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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

March 15, 2019

"Today's news is a real victory for home support workers and the B.C. seniors who rely on their care. Bringing these workers into the health authorities will finally address the precarious nature of contract-based work with private providers and will enable more of a team-based multi-disciplinary approach to providing care at home." - Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president

March 14, 2019

 

“Jason Kenney cannot be trusted with Alberta’s health care. In this election, we need to vote like our health care depends on it. Because it does.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President

March 12, 2019

“More than 70 per cent of the people who provide health care in this province are women. It speaks volumes that 60 per cent of the board members overseeing their work are men," — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 11, 2019

"We have to remain competitive and this fee increase and levy are just one more reason for them to question if it’s best for them to stay in Manitoba." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 6, 2019

"Implementing National Pharmacare is a must, the Trudeau government's own advisory panel says so in its interim report. Politics must not get in the way of doing the right thing for the country the government must commit to act." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

February 28, 2019

“As the strongest health care union in the province, these new members recognized MGEU/NUPGE’s proven track record, along with the lowest dues in Manitoba, as the right fit for them. We are so proud to welcome them to the MGEU/NUPGE!” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

February 27, 2019

“Kenney’s ideology is that it’s okay for the man in the Rolls-Royce to drive to the front of the health care line and force the rest of us to wait longer, even for vital, life-saving care." — Mike Parker, HSAA President

February 27, 2019

“Shuffling bureaucratic deck chairs won’t help patients. The Ford plan is taking a heavy-handed, top-down approach that will take billions of health care dollars from frontline patient care.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President