'We will be discussing the value of public services, especially during a recession when our services are required more than ever.' - SGEU president Bob Bymoen.
Value of Public Services
'The Campbell government is to blame for this troubling situation because it's failed to properly enforce standards.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker
'80% of hospitals are sinking into debt while the equivalent of 5,000 full-time jobs are expected to be eliminated this year alone.'
Province-wide SGEU campaign features firefighters, highways workers, social workers and corrections workers.
'A loss of that magnitude is akin to losing three steel mill plants in Hamilton.' - OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas. [Updated with detailed critique.]
'Wouldn’t the profits made by McKesson Canada be better used in the public system?' - Joan Jessome.
'The absence of a staffing standard has already compromised quality care in the drive to maximize profits.'
Why are several Canadian provinces cutting back at a time when the economy needs stimulus across the board, asks NUPGE's Larry Brown.
NBUPPE says New Brunswickers will feel the impact in lost services.
Message to Premier Dalton McGuinty: Please fund our hospitals adequately to resolve their deficits and stop the cuts.