The labour ministries in Ontario and Alberta have received a total of 155 complaints from workers owed money by Addiction Canada, or its predecessor company, Vita Novus. Workers in Ontario are owed $516,821, while workers in Alberta are owed $75,873.
SGEU/NUPGE has made recommendations to the review advisory panel, stressing the vital role health workers play in providing quality care to patients, residents and families.
"The government should be addressing the impact income inequality is having on peoples' lives," said Brown, "instead of supporting plans that will eliminate jobs, reduce our ability to regulate industries, and put the common good of our country at risk." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“We have seen decisions made by previous governments based on an ideological commitment to privatization without evidence to back up that it was in the best interests of Albertans,” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“This campaign will give us the chance to shape the Ontario we all want. The 28 of you are right on the forefront.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President and Treasurer
“She lost her first job because of privatization.” — OPSEU member
“In deals like this, we are trading away the skills students need to succeed in the new economy for the tactics to function within a specific company.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“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)
“While it’s good to see privatization mistakes being reversed, it would be better if we avoided the mistakes in the first place.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Toronto Hydro, just like Hydro One, provides real value to the public. It meets an important need, and the profits that it generates help to pay for the public services we all rely on." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President