“The impact of these austerity measures will be felt far and wide — from the young to our elderly and most vulnerable. The public sector cuts, layoffs and closures are hitting our rural communities the hardest. Is this the stronger tomorrow we were promised?” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"We have concerns that eliminating jobs in the public sector will have an impact on the vital public services that the people of this province depend on every day. You simply can’t do more, with less." Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Privatization has meant higher costs and tuition fees in Newfoundland and Labador, at the same time the number of students dropped. The only winners are the private colleges that got contracts.
When you do business with public bodies and with public funds, you have an obligation to be transparent. These corporations obviously see it a different way and want to put their business interests ahead of the public’s right to know.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"The government has admitted — after documents were released under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act — that all options are on the table, including, specifically, privatization of public services." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"This is not simply about inmates in a correctional facility or the people that work there — it is about the type of province we want to live in, the type of province we want to leave to our children.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“Governments across Canada and around the world claim that P3s are innovative and more efficient, but the real-world experience has shown the opposite to be true in an alarming number of cases. It’s good to see the current government recognize that and take a step back from the process to re-evaluate." — NAPE President Jerry Earle
"Let me be clear — your union will stand up for you, your families, your jobs, and the vital public services that you deliver to the people of the province every day." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“Home and youth care workers play a vital role in our province’s health care system — providing care and support to some of our provinces most vulnerable." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Closing of Victoria Order of Nurses in six provinces leaves thousands of people without care.