Closing of Victoria Order of Nurses in six provinces leaves thousands of people without care.
"It is very telling that this bill was brought forward by the Minister of Business, not the Minister Responsible for the Liquor Control Act.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
"At first glance, having a charity provide formal community services may seem harmless. But there are significant problems with this form of privatization, and it's the people who depend on the services that ultimately pay the price for those problems," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
"The outcomes of child poverty are not just felt within individual lives, but are experienced by families and entire communities.” – Monika Dutt, Medical Officer of Health, Cape Breton, N.S.
Request for Proposals (RFP) for highways maintenance in the East Kootenay does not include successorship for our members. Will likely result in loss of dedicated and trained employees.
"It’s high time Kathleen Wynne and Yasir Naqvi left their cocktail parties and got down to fixing the province’s broken correctional services system.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
A tentative agreement has been reached by the Corrections bargaining team of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. Three-year deal establishes new bargaining framework for the future.
With the election of a Liberal government, there is an opportunity to correct many of the harmful measures instituted under the previous Conservative government.
"If we want a country that cares for the future of women and families, we must create good jobs, fight gender discrimination, and promote pay equity. And that's just a start." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
"The Auditor General’s research shows that only 61 per cent of the government funding actually goes to face-to-face treatment of patients. The public needs to know these facts.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Both sides worked hard to come to this point, now it's up to the membership to determine the next step." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"Income levels have a direct impact on the health of Canadians, and it's costing us dearly." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
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“The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.” — Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
OPSEU/NUPGE continues to be the union of choice for changing times in Ontario." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President