Tax fairness and support for public services part of fiscal update.
BBQ to be held to celebrate keeping mental health facility in Abbotsford open.
"We are disappointed that the Chamber came out with this report which is neither in the interests of Ontarians nor in the interests of many of the Chamber’s members.” — Natalie Mehra, executive director of the OHC
Major issues are on the bargaining table for HSABC/NUPGE nursing members.
True collaboration doesn't exclude perspectives and ideas from those working in the field, in fact, true collaboration welcomes these.
"Recognizing PTSD as a presumed workplace injury will ensure that our public service workers who do dangerous and stressful work are properly supported by our government.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"The Premier and the Minister of Health have to step back and start addressing the real issues facing patient care and health care providers — one of the major issues being nurse- to-patient ratios.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President
"Ontario now joins Alberta and Manitoba with legislation that creates the presumption that when first responders are diagnosed with PTSD it is work-related," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“New buildings are only as good as the people who work in them." — Val Avery, HSABC President
"We’ve witnessed the devastating impacts on workers and the community when public services are caught up in a competitive bidding process and sold off to the lowest bidder. The evidence is clear — the services suffer and costs soar.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We look forward to sharing resources and expertise with these new members as we continue to meet the needs of the people we serve.” — Deb Gordon, OPSEU Chair, Child Treatment sector
PEIUPSE/NUPGE members at three workplaces will see improvements to the working conditions as they ratify collective agreements.
"We welcome awareness campaigns and research but the WSIB needs to presume that PTSD is a workplace-acquired illness for first responders. That means putting presumption right into the legislation. It’s the only way a PTSD strategy will be truly effective." — Jamie Ramage, OPSEU Ambulance Division Chair
"Seniors live on fixed incomes and are already struggling. An increase in Pharmacare costs may be the difference between rent and food on the table or medication." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“After receiving a devastating diagnosis, and then having to leave home, a patient’s stay at A Port in a Storm means they don’t have to sweat the small stuff and can focus on healing.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President