"Why does this government insist on making cuts that hurt Manitobans? Instead of making it easier to get a post-secondary education, they are making it harder and more expensive.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
This scholarship is offered in recognition of the efforts and commitment of young workers across Canada who have demonstrated commitment to positively impacting social and workplace issues in their community.
"These campuses, these programs, and these good jobs are integral parts of the economic structure of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Each cut has a ripple effect on the local economy.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
NUPGE scholarships are open to the children, grandchildren or foster children of the National Union’s 370,000 members who are starting a post-secondary education.
“We are saddened by this development, but we appreciate that Nipissing is working with the union in an effort to minimize the impact on staff throughout this process." — Rob Boulet, President, OPSEU Local 608, Nipissing University.
Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.
Union will ensure collective agreement is respected.
“It is a mystery to me how turning good jobs into lower paid part-time jobs is supposed to improve the delivery of quality education,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
"Thank you for honouring some of the issues we all care so much about with your time and with your words." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
We can't tackle the problem of growing income inequality if we are systematically tieing the hands of students, forcing them into a life of debt and poverty. What kind of national strategy is that?" — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.