Delegates to the 2016 NUPGE Convention overwhelmingly agreed to undertake NUPGE’s twin-track strategy to fight privatization.
“This entire situation is a glimpse into one of the major pitfalls of privatization of public services — a lack of transparency and accountability." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“There’s a huge disconnect between what the people want and what the government does." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Provincial budget included continued support for home care, long term care, community living, and colleges and universities.
The National Union supports BloodWatch, a national advocacy organization, in its call for federal and all provincial and territorial governments to prohibit paid blood and plasma donations.
High-priced lawyers hired to privatize public service played lead role in two of the province’s longest strikes at Voisey’s Bay and St. John’s Airport.
PEI government closer to sell-off of public golf courses with lease to private company.
“I think you’re a good guy, Minister, but we’re going to keep your feet to the fire until this crisis has been fixed.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"I think if our government takes a long look at this proposal, they will come to the same conclusion as Nova Scotia." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
“I can’t believe that after the recent million dollar decision of the McNeil government not to privatize the motor vehicles, land and joint stock registries that [it] would even consider allowing the private sector anywhere near our health care system,” says Danny Cavanagh, NSFL President