Incoming Newfoundland Premier Frank Coleman is picking a fight with public sector workers as he moves to privatize publicly operated liquor stores.
Aside from providing good jobs for small communities, public liquor stores generated $232 million in net revenue for the people of Saskatchewan last year. Why does the government want to give that up? Help stop the closures. Write to your MLA and the Minister.
The Ontario Auditor General has also found figures were manipulated to make P3s appear cheaper than traditional procurement. For the Union Station – Pearson rail link, the consulting firm that designed the matrix for evaluating whether a P3 would be cheaper profited from the decision to use a P3.
"We want Canada Post to show us the secret study which, although heavily redacted, appears to support our call for financial and banking services at Canada Post." — Dennis Lemelin, CUPW President.
Picket held at Minister of Health and Community Services to protest privatization of group homes.
More than 350 organizations in 115 countries warn that Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) will make it easier for corporations to make profits and with impunity.
The Newfoundland government is selling off residential care group homes to the private sector. Residents will lose their continuity of care and will experience major upheaval due to changes.
"There is no good reason to turn liquor sales over to private companies. We call on government to put the public good ahead of private profit and stop privatizing public liquor sales." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
Claims that the Lean methodology produces savings have also been called into question. For example one Lean “success” at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan cost $30 million more than the original estimate.
Help us stop the privatization of food services in corrections and young offender facilities in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Join the Lobby Day Blitz on March 14. Speak out for the jobs of 64 corrections food services staff, and the future of our public services.