"Thank you for using your voice to protect and advance the rights of patients in our health care system." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“The numbers are staggering. From 2003 to 2007 alone, the LCBO permitted close to $1 billion in retail sales to be sold through private agency stores.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“Why would any employer bargain in good faith with workers if it knows it can rely on a third party to designate an unrealistic number of workers as essential? This is a one-sided process and it completely undercuts the rights of workers to free collective bargaining.” — Ken Georgetti, CLC President.
An informed citizenry is key to protecting our rights and freedoms, and Operation Maple has its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing political landscape across Canada.
"The 340,000 members of the National Union support the actions of these striking nurses and their fight for patient safety at Capital Health." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"There is no good reason to turn liquor sales over to private companies. We call on government to put the public good ahead of private profit and stop privatizing public liquor sales." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
Facilities unions to seek strike mandate from members.
"Only 66 per cent of the members voted in favour of this agreement. The employer has been given a clear message that the contract does not fully address all of the workers’ concerns." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Kiefer Sutherland, grandson of Tommy Douglas, narrates video as part of the launch of national campaign for a new Health Accord.
"The quality of health care that Canadians receive should not depend on where you live or your ability to pay," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“If the nurses of NSGEU/NUPGE are legislated back to work, it will be the third piece of anti-worker legislation from this government since they took office in October." — Rick Clarke, NSFL President.
Fifty developmental services bargaining units head into negotiations in 2014 with coordinated priorities, support, and strength.
Three years later, people in Wisconsin refuse to back down against Governor Walker's attack on workers.
“If Bill 4 passes, 2014 will be the year that B.C. Parks changed forever,” said Darryl Walker, BCGEU President. “This legislation opens the door to pipelines, oil and gas drilling and industrial activities that are counter to the values that created our parks system.”
"Mexican President Peña Nieto is well aware of what happened here, despite the denials of his bureaucrats and consular officials. The time for pretending is over. Now it is time to respect the laws of Canada." — Paul Meinema, National President, UFCW Canada