“This tax cut is coming at the expense of our hospitals, our colleges, and our roads.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Those pushing social impact bonds are taking the same approach as those profiting from P3 privatization schemes – focus on the new service being provided and hope it distracts people from the problems with the way it’s being funded.
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"These consultants are paid to do one job, and part of that job is toeing the government line.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Sexual harassment and harassment of any kind cannot be tolerated in government workplaces, so we’re hopeful that this initiative will mean that workers can come forward with concerns, and feel safe and free from reprisal when reporting harassment.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Despite election promises, "we have seen a steady erosion of funding that's putting services at risk. That’s not what Manitobans want and it’s not what the Premier promised them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"When you look at how busy our paramedics are, I just can’t see how you could cut the service without putting lives at risk.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Polls show the vast majority of Manitobans disagree with what this government is doing and the huge crowd out here is speaking up for us.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Despite the government’s intent to impose legislation, our union remains open and committed to going to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair deal.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Flying in the face of the Manitoba government's invitation to find ways to improve the province's fiscal situation, it now wants to talk only about how it can make cuts to the public sector. These cuts may include reduced worked weeks, predetermined wage settlements, changes to pensions and the re-opening of collective agreements.
"We need assurance from the province that bargaining will be fair and not dictated before it even begins.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"We are calling on the government to honour the financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Provincial budget included continued support for home care, long term care, community living, and colleges and universities.
"Breaking the cycle of abuse can be tremendously difficult and, as a province, we should be doing everything we can to help people in this regard." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"From 1999 to 2015, businesses have saved $3.8 billion cumulatively in Manitoba taxes. If anything has tied the hands of provincial policy-makers and eroded Manitoba’s fiscal flexibility, it is these unsustainable tax cuts." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
First contract brings many improvements for Impark patrollers.
“These members are proud of the service they provide but also struggle everyday with a number of systemic and workforce challenges that keep the program from being the best it can be." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Some MGEU/NUPGE members have been without a contract for 20 months.
”Their work is physically tough, often mentally draining, and always vitally important." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Again, our message is simple. A fair and reasonable wage increase is not too much to ask.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President