“These are disappointing actions from an employer who depends on the goodwill of the public and the commitment of its workers,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
“There are solidarity pickets going up at other home support agencies across the province as our members go out on strike tomorrow and take a stand for parity. This is an issue of fairness for all NSGEU/NUPGE home support workers.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
Contract talks completed for health care providers in Saskatchewan.
“Home support workers provide an invaluable service to our community. We hope the government recognizes the value of their work, and await their reply. These workers deserve the same hourly wage as someone doing the same job in hospitals.” - Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“We welcome the prospect of good jobs being maintained at the plant, which has served as the keystone of Leamington’s economy for generations,” says Robert Crawford, President of UFCW Canada Local 459.
Countdown to strike action about to start for more Nova Scotia home support workers.
"Our members appreciated the solidarity, not only of the brewery movement but from people across sectors. The donations, words of encouragement and campaigning for a fair deal helped the strikers keep going until the end." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Imposed pension changes miss the mark, says HSAA/NUPGE.
Workers in Alberta continues to organize against unjust pension attacks. Join the rally to show your support for pensions!
The impending passage of Bill C-525 will be a victory for neither Canadians nor democracy. The only people celebrating will be those few at the top who will gain even more profit and control over our politics, economies and lives.
“Nurses know they need to take a stand to ensure they are able to deliver safe patient care moving into the future.” - Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
The agreement is clear, and yet HSABC/NUPGE has over 200 members affected by issues of inappropriate layoff or reduction of hours, with more grievances filed every day. In effect, these employers have been breaking the contract and HSABC/NUPGE has been fighting back.
"We welcome its creation, and believe that it will help empower self-advocates, families and other individuals supporting adults with developmental disabilities.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
"These workers provide vital services to the people of Peterborough and surrounding area. The employer needs to recognize that fact, and put forward a contract offer in keeping with it.”— Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Labour activists came together for a one-day conference highlighting diversity issues in the workplace.