“Right now, many people are stuck with jobs that are part-time, short-term, and low-paying. It’s a recipe for hunger.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
For a family with 2 children, sending their children to private schools can cost up to $154,980 a year. That's 4.6 times the median income, based on the most recent figures from Statistics Canada.
It’s so common for politicians who privatized public services when in office to be hired by companies that profit from privatization after they retire that it rarely gets questioned.
“The idea that municipalities can opt out is a bad joke. Those cities and towns that opt out will be wide open to gang activity - it makes no sense.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
Toronto (14 Aug 2018) — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Premier Doug Ford is irresponsibly throwing caution to the wind with his move to privatize cannabis sales.
Attempt by Republicans to make Missouri a right to work state was defeated by a two to one margin. Even many Republican voters weren’t prepared to support restricting workers’ rights.
Tax evasion is not a “victimless crime.” The victims are everyone struggling when they can’t get the public services they need – whether it’s people experiencing hallway medicine, a student who can’t afford rapidly rising tuition fees or drivers worried about their safety after snow plowing services have been privatized.
The collapse of Sears Canada is a classic example of how too many of the laws governing corporations protect the wealthy, while ignoring the rights of workers and the long-term health of the economy.
A mere 87 families in Canada have the same wealth as Canada's 12 million lowest earners combined. On average they have 4,448 times more wealth than the average family.
“The study released today reinforces what our members, including pilots, nurses and other frontline staff have been telling us: privatizing this essential service will either increase costs or put Manitobans at risk." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
[This] announcement, while flashy, has left more questions than answers. There is one thing for certain, every community in Nova Scotia must now be asking themselves: are we next?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President