These agreements have included a clause giving individual companies the right to challenge the decisions of democratically elected governments, in ways that citizens themselves don’t have.
One year after the expiry of the 2004 Health Accord, Canadians from coast to coast will be gathering to demand action from the federal government to protect and expand Medicare.
Co-workers nominated Hamilton for her service to workplace safety saying, "Safety just seems to be in her blood."
The growing opposition of Canadians to Bill C-51, the "secret police" legislation, has forced the Conservative government to accept some amendments. Canadians must keep up the pressure.
Another aspect of the lack of transparency over Ontario government's use of private contractors.
New Alberta budget makes further cuts to a health care system that is still suffering from the 2013 budget cuts.
NSGEU/NUPGE is running radio ads to help inform Nova Scotians what is at stake with the government's cuts to public services.
“The IMF makes it clear that inequality can hurt society by allowing the wealthy to manipulate the economic and political systems in their favour, and this is where government action is required." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“The MLAs were also instructed to train the RNs on performing the blood collection — in essence, to train their replacements.” — Carol Furlong, NAPE President
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"Today, I issue a warning for Albertans. If the Conservative government proceeds with cuts to health care, don't get sick. Don't get old. Don't be born prematurely. Don't expect to get the health care you need and deserve." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
“We are saddened by this development, but we appreciate that Nipissing is working with the union in an effort to minimize the impact on staff throughout this process." — Rob Boulet, President, OPSEU Local 608, Nipissing University.
“We have poured millions of taxpayers’ dollars into a system that is creating real hardship for people who depend on social assistance. At a certain point, we should cut our losses and move on.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Nova Scotia government is stalling on a bill that would guarantee workers' compensation to emergency responders who develop post-traumatic stress disorder.
“All Canadians have a role to play in ending racism. This makes recent comments and actions by the federal Conservative government all the more unacceptable.” — James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees