Scheduling issues, reduced vacation and benefits, and other financial concessions are areas of major contention for MGEU/NUPGE members.
“It is apparent that these acts of violence are not simply isolated incidents, but are part of a troubling and growing trend in workplaces across the province" — Carol Furlong, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE).
While the closure of a company planning private plasma clinics in Ontario is a victory, more needs to be done to keep them from opening up elsewhere in Canada.
“While we are disappointed he did not accept our potential remedy, his ruling leaves open the opportunity that constitutional rights will be respected in his final arbitration decision.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“These systems always promise to provide faster health care service. But the reality is longer wait times for patients, more cost, and little or no benefit for most Canadians,” said Dr. Monika Dutt, Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare.
Are new Alberta Premier Prentice and Health Minister Mandel too busy playing politics and campaigning for their seats to give a mandate to Alberta Health Services to deal with vital day-to-day issues?
Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan calls for public disclosure of health region spending in light of misleading information being released to citizens.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas commends the bargaining team and staff for their work at the table and in preparing for arbitration.
Health regions signal that they will not follow spirit or letter of the Essential Services Legislation in a possible work stoppage.
Plaintiffs apply to postpone constitutional challenge in order to seek resolution in face of mounting public pressure and looming trial.
Strong majority opposes Harper healthcare funding regime – ready for Premiers to take a stand.
Survey conducted for the Canadian Medical Association finds 95% of Canadians support the need for a national strategy for seniors, health care.
"The public needs to connect the dots between the broken provincial revenue system and the broken Misericordia Hospital." — Michael Parker, HSAA Vice-President Human Resources.
"To date, health care employers seem determined to under-value and disrespect the important work being done for patients by our specialized health care professionals. We can only hope that this strike vote will finally force them to come to the table with a good faith offer" said President Wasylenko.
Experienced team heads into bargaining in May.