"These workers make a tiny fraction of the $300,000 she [Lise Bourgeois, college president] makes each year — yet she continues to use every trick in the book to try to keep them from having a voice.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"We’ll be able to stay engaged with broader faculty issues...at the same time we’ll add the strength of a major union to fight the battles our members face, while allowing us to play a part in the wider struggle for social justice.” —Pelham Matthews, President, Algoma University Faculty Association
“This isn’t the end of the struggle, but it’s one step closer to getting these workers what they deserve." — Marilou Martin, OPSEU's Chair of college support workers division
"First, the Premier of this province made a mess out of our health care system, and now, he's moved on to meddle with our public education system and is locking kids out of their own schools." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Whether northern Ontarians are fighting school and hospital closings, high electricity rates, or to keep Hydro One in public hands, you can always count on these folks to fight the good fight for the public good.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"It's time governments across the country stop wasting time on attacking unions and workers and get back to working on critical issues that will benefit our communities." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Lawrence instills confidence and pride in his students and draws on his experience in the field to encourage students to be their best.” — Apprenticeship Manitoba Awards
"I want to thank all of the instructors in both the NBCC and CCNB systems for educating and mentoring the next group of leaders in our province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
This ruling helps to solidify the charter right to a meaningful process of collective bargaining.
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.
“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
Do we really want our future business leaders taking Ethics 101 from the Hamburglar?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"I want to thank all of our members who took the time to study and understand the agreement. We think it's a fair deal for all involved." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"This is a great day for our members.They have worked hard to arrive at this deal and we're proud of this achievement." — " Susie Proulx-Daigle, President of the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE)
“The Liberals have been looking everywhere for ways to cut corners, but to target kids with disabilities is absurd. These schools are addressing systemic barriers so that all children have opportunities when they grow up. How can we deny any kid that basic right?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU