"It doesn't have to be this way. We hope that growing public pressure on the government and LCBO management will help them do the right thing and come to the table with a fair deal for these workers." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
At an emergency meeting of OPS local Presidents on June 10, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President, called the rollover offer “without precedent in OPSEU’s history.”
"For more than 20 years, our Regional Health Authorities have been working to standardize compensation in our labs to prevent this very problem. People should be paid the same wage for the same work. This is a big step backwards.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
The newest groups in the New Brunswick Union (NBU) have voted to ratify their first collective agreements.
“These hard-working members are seeking reasonable improvements and deserve a fair deal.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"We went to the table twice in April with the help of a conciliation officer and bargaining was moving backwards." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“We will continue pushing hard for alternatives to disruptive health restructuring and any measures which don’t respect the collective bargaining rights of our members.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
NSGEU/NUPGE members at Laing House want a fair settlement for the people they serve, and themselves.
"They stood up for all developmental services workers when they went out on strike. These workers drew a line in the sand; they held solid and they won." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
These lab technologists and technicians "deserve an equitable wage, and Westman residents deserve the same quality of diagnostic care as those in Winnipeg and other areas." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President