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.
“Support staff do the work that is not seen but is necessary to keep the schools functioning.”— Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
The Labour Relations Board decision is good news for BCGEU/NUPGE's new members, who will benefit from the union’s long experience at Broadmead Care.
“What we're hoping to accomplish with this publication is to promote greater coordination amongst unions to ensure that we present strong and coordinated arguments before the Courts.” — CFLR Board member James Clancy.
"The employer has an obligation to take measures to minimize the risk of violence in the workplace. Staffing shortages can put the Correctional Officers and the inmates at increased risk.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
If you spot the bus, come and say hi! The more Manitobans we meet and talk to about the important issues surrounding income inequality, the more successful this tour will be.