'2010 has been an important year for NUPGE and its Components. I’m proud of what we’ve achieved together. But the struggle continues. The labour movement will face many challenges in 2011.'
Federal Conservatives should now focus on real problems facing women such as pay equity, affordable child care, legal aid and other measures to prevent violence. - James Clancy.
'Our bargaining team did a great job and we were successful in getting a very good deal for our members.'
'Rather than waste time on discussions that were clearly going nowhere.'
Map shows the levels of respect around the world for the fundamental Freedom of Association Conventions of the ILO.
Memorandum negotiated by OPSEU amounts to substantial victory for members of Local 505.
Private child care centres will not be affected but all those receiving public funding will be required to ban religious teaching as of next June.
'CAPP represents a radical shift in child protection in our province. It's critical that there be a thorough assessment of the program before it goes any further.'
CPP changes derailed as federal finance minister puts forward a limited voluntary private-sector pension option designed for small businesses and the self-employed.
NSGEU says arrangements will be made with Nova Scotia agency to put the new contract into effect as quickly as possible.
Four-year deal contains pay raises totalling 13%.
Move follows merger of three former authorities into the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Do Canadian consumers really have a new ally with the Competition Bureau in their fight against high priced credit cards companies?
'This is a huge victory for Walmart workers and their ability to freely communicate on the Internet.' - Wayne Hanley.
'These proposed changes would not have been possible had it not been for the extensive contributions made by organized labour.'
MRHA balks at giving its employees the same deal negotiated by NSGEU for other housing authorities.
15,000 community-based workers have been without a contract since March of 2010.
Latest report from Statistics Canada reveals that a glaring pay gap still remains between men and women in Canada.
'I take this very seriously and I expect that this will be a wake-up call.' - Thomas Lukaszuk.
'Police services have serious crimes to deal with, such as gang activity, and having sheriffs take on some traffic duties would free up a great deal of their time.'
'We want to know exactly what process the government is following with the boards before the 2011–12 budget is finalized.'
28 specialized workers given layoff notice at Whitby’s Ontario Shores.
'With the McGuinty government freezing the wages of non-union employees, the only hope that hard-working women and men in this province have to try and keep pace with inflation is to join a union.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Key goal is to address recruitment and retention issues and how best to address these challenges.
'We hope that the federal government acts on this report. In particular, we hope it implements the recommendations to help provincial correctional facilities and psychiatric hospitals.' - James Clancy.
PSI appeals to governments around the world to mark the occasion by making a commitment to ratify UN Conventions aimed at strengthening the rights of migrant workers.
'If the civil service is faced with a two-year wage freeze, the committee is determined to achieve significant gains in the overall contract.'
'There is a crisis in the child protection system and the underlying problem is that there are not enough front-line workers.' - SGEU president Bob Bymoen.
Saskatchewan's justice minister has introduced legislation to eliminate the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal and transfer its power to a provincial court, sparking human rights concerns among labour groups and other interested parties.
'The inability of an accused to challenge and question the evidence held against them is an affront to the fundamental principles of justice.' - NUPGE president James Clancy.
Union donating $10,000 in memory of John O'Mahony to assist in construction of an Alberta monument to workers killed and injured on the job.
'I'm pleased Minister Sheridan believes that its time to increase benefits under the CPP.' - Shelley Ward.
'You’ve demonstrated considerable strength by showing how a small group of community housing workers can successfully defend their right to decent jobs and benefits.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Agreement on 'Just Transition' hailed as a breakthrough worth celebrating for the moment.
'The 15 employees have made history not only because of the length of the strike but also because of their display of courage in their struggle against injustice.' - Carol Furlong, NAPE president.
'The report is in many cases complimentary of our members and the good work they do.' - Joan Jessome.
'Years of budget cuts and reorganization has severely eroded the government's ability to manage B.C.'s public forests.' - Darryl Walker.
Activists show their support for International Human Rights Day by signing an 'Equality Pledge'.
'While the ministry has been doing some work to improve workload conditions, there is still a long way to go.'
45 workers on picket lines for past nine weeks trying to win a first contract.
Please read this commentary by National President James Clancy to learn more about the dispute with the Canadian Labour Congress over raiding.
Latest in a series of austerity measures announced by the new Conservative government.
'Ontario’s corporate taxes are already lower than those of our competitors. Cutting them further just takes money away from the things that make an economy strong.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'It must be wonderful to live in the magical world of Canada’s Environment Minister.'
'We support the move by the government to consult.... No one, including ourselves, wants a jail forced on a community.' - Darryl Walker.
'The workers at VAFCS perform valuable work for the clients at these worksites and we're pleased that this has been recognized.'
Scathing report says police were given 'extravagant' powers without telling the public under a law that would 'almost certainly' be deemed unconstitutional if challenged.
'From hospitals to property assessment to child support payments, home care and colleges, it all screams of a system that is underfunded and understaffed.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Ambulance struck by trailer that broke loose from truck hauling empty propane tanks.
'This action demonstrates a complete lack of respect for the hard-working, dedicated staff.'
'They're talking about the need to reduce the public service ...at the same time costs are going through the roof.'
'There is a commitment from both the union and the government to work together to see that the changes can be implemented in as smooth a way as possible.'
More than 20 years after the tragic events in Montreal, violence against women continues to be a serious issue in Canada.
Ranks a dismal 17th in the material well-being of children among OECD countries.
'A new online institute would be a costly addition to infrastructure that already exists and works.'
'The bargaining committee was cohesive and supportive throughout. We are pleased that we were able to achieve an agreement.' - Joan Jessome.
Wide cross-section of civil society groups urge ministers at Committee on Internal Trade meeting to remove investor-state dispute process from free trade agreements.
'We demand that our public health care system be protected and not secretly dismantled by the Stelmach government.'
Explosive tensions exist at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in B.C. where 650 inmates are packed into facilities meant to house a maximum of 300 prisoners.
MGEU transformed over a quarter century of skilled leadership into the largest and most innovative union in Manitoba.
Donna Jodhan's legal challenge leads to an inspiring triumph on the eve of the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).
The Gilded Age of the 1920s is back for the super-rich while the middle class treads water or struggles to keep from sliding backward.
Appeals allowed for four workers wronged by unfair selection process in Ontario.
Expanding the CPP would ultimately save governments money, by making future retirees less financially dependent.