"On behalf of the 340,000 members across the country, we look forward to working with each of you in the coming days to move the issues of fairness, equality and justice forward." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Universal child care can be a money-maker for government, wind under the wings of student achievement, and a powerful force for equality between women and men. What’s to stop us? Only the ignorant—perhaps willful—misrepresentations of universal child care coming from the federal Tories and dogmatic newspaper columnists.
Thousands of people work hard every day to ensure that the lives of Manitobans run smoothly. But because they work behind the scenes, many people don't see the valuable contributions they make. The MGEU/NUPGE's ad campaign hopes to change that.
"The reality is that the merits of privatizations are often oversold," says Financial Post columnist Barry Critchley. "Instead of a real sale, the public, at times, can be left on the hook for any losses, financial or otherwise. In short, those who buy such assets have to be made accountable and government is the only entity that can do that."
"Neither AHS nor the Conservative government have made a case that privatization of lab services on this scale will work. It has been tried and failed in Edmonton in 1995 and in Calgary in 1996.
“Clark's recommendation on the LCBO, combined with the no-privatization-position of Premier Wynne and Finance Minister Sousa, should put this issue to rest for a long, long time. Let’s move on to other policy issues, like building our public services." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
After months of difficult negotiations and major labour relations disputes, NSGEU/NUPGE registered nurses vote to accept Capital Health's final offer.
“These systems always promise to provide faster health care service. But the reality is longer wait times for patients, more cost, and little or no benefit for most Canadians,” said Dr. Monika Dutt, Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare.
On October 17, food bank workers and anti-poverty advocates are joining together to call for a federal anti-poverty plan. Instead of handing out a free lunch, volunteers are brown bagging their call to action.
"The Agency Stores Program has expanded beyond its original limited mandate" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has provided a donation of $25,000 to international efforts to respond to the Ebola epidemic in Western Africa. Realizing that the crisis requires a greater response from the international community, NUPGE has called on the Conservative government to step up with more resources.
"It has been decades since anyone in this country launched a national social program, and it's long overdue." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Are new Alberta Premier Prentice and Health Minister Mandel too busy playing politics and campaigning for their seats to give a mandate to Alberta Health Services to deal with vital day-to-day issues?
Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan calls for public disclosure of health region spending in light of misleading information being released to citizens.
Edmonton (10 Oct. 2014) — Faced with a crisis in health care, Jim Prentice's Conservative government appears to be planning to cut the quality of emergency care and attack front-line workers, the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) said on October 8.