“A focus on inclusive child care for children with disabilities is very welcome news.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
“Premier, I’ll clear my schedule to be there. Will you?” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"The Premier could fly to China and back in the time it takes some seniors to get from emergency to an in-patient bed." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
The Nova Scotia government needs to "come clean and admit there is a crisis so together we can start working on a solution." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU 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
Privatization, equality rights, and good jobs are front-and-centre for NBU/NUPGE this year.
“When we first sat down at the table, the employer demanded a slate of concessions, including benefits cuts for most of the membership. But the bargaining team was able to remove every, single concession. This was a great victory.” — Julie Lenko, OPSEU Chair of the LHINs’ central bargaining team
“By creating a subsidiary entity of Alberta Health Services (AHS) covering lab services province-wide, this government has created a further division in public health care in Alberta." — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President, and laboratory technologist
Shutting down Quick Care Clinics at the same time as ERs are closing doesn't make sense for patients.
"When you look at how busy our paramedics are, I just can’t see how you could cut the service without putting lives at risk.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President