“It’s part of their strategy: say the sky is falling to justify a hidden agenda of deep public sector cuts and privatization. Well Minister, we aren’t going to sit by and wait for the fallout. We’re ready to fight.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Value of Public Services
"I am especially pleased to see plans to develop mental health recovery programs and supports for workers and people from affected communities, a wide-ranging emphasis on partnership and coordination with First Nations and Indigenous groups, as well as improvements to Emergency Social Services." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
5 jobs have been cut from the Compass Residential Youth Program in Portage la Prairie. Please sign and share the petition to send a message to the Manitoba government and urge them to reverse these reckless cuts!
Whether it’s excessive workloads for frontline staff or inadequate services for people with addiction or mental health issues, many of the problems discussed in the report can be traced back to the failure of federal and provincial government to adequately fund social programs.
"This investment, the first of its kind in 20 years, will reduce this pressure — both for the women and children in need, as well as for the workers that care for and support them." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Home care is a valued public services - keep it public!
"I think with these early season fires, our publicly owned water bombers have shown their value. It’s a no-brainer. We have to keep them public.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"The Sask Party may have a new leader, but it’s still trying to make people pay for its costly mistakes by cutting services that families rely on.”—Bob Bymoen, President of SGEU
“The Finance Minister pledged to both protect frontline services and impose a hiring freeze. These 2 actions are incompatible." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
The MGEU/NUPGE has spoken out about cuts that are driven by the bottom line instead of patient care. The union will continue to urge the Premier and Minister of Health to reverse health care cuts that are putting patient care in jeopardy.