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July 9, 2018

“I’m incredibly proud to say that we stood strongly together and demanded that our work and the people we serve get the respect they deserve.” — Michelle Moore, OPSEU Local 548 bargaining team member

July 4, 2018

“We continue to grow as a union in this sector and it’s because workers are recognizing the strength we have across the province representing child and family services workers.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

June 28, 2018

Response times, compliance records and financial statements don't sound like intellectual property, but it is information New Brunswickers should be able to access. This way, they can understand if the service is being run properly.

June 25, 2018

“The government is unwilling to agree to reasonable improvements in the collective agreement that would give workers and their families a little more economic security.” — Barry Nowoselsky, Chair of the Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) negotiating committee

June 19, 2018

"With so little transparency for staff and patients, [MGEU members] feel like the government is making it up as they go along." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

June 13, 2018

"This is a growing sector in the union, and the more members we get, the greater strength we have when it comes to achieving better wages and safer working conditions for everyone.” — Kelly Martin, Chair, OPSEU Boards of Education and Cultural Institutions sector

June 12, 2018

"We don’t need small changes — we need massive changes in how we approach mental health in the workplace. We need legislative change." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

June 7, 2018

“We know the closure of STC is hurting seniors, women, the disabled and medical patients, both financially and personally, but this government is sticking to its blind ideology over compassion and common sense." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

June 6, 2018

“The rosy report the government painted on wait times and hospital stays is far different than what I’m hearing from frontline workers. Hospital staff are stretched thin and continue to deal with patients with complex health issues." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

May 30, 2018

"I want to thank all of our officers, call takers and dispatchers for their continued hard work during this horrific incident @ Bombay Bhel last night. I would also like to thank the professionals of @IAFF1212, @OPSEU277, @Peel_Paramedics for their assistance. #Peel" — Peel Regional Police Association