“Given the findings of the Select Committee, the crisis in Ontario’s developmental services can no longer be swept under the rug. I want to congratulate the Wynne government for following through with this substantial response to a serious crisis,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Two years since the start of negotiations, MGEU/NUPGE members vote to accept new contract.
"The real story is that government has reduced the benefits of over 13,000 pension holders by up to 29 per cent and is saving half a billion dollars. It’s not fair or accurate to then blame the current deficit solely on the public pension.” — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
The Newfoundland government is selling off residential care group homes to the private sector. Residents will lose their continuity of care and will experience major upheaval due to changes.
On April 16, Equal Pay Day, we continue the push for women's equality and to end gender-based wage discrimination.
“By speaking with Ministers Cadieux and McRae, we were able to express our members’ frustrations, and to lobby for our members’ rights and their working conditions,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
MGEU/NUPGE members hope conciliation will help achieve a fair and reasonable settlement.
Preparations will now begin to negotiate a new collective agreement for the information technology members.
Together Women Win is the theme of the next Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW). Deadline for registration is June 1.
Negotiations are over for instructors at five B.C. colleges. New contract contains improvements to wages and benefits.
In an open letter, the Bill is described as “a blatant attempt by the Harper government to stack the deck in favour of the Conservatives in the next federal election” and calls on Members of Parliament to “not allow this new elections law to pass without removing the parts that would legalize voter suppression.”
Delegates gather in Saskatoon to elect new representatives and organize on key issues.
"The National Union is strongly committed to the campaign to win the release of the remaining members of the Cuban 5 who are unjustly held in U.S. prisons," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Unions give us more. Something less tangible but more enduring. They give us an idea: the idea that our lives matter." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.