“The employer’s first priority should be to ensure a safe workplace. They have a legal obligation to eliminate the risk of violence to workers. Violence is not acceptable at any workplace.” — Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Sufficient staffing levels and job security at the heart of strike by campus safety workers at Carleton University.
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“We welcome the modernization of BC’s liquor laws,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker. “But there are more questions than answers in this announcement and we expect more discussion with the ministry and the Liquor Distribution Branch as these reforms unfold.”
USB professors continue to try to reach a settlement until strike date.
The New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) wishes to congratulate Mr. Milner on this award.
Negotiations bring improvements to NAPE/NUPGE members.
A cautious, stay-the-course budget with little substantial change from the previous years.
While Carleton University has grown from 20,000 students in 2007 to more than 30,000 students today, the number of Campus Safety workers has not increased to match this growth in need.
“This report fails to show the needed commitment and resources to adequately address this ongoing tragedy – a tragedy that is a reflection on Canada as a whole,” said NWAC President, Michèle Audette.
In a misguided effort to cut back on costs, Nova Scotia's Capital District Health Association (CDHA) brought in a policy of not replacing nurses’ first sick call. This leads to nurses working short and, in turn, they are putting patient safety at risk.
B.C.’s 2014 budget contains $51 million in cuts to post-secondary funding over 3 years – forcing colleges and universities across B.C. to consider layoffs, program cuts and student fee increases to deal with increasing deficits.
“Families and frontline staff who support people with developmental disabilities have made compelling pleas for help to all three of Ontario’s political parties and we expect swift and substantial action,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE).
“Clearly, this government thinks it’s OK to line the pockets of the One Per Cent, while leaving the rest of us languishing in packed Emergency Rooms or in painfully long lineups for treatment,” says president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE), Elisabeth Ballermann.
“I am proud of the work my union and the labour movement as a whole has done for women’s rights. Working together with our allies we have truly made major gains for women’s equality,” said James Clancy, NUPGE's National President. “As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s join together to end violence against women and better help the victims."