22 Jun 2015

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU/NUPGE) celebrated National Aboriginal Day by marking its service to the province’s Aboriginal community with the addition of two major entities in its membership fold.

18 Jun 2015

June 18, 2015, is Developmental Services: Worker Appreciation Day in Ontario. 

08 Jun 2015

CLGS management is trying to short change developmental services workers insisting that previously bargained wages and pay equity payments would be deducted from these new provincial funds.

03 Jun 2015

"The result proved conclusively that when it comes to the long-term interests of workers and their families, the decision to move to OPSEU/NUPGE is an obvious one based on proven results." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

01 Jun 2015

Community Social Services workers are rarely in the public eye — although the problems they help solve are often in the news. BCGEU/NUPGE is taking steps to put a face on this important work in our communities. 

21 May 2015

MGEU members negotiate improvements to collective agreement to help provide consistency of care for clients.

21 May 2015

“When it comes to social work, protection of the child’s best interest should trump everything else. Paige’s story is a tragedy.” —Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

20 May 2015

“That management wants to eliminate seniority-based promotional hiring is a non-starter for our members." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

14 May 2015

“Not only will these valuable public services be lost but Bridgewater and its economy will be hurt by the loss of these good jobs as this government continues to cut and centralize services." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

29 Apr 2015

Workers and reps call for government accountability delivering promised funding.

07 Apr 2015

“The report says that capacity and training ‘are areas requiring attention.' Well, duh! The front-line staff have been saying that since November, and it would not have cost the government $300,000 to listen to them.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

02 Apr 2015

New direct-funding Passport program for people with developmental disabilities is a clear privatization of services.

23 Mar 2015

“We have poured millions of taxpayers’ dollars into a system that is creating real hardship for people who depend on social assistance. At a certain point, we should cut our losses and move on.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President. 

26 Feb 2015

“I’m a fairly new employee and I had no idea what unions did for people. It was through conversations with co-workers that I heard so many positive things about the BCGEU/NUPGE.” — Jessica Keras, Salvation Army Centre of Hope worker, BCGEU/NUPGE member.

20 Feb 2015

“We are very disappointed in the government’s decision and failure to address the very pressing staffing problems in other ministry program areas." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.

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