"It's time governments across the country stop wasting time on attacking unions and workers and get back to working on critical issues that will benefit our communities." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Repealing these bills shows that this government understands that strong unions matter. It understands that giving workers the freedom to join together and speak our minds freely is vital to the health and prosperity of our communities and our country." Larry Brown, NUPGE President
This ruling helps to solidify the charter right to a meaningful process of collective bargaining.
“We are proud to support the MFL on this initiative, calling on the government to do the right thing and lift the freeze on minimum wage.” — Michelle Gawronsky, President Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union
Promises and apologies always follow these disasters, but there is no real commitment to fix the problem. It's about greed, plain and simple." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"I’m glad to see that the government has heard the cries for change, and am hopeful that they will follow through with concrete actions to address the circumstances of precarious workers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Now that this report is out, we encourage the government to accept the challenges that this report presents and act on them in a bold and ambitious way." — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
Grandfather of the latest Why Unions Matter contest winner paid a heavy price for trying to start a union, but each generation since has benefited and prospered.
"Values like sharing, caring, love, respect, and taking responsibility for our lives and how we want to be treated. These are the values that define us. They are what breathe meaning into the word solidarity. They are what give motion to our movement." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
Unions Matter contest winner understands that just as unions can help indigenous members, indigenous members can help their unions.