“Capital Health bargained like it expected the McNeil government to bring in essential services legislation in the event it couldn’t reach a deal. That interference meant Capital Health felt no pressure to reach a deal.” — Jessome, NSGEU President.
OPSEU/NUPGE members look to arbitration to resolve outstanding issues.
Claims that the Lean methodology produces savings have also been called into question. For example one Lean “success” at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan cost $30 million more than the original estimate.
Ratification of tentative agreement will take place on April 2.
Collective agreement for more 47,000 health care workers in B.C. expires on March 31, 2014. The employer continues to refuse to address major issues.
“The Wynne government sold the public on the idea of urgent care centres to relieve pressure on the ERs, now they appear to be flip-flopping in Kingston and sending patients back to an overloaded KGH,” says Thomas.
“We need legislation that shines a spotlight on abuses of the election process, but this act allows anti-democratic actions to stay in the shadows.” — Jamie Biggar, LeadNow.ca
Want to know more about corporate tax evasion? Listen to Dennis Howlett from Canadians for Tax Fairness on CBC Radio's Sunday Edition, this Sunday, March 16, at 9 a.m., to hear how much revenue Canada is losing and what we can do about it.
Before the Conservatives took over, lying in Parliament was considered to be completely unacceptable; a Minister caught lying was expected to resign. But that was back when governments believed in democratic principles.
“The employer’s first priority should be to ensure a safe workplace. They have a legal obligation to eliminate the risk of violence to workers. Violence is not acceptable at any workplace.” — Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Sufficient staffing levels and job security at the heart of strike by campus safety workers at Carleton University.
Help us stop the privatization of food services in corrections and young offender facilities in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Join the Lobby Day Blitz on March 14. Speak out for the jobs of 64 corrections food services staff, and the future of our public services.
“We welcome the modernization of BC’s liquor laws,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker. “But there are more questions than answers in this announcement and we expect more discussion with the ministry and the Liquor Distribution Branch as these reforms unfold.”
USB professors continue to try to reach a settlement until strike date.
The New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) wishes to congratulate Mr. Milner on this award.