"The former government spent 16 years balancing the books by eroding public services, and this government has clearly signalled a new approach that reflects a number of priorities the BCGE/NUPGEU has identified in our budget submissions." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Why are we investing $9 million of our tax dollars so that some billion dollar corporation from Toronto can make a profit?”— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
You’re invited to participate! Now is the time when we can make a difference!
"The report's emphasis on system-wide strategies speaks to the ability of paid and unpaid caregivers to reinforce each other's efforts if adequately supported." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
A recent Probe Research poll commissioned by MGEU/NUPGE reveals that an overwhelming majority of Manitobans —86 percent — say the government should release the KPMG report that has guided many of their health care reforms.
MGEU/NUGPE members share experiences as frontline health care workers dealing with budget cuts.
“Community health workers are trained professionals, and the vital work they do must be coordinated and compensated fairly.” — BCGEU president Stephanie Smith
“Paid blood donation will harm our voluntary system and puts patients’ health and safety at risk”, said NUPGE President, Larry Brown. “Governments must heed the Canadian Blood Services warnings and stop licensing these for-profit private clinics.
“The evidence clearly shows that people pushing privatization over-sell and under-deliver." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
"i didn't even know all these professions existed, but these people, amazing people gave me my life back."
“We knew that ordering regional health authorities to cut millions from their budgets would hurt patient care, and now we’re seeing the damage that it’s causing." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"Let's continue the chat, continue the call for the PM, for the federal health minister, for these premiers and provincial health ministers to all pull together. Let's get pharmacare happening, let's get long-term care happening, let's make sure our communities are sound." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“Our premier made a commitment to protect and invest in public services, and cutting public services like closing ERs is the exact opposite.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“It’s prudent that the government act now to fill those 400 positions before closing any sites, because until that happens, no improvements to patient care are possible.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“The vote by British doctors linking the crisis in health care to privatization should be a wake-up call for those who believe privatization will solve the problems of underfunding.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Many of our members feel the government has gone too far, too fast, and the concern is that the public is being put at risk in an effort to put cost savings ahead of patient care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“These investigations into extra-billing show how easily the idea that you have no right to health care if you can’t pay for it can find its way into our health care system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The province needs to put measures in place to ensure the health and safety of staff, patients and the public in our hospitals and health care facilities.
"We want to work together to ensure that frontline workers, the services they provide, and the people they care for are not negatively affected during the transition to one massive health region." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“The number of Red Alert incidents must be addressed immediately,. Anything short of that would be unacceptable.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President