Value of Public Services

March 17, 2017

“It snows in Alberta every winter. There’s a flu outbreak every year. Regular events should not cripple ambulance services.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

March 17, 2017

“The failure to fund the necessary work to implement the recommendations brings the government’s commitment to the action plan into serious doubt.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

March 10, 2017

"Postal banking can get rid of payday lenders and allow Canadians avoid the ever-rising banking fees. I'd say it's a smart investment."  — Larry Brown, NUPGE President                                          

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March 10, 2017

Watch OPSEU/NUPGE's new video, Telling our stories: reimagining the safety net, about social services and social service workers in Ontario. 

March 1, 2017

“During the last provincial election, the Conservatives vowed to protect public services and the workers who deliver them. Now, we are hearing a different story from the Premier.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

December 15, 2016

“I can’t believe the province is allowing public dollars to be spent on hotels and travel expenses for supervisors from Ottawa to work in Peel. All of that money could go into providing better services for children and families." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 30, 2016

"This will improve patient care and provide consistency, transparency, and accountability in the delivery of emergency medical care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

November 29, 2016

“Whether northern Ontarians are fighting school and hospital closings, high electricity rates, or to keep Hydro One in public hands, you can always count on these folks to fight the good fight for the public good.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 24, 2016

“The privatization industry want us to believe Social Impact Bonds are ‘free money.'  This report shows that, in reality, Social Impact Bonds increase the costs of public services.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

October 19, 2016

“Given that the province has not agreed to cover these costs, there is only one place this money can come from: massive cuts to the front-line staff that provide hands-on patient care." — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU's Hospital Professionals Division