There will be at least 86 Sisters in Spirit Vigils taking place across Canada.
All members of Local 73 are encouraged to review the question & answer sheet, attend an information session, and discuss the vote with their co-workers and their elected leadership in order to make an informed decision before casting a ballot.
“She lost her first job because of privatization.” — OPSEU member
Activists train to be part of the next provincial election.
“By its very nature, fighting forest fires is seasonal work. That should not mean the men and women who work so hard to protect our province should be denied benefits.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“In deals like this, we are trading away the skills students need to succeed in the new economy for the tactics to function within a specific company.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Management and staff will look at ways to address recruitment and retention issues.
“This stealthy change to the government’s privatization plan means that even more small towns stand to lose good, local jobs, hurting families and communities.” — Donna Christianson, Chair of SGEU’s Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA)
“While it’s good to see privatization mistakes being reversed, it would be better if we avoided the mistakes in the first place.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I am honoured to pay tribute to the police and peace officers who dedicated their lives to helping keep our communities safe and who in turn paid the ultimate price for their dedication.”— The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness