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May 30, 2017

“It’s frustrating that Sask Polytech would claim that budget cuts are forcing it to eliminate much-needed staff positions, and then promptly turn around and hire new managers.” — Bonnie Bond, chair of SGEU’s Professional Services Bargaining Unit (PSBU)

May 16, 2017

“Privatization of ABE is clearly a failed experiment that has had a profoundly negative impact on students." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

April 5, 2017

"The numbers speak for themselves: Ontario provides colleges with the least per-student funding of any province. That’s no way to celebrate a system that has given our province so much.” —  RM Kennedy, Chair of OPSEU's College Academic Division

April 4, 2017

“For too long now, college presidents have been allowed to cash half-million-dollar salaries while squeezing these vulnerable workers for every cent they can." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 29, 2017

“If government has any respect for northerners’ right to make choices about northern education, this is the time to show it. Imposing decisions that run contrary to the needs of local people is not a responsible way forward." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

March 22, 2017

"These workers make a tiny fraction of the $300,000 she [Lise Bourgeois, college president] makes each year — yet she continues to use every trick in the book to try to keep them from having a voice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 13, 2016

“This isn’t the end of the struggle, but it’s one step closer to getting these workers what they deserve." — Marilou Martin, OPSEU's Chair of college support workers division

December 5, 2016

"First, the Premier of this province made a mess out of our health care system, and now, he's moved on to meddle with our public education system and is locking kids out of their own schools." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

November 29, 2016

“Whether northern Ontarians are fighting school and hospital closings, high electricity rates, or to keep Hydro One in public hands, you can always count on these folks to fight the good fight for the public good.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 17, 2016

"It's time governments across the country stop wasting time on attacking unions and workers and get back to working on critical issues that will benefit our communities." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President