A few of BCGEU/NUPGE concerns for the 2020 provincial budget include poverty reduction, housing affordability, protection of BC Parks, and workplace health and safety.
"The devil is in the details." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“We’re not just falling behind, Doug is driving us into the ditch. Maybe the new licence plate he has come up with should read, 'Rest in Pieces.'" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"This government has tunnel vision, and is only able to focus on one thing: balancing the budget. They don't seem to care that sick, injured and vulnerable Nova Scotians are suffering as a result." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
So, to Finance Minister Steeves and Premier Higgs, the NBU/NUPGE is willing to work with you, but that requires meaningful dialogue and a willingness to compromise not just on the union's part, but on the government's as well. — New Brunswick Union
“HSAA/NUPGE will be keeping a close eye on where that money is spent to ensure it goes to the frontlines where it’s needed.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
Despite election promises, "we have seen a steady erosion of funding that's putting services at risk. That’s not what Manitobans want and it’s not what the Premier promised them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“A focus on inclusive child care for children with disabilities is very welcome news.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
"We know it will take time to restore proper service levels to British Columbians. We will support the government as they continue to do the right thing to make British Columbia a more affordable, equitable and healthy society for everyone, not just the one percent." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
"In terms of the privatization of management of the Extra-Mural Program, we don't feel government listened to the people." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President