"Manitoba's public sector unions came to the table with practical ideas to help reduce the deficit, but it's clear that the Pallister government was never serious about consulting with anyone." — Kevin Rebeck, MFL President
“We will continue pushing hard for alternatives to disruptive health restructuring and any measures which don’t respect the collective bargaining rights of our members.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Ontario Superior Court rules that Conservative government's legislating postal workers back to work in 2011 violated their rights to freedom of association and expression.
“This truly is a sad day for Canadian democracy. It speaks volumes to the disrespect this government has for democracy and the rule of law when Prime Minister Harper personally direct these undemocratic tactics to ensure that Bill C-377 passes the Senate in order to appeal to the Conservatives’ right-wing base.” — James Clancy, NUPGE President
"Our message remains clear. This bill is unnecessary, undemocratic and it undermines labour's relationship with employers. It shouldn't see the light of day." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Arguments fail to convince the Supreme Court of Canada to rule in favour of contributors to employment insurance.