“It takes hundreds of people doing everything from filling sandbags and thawing frozen culverts to coordinating provincial departments and working with local officials to shore up dikes." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"We're proud of our members for stepping up and heading to Alberta to help their fellow Canadians. The fires devastated thousands and many of those people have ties to New Brunswick." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
”Their work is physically tough, often mentally draining, and always vitally important." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
The National Union of Public and General Employees joins with its sisters and brothers in the labour movement in calling for greater assistance for the Syrian refugees.
"We urge government to rethink this decision, and to enhance, not eliminate, assistance for people — often in desperate straits — who need a helping hand.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
Compensation for claimants should be received by the end of July 2014.
"The goal of the All Together Now! campaign and the Fairness Express bus tour has been to show people that there are solutions to the problems we are facing," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.