“The employer is also suggesting some serious clawbacks in their ‘Final Settlement Offer.’ What they have presented is simply unacceptable.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
"The average public sector pension is about $1,200 a month — hardly lavish. It is paid for by workers. The pension is in return for them turning down higher salaries in the private sector (oil and gas wages, anyone?) to provide vital services." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
"More and more, hospital professionals know that OPSEU is the union for changing times, and we have the experience that gets results for hospital workers.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Health science professionals have voted 76 per cent in favour of accepting a new five-year contract.
Low wages and poor benefits pushing more home support workers in Ontario onto picket line.
Using a P3 will cost the Québec public at least $1 billion more than if the hospital had been built using traditional procurement.
“Even though their own futures are uncertain, these members are putting their money towards the services that the patients of Providence Care will need in the community” said OPSEU President Smokey Thomas.
Albertans will be left to pick up the tab again, warns health-care union.
A new NANOS poll released during Medicare Week shows majority of Canadians want the federal government to provide fixed healthcare funding to the provinces that does not see-saw according to the relative strength of the economy.
The employer is threatening to make matters worse as they propose to cut three front line jobs at the agency after adding two new managers. Workers say the changes will challenge their ability to deliver consistent high-quality support for clients.
Psychiatric nursing HSABC/NUPGE members prepare for bargaining.
This will cost the Conservatives seats in the next election.
Our union is unrivalled for Allied Health Professionals because we have expertise in bargaining, research, and protecting our members when changes occur in the workplace. We are the union of choice for health care in Ontario.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
HSAA/NUPGE donates $10,000 while board member flies out to help disaster victims.
NSGEU/NUPGE members remain strong in the face of employer concessionary demands.