“The Ministry of Justice is making a decision that will definitely reduce security in our courts, based on the assumption that it will save some small, unknown amount of money.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“It is noteworthy that the proposed changes will recognize a range of psychological illnesses and injuries that we hope will ensure that all those who need help are able to get it." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“People can experience a crisis at any time, so crisis workers should be available to help at any time." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
Regina (12 May 2016) — Members of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union (SGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit regret that, due to funding cuts, as of June 1, they will no longer be able to provide services during daytime hours Monday to Friday.
“When our members delivered food services, the meals were safe and met health standards. Clearly, Compass can’t manage even that.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“Our members have real concerns about their safety and health — and the safety of their clients — as a result of poor management decisions around staff scheduling." — SGEU President Bob Bymoen
“Why should hard working Saskatchewan people be forced to pay this private company in the UK when the return is inedible food that’s putting inmates and staff at risk?” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
Government decisions to the emergency management resources contributed to the mishandling of the 2015 wildfire crisis in Saskatchewan.
“At a time when the provincial government is scrambling to find money for public services, it doesn’t make sense to sell off profitable liquor stores.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“Our hope is that people will call on their government representatives to take responsibility for their actions." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“The Premier should offer a sincere apology for his government’s reckless actions and for the harm done to union members and all working people." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President