The value-for-money reports that Alberta Infrastructure produced in the past to justify using P3 privatization schemes for schools took secrecy to a new level.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) would like to thank all the first responders, public service workers and who have worked tirelessly to respond to this tragedy and care for our communities.
“That people with extensive experience of both publicly controlled and privatized services want to reverse privatization is a damning indictment of privatization.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
MGEU member, Michelle McHale, recently brought concerns of bullying and homophobia in schools to the Hanover School Division board of trustees. Unfortunately, she has received hurtful and threatening online comments in response.
"Make no mistake: this isn’t about vulnerable children’s welfare. This is about cutting costs." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Support staff do the work that is not seen but is necessary to keep the schools functioning.”— Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
If the Alberta government had used a traditional procurement process in the first place, the 19 new schools would have been built already. Instead, students will spend an extra year in overcrowded schools.