"Just because a particular government department delivers a program today, does not mean it should deliver it tomorrow.”
These words were in the 2011 Ontario Budget released March 29, 2011. Later that spring, delegates voted unanimously at the union’s annual Convention to support a fightback against cuts and privatization in the OPS. OPSEU members started campaigning against the cuts in late spring of 2011. The campaign’s slogan was Cuts Hurt Us All.
The slogan “Choose Public” was created to oppose the privatization of ServiceOntario. This slogan caught on with many other OPSEU members who began using it to defend all publicly-delivered services. Choose Public Day was held March 29, 2012, in many workplaces across the province. 14,000 purple Choose Public wristbands were shipped to OPSEU locals in the spring of 2012.
Posters (black & white)