Quality public services are vital to the health of our communities.
“Government decision-makers need to act now to reduce the potential for violence. Until significant changes are made, the safety of the public, inmates and corrections staff is at risk." — Bob Bymoen SGEU Presdient.
Productive first meeting for BCGEU President and B.C. Premier.
"We urge the government to come to the table in good faith, clearly understanding the role public service workers play in strengthening our society and our economy, to negotiate fair wages and working conditions." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“The U.S. Supreme Court decision is disturbing to both U.S. and Canadian workers. It gives further fodder to those anti-union corporate extremists and right-wing politicians on both sides of the border to continue their ongoing assault on labour rights and the ability of unions to effectively represent working people.”
Collective agreement brings wages up, establishes fair working conditions and procedures in the workplace.
Federal Court rules that the Conservative government's cuts to health care are "cruel and unusual treatment" and amount to violations of equality rights in Canada.
"The Canada I want to be a part of is respectful to us as a people. It’s a new Canada today, and it’s a better Canada because it now includes us." — Chief Joe Alphonse, Tl’etinqox Government, Tsilhqot’in National Government Tribal Chairman.
Vancouver (04 July 2014) — A recent editorial published in the Victoria Times Colonist reinforces something the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) has been fighting for over the years: more resources to support social workers.
Read the full editorial below
“Having the person who increased the deficit by cutting corporate taxes suggest we solve the problem he created by privatizing more public services makes the strategy privatization proponents are following unbelievably obvious.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“We believe that we will be able to develop a working partnership with the Cowessess First Nation band, and are eager to get on with the task of representing these members and negotiating a first collective agreement." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
NAPE President Carol Furlong is calling on the Minister of Health and Community Services to reverse the decision to reduce lab testing in rural hospitals and ensure that the people of rural Newfoundland have accessible health care.
“Losing these good jobs, affects not only the staff members but their families and the communities in which they live and the stores they shop at.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
As NUPGE President James Clancy puts it in his foreword, “unions promote fairness in the workplace and the economy, they strengthen democracy and they participate in broader social movements for social justice.”
Health care workers have ratified a new five-year collective agreement by a vote of 64.6 per cent.