“I want to thank Brother Aylward for speaking with us today. We stand in solidarity and appreciate the work you and your members are doing for the betterment of all workers.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Community service workers are the epitome of hope: hope for a better future for those they serve; hope for a better world that values the worth of every person.
“We know that a majority of young workers (58%) believe that unions play an important, and very, important role in Canada. Only 6% believe unions have never played an important role and do more harm than good. That’s good news!” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“For too long the NSHA has turned a blind eye to the safety concerns of nurses and health care workers who are doing their best to hold a broken health care system together. They must be given the tools to do their jobs safely.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Our members haven’t been given an exemption from inflation, the cost of living hasn’t stood still for them.” — Warren Thomas, OPSEU President
“This government is privatizing profit and downloading the losses on the backs of everyday citizens, including public workers who are being asked to take wage rollbacks. It’s nothing short of shocking.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
The Manitoba government is eliminating 400 vehicles from its government fleet, claiming it will save approximately $2.3 million in operating costs per year.
“We are grateful for all those who have made the trek to Ottawa in the campaign to end paid plasma operations in Canada. We have a real chance of winning this battle.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“This is a good first step. Unfortunately, many women are still going to have to wait years before they see some justice in their wages.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
What’s being done in Britain will look very familiar to Ontario residents who saw how P3 privatization schemes were rebranded in that province.