"Only 66 per cent of the members voted in favour of this agreement. The employer has been given a clear message that the contract does not fully address all of the workers’ concerns." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Kiefer Sutherland, grandson of Tommy Douglas, narrates video as part of the launch of national campaign for a new Health Accord.
"The quality of health care that Canadians receive should not depend on where you live or your ability to pay," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“If the nurses of NSGEU/NUPGE are legislated back to work, it will be the third piece of anti-worker legislation from this government since they took office in October." — Rick Clarke, NSFL President.
Fifty developmental services bargaining units head into negotiations in 2014 with coordinated priorities, support, and strength.
Three years later, people in Wisconsin refuse to back down against Governor Walker's attack on workers.
“If Bill 4 passes, 2014 will be the year that B.C. Parks changed forever,” said Darryl Walker, BCGEU President. “This legislation opens the door to pipelines, oil and gas drilling and industrial activities that are counter to the values that created our parks system.”
"Mexican President Peña Nieto is well aware of what happened here, despite the denials of his bureaucrats and consular officials. The time for pretending is over. Now it is time to respect the laws of Canada." — Paul Meinema, National President, UFCW Canada
Heinz global restructuring looks to reduce workforce while increasing workloads.
Latest Why Unions Matter contest winner's entry is short, sweet, smart, and fun.
BCGEU/NUPGE calling for an end to contract flipping in seniors’ care.
“I want to be clear: the Union has offered to leave staff in the transplant and addictions units in the event of job action. The decision to shut down these services was made by Capital Health, not by nurses.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
"Capital Health bureaucrats and this government are ignoring the front-line workers' cries for help and pushing nurses into a position where they are forced to either continue to work in an unsafe environment, or take action." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
The March 25 Let People Vote! day of action is part of a growing movement focused on stopping the Harper government from introducing U.S.-style voter suppression into Canadian law.
Darryl Walker, President of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE), in a recent opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun says that celebrating B.C.'s Community Social Services Awareness Month is easier with newly negotiated funding increases to workers and services.