'Most of the accommodation solutions are inexpensive and don't turn the workplace upside down.'
'We're calling on the federal government to drop the current action they have in the Supreme Court.'
Saskatchewan Party government eroding public health care system, say critics.
Two companies and four corporate officials face a total of 29 charges for failure to protect the safety of employees.ï»¿
All parties except Liberals want to make at least some change in 'first past the post' elections.
'Workers continue to face discrimination based on gender, age, race, sexual orientation, disability and other factors unrelated to their work.'
Strike began in mid-August against Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Rallies planned at noon on Wednesday in Sydney, Halifax and New Glasgow.
Making strategic choices during challenging times was a key theme of the NUPGE's 2010 Leadership Development School.
NUPGE and its Component unions have contributed $50,000 so far as fallout from the disaster in Pakistan escalates.
Money sits unused in low-interest accounts because spending it would create accounting "deficits" that are forbidden by provincial law.
Scientists are raising the alarm that warming and rising acidity of oceans is spelling ecological upheaval for marine ecosystems.
'The record of horrific human rights abuses by the military government of Burma is lengthy.' - James Clancy.
Maximum coverage of $1,000 a month when company pensions fail falls far short of recommended $2,500 level of support.
NAPE accuses employer of discrimination against women while managers are paid up to $40 an hour.
Two-year deal ratified after 'a lot of hard work' by NSGEU negotiators who were constrained by a climate of 'ongoing program review' within the government.
Please sign to petition to stop a U.S. beverage company from milking Canada's good name for corporate profits.
'The auditor general’s findings are entirely consistent with what our members have been saying for years.' - Byron Goerz, BCGEU.
Years of cuts have put Canada's federal national weather agency 'on the road to junior partner status.'
The aim is provide housing and food as a first priority before trying to address mental illness issues.
'We’re all in this together...No self-respecting union would ratify the so-called deal your employer has put on the table' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Ratification recommended after two-year deal reached by parties with assistance from a provincial mediator.
Vital inspection work highlighted during truck safety blitz in southern Ontario.
Cases have so far turned up in three Canadian provinces.
Municipalities across the province are being urged to support a resolution by Victoria and New Westminster at UBCM meeting in September.
Many Americans going without health care as private insurance companies continue to jack up premiums to pay for exorbitant CEO salaries and lobbyists.
Provincial party event at Ottawa area golf club draws labour demonstrators opposed to wage freeze in 2010 Ontario budget.
Organized by union and environmental groups from across British Columbia.
'The employer is threatening to conduct a temporary layoff of the entire bargaining unit.'
'Cutting outpatient care will result in higher medical costs overall, in addition to suffering.' - Reid Johnson.
Health Canada and World Health Organization believe technology is safe, says minister.
Smoothing process may allow scheduled of 40 hours one week and 30 hours the next.
But both public and private sectors are losing ground when inflation is taken into account.
"The BP oil crisis has highlighted the significant financial risks presented by deepwater drilling and, as a fiduciary, we must be concerned about the possibility of future accidents and try to find ways to mitigate these risks."
For the five-year period ended June 30, 2010, the CPP Fund has generated an annualized investment rate of return of 3 percent; for the 10-year period the Fund has generated an annualized rate of return of 5.1 percent.
'These kids are getting sick at school but not at home.' - Rodney Palmer.
Agreement to distribute $22.5 million in proceeds arising from the demutualization of certain insurance policies.
'It is simply wrong for hard-working people to be bank-rolling already profitable corporations.'
If a university with the agreement of unions representing the employees, can reform its pension plan, the government will allow it to amortize its solvency deficits over a period of up to 10 years.
'It became more apparent that the employer didn’t appear to be interested in reaching a fair settlement.'
The CCTS received 3,200 complaints from Canadians in 2008-09 compared to more than 150,000 in Australia.
Already packed Fraser Regional Correctional Centre now required to house up to four times the number of inmates it was designed to accommodate.
'It's about time," says Jim Gosse of NSGEU correctional Local 480.
Emergency response centre at Victoria General Hospital closed following the processing of all immigrants from Asian ship.
'Despite arduous bargaining conditions imposed by SAHO, the unions managed to attain a four-year deal.'
Tough on crime sentencing laws causing prison population to soar. Inmates 'quadruple-bunked and sleeping in hallways.'
'Even if you trust in the food that you eat, in the back of your mind, you're maybe wondering how it's prepared, where it came from, those kinds of things.'
Canada's stimulus program has added only 1% to growth that would have taken place without any injection of public spending.
Trained health professionals standing by to provide CT scanning, x-ray, ultrasound, laboratory technology and pharmacy services.
'It’s not rocket science. If we have fewer bodies on the ground and virtually no presence in communities where the work is being done.' - BCGEU.
'The genie is out of the bottle and no matter how hard he tries the premier won’t ever get it back in.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Multi-bed shelter for women battling addictions, homelessness or other safety issues.
Bill 68 would open workers to 'reprisals and termination' by forcing them to confront unfair employers personally.
Niagara-Haldimand-Brant LHIN held meetings 'that were clearly illegal,' says André Marin.
'Congratulations on a wonderful fight back by all of you.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas. – Updated
Canadian Doctors for Medicare applauds the latest CMA admission that privatization is not the answer to health care problems facing Canada.
'This program is often the first time that victims of domestic violence are referred for professional help.' - Reid Johnson.
New regulated child care system goes into effect across the province in September.
Health and finance ministers instructed to design national plan following summer meetings by first ministers in Winnipeg.
John Baird says Harper Conservatives will make constraint in spending growth 'the centrepiece' of their approach to tackling record federal budget shortfalls.
Canadian Border Services Agency ordered to pay damages and compensation to woman denied adequate accommodation following childbirth.
NSGEU holds province-wide meeting to discuss issues related to staff cuts and safety on the job.
'Outstanding issues include overtime, workloads, job classification and sick leave.'
'Demand for these services is rising at the same time the B.C. Liberal government is cutting.' - Darryl Walker.
Workers reject second tentative settlement with agency that has one manager for every two employees.
The only province in Canada to pay bonuses to staff to cut caseloads and reduce services to injured workers.
But all governments need to do more, says an analysis by the David Suzuki Foundation and Climate Action Network Canada.
Arbitration award covers wages, dental, uniforms, time-in-lieu, overtime, vacation, bereavement and more.
International study says gay-positive countries are vastly outnumbered by those that behave negatively on issues of sexual orientation.
Speech to AFL-CIO calls on workers to support Democrats this fall over the Republicans 'who drove America's economy into a ditch.'
'We want to see the B.C. Liberal government and its agencies develop a multi-year plan.' - Darryl Walker.
'The employer’s wage proposal is extremely offensive.'
"We didn't release our analysis immediately because, frankly, we were a little bit shocked by the conclusions," Matthew Bramley of the Pembina Institute commented.
Canada's first minister urged not to endorse Canada-European trade agreement without undertaking extensive consultations with citizens.
Brings back memories of Mike Harris cuts causing 'flying wheels' and 'dangerous rigs'.
'I know the members are most pleased that students will not have their studies interrupted.' - Peter Olfert.
"The creation of this institutional capacity is a prerequisite to the kind of provincial collaboration and leadership that Canadians need," Climate Action Network executive director Graham Saul said in a statement.
'Everyone concerned about the effectiveness of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) programs is urged to participate.'
Praise for initiative by three major provinces masks lack of action by Conservatives at the national level.