January 2016

NAPE welcomes government’s decision to cancel P3 RFP process for long-term care

“Governments across Canada and around the world claim that P3s are innovative and more efficient, but the real-world experience has shown the opposite to be true in an alarming number of cases. It’s good to see the current government recognize that and take a step back from the process to re-evaluate." — NAPE President Jerry Earle

It is time to secure Canadians’ health care system for the future: NUPGE

As the Health Ministers from the federal-provincial-territorial governments meet in Vancouver to discuss a new Health Accord, the National Union of Public and General Employees calls on them to defend and expand the Canadian health care system.

Ottawa (19 Jan. 2016) — On the eve of an important national meeting on Canada’s health care system, James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), wants to remind the Health Ministers of the importance of their task.

OPSEU President demands answers on college presence in Saudi Arabia

"Will the Liberals stop forcing Ontario’s colleges to seek revenue sources through offshore boondoggles? Or will they adequately fund our colleges so they can focus on providing the skills that bring jobs and prosperity to the province?" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Toronto (14 Jan. 2016) — As more facts come to light on Algonquin College’s questionable presence in Saudi Arabia, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), is seeking answers from Reza Moridi, Minister for Training, Colleges and Universities.

OPSEU President's letter to Deb Matthews on workers' safety

Toronto (07 Jan. 2016) — The President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), Warren (Smokey) Thomas, sent the letter below to Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews on January 6.

Ontario government will use replacement workers if correctional staff strike

The letter outlines concerns OPSEU/NUPGE has with the use of replacement workers if a contract is not reached prior to the strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. on January 10.