’ve chosen to break the silence.” — Carol Warner, OPSEU staff representative
"The government needs to move quickly to support Child Protection workers. We have a good response on paper, but vulnerable kids need to see immediate action. Those on the front lines are doing incredible work, but they are telling us that they need help and change is not happening fast enough." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“We must all work together to create healthier workplaces and ensuring mental health issues are part of our focus is critical. We are pleased that today’s World Mental Health Day is shining a light on workplace mental health. ” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"They have been hired by governments across Canada, and their reports have been used to sell a number of privatization schemes. Manitobans need to know this is the firm that the PC government worked with in the ‘90s when they tried to privatize home care in Manitoba, and they helped privatize Hydro One in Ontario." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
PEIUPSE/NUPGE retired members are encouraged to attend.