"Front-line workers help keep vulnerable kids safe, protect our environment, maintain our roads, and ensure public safety. We can’t afford to reduce vital services any further." — Bob Bymoen, President of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union
Value of Public Services
“We need to address the crisis in services for children at risk, ensure that seniors get the care they need, and invest in the public infrastructure that underpins our economy and creates good jobs." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
“We are very disappointed in the government’s decision and failure to address the very pressing staffing problems in other ministry program areas." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
An unforgettable evening of entertainment organized by citizens’ group Radio-Canada, j’y tiens !/ CBC I Care!, with the support of the Canadian Media Guild (CMG)!
The breakdown of the SAMS computer program has had a heavy toll on the thousands of disadvantaged people who rely on social assistance.
“Home care is key to health system reform, yet the government has done little over the last decade to stabilize the sector." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“OPSEU would not make this effort if we did not truly believe that public services in Sudbury and across Ontario are at risk of privatization like never before. But they are, and the Wynne government’s privatization scheme is real.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"Public services must be there when Nova Scotians need them. This is a time to support the most vulnerable Nova Scotians, not pull support away.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
"We’re calling on the premiers to do what Prime Minister Stephen Harper won’t: help the struggling middle class,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
North Bay (28 Jan. 2015) — For 20 years Ontario has allowed more and more public services to be absorbed by the private sector.
New OPSEU/NUPGE video makes the case for keeping public services public
The loss of public services and public service jobs has a big impact on the local economy. The city of North Bay is no exception.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) wants to put public services back in public hands.