Right-wing governments have repeatedly proven that they are against workers' rights. Jason Kenney's has introduced legislation confirming that he is yet another anti-worker premier. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“In the past, our lack of action has allowed even greater destruction to the environment. Today, we are seeing politicians actively use climate change and environmental protection as wedge issues to rally their base. Attacks by governments on organizations who are legitimately seeking a more sustainaible environment are reprehensible and must be condemned." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“HSAA/NUPGE will be keeping a close eye on where that money is spent to ensure it goes to the frontlines where it’s needed.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“The Finance Minister pledged to both protect frontline services and impose a hiring freeze. These 2 actions are incompatible." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
"HSAA/NUPGE members, in all the professions they represent, are indeed lucky to have a President who so clearly is prepared to go that extra mile to make our world, and therefore theirs, a better place.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"We mustn't be lulled into thinking that these changes fix all of the serious problems facing workers today. There is still much work to do in both provinces, and across the country, before we can claim that workers’ rights are protected and respected as they should be." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"We’ve been waiting for decades for these kinds of basic protections. It’s time to bring our labour laws in line with other Canadian provinces,” says Mike Parker, HSAA President
"We're proud of our members for stepping up and heading to Alberta to help their fellow Canadians. The fires devastated thousands and many of those people have ties to New Brunswick." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"It is our hope that these offerings will help put their lives and communities back together." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
"To suggest that there would not be ambulance services available to respond to an emergency when needed, whether in the midst of a strike or not, is a dangerous misrepresentation." — Michael Parker, HSAA Vice-President
"The investments being made now will pay dividends for Albertans in the future." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
"As front-line providers of care to cancer patients, our members look forward to being able to provide the level of care that these patients need." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
Instead of accepting even more cutbacks, Public Interest Alberta is urging citizens to use the opportunity of this important election to advocate for these priorities for change, which will result in stronger community services supported by more equitable taxation policies.
Campaign by Alberta's public sector unions to inform Albertans that There is a Better Way than across the board cuts!
Changes in Alberta's tax regime have actually increased taxes on lower-income Albertans, with the province's women hit hardest.
Premier of Alberta chooses to attack the province's front-line workers instead of addressing its revenue problem.
This will cost the Conservatives seats in the next election.