"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 the Alberta government had used a traditional procurement process in the first place, the 19 new schools would have been built already. Instead, students will spend an extra year in overcrowded schools.
"Thanks to the work of our All Together Now! (ATN) campaign talking to Canadians about the need to tax fairness in Canada, we have seen a shift in how people see the issue." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“NUPGE is proud to be a sponsor of the World Pride Human Rights Conference. We are also pleased to have such a large contingent of activists attending World Pride Toronto, as well as other Pride events across the country.” James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"The goal of the All Together Now! campaign and the Fairness Express bus tour has been to show people that there are solutions to the problems we are facing," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Two is better than one, though one could be good too. Four or more just lessens the chore, and five pulls it all through,” sings Ben Cottrill, the winner of the Why Unions Matter contest for April 2014.
“I’d like to be able to find full-time work in journalism, but those jobs are hard to find,” says Why Unions Matter winner Matt Creed. “I know I’m not the only one in this grind—seems like everybody is going through the same thing right now.”
"Every day we were thanked for listening, for focusing on solutions and for bringing people together. I'd say the tour has been a success in this province." — Felicia Fahey, OPSEU Executive Board member and Fairness Express engager.
"If cancelling a privatization deal in Britain for one of their small town hospitals saves $122 million, we can only imagine how much money the more than 200 P3 privatization deals are costing Canadians."