BCGEU/NUPGE pursuing arbitration to resolve unjust discipline issues.
“Using taxpayer dollars to prolong legal work stoppages is not only a waste of money but belies any claim that this Liberal government is progressive towards the needs of our most fragile citizens and our skilled health care workers, the vast majority of whom are women." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"These agreements aren't reached without the hard work and dedication of the bargaining teams," said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle.
“Our message in this election is ‘we can do better.' Whether it's protecting health care or supporting veterans, we don’t have to accept the status quo.” — NUPGE National President James Clancy
Medical laboratory staff at the Hospital for Sick Children have voted 74 per cent in favour of joining the union.
"David is a proven leader and I look forward to working closely with him on ensuring a stable health system that is focused on delivering the services Albertans rely on each and every day.” — Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Minister of Health
“I am glad that young women like me and other women are protected and represented by unions.”
"We are pleased to see the leaders agreeing to these exclusive interviews and remain hopeful that the Prime Minister will join them." — Brenda Hildahl, NUPGE ACWI Chair
BCGEU/NUPGE again takes the lead on fighting for workplace safety for corrections and sherriff services members.
Employer's concessions have serious financial implications for workers.
HSABC is holding a solutions-oriented Summit on Violence in the Workplace for its RPN members as a way to address the growing problem of violence in health care settings.
Instead of making the transition of lab services in Medicine Hat smooth and professional, Alberta Health Services has chosen to ask "already stressed and busy workers to jump through hoops — and then apply for the jobs they already do", says Mike Parker, HSAA.
“We know home care clients and their families place a great deal of value on the work we do, so it’s a relief that a tentative deal was reached,” said Michelle Gawronsky, President of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE)
“Toronto South is a costly boondoggle." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
Nova Scotia's Finance Minister suggested a very heavy-handed approach to negotiations during a meeting with the province's public sector unions.