This is a bad deal for Canadians. Even the government, trying to prove this is a good deal, released a study that proves the opposite. The so-called benefits of the TPP are so minor that we need a magnifying glass to see them, while the loss of jobs and the stagnation of wages will be unfortunately far too easy to spot.
"They do important work, they do valuable work, and they are ready to stand up for their rights and have that value respected and recognized.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU 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
"Striking workers at Molson Coors need to hear how much you support them in standing up to this global giant. They need to see who supports them even when we’re not on the picket line." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
You can send your message of support to Component325@nupge.ca.
"Our members were willing to negotiate but the employer wasn't interested. The employer wanted everything gone. The workers couldn't do that." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"I'm proud of the members who raised their voices against this offer and who stand with the bargaining committee as we proceed to the next steps." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Radius wants staff to accept a wage cut of 1.5 per cent, lose their existing pension plan, and swallow hikes in premiums for existing benefits.
“Our members have ratified the agreement, but they’ve lost all trust in a government that has no respect for OPS employees or the valuable work they do." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas
"If the Premier is truly concerned about growing the economy, why would his government seek widespread concessions and takeaways that will greatly reduce the buying power of so many customers of small businesses.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“Our members are proud of the work they do and they deserve to be paid fairly." — Kim Madden, OPSEU SAFE-T Radius Bargaining Committee Chair