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Ontario government's funding for developmental services funding will provide welcome relief to crisis

Apr 17 2014

“Given the findings of the Select Committee, the crisis in Ontario’s developmental services can no longer be swept under the rug. I want to congratulate the Wynne government for following through with this substantial response to a serious crisis,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

MGEU members at the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre ratify agreement

Apr 17 2014

Two years since the start of negotiations, MGEU/NUPGE members vote to accept new contract.

PEI government should accept responsibility for deficit

Apr 16 2014

"The real story is that government has reduced the benefits of over 13,000 pension holders by up to 29 per cent and is saving half a billion dollars.  It’s not fair or accurate to then blame the current deficit solely on the public pension.” — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.

NAPE President condemns privatization of public sector group homes

Apr 15 2014

The Newfoundland government is selling off residential care group homes to the private sector.  Residents will lose their continuity of care and will experience major upheaval due to changes.

April 16 marks Equal Pay Day: women deserve fair pay

Apr 15 2014

On April 16, Equal Pay Day, we continue the push for women's equality and to end gender-based wage discrimination.

BCGEU delegation raised members’ concerns with provincial government Ministers and critics

Apr 15 2014

“By speaking with Ministers Cadieux and McRae, we were able to express our members’ frustrations, and to lobby for our members’ rights and their working conditions,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.

OPSEU's Courthouse Security Survey now online

Apr 14 2014

If you work in a courthouse in Ontario, fill out this online survey to ensure you have the proper protection to do your job safely.

MGEU members at UWSA heading to conciliation amid concessionary bargaining

Apr 14 2014

MGEU/NUPGE members hope conciliation will help achieve a fair and reasonable settlement.

NBU welcomes 31 IT workers from community colleges to the union

Apr 14 2014

Preparations will now begin to negotiate a new collective agreement for the information technology members.

HSABC offers scholarships for Summer Institute for Union Women

Apr 11 2014

Together Women Win is the theme of the next Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW). Deadline for registration is June 1.

BCGEU reaches five-year tentative agreement for college instructors

Apr 11 2014

Negotiations are over for instructors at five B.C. colleges. New contract contains improvements to wages and benefits.

NUPGE joins prominent individuals and groups to stop the Unfair Elections Act

Apr 10 2014

In an open letter, the Bill is described as “a blatant attempt by the Harper government to stack the deck in favour of the Conservatives in the next federal election” and calls on Members of Parliament to “not allow this new elections law to pass without removing the parts that would legalize voter suppression.”

SGEU members gather for annual convention

Apr 10 2014

Delegates gather in Saskatoon to elect new representatives and organize on key issues.

NUPGE reaffirms support to the Cuban 5

Apr 10 2014

"The National Union is strongly committed to the campaign to win the release of the remaining members of the Cuban 5 who are unjustly held in U.S. prisons," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

Short, heartfelt snappers on Why Unions Matter

Apr 09 2014

"Unions give us more. Something less tangible but more enduring. They give us an idea: the idea that our lives matter." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

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