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“Once again, the government is making sweeping changes without any regard for the people who use these services, or the people who deliver them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“This tax cut is coming at the expense of our hospitals, our colleges, and our roads.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
The new agreement begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2023.
For a family with 2 children, sending their children to private schools can cost up to $154,980 a year. That's 4.6 times the median income, based on the most recent figures from Statistics Canada.
"It’s important to point out that the task force was ordered by Arbitrator William Kaplan in his award after the strike in 2017, making this markedly different than some of the decisions of the previous Liberal government that have been terminated or put on hold." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"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
USB students will be burdened with a tuition increase to the maximum allowable amount.
"I want to thank the members of the bargaining team for their hard work and dedication throughout the process." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"These campuses, these programs, and these good jobs are integral parts of the economic structure of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Each cut has a ripple effect on the local economy.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President