This group of LifeLabs professionals is the first in Ontario to be unionized.
“This is a positive development and one that we hope will lead to a resolution that will be acceptable to our locked out members.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“Right now, we’re losing millions upon millions of dollars to privatization,” she said. “If we invested that money instead in our health care, our schools, and our social services, imagine the kind of community we could have.” — Sara Labelle, OPSEU Region 3 Vice-President
“When two-tier health care has been permitted, the choice is expensive treatment in private for-profit clinics that most Canadians can’t afford or longer waiting times in the public system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining with communities and organizations across Ontario in recognizing the valuable contributions made by child care workers and early childhood educators (ECEs) in building strong and supported children, families and communities.
"From the very beginning, our partnership has been united against this unfair, unconstitutional bill — a bill that undermines the collective bargaining rights of thousands of working Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“The NSGEU/NUPGE believes in a publicly funded and operated health care system that keeps our blood supply safe and available to patients who need it.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"My heart and thoughts are with Kellie's friends, family, and his colleagues at VIRCC, and the broader B.C. corrections and sheriffs community during this difficult time." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
According to Jerry Earle, NAPE President, the tentative agreement includes increases in wages as well as improvements in contract language.