"The labour movement has worked hard to create inclusive communities to welcome families and ensure they receive what they need as they start a new life. This is just one example of our commitment to helping, and working with, the most vulnerable." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"They've listened to their constituents, they've looked at the evidence, and they're using common sense; it’s politics at its best." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
National Public Services Week is June 11—17 and the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union (MGEU/NUPGE) would like to celebrate with you!
“Is Walmart really the future Kathleen Wynne wants for Ontario?" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We will continue pushing hard for alternatives to disruptive health restructuring and any measures which don’t respect the collective bargaining rights of our members.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
In his annual report, Corey o'Soup, Advocate for Children and Youth, notes that social services workers deal with complex and challenging cases, and that too often, government budget cuts undermine programs designed to improve the lives of at-risk children and youth.
"Labs work hand in hand with physicians, surgeons and many other health care sectors. Separating them makes as much sense as creating separate entities to do heart surgeries or cancer treatment." — Mike Parker
“The people of Ontario paid to build the LCBO, paid to run the LCBO, and they get to benefit from the profits of the LCBO to put back into public services.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“MSP helps some of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable citizens in their most desperate times. How can the government turn their backs on people so desperately in need of help?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"The numbers speak for themselves: Ontario provides colleges with the least per-student funding of any province. That’s no way to celebrate a system that has given our province so much.” — RM Kennedy, Chair of OPSEU's College Academic Division