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August 30, 2017

“Right now, our contracting out language saves people, but this new language is a step forward because it gives us an opportunity to save the work and save the jobs. That’s not only good for current staff, but for the next generation of workers as well." — Janice Hagan, chair of OPSEU's College Support Division 

August 22, 2017

“These workers need and deserve the kind of working conditions that will allow them to continue providing the best possible blood services to the people of Ontario — public services that Ontarians can trust and have complete confidence in." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 22, 2017

"After all the labour havoc they have caused during their last term in office, haven't they realized they should stay out of the process and stop causing employees such unnecessary distress?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

August 21, 2017

 “One of our top priorities is ensuring our services foster the inclusion and dignity that adults with developmental disabilities have a right to. However, the employer doesn’t think we deserve the same kind of dignity — not when they’re offering us dimes.” — Sue Walker, President, OPSEU Local 249

August 21, 2017

"We will continue to push for [domestic violence leave] in negotiations, with the ultimate goal of it becoming part of the labour laws in our province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

August 18, 2017

“They are proud to be part of the fabric of the local community and the nearby counties. It’s time their hard work and dedication to their jobs be acknowledged with a fair collective agreement.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

August 14, 2017

"All we're asking for is a fair deal for workers. We urge the employer to come back to the bargaining table with a view to getting a deal done." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

August 9, 2017

“College faculty are committed to providing high-quality education for the hundreds of thousands of students who rely on Ontario colleges to prepare them for the rest of their lives. It’s time for management to listen to their expertise on how best to do that.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

August 8, 2017

"It is now abundantly clear that government is not genuinely interested in reaching an agreement with our members." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

July 27, 2017

"These are folks who have dedicated their lives to helping those in need find employment and get a fresh start on life. They deserve a hell of a lot better than the way their bosses are treating them." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President