The MGEU/NUPGE has spoken out about cuts that are driven by the bottom line instead of patient care. The union will continue to urge the Premier and Minister of Health to reverse health care cuts that are putting patient care in jeopardy.
"They have been hired by governments across Canada, and their reports have been used to sell a number of privatization schemes. Manitobans need to know this is the firm that the PC government worked with in the ‘90s when they tried to privatize home care in Manitoba, and they helped privatize Hydro One in Ontario." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Polls show the vast majority of Manitobans disagree with what this government is doing and the huge crowd out here is speaking up for us.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"Why are we investing $9 million of our tax dollars so that some billion dollar corporation from Toronto can make a profit?”— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Send your message to Premier Pallister to remind him that Care Comes First!
A recent Probe Research poll commissioned by MGEU/NUPGE reveals that an overwhelming majority of Manitobans —86 percent — say the government should release the KPMG report that has guided many of their health care reforms.
MGEU/NUGPE members share experiences as frontline health care workers dealing with budget cuts.
“We knew that ordering regional health authorities to cut millions from their budgets would hurt patient care, and now we’re seeing the damage that it’s causing." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“There will be pain. And I think that as conservatives, if we’re telling you that there will be no effect on services, we’re not being straightforward. There will be effects.” — Derek Fildebrant, Wildrose MLA
"Can he [the Premier] honestly say that huge multinational corporations need the money more than Saskatchewan people who rely on STC?” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President