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November 8, 2018

“It’s part of their strategy: say the sky is falling to justify a hidden agenda of deep public sector cuts and privatization. Well Minister, we aren’t going to sit by and wait for the fallout. We’re ready to fight.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 23, 2018

“Even though we wanted a different outcome, we remain confident in our position as we move forward with the constitutional challenge.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

May 22, 2018

"This Museum not only provided a tourism destination, it also preserved a large part of the history of Central Newfoundland. It is a loss for the community and for the province as a whole.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

December 19, 2017

"This report provides more evidence that austerity policies do nothing to improve the lives of British Columbians." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

November 14, 2017

"A year and a half may seem a long time, but there are important issues that require urgent attention. British Columbians can't wait a year and a half for real solutions." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

November 3, 2017

“Our goal will be to make sure politicians cannot claim ignorance when confronted with the appalling damage cutting community service funding has done.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

October 24, 2017

"From the very beginning, our partnership has been united against this unfair, unconstitutional bill — a bill that undermines the collective bargaining rights of thousands of working Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

September 1, 2016

"The National Union and its Components have fought these governments and their policies every step of the way. We are ready to put that experience to work again." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

May 19, 2016

“I don’t want us to be apologetic for who we are and what we do, the wages we make and the pensions we have. I want us to say, 'you should have it too,’ and I want us to be able to inspire the rest of Nova Scotians to be union members.” — Jason McLean, NSGEU President

April 20, 2016

“The impact of these austerity measures will be felt far and wide — from the young to our elderly and most vulnerable. The public sector cuts, layoffs and closures are hitting our rural communities the hardest. Is this the stronger tomorrow we were promised?” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President