“We’re hoping the ad is shared widely with friends and family over social media, keeps the conversation going, and encourages people to let the government know that cuts to public services are not the answer.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
In a democracy, decisions should reflect the wishes of a majority of voters. Unfortunately, the way we elect governments in Canada means that rarely happens. The National Union has a discussion paper that looks at better ways to hold elections.
“We are proud to support the MFL on this initiative, calling on the government to do the right thing and lift the freeze on minimum wage.” — Michelle Gawronsky, President Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union
“We recognize the tremendous value more inclusive workplaces offer. We support the government’s willingness to work with the community, but we don’t need any more lip service. What we need is real change.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
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.
“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
“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)