October 2013

Harper government out to destroy collective bargaining in the federal public service

Bill C-4, another of the Harper government's undemocratic Omnibus budget bills, will dramatically tip the balance of collective bargaining in favour of the federal government, effectively take away public service workers' right to strike and will put the lives of workers in the federal sector at risk by redefining dangerous work. 

Support goes out to NAPE members on strike against Labatt

"Last year alone, the CEO of this company (AB InBev) got a 90 per cent wage increase. His salary went from $1 million to $2 million a year. And they're making money off the backs of 45 workers, people trying to put food on the table for their families, people trying to provide shelter and clothing for their children. And he's making $2 million a year? It's simply wrong." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

Permanent job cuts at CKCS will impact on those most vulnerable: OPSEU

"I have said this before, job losses could be avoided were the province to adopt an alternative “transitional funding” formula in place of the model put forward by the Liberal government that will directly impact the delivery of frontline services to children and families at Chatham Kent” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

College Employer Council rejects union offer to work together: OPSEU

Toronto (11 Oct. 2013) - Ontario college faculty have been notified that the College Employer Council will not work together with them regarding proposed changes to the college system. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has drafted a plan to “differentiate” Ontario’s 24 colleges with massive changes including eliminating some programs and moving or creating others.