“If the new government thought Orono was going to take this lying down, they’re in for a rude awakening.” — Tracy Vyfschaft, LCBO employee and OPSEU Executive Board Member
"These campuses, these programs, and these good jobs are integral parts of the economic structure of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Each cut has a ripple effect on the local economy.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
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"These workers weren’t about to accept that. Instead, this bargaining team took on the challenge of not just limiting the growth of casual positions, but actually pushing back and demanding an increase in the number of good, full-time jobs." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"We could retake control of our own economy, rather than allow every major decision to be made by corporations in their own interests. Imagine an economy that serves the people, instead of the current system where people serve the dictates of the economy — in reality, serve the dictates of large corporations." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"While the funding announcements sound impressive, most of the money isn’t supposed to be spent until well after the next election. It's also very convenient that the first announcements of what projects will get funding will happen right before the next federal election." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
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“And now this government wants you to believe that Saskatchewan’s financial problems are the fault of custodial workers making a living wage. It’s time for Wall to take responsibility for mismanaging the surplus and his government’s poor economic decisions.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
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The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) is calling on members to use this opportunity to talk about supporting public services rather than cutting them, and tovoice their opinions on what investments must be made do this.
“This stealthy change to the government’s privatization plan means that even more small towns stand to lose good, local jobs, hurting families and communities." — Donna Christianson, Chair of SGEU’s Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA)
“At a time when the provincial government is scrambling to find money for public services, it doesn’t make sense to sell off profitable liquor stores.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“There is no justification for putting profits for private corporations ahead of the interests of Saskatchewan families and communities.” — Donna Christianson, SGEU Chair of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) bargaining unit
"This is the most important federal election we have faced in decades. The state of our economy, the financial well-being of Canadians and the future of our public services are all at stake. We need to elect a government that reflects our values and priorities." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
The All Together Now! campaign has produced new resources to raise issues in the federal election.
"We know we can do better. We don't need to settle. Not for our future, or our children's futures. It's time for a change." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
Of the 34 OECD countries, Canada had the 7th-highest gender pay gap.
“Not only will these valuable public services be lost but Bridgewater and its economy will be hurt by the loss of these good jobs as this government continues to cut and centralize services." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
Loss of public services and good jobs spark protests in Nova Scotia.
"A fair tax system would address income and wealth inequality, enable governments to pay down debt, and create a healthier economy for all." — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.