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April 5, 2019

“If she doesn’t change course, she’ll be marching some of the organization’s best talent, expertise, and know-how right out the door." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 4, 2019

"The results of this survey clearly show that nurses are struggling to provide safe patient care, given the consistent staffing shortages they are facing on the frontlines." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

April 3, 2019

"If an ambulance isn’t available because we don’t have enough paramedics, the price of the fee doesn’t really matter." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

April 1, 2019

According to the study, alcohol-related visits to hospital emergency departments in Ontario increased by 17.8 per cent after grocery stores started to sell beer and wine.

March 29, 2019

“How does forcing these organizations together improve patient care?” questions Gawronsky. “It really feels like it’s all about the bottom-line, instead of focusing on the health and wellness of Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 27, 2019

"This government has tunnel vision, and is only able to focus on one thing: balancing the budget. They don't seem to care that sick, injured and vulnerable Nova Scotians are suffering as a result." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

March 26, 2019

"Workers recognize NAPE/NUPGE as a union that fights for better pay and benefits, for improved health and safety standards, and for better overall working conditions." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

March 18, 2019

“Our members at ParaMed Home Health Care want what we all want: a level playing field and a fair shot at success." — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer

March 15, 2019

“I’ve said repeatedly that not filling a job is really a job cut so like every one of Ford’s promises you have to read the fine print.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas 

March 15, 2019

“Nurses at this meeting reported that their new norm is being over capacity at 150 per cent, working 2 nurses short on a unit, and being told by their managers to ‘tough it out.’ This is simply unacceptable." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President