CFLR’s Guide for Negotiating Essential Services is intended as a practical guide for union negotiators engaged in essential service negotiations.
"There is a large and respected body of research that demonstrates clearly the relationship between alcohol availability and its harmful side effects. Regrettably, the Wynne government has chosen to ignore that evidence but instead acts on the advice of Ed Clark." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
MGEU members negotiate improvements to collective agreement to help provide consistency of care for clients.
“When it comes to social work, protection of the child’s best interest should trump everything else. Paige’s story is a tragedy.” —Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“That management wants to eliminate seniority-based promotional hiring is a non-starter for our members." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Under the Wynne Liberals, Ontario has the lowest program spending per capita of any province in Canada. They are starving public services in this province.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Campaign reminds drivers about safe driving practices and to slow down when approaching designated work sites.
"The numbers make it clear that Premier Wynne and the citizens she serves are not on the same page when it comes to critical public policy issues." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Support continues to grow for continued door-to-door postal delivery.
"If the Minister follows his panel without questioning the pro-privatization slant of their recommendations, there is a very high danger of for-profit privatization of home care, including care coordination and care provision functions. This is absolutely not in the public interest.” — Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition executive director
Sign the petition to stop the privatization of home care services in Nova Scotia.
Campaign will help inform customers of the new changes to hours and operations in B.C. Liquor Stores.
“Not only will these valuable public services be lost but Bridgewater and its economy will be hurt by the loss of these good jobs as this government continues to cut and centralize services." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
BCNU organizers "must also be taken to know that organizing on psychiatric wards while [Registered Practical Nurses] RPNs are on work time is a danger to the vulnerable patients RPNs serve and to RPNs themselves." — B.C. Labour Board decision
In every case, the group of (partly or wholly) privately owned utilities performed worse than the wholly publicly owned utilities. There is no evidence of private ownership leading to cost savings.