"Government officials need to listen to the warnings of employees. It appears this did not happen and we can see the results." — New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE)
Unions do much more than help their members. Unions help people in their communities every day, and especially with projects like Sock it to Poverty.
The provincial government created, “a model in which public funding subsidizes the real estate acquisitions of private investors while allowing these operators to erode wages and working conditions through contracting out and contract-flipping.” — CCPA study
"The numbers speak for themselves: Ontario provides colleges with the least per-student funding of any province. That’s no way to celebrate a system that has given our province so much.” — RM Kennedy, Chair of OPSEU's College Academic Division
“For too long now, college presidents have been allowed to cash half-million-dollar salaries while squeezing these vulnerable workers for every cent they can." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Clearly the approach taken by this government is not working. The people of this province deserve a plan that actually moves the province forward, not set us back." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“The RCY’s report verifies that a lack of reliable or adequate funding continues to fail vulnerable Indigenous children in our province." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
It goes without saying that Bombardier, the Royal Bank, the TD Bank, Potash Corporation are not emerging companies or start ups and their wealthy CEOs do not need subsidies from regular taxpayers.
After promises of openness and transparency, government proposes a discussion paper that would limit debate and opposition.
"We want to work together to ensure that frontline workers, the services they provide, and the people they care for are not negatively affected during the transition to one massive health region." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President