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December 13, 2018

“It looks like this government is putting corporate interests ahead of public safety. But there’s still time to fix it, and OPSEU/NUPGE members will keep up the fight to hold them accountable.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

December 10, 2018

“It kind of shows you the state of where our provincial government’s priorities are at when they’re more interested in supporting a for-profit weed farm than investing in the future of our forests.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

November 27, 2018

The secrecy that accompanies privatization schemes also makes it a lot harder to figure out when there are serious problems.

November 14, 2018

"These consultants are paid to do one job, and part of that job is toeing the government line.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

November 13, 2018

The B.C. government has committed to work collaboratively with stakeholders to implement the repeal of these bills. The BCGEU/NUPGE and HSABC/NUPGE look forward to engaging in this process to support, and significantly improve conditions for workers affected by these changes. 

November 8, 2018

“It’s part of their strategy: say the sky is falling to justify a hidden agenda of deep public sector cuts and privatization. Well Minister, we aren’t going to sit by and wait for the fallout. We’re ready to fight.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 5, 2018

"I want to thank Brother Aylward for speaking with us today. We stand in solidarity and appreciate the work you and your members are doing for the betterment of all workers." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

October 15, 2018

“Grocery corporations got caught red-handed fixing the price of bread. Construction corporations got caught red-handed overcharging us $8 billion for P3 hospitals and highways. Why should we ever trust cannabis corporations to keep our kids and communities safe?” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President / Treasurer

October 5, 2018

“Nova Scotians have already wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on other costly P3 projects — more than 30 schools, toll roads, and the Burnside jail, just to name a few. Why are we going down this road again?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

September 26, 2018

“It looks like Ford is setting the stage to go on a rampage that will make Mike Harris look like a choir boy.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President