Social Services

July 20, 2016

"We are calling on the government to honour the financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

July 18, 2016

More than 100 people braved the unpredictable weather to support Macdonald Youth Services workers. 

Winnipeg (18 July 2015) — Despite the unpredictable weather, more than a hundred members of the Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) and supporters turned out for the Macdonald Youth Services Crisis Stabilization information picket on July 12.

July 14, 2016

“The newest members of the OPSEU/NUPGE family can rest assured that we’ll be working as hard for them as they do for the many people in Sudbury who reach out to them for help." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 12, 2016

“We are committed to getting these stories out in the open so people can understand what’s going on inside Waypoint.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU

July 11, 2016

“We are calling on the government to honour their financial commitment and do the right thing for these workers, vulnerable young people, and all Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

June 28, 2016

Delegates to NUPGE's 2016 Convention overwhelmingly adopted a campaign to defend and improve community services for all Canadians.

June 7, 2016

“We are overjoyed that We Care employees have voted to join our union for a real voice at work. — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

May 24, 2016

“I look forward to working with this new advisory council and the ministry to bring about overdue and meaningful improvements to our child welfare system, both within MCFD and within delegated Aboriginal agencies,” said President Smith. 

May 18, 2016

PEI UPSE/NUPGE members voted 84% in favour of the new collective agreement after a lengthy bargaining process.

May 12, 2016

“People can experience a crisis at any time, so crisis workers should be available to help at any time." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

Regina (12 May 2016) — Members of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union (SGEU/NUPGE) who work at the Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit regret that, due to funding cuts, as of June 1, they will no longer be able to provide services during daytime hours Monday to Friday.