"We know that AFSME, and public sector workers across the United States, will defend themselves and the services they provide against this political attack on workers' rights. We are with them in this fight, today, and in the coming days. Our work continues." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"We should be encouraging people to participate in our democracy every chance we get. And that’s exactly what OPSEU/NUPGE is doing and will continue to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"How can we even imagine stopping infections when millions of people do not have access to adequate sanitation, affordable housing, nutritious food, and safe and healthy working conditions? We have a responsibility to fight for universal access to physical and mental health care not just at home, but around the world." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
Thomas said it was “ironic, but not funny” that the government had passed Bill 148, which improves certain labour standards, “just a few days after it had walked all over the Charter rights of more than 12,000 workers.”
"A big, warm welcome to everyone in Local 440 and 441.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"While Canadians are disturbed by recent violence, many are more concerned with the lack of well paying jobs, cuts to public services, crumbling infrastructure and access to timely health care. This government is determined to change that channel at any cost. And the cost may be that we will end up less safe than we are today." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.