Ontario's new Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) computer system is creating chaos for recipients of social assistance. Ontario Public Service Employees Union is seeking an injunction to avoid even further harm being inflicted on some of the province's most vulnerable people.
In many countries, skilled health and social care workers feel they must leave their families behind and work abroad to earn a decent income. They often face exploitation and discrimination. And their departure weakens health and social services in their home community.
National Union wishes remaining members of Cuban 5, some after more than 15 years of unjust detention, a happy reunion with their families.
" HSAA is its members and your leadership remains committed to ensuring that your concerns about your working conditions are addressed on a daily basis," said Elisabeth Ballermann, President HSAA.
There have been 400 incidents of violence against workers at CAMH this year. It is time for the CEO, directors, and managers of a hospital be held accountable for workers' safety.
“It’s time government gives back what it’s taken from children at risk." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Lengthy round of bargaining concludes with a collective agreement on par with that of other public sector workers.
“I want to thank the BCGEU/NUPGE members on the joint occupational health and safety committee at FPH for the important work they have done to make their workplace safer." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
"High staff turnover is bad for workers, bad for the people they support, and ultimately bad for employers because constant recruitment and training are costly.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Health professionals from across the country meet to coordinate efforts to campaign for a progressive health care agenda for Canada.
“This report shows why NUPGE and its components are fighting for a Five-Point-Plan to protect public services,” said Clancy. “The requirements for openness and transparency in the Plan would make the kind of numbers games that added $8 billion to Ontario’s infrastructure costs impossible.”
Scheduling issues, reduced vacation and benefits, and other financial concessions are areas of major contention for MGEU/NUPGE members.
Despite promises that federal public service job cuts wouldn't affect service levels, the Conservative government received 10,000 complaints about problems with service at the Employment Insurance program.
Climate change solutions must place the public good over private profits.
Despite Canada's close connection to the Declaration, it's difficult for many Canadians to celebrate this year's theme. The fact is, Human Rights 365 doesn't exist for most working people in Canada.