Transportation

“The study is a huge caution flag. Members are warning this government that the privatization road they’re going down will either increase costs to Manitobans or sacrifice road safety in our province.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

(2021-08-25)Read more

“Throughout this pandemic, we have seen that when profits come before people, something has to give. The profit motive has no place in our health care system.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

(2021-07-12)Read more

"Companies like Uber and Lyft shouldn't be allowed to get a free ride when it comes to paying their fair share of taxes." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-07-07)Read more

Letter urges Trudeau to "send the right message to the global community."

(2021-06-03)Read more

“Now, the crisis in this workplace has deteriorated to the point that patient care was placed at risk.  We’ve been calling for City and WFPS leadership to step in and correct this behaviour because emergency medical services are too important to allow this situation to continue." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

(2021-05-11)Read more

"We are deeply disappointed that your office would consider introducing back-to-work legislation before the picket lines were even started. This only serves to allow the Maritime Employers Association to not bargain in good faith with the union. That your office has continued with this threat to the constitutional right of these workers severely undermines all labour relations in the country." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2021-04-28)Read more

"Please take a moment to reflect on the loss, to hold your family and loved ones a bit closer tonight, and to remember to stay safe — everyone deserves to come from work safe and sound." — Graeme Johnston. 

(2020-06-16)Read more

BCFMWU committed to take any legal action required to protect the rights of its members while remaining open to working cooperatively to facilitate the workforce adjustment in the best manner possible for the employees.

(2020-04-22)Read more

And what about the long list of workers that have been deemed essential during this pandemic? People who work in our grocery and convenience stores, at gas stations, or who provide food delivery.  These are also the heroes we’re hearing about. Would you have seen them that way before the pandemic broke out? 

(2020-04-12)Read more

“We expected a workforce adjustment given the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the spirit of ‘getting through this together,’ we expected more from BC Ferries. These workers and their families deserve better.” — Grame Johnston, Provincial President, BCFMWU

(2020-04-08)Read more

"This paper is one step of many that NUPGE will be taking on the topic of COVID-19 and income inequality. We know more work needs to be done on specific needs for different vulnerable populations. The problems facing our northern Indigenous communities are going to be different from the problems facing a new immigrant family who reside in the Greater Toronto Area. We want to make sure everyone's voice is heard and their needs addressed. We hope this paper helps our lawmakers to understand the complexity of how COVID-19 affects different social and economic groups and encourages them to take further action." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

(2020-04-07)Read more

“What I didn‘t hear today is a guarantee from this government that public services will be protected and prioritized.” ― Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President 

(2019-11-21)Read more

One of the more disturbing findings of the Auditor General’s report is that even when it was clear that privatization was more expensive the government still privatized highway maintenance work.

(2019-06-12)Read more

“With the expiration of the no-layoff clause, there are now no checks and balances on the government’s public service cut and privatization agenda. This now adds up to about 150 privatized positions in just the last few months from this government.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

(2019-01-07)Read more

One of the most important concerns these workers have is health and safety. Work zone safety measures can determine whether a worker returns home at the end of a shift.

(2018-09-26)Read more

“We are asking the public to drive with awareness and if they see a vehicle with lights at the side of the road, to please slow down and move over. These roads are their workplaces and we all have a responsibility to keep them safe.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

(2018-07-04)Read more

“We know the closure of STC is hurting seniors, women, the disabled and medical patients, both financially and personally, but this government is sticking to its blind ideology over compassion and common sense." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

(2018-06-07)Read more

“The rosy report the government painted on wait times and hospital stays is far different than what I’m hearing from frontline workers. Hospital staff are stretched thin and continue to deal with patients with complex health issues." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

(2018-06-06)Read more

This leaflet describes the need for support of women in communitites across Canada.  It takes stock of the continued inequity faced by women and reflects on the challenges faced by Women's Centres and the services they offer 24/7.  Finally it is a call to recognize the hard work done by staff and the need for government action to support the workers and these services.  

(2017-11-03)Read more