“For tenants, the attack by a CIBC official shows rent control works and needs to be expanded.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Do we really want our future business leaders taking Ethics 101 from the Hamburglar?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
SAMS is yet another privatization boondoggle.
Privatizing is only going to result in more low-paid work for our rural communities, where good jobs are needed now more than ever." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“This work should be done in-house,” Thomas said. “Compared to these private companies, we really can do it better and cheaper in the public sector.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Ms. Jaczek ignored the sound advice she was offered by frontline staff months ago and chose instead to forge ahead with a new system that was not fit for operation." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"Too many tax dollars are being stuffed in the pockets of the private sector when the evidence shows that public service workers can achieve the same results cheaper and fairer.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Toronto (07 Nov. 2014) — Members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) who work in information technology across the province gathered at Queen’s Park on October 27 to tell MPPs to end the privatization of government IT services.
"There is no strategy, federally or provincially, to keep good jobs in Canada. These were good jobs that allowed families to do more than struggle every week, they were jobs you could raise a family on." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Serco and G4S are both being investigated for corruption by the British Serious Fraud Office. Serco operates privatized services in Canada such as passenger and baggage screening at airports, parolee electronic monitoring systems, driver testing, life insurance agent certification as well as security guard/private investigator accreditation services.