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contracting out

May 15, 2018

“When they sell-off a public service, private shareholders skim some of the money off the top to make a profit. This money should be going towards things like health care and education." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

April 3, 2018

“Privatization and heavy workloads are both huge issues at Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario. Holding strong for an agreement that addresses both of these issues is a huge victory for both the people who provide children’s aid services, and the children and families who depend on them.” — Chrisy Tremblay, a member of the Local 454 bargaining team and the Vice-Chair of OPSEU’s CAS sector

March 16, 2018

“The last thing we want to do is go on strike. But we need to send a very clear message: we will stand up for the services we provide." — Carl Brisson, mental health worker and Chair of OPSEU Local 426’s Valoris bargaining team

March 7, 2018

“We definitely do not want to go on strike. But this strong strike vote shows that we’re not willing to let the employer reduce the quality of the services we provide by contracting work out." — MicheleThorn, OPSEU Local 454 Bargaining Chair

March 15, 2017

"It’s shameful for government to be making its lowest-paid, most vulnerable employees pay the price for its own financial mismanagement.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

February 21, 2017

“Building cleaners are the lowest-paid workers in government, and they’re being forced to pay for the Sask. Party government’s mismanagement. Now, instead of listening to us, they’re trying to dig their way out of their mess at the expense of public employees’ jobs and rights.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

January 17, 2017

"Imagine, for a moment, that your employer tells you and your co-workers it’s going to ask for proposals from contractors to do your job for less money than what it costs to pay you." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

March 17, 2016

Tax fairness and support for public services part of fiscal update. 

September 25, 2015

If you are lucky, you live in a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) region that treats patients responsibly.  A similar patient 100 kilometres away could be getting poor care.  This luck of the draw is unacceptable in a publicly funded system." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas

July 7, 2015

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