"Workers are being assaulted while treating patients without risk assessments being done, with inadequate security protection. One could make the case that the employer is complicit in these attacks on hospital staff." — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer
“Before anybody else gets hurt, they [the doctors] must take a hard look at their actions and then get back to the table with a decent offer that shows basic respect.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
OPSEU/NUPGE also filed a complaint on Friday with the College of Physicians and Surgeons against the owners of the Family Health Organization and some of their senior administrators over harassment and some abusive language directed at the striking workers.
“For several years, our public health system has been impacted by a critical shortage of sonographers, particularly in northern and remote communities. These new training spaces are an important step forward.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
“If you talk to someone on the frontline, they’ll tell you that they see the impacts of burnout every day — they’ve either experienced it themselves or they see it in their co-workers.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“We’re sure the hotline will show what we’ve been saying for some time, that the EMS system needs more resources to cope with increased demand."— Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President
“I wouldn’t have a job without the union. They helped get my position sorted out when amalgamation took place. It took a year, but in the end it was all worth it.” — Sheldon Bisson, NSGEU member celebrating 50 years on the job
“It’s more important now than ever to have union representation, and OPSEU/NUPGE is absolutely the union of choice for allied health professionals working in Ontario.” — Sara Labelle, OPSEU Region 3, Regional Vice-President and Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division
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“Paramedics provide a valuable public service and are a vital part of our city and province. This recognition is well deserved and highly appreciated.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President