The Day of Action is part of an intensive 8-day lobbying campaign to restore fairness to B.C.'s labour laws.
The videos may be only 30 seconds but iit sends a serious and direct message: "Don't be that guy."
"Minister Bains just announced amendments to Bill 9 that will extend occupational disease and personal injury presumption to wildfire fighters — a long-overdue and hard won recognition of the technically, physically, and mentally challenging work that they do every day to protect lives and property across the province." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"The revenue from our taxes goes to paying for the quality public services and programs that, as individuals, most people could never afford on their own. Our public services are a epitome of our commitment to care for each other." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"This unit brought so much added-value to the table, including helping with issues outside of the child welfare system. The inability of this government to see the benefit of putting people before profit is just so short-sighted.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“We’re not just falling behind, Doug is driving us into the ditch. Maybe the new licence plate he has come up with should read, 'Rest in Pieces.'" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Public polling has repeatedly shown that 3-in-4 British Columbians support a public inquiry into the multi-layered crisis.
These alternatives would bring down the deficit and leave most Ontarians better off than the cuts the Ford government is proposing.
“We’ll fight fear with fearlessness. We’ll stand together to win. We’ll unite for a fair Ontario.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Charlottetown (10 April 2019) — In response to the election promise made by the PC Party to open up beer and wine sales in grocery and convenience stores, the President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEI UPSE/NUPGE) says that the union would oppose any further privatization of the sale of liquor in the province.
As a community, and especially as a labour union, we need to be aware of the discriminatory behaviour and bullying around us. We need to be the ones who stand up. We need to be the ones who support others who are suffering — physically, emotionally and economically.
Ratification meetings are being scheduled.
"From tax fairness and labour rights, to keeping the blood supply public, to fighting for good pensions or more long-term care beds, these are all issues that need a common voice and a common front to ensure they are protected." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"While I’m heartened that firefighters who were unjustly forced to resign due to this test have been vindicated, I’m appalled that government is ignoring a decision supported by the law, an arbitrator, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the highest court in Canada." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
Details will be presented to the NAPE/NUPGE members at the upcoming ratification meeting.
"This is another cash grab by this government and unfortunately, it is Saskatchewan residents who pay the price for the government's dishonesty.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“If she doesn’t change course, she’ll be marching some of the organization’s best talent, expertise, and know-how right out the door." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"The results of this survey clearly show that nurses are struggling to provide safe patient care, given the consistent staffing shortages they are facing on the frontlines." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"If an ambulance isn’t available because we don’t have enough paramedics, the price of the fee doesn’t really matter." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“I commend all those who raised their voice to force the Minister of Education to reinstate funding to the school." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President