“It has been proven that not only is privatization destructive to public services, it’s also an inefficient way to spend taxpayer dollars.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“How does forcing these organizations together improve patient care?” questions Gawronsky. “It really feels like it’s all about the bottom-line, instead of focusing on the health and wellness of Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"This government has tunnel vision, and is only able to focus on one thing: balancing the budget. They don't seem to care that sick, injured and vulnerable Nova Scotians are suffering as a result." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"Moving the conservation officers so far away is like closing the local police department and expecting the officers to enforce the laws from 3 towns down the highway." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Workers recognize NAPE/NUPGE as a union that fights for better pay and benefits, for improved health and safety standards, and for better overall working conditions." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Members of the legislative assembly of Manitoba were unable to pass an interim supply bill. The bill is needed to ensure the government has money in its bank account to pay civil service employees and keep programs running.
“It means giving business more opportunities to push alcohol sales at a great cost to the health and safety of our kids and communities. It’s a ploy to help private retailers increase their profits at the expense of public welfare." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“It’s refreshing that MBLL leadership listened to our members and worked hand-in-hand with us to improve safety at these stores — for our members and for the public." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“It’s time for this government to step up and offer reasonable compensation to our workers to recognize the hard work and lack of support for services over the past 3 years." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
Frontline health care workers are crying for help and seniors are being warehoused in critical care beds. This government has not added a new long-term care bed since it was elected in 2013, and has consistently cut long-term care funding.
"We reject all forms of racism, discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance. We strive for inclusivity at work, in our union and across society. Respect and compassion will always be at the forefront of our efforts." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"While there are some positive promises in this federal budget, it does not go nearly far enough to deliver on those things that Canadians most desperately need right now." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
So, to Finance Minister Steeves and Premier Higgs, the NBU/NUPGE is willing to work with you, but that requires meaningful dialogue and a willingness to compromise not just on the union's part, but on the government's as well. — New Brunswick Union
Show your support for accessible education for all students by emailing your MPP!
“You can’t replace the knowledge these people provide to the public with an online system." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
The BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) stands in support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote.
“Our members at ParaMed Home Health Care want what we all want: a level playing field and a fair shot at success." — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer
“Once again, the government is making sweeping changes without any regard for the people who use these services, or the people who deliver them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“I’ve said repeatedly that not filling a job is really a job cut so like every one of Ford’s promises you have to read the fine print.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas
"Today's news is a real victory for home support workers and the B.C. seniors who rely on their care. Bringing these workers into the health authorities will finally address the precarious nature of contract-based work with private providers and will enable more of a team-based multi-disciplinary approach to providing care at home." - Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president
When money gives the wealthiest 1% that kind of power, the rest of us are second-class citizens. Stopping the wealthy from buying their way to the front of the line means reducing income inequality. And a crucial step to reducing income inequality is ensuring large corporations and the wealthy pay their share of taxes.
“Jason Kenney cannot be trusted with Alberta’s health care. In this election, we need to vote like our health care depends on it. Because it does.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“This tax cut is coming at the expense of our hospitals, our colleges, and our roads.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President