“All that infrastructure will be built using public-private partnerships, which are essentially cash machines for construction companies, corporate lawyers, and Bay Street financiers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
A Play called The Public Servant is about to open in Toronto and will help put a human face on all the caring and hard-working people in our public service.
“Recognizing PTSD as a presumed workplace injury will ensure that our public service workers who do dangerous and stressful work are properly supported by our government.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“Getting these three deals finalized is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our bargaining teams. We’re glad we can move forward with these contracts in place.” — NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle
Broad-based community task force needed to make recommendations on the renewal of the province’s 125-year-old child protection system, says OPSEU/NUPGE.
Visitor Information Centres will remain open and run by the province.
“There is no better cure for precarious work than giving workers a voice. And there’s no better voice for workers than a union.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“The Premier and the Minister of Health have to step back and start addressing the real issues facing patient care and health care providers — one of the major issues being nurse- to-patient ratios.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
“This campaign is about putting road safety ahead of profits.” — BCGEU President Stephanie Smith
“It appears the big grocers have told privatization czar Ed Clark that those public safety restrictions are an obstacle to profits so get rid of them.” Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President