5-year agreement improves wages and benefits.
At an emergency meeting of OPS local Presidents on June 10, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President, called the rollover offer “without precedent in OPSEU’s history.”
These lab technologists and technicians "deserve an equitable wage, and Westman residents deserve the same quality of diagnostic care as those in Winnipeg and other areas." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“It’s employers like this one who help maintain the massive gender wage gap in Ontario.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Striking workers at Community Living Campbellford/Brighton welcome donations to their hardship fund.
“Public employees spend their wages in their local communities, and their purchases help stimulate economic activity that benefits everyone. Austerity agendas that hurt families also slow economic recovery." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“The failure to fund the necessary work to implement the recommendations brings the government’s commitment to the action plan into serious doubt.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Buildings and equipment don't treat patients. Health professionals treat patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President
“Public sector workers don’t want mandatory unpaid days off, and they shouldn’t be threatened with them, or with job losses, just because this government blew billions of taxpayers’ dollars.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
Flying in the face of the Manitoba government's invitation to find ways to improve the province's fiscal situation, it now wants to talk only about how it can make cuts to the public sector. These cuts may include reduced worked weeks, predetermined wage settlements, changes to pensions and the re-opening of collective agreements.