Members to vote on new agreement.
“This is an important process, and deserves to be taken seriously. We ask that it slow down so that appropriate consultation can occur,” said OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
"Cooperation and positive working relationships are often the keys to success,” said Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBUPPE President.
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Bargaining to gear up for round of negotiations in September.
Frederiction (16 July 2013) – The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE/NUPGE) has signed a collective agreement with the New Brunswick Community College, which represents bargaining unit of 420 instructors.
Bargaining environment was more challenging due to the restraints on free collective bargaining, which was not occurring at the table.
UCN announced it is suspending six programs in Thompson and four offered in The Pas, with five of the 10 being one-year certificate programs and the other two-year programs.
OPSEU/NUPGE is determined to continue its fight for the right of part-time workers in the 24 Ontario colleges to be represented by our union.
“The Ministry is moving this work to contingent part-time workers, and away from support workers who have over 20 years’ experience and who have made significant impacts in the lives of parents and students with disabilities,” Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Members negotiate improvements to working conditions and benefits plus a 5.25 per cent increase to wage.
NB Union (NBU/NUPGE) signs collective agreements for community college members.
Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.
Members support baragaining demands with overwhelming strike vote.
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