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February 8, 2017

“It’s not often I see such blatant disregard for the law and such a deliberate undervaluing of both care work and women’s work.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 13, 2016

“This isn’t the end of the struggle, but it’s one step closer to getting these workers what they deserve." — Marilou Martin, OPSEU's Chair of college support workers division

October 14, 2016

"If the Liberals believe pay equity is a human right, then it needs to be addressed today not in 2 years.If they believe that it is in the best interests of Canada to have women participating fully in our economic, social and democratic life then they need to make it happen now." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

March 8, 2016

“If we are going to improve the quality of women’s lives and stop the growing income inequality that exists in this country, we have to ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

January 19, 2016

“If the government is actually serious about narrowing the wage gap, it should stop the wage cuts and start recognizing its human rights obligations under the Pay Equity Act." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 19, 2016

“If the government is actually serious about narrowing the wage gap, it should stop the wage cuts and start recognizing its human rights obligations under the Pay Equity Act." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 1, 2015

"When the government imposes wage freezes and austerity measures, who does that hurt the most?  Women." — Deb Tungatt, OPSEU Region 2 Vice-President

November 24, 2015

"If we want a country that cares for the future of women and families, we must create good jobs, fight gender discrimination, and promote pay equity. And that's just a start." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

August 26, 2015

"We are pleased to see the leaders agreeing to these exclusive interviews and remain hopeful that the Prime Minister will join them." — Brenda Hildahl, NUPGE ACWI Chair

June 8, 2015

CLGS management is trying to short change developmental services workers insisting that previously bargained wages and pay equity payments would be deducted from these new provincial funds.