After promises of openness and transparency, government proposes a discussion paper that would limit debate and opposition.
“We want to work together to ensure that frontline workers, the services they provide, and the people they care for are not negatively affected during the transition to one massive health region.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“The number of Red Alert incidents must be addressed immediately,. Anything short of that would be unacceptable.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
Striking workers at Community Living Campbellford/Brighton welcome donations to their hardship fund.
“We’ve been raising these concerns for years, and despite numerous WCB orders and fines, the violence continues.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“If government has any respect for northerners’ right to make choices about northern education, this is the time to show it. Imposing decisions that run contrary to the needs of local people is not a responsible way forward.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“Code Census only moves the problem of overcrowding onto in-patient floors. It does nothing to address the underlying problem of an overall lack of capacity and resources that are needed to deal with the growing demands on our health care system.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Will this mean paramedics will be driving longer distances to get their patients to hospital, further tying up ambulances for long stretches on the road? How does that help or improve patient care?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“He touched the lives of thousands of workers, at the bargaining table and at the provincial legislature. John’s passion for equality and fairness inspired so many to follow in his footsteps.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Find out more about mental health and healthy coping mechanisms at the PEIUPSE/NUPGE course.