Social Services

August 18, 2016

“Because when staff feel secure in their positions, they can dedicate all their energies to their jobs — in this case, coming to the aid of young people in difficulty." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU

August 15, 2016

“There seems to be money for everyone but the front-line staff. There is $7.5 million for the new MYS headquarters under construction, money for raises for senior officials at MYS, and enough to give the Premier a raise.”  — Michelle Gawronsky, President of MGEU

August 10, 2016

“The Liberals have been looking everywhere for ways to cut corners, but to target kids with disabilities is absurd. These schools are addressing systemic barriers so that all children have opportunities when they grow up. How can we deny any kid that basic right?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

August 3, 2016

These professionals, who deal with Manitoba’s most vulnerable young people, are doing this with profound reluctance — MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky

July 21, 2016

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta encourages its members to attend this conference.       

July 20, 2016

"We are calling on the government to honour the financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

July 18, 2016

More than 100 people braved the unpredictable weather to support Macdonald Youth Services workers. 

Winnipeg (18 July 2015) — Despite the unpredictable weather, more than a hundred members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) and supporters turned out for the Macdonald Youth Services Crisis Stabilization information picket on July 12.

July 14, 2016

“The newest members of the OPSEU/NUPGE family can rest assured that we’ll be working as hard for them as they do for the many people in Sudbury who reach out to them for help." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 12, 2016

“We are committed to getting these stories out in the open so people can understand what’s going on inside Waypoint.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

July 11, 2016

“We are calling on the government to honour their financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President