"From Newfoundland to B.C, we are all affected by government and corporate decisions which have a negative impact on our lives," Clancy says. "The upside is that by working together, by putting our energy into action, we have the strength and resolve to change the direction of our country. We can make a difference for generations to come. And we will." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Experienced team heads into bargaining in May.
"We are supporting Ken because he sees, like we do, the importance in articulating the value and contributions of unions to the broader public," says Clancy. "Undoubtedly, we must work with our members to build a stronger labour movement but we also need to talk to Canadians who aren't unionized about the role we play in improving the lives of all."
Focusing on four areas — eat, grow, transform, share — Canadians are being urged to do more than just talk about improving the environment.
Unions Matter examines the critical role that unions and strong labour rights play in reducing income inequality and promoting the social well-being of all citizens.
“Given the findings of the Select Committee, the crisis in Ontario’s developmental services can no longer be swept under the rug. I want to congratulate the Wynne government for following through with this substantial response to a serious crisis,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Two years since the start of negotiations, MGEU/NUPGE members vote to accept new contract.
"The real story is that government has reduced the benefits of over 13,000 pension holders by up to 29 per cent and is saving half a billion dollars. It’s not fair or accurate to then blame the current deficit solely on the public pension.” — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
The Newfoundland government is selling off residential care group homes to the private sector. Residents will lose their continuity of care and will experience major upheaval due to changes.
On April 16, Equal Pay Day, we continue the push for women's equality and to end gender-based wage discrimination.
“By speaking with Ministers Cadieux and McRae, we were able to express our members’ frustrations, and to lobby for our members’ rights and their working conditions,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
MGEU/NUPGE members hope conciliation will help achieve a fair and reasonable settlement.
Preparations will now begin to negotiate a new collective agreement for the information technology members.
Together Women Win is the theme of the next Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW). Deadline for registration is June 1.