"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
“The committee is incredibly disappointed by the lack of respect the McNeil government has shown for the spirit of the collective bargaining process." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
SAMS is yet another privatization boondoggle.
"The Liberals should act boldly by restoring the corporate tax rate and abandon their misguided and costly reliance on P3s.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“This lack of disclosure makes us wonder if the government truly is sincere when they say they want to work with unions to find cost savings." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“Our members have ratified the agreement, but they’ve lost all trust in a government that has no respect for OPS employees or the valuable work they do." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas
"If the Premier is truly concerned about growing the economy, why would his government seek widespread concessions and takeaways that will greatly reduce the buying power of so many customers of small businesses.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President