"It's morally reprehensible to cut funding from community services, but it’s also stupid public policy. We're spending more later to solve the problems we're creating today," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
Value of Public Services
Government decisions to the emergency management resources contributed to the mishandling of the 2015 wildfire crisis in Saskatchewan.
Continued underfunding leads to long-term damage.
MGEU/NUPGE working with Manitobans to support public services through Keep it Together campaign.
This Community Services Workers Appreciation Day, November 6, NUPGE is encouraging people to talk about the importance of these services and what can be done to reduce the tremendous pressure workers in the sector face.
"The investments being made now will pay dividends for Albertans in the future." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
"We need a public review to discuss the future and our options for building a 21st century post office that is capable of creating new revenue streams and meeting the needs of Canadians." — CUPW press release
Financial pressures, overflowing casework, increasing mental health concerns are just a few of the issues that will be addressed at the Community Service Workers conference.
“We need to stop the cuts before more jobs are lost, before more damage is done to property and before more people lose this service." — Mike Palecek, CUPW National President
”Their work is physically tough, often mentally draining, and always vitally important." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President