“We joined together in a union to make sure we have the working conditions we need to offer the best possible services, and that’s just what we’ve done,” said Wendy Brown, addictions counselor and Chair of OPSEU Local 454’s Rideauwood bargaining committee
"I think this decision provides some closure for our members. It acknowledges that there was a problem and sets us on the right path to fix that problem." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said the board’s decision represented a huge win for the rights of working people to be represented by a union and to be protected against employer intimidation.
Positive decision from arbitrator reassures NSGEU/NUPGE members as they wait for provincial government's budget.
Collective agreement brings wages up, establishes fair working conditions and procedures in the workplace.
“The NSGEU/NUPGE cannot let this type of bullying behaviour stand, so we will be fighting this. We will grieve each and every one of these suspensions.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.