Negotiations achieve improvements for MGEU/NUPGE members.
"This is an example of what can happen when an employer respects and values its employees, and bargains in good faith.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Home care workers struggle to care for clients with reduced time allotments, not to mention have to fight to receive pay for work done.
"Our union is unquestionably the leader when it comes to protecting community mental health workers, especially at a time when the sector is facing an unprecedented realignment of services." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"They sacrificed their own lives while trying to save another. Sometimes we forget the risks that our paramedics face in the line of duty." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"It's important to keep the lines of communication with government open and productive to ensure our voices are taken into consideration." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
CarePartner nurses and administrative staff are fighting for a first collective agreement that meets industry standards.
The New Brunswick Union has reached a fifth tentative agreement for one of its bargaining components.
Negotiations bring improvements to new contract.
Even though privatization was clearly in the planning stages, the provincial Liberals made no mention of it during the last election.
"When a government refuses to consider alternative energy sources, sidelines its own utilities commission, ignores environmental concerns and Aboriginal People’s constitutional rights, citizens have a responsibility to speak out." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Two years to the day after highway worker Wayne Wall was killed on the job, charges have been made against his employer, the Department of Transportation and Works.
PEIUPSE President Debbie Bovyer warns that increased injuries, burnout, sick time are associated with nursing shortages.
Following an announcement of plans to restructure lab services, Health Sciences Association of British Columbia (HSABC/NUPGE) is asking members to monitor developments in their workplace.
Report from the UN Committee raises concerns about missing and murdered Aboriginal women, Bill C-51, immigration detention measures for asylum seekers, among a wide range of issues.