“We welcome the prospect of good jobs being maintained at the plant, which has served as the keystone of Leamington’s economy for generations,” says Robert Crawford, President of UFCW Canada Local 459.
Countdown to strike action about to start for more Nova Scotia home support workers.
"Our members appreciated the solidarity, not only of the brewery movement but from people across sectors. The donations, words of encouragement and campaigning for a fair deal helped the strikers keep going until the end." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Imposed pension changes miss the mark, says HSAA/NUPGE.
Workers in Alberta continues to organize against unjust pension attacks. Join the rally to show your support for pensions!
The impending passage of Bill C-525 will be a victory for neither Canadians nor democracy. The only people celebrating will be those few at the top who will gain even more profit and control over our politics, economies and lives.
“Nurses know they need to take a stand to ensure they are able to deliver safe patient care moving into the future.” - Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
The agreement is clear, and yet HSABC/NUPGE has over 200 members affected by issues of inappropriate layoff or reduction of hours, with more grievances filed every day. In effect, these employers have been breaking the contract and HSABC/NUPGE has been fighting back.
"These workers provide vital services to the people of Peterborough and surrounding area. The employer needs to recognize that fact, and put forward a contract offer in keeping with it.”— Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Labour activists came together for a one-day conference highlighting diversity issues in the workplace.
“BCGEU members know all too well that budget cuts have undermined the delivery of public services and that these cuts have a negative impact on the economy.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
"Whether it is sharing a biographic database of people who cross the border or the review of Canadian bank accounts with more than $50,000 to determine if they are “U.S. reportable” the freedom and privacy of Canadians is rapidly eroding away" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"I conclude on a balance of probabilities that the applicants have established that the membership of AUPE, specifically in the Crown bargaining unit, will experience irreparable harm if the proposed injunction is not granted." — Justice Denny Thomas.
Home support workers in Nova Scotia are trying to negotiate wage parity with workers in the hospital setting. Northwood is one of many who are refusing to recognize their worth.
"We work on behalf of our members to promote and protect their rights in the workplace but our social justice work ensures that all people can achieve full equality, union and non-union, here in Canada and around the world." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.