"Why are we investing $9 million of our tax dollars so that some billion dollar corporation from Toronto can make a profit?”— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
You’re invited to participate! Now is the time when we can make a difference!
"The report's emphasis on system-wide strategies speaks to the ability of paid and unpaid caregivers to reinforce each other's efforts if adequately supported." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“This study shows that paramedics and dispatchers are almost 5 times as likely to suffer a mental health injury as members of the general population." — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice President
A recent Probe Research poll commissioned by MGEU/NUPGE reveals that an overwhelming majority of Manitobans —86 percent — say the government should release the KPMG report that has guided many of their health care reforms.
The fact that the province won’t commit to mandatory minimum requirements is problematic and dangerous,” said Thomas. “In the meantime, employers know that they’ll only get a slap on the wrist." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Health care professionals, including members of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE), have stepped up by asking how they can help their colleagues deliver health in affected regions.
"This is not the end. This is a new beginning and provides us clarity for what we must do. Your work is valuable and deserving of a wage that is fair and representative of your colleagues across the country. Benefits that you have earned over the years should not be legislated away with the swipe of pen from a hand sitting in the Premier’s Office." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President.
"After all the labour havoc they have caused during their last term in office, haven't they realized they should stay out of the process and stop causing employees such unnecessary distress?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"We will continue to push for [domestic violence leave] in negotiations, with the ultimate goal of it becoming part of the labour laws in our province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President