UPDATE: Doug Ford believes Liberal government claims about Hydro One Governance Agreement
“Next to government neglect, this attempt to use the Canadian Charter to kill public health care is the biggest threat to medicare in Canada. It’s time that governments wake up to the threat of private health care and take steps to protect our public health care system.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
What’s needed is for governments to provide community services with adequate funding. And a first step would be to ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay their share of taxes — instead of allowing them to profit from the misfortune of others by investing in social impact bonds.
“Privatization and heavy workloads are both huge issues at Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario. Holding strong for an agreement that addresses both of these issues is a huge victory for both the people who provide children’s aid services, and the children and families who depend on them.” — Chrisy Tremblay, a member of the Local 454 bargaining team and the Vice-Chair of OPSEU’s CAS sector
What the EU Court of Auditors found was that, even though the public were paying €1.5 billion for cost overruns, they were also providing investors with returns of up to 14 per cent.
“Our public air services are safe, efficient, and they deliver tremendous value. It’s simple – the public model works. It’s not clear what problem the government is trying to solve with its privatization push." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
The Chinese government recently announced that they are taking control of Anbang due to insolvency, alleged corruption, and fraud.
Despite election promises, "we have seen a steady erosion of funding that's putting services at risk. That’s not what Manitobans want and it’s not what the Premier promised them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"Is the trend toward privatizing health care services in the public interest?" — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) urges the public to show its love for public plowing by joining the Twitter rally on February 14.