“Those who pay attention to history will know that Conservative governments have a track record of making seemingly innocuous changes that pave the way to privatization.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Whether it’s at the bargaining table, in the workplace, or on the doorsteps of the Conservative MPPs trying to slash our services, we’ll always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our newest members at Legal Aid Ontario.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer
The LCBO is a massive organization that provides critical investment in our public services. It should be run by people who know the retail business and who know Ontario’s alcohol system, not by people who only know Ford’s cellphone number.
"Canada and the E.U. should continue to support a type of economy which profits more than just the privileged few."
Unless the Minister completely rejects the idea that the Social Finance Fund will be used to "bring private funding, incentives and discipline into social services," past experience shows we need to assume that it will be used to subsidize the privatization of social services.
"It is critical to keep our services public, and in making today's announcement about the sales of edible cannabis products, our provincial government is supporting good jobs in communities throughout Nova Scotia." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
One of the more disturbing findings of the Auditor General’s report is that even when it was clear that privatization was more expensive the government still privatized highway maintenance work.
"There are 2 important things the government must do right now to start to close the affordability gap: close the loopholes that let employers pay less than minimum wage, and continue to invest in high quality public services like transit, health care, housing, and child care to bring down the cost of living." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Right-wing governments have repeatedly proven that they are against workers' rights. Jason Kenney's has introduced legislation confirming that he is yet another anti-worker premier. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“MPPs across the province regularly refer constituents to their community clinics. What do they think they’re going to do when the clinics close their doors?"— Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President