“We are calling on the government to honour their financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“This government has received millions of dollars in donations behind closed doors from companies that have received millions, and in some cases billions, of dollars in government contracts.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
“Premier Wynne has spoken at great length in recent months about the plight of precarious workers. The hundreds of thousands of Ontarians in part-time, temporary and insecure jobs will judge your government’s sincerity on this issue by your actions in this case.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
Regrettably, these repressive measures seem to have become a common response by the Korean government against dissenting voices — Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary
Under the direction of Deepak Chopra, an appointee of the Harper government, the Crown corporation has adopted a reckless agenda of both attacking its workers and promoting privatization. — Larry Brown, National President-elect NUPGE
Among Canadian cities, Metro Vancouver has the second-highest rate of working poverty after Greater Toronto. The hardship is even more severe in these two regions than the statistics show, since the measure of poverty used in the study does not account for differences in housing costs across the country.
Workers at 53 Ontario Hospitals voted 92% in favour of the deal.