Community social service workers care for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. This new collective agreement goes a long way in recognizing their important contributions.
"A recent event at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) might have been a life threatening situation if not for the instinctive and quick reaction of experienced correctional officers, who should be commended for their handling of an extremely volatile situation, with few resources.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
The film’s director is David Yates, who made the last four Harry Potter movies. The actors involved include: Andrew Lincoln (star zombie-fighter on the hit AMC TV show The Walking Dead), Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love, Actually), Javier Cámara (star of Pedro Almodóvar films Talk to Her and Bad Education), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter), and Heike Makatsch (Love, Actually).
“The facts behind Jeffrey’s tragic neglect and death are unimaginable,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, who represents more than 3,600 child protection workers in the province. “But the coroner’s jury has provided the Ministry with a roadmap of recommendations that, if implemented immediately, will greatly reduce the risk of another tragedy like this to ever occur again.
“Alberta will now lead the way in Canada as being the worst offender for violating international labour standards that it has committed to uphold and promote.”
NUPGE alleges that the two pieces of legislation violate the basic principle of freedom of association as set out in the constitution of the ILO and the ILO Convention No. 87 – Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize (1948).
Home support workers are trying to negotiate fair wages that reflect the level of care they provide in the community, on par with hospital workers.
“It breaks my heart that, because of funding shortfalls, I’m not allowed enough time to give seniors and other home support clients the level of care that they need." — Donna Stubbe, community health worker.
Saskatchewan government's divisive approach does nothing to resolve problems and comes at the expense of people's basic rights.
“It is unfortunate that labour relations at Carleton University have come to this,” said OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “It’s time for the University to make some serious decisions about commitment to campus safety.”
New collective agreements in place for members at two colleges in Manitoba.
The list of missing and murdered women gets longer every year.
The National Union is providing financial contribution to the Russian LGBT Network and encourages others to do likewise. The Network is doing amazing work in the face of both state repression and street violence.