austerity | National Union of Public and General Employees


February 29, 2016

The B.C. Liberal government "treats vital social programs and services as a privilege, rather than a right of citizens and families — and most offensively, not a primary responsibility, but secondary duty of government."

January 21, 2016

"Let me be clear — your union will stand up for you, your families, your jobs, and the vital public services that you deliver to the people of the province every day." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

September 24, 2015

When it comes to the CBC, "we've been plugging holes for so long, trying to do more with less as the government chips away at the institution, and it never seems to be enough. It's a typical move out of the privatization playbook." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

September 15, 2015

"Creative" bargaining means austerity in Nova Scotia.

May 12, 2015

“The provincial government is quick to boast about its tourism ads; I doubt they will be in a rush to do the same about shutting down this tourist attraction." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President-elect

March 30, 2015

New Alberta budget makes further cuts to a health care system that is still suffering from the 2013 budget cuts. 

March 2, 2015

"Prentice has not learned from Alberta’s history. He is content to continue to shift the tax burden from corporations and “the one per cent” to regular Albertans, while ravaging the services on which we rely." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President

November 21, 2014

"Now we could soon be facing significant reductions in the number and range of public services which Nova Scotians depend on every day, as well as in the affordability of many essential goods and services which most Nova Scotians need.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.