OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was not surprised that more privatization was being slipped in under cover of apparently harmless legislation. “The devil is in the details and never more so than with this Liberal government" said Thomas.
A play called The Public Servant is about to open in Toronto and will help put a human face on all the caring and hard-working people in our public service.
Positive decision from arbitrator reassures NSGEU/NUPGE members as they wait for provincial government's budget.
"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
After MGEU/NUPGE members flooded the legislative gallery on December 1, 2015 creating a sea of red T-shirts that said “Still Without a Contract,” the employer finally agreed to return to the table.
Members "want to have a chance to negotiate with their employer, have their issues heard, and vote on an agreement that hasn’t been dictated to them by Premier McNeil." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
"The committee felt this offer was improved enough to take it back to the members for consideration." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Our members are telling us they need more information and time before they vote on this tentative agreement.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
Some MGEU/NUPGE members have been without a contract for 20 months.
“This just confirms what we have been saying all along. This government is somewhere between incompetent and corrupt, depending on the issue.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President