“Climate change is the crisis of our time. We need to continue to build the awareness and sense of urgency in order to force our governments to seriously act.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
"We have made the point time and again how destructive is the use of replacement workers to the process of negotiation. The Supreme Court of Canada has already stated that the right to organize and bargain without interference is a protected right under the Charter. Anti-scab legislation is crutucal to those rights." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
Supporters can send a letter to Tim Houston, Nova Scotia Premier, Becky Druhan, Minister of Education, opposition parties and their MLA to tell them to end the strike and get back to the table to negotiate a fair deal.
Halifax (24 Oct. 2022) — Over 600 members of Local 73 of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees' Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) went on strike today. These workers are employed by the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education (AVRCE) and have been fighting for wage equity at the negotiating table.
Members of Local 73 include: early childhood educators, outreach workers, student support workers, office administration assistants, clerks, including receptionist/clerks, purchasing clerks, accounting clerks, payroll clerks, and transportation clerks, and IT support specialists.
Members of Alberta’s major health care unions are joining together to demand that the government of Alberta develop a plan to deal with the crisis in health care.
"It is time that the government and the employer show them how much they care about the work they do and the services they provide and come to the table with necessary improvements." — Sandra Mullen, NSGEU President
An economic report from Canadian Labour Congress and the Centre for Future Work proposes alternatives to a monetary policy-induced recession.
“We already represent hundreds of thousands of health care professionals across the country. MAHCP strengthens NUPGE’s voice as one of the largest health care and public sector unions in Canada.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
"During Danielle Smith’s victory speech, there was a specific threat to replace public health care providers with ‘others’ to do the job. Let’s be clear, ‘others’ means private corporations, and the last thing Alberta needs is more failed and costly experiments with their health care.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“This contract has the potential to improve the ability to recruit and retain workers in this sector, which is vital to public education.” — Sandra Mullen, NSGEU President
“Today, and every day, we say thank you to our members and other ECEs and child care workers for the important work you do. We see you, we appreciate you, and we will continue to advocate for you.” — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
Poverty and inequality are “the result of deliberate decisions or inaction that disempower the poorest and marginalized in our societies and violate their fundamental rights.”
"There's no time to miss out on revenue, but right now we see people suffering across the country. $30 billion could make a huge difference in people's lives." — Bert Blundon, NUPGE President
Health workers from across the country urge the Prime Minister to implement a comprehensive regularization plan for all undocumented people without exception and permanent residence for all migrants, including those in low-wage jobs.
“HSABC/NUPGE members have reached their breaking point. This action plan provides a promise that there is light at the end of the tunnel." — Kane Tse, HSABC President