Bring your friends, family and co-workers to the Repeal Bill 148 rally on September 21. Show your support for workers' rights.
“The Minister has indicated his office will be in touch with me to set up a meeting. I’m still waiting for that phone call." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“We are delighted to offer these scholarships each year to recognize the outstanding talent of the youth of our province and our union." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"Our public postal service is already a lifeline for many living in the North. With a little innovation, it could become a major driver of social and economic development in northern communities." — Mike Paleck, CUPW President
“Polls show the vast majority of Manitobans disagree with what this government is doing and the huge crowd out here is speaking up for us.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"For the first time in years, issues like child protection, community health and home support, poverty reduction, mental health and addictions have seen renewed attention and investment." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Winner of flag design contest will receive $200 VISA gift card.
“Making the move to representation is a significant step. When they take that step together, it bodes extremely well for the future effectiveness of this local union." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We’ve told the government from the beginning that our own Manitoba Liquor Commission has the know-how and the track record to ensure marijuana sales in our province are carried out safely and responsibly.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"The former government spent 16 years balancing the books by eroding public services, and this government has clearly signalled a new approach that reflects a number of priorities the BCGE/NUPGEU has identified in our budget submissions." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Ottawa (11 Sept. 2017) — There is great concern, apprehension, and suspicion from labour and environment groups following a recent announcement by the federal environment minister, Catherine McKenna, on the creation of a 10-person advisory council on NAFTA and the environment. The apprehension has to do with what appears to be a clear ideological bias in favour the resource sector, private sector, and privatization.
The council includes
"The Barrington Report, a staffing analysis, was completed last fall but the McNeil government refused to release the details. Eventually obtained through FOIPOP, the report included numerous staffing recommendations. Nothing has been done to implement them." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Issuing an ultimatum is not negotiating. There’s nothing constructive about a ‘my way or the highway’ attitude to bargaining a collective agreement." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“In a Nanos Research poll we commissioned in the summer of 2016, Ontarians picked the LCBO as their number one choice to sell cannabis." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Why are we investing $9 million of our tax dollars so that some billion dollar corporation from Toronto can make a profit?”— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President