It is a measure of just how big a disaster privatization of prison food services turned out to be that the same state governor who originally proposed privatization is now proposing bring the services back under public control.
All Together Now!
“Pharmacare will save lives, reduce suffering and lower costs by billions of dollars each year. Canada is the only country with universal health care that does not have pharmacare. Canadians deserve better and must demand better.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
For workers, even after deductions, an increase in the minimum wage provides two times the benefit of a tax cut.
"Tax haven use in Canada has been rampant precisely because our lawmakers were looking the other way. They need to show the public that they have turned that around." — Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
UPDATE: Doug Ford believes Liberal government claims about Hydro One Governance Agreement
“Next to government neglect, this attempt to use the Canadian Charter to kill public health care is the biggest threat to medicare in Canada. It’s time that governments wake up to the threat of private health care and take steps to protect our public health care system.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
What’s needed is for governments to provide community services with adequate funding. And a first step would be to ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay their share of taxes — instead of allowing them to profit from the misfortune of others by investing in social impact bonds.
“It’s important for all Ontarians to remember these promises and hold all politicians accountable in the coming months. Together, we must demand better by supporting public services, and stopping privatization.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code, and the BC Labour Relations Board." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The 6,500 members represented by the Council of Health Care Unions need to send Stephen McNeil a message that he direct the employers to take bargaining seriously and get a deal done.