Door-to-door protected for millions, but fight to reverse the cuts carries on.
Monthly Archives: January 2018
“This is a bad deal for Canadian workers, a bad deal for Canadian families, and a bad deal for the Canadian economy. There’s absolutely no reason why Prime Minister Trudeau should be endorsing this trade agreement.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Privatization, equality rights, and good jobs are front-and-centre for NBU/NUPGE this year.
“Bill 178 return-to-work legislation violates rights and freedoms that workers have fought to win for more than a century. OPSEU/NUPGE is committed to protecting those hard-won rights.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“But as we’ve seen over the past year, cuts are threatening those services and the things we all care about are starting to fall through the cracks.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“When we first sat down at the table, the employer demanded a slate of concessions, including benefits cuts for most of the membership. But the bargaining team was able to remove every, single concession. This was a great victory.” — Julie Lenko, OPSEU Chair of the LHINs’ central bargaining team
Toronto (23 Jan. 2018) — Workers at 4 of the province’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) have voted 95 per cent in favour of accepting a tentative agreement reached between the employer and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE).
“The collapse this week of the privatization giant Carillion is just one more painful reminder that privatization can’t be trusted, and we can’t trust people like Clark who continue to push privatization.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“That people with extensive experience of both publicly controlled and privatized services want to reverse privatization is a damning indictment of privatization.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“His policy will put more people at risk, it will drive jobs out of our rural communities and unilateral decisions like this do nothing to bring integrity back to government.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President