Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically.
Detailed document on party health care positions compiled by the B.C. Health Coalition.
Fee charged to patients will be replaced with 'tray fee' paid by Alberta Health Care Insurance.
'Ministry of Transportation needs to take back control of costs and operational outcomes to determine value for money.'
Employers using crisis to push for looser regulation of how pension workers' money is managed.
'This year’s edition, Rise as One, recognizes working-class Winnipeggers, past and present.'
'I'm concerned about what this may foreshadow for other parts of the public service after the election. - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.'
In 1927, the Japanese Camp and Millworkers Union became the first union of Asian workers to become affiliated to a national labour central, the Trades and Labour Congress.
'Unfortunately we are bargaining with an employer that does not realize just how much has changed.' - Vanda Klumper.
James Clancy writes to Canadian government as observances are planned to mark the 25th National Day of Mourning for employees killed and injured on the job.
'A devastating impact on women, particularly those living in poverty, women of colour, Aboriginal women, and other marginalized women.' - HSABC
Twenty-five years ago, in 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) launched what was to become a worldwide remembrance for workers killed on the job.
'The public system isn't broken but the way the provincial government continues to underfund it is.' - Friends of Medicare. UPDATED
Lieutentant General Roméo Dallaire receives OPSEU's the prestigious Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Award for his extraordinary humanitarian efforts as UN Commander in Rwanda
“This award is not just about me. It’s about teaching every person within OPSEU that as a member of the union you can make a difference. All you have to do is say you want to.”
Vaisakhi marks the birth of Sikhism and the beginning of the New Year
'This clearly shows a lack of respect for the members who provide police services.' - Joan Jessome
'If any government wants to kick working people when they’re down, they will have a fight on their hands the likes of which they have never seen before.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Urges members to get active in their union and communities to make a difference.
'It’s brutal, dishonest, economically asinine and painful to observe.... Union wages account for about 7% of the cost of a car.' - Larry Brown.
HSAA hopes laboratory company will now engage in meaningful negotiations.
Hands-free devices will continue to be allowed.
The latest emissions calculations are now in for 2007 and Canada has exceed their Kyoto target by 34.2%. By 2012 Canada has committed to meet a Kyoto target of 556.5 Mt of greenhouse gas emissions, but since 1990 has risen steadily topping 747 Mt in 2007.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas says convention theme dedicates union to moving members forward.
Canada has one of the lowest child care access rates in the industrialized world and fees are among the highest.
Economic crisis brings together public and private sector unions to protect wages, benefits, pensions and basic labour rights.
'Sandwich generation' needs help coping simultaneously with children and aging parents.'
'Like a gust of fresh wind blowing through the workplaces of Ontario.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Voters across British Columbia will choose a new government on May 12. BCGEU president Darryl Walker says he's already made up his mind. He's voting NDP.
'We expect Alberta Health Services (AHS) officials to conduct meaningful consultation with our union.' - HSAA president Elisabeth Ballermann.
To draw attention to the Bonn meetings in June, the Climate Action Network - Canada is turning up the heat on the KYOTOPlus campaign.
Advocates for safe workplaces have been pushing for more than a decade for legislation that protects workers from harassment and violence. Today, they had some good news.
"The financial crisis is not the fault of retirees, and they shouldn't have to shoulder a disproportionate amount of the burden because the province's pension guarantee fund is underfunded"
'Our public services are an unbeatable deal.... we get back much more than the amount we pay in taxes.'
Green jobs are good jobs. Green jobs benefit the environment. Green jobs will prepare Canada for a strong economic future.
Elections held at 95th annual SGEU convention in Prince Albert.
'DynaLife is failing to respect the most basic collective bargaining rights of hundreds of employees.'
Management demanding that employees accept a wage freeze.
Five million Canadians provide care for their loved ones with long-term health problems.
Massive 2005 survey collected responses from 12,200 nurses across the country.
Funding for 39 new ambulances, including a new high-tech model designed to improve comfort and safety for patients.
Restricting the ability of public sector unions to negotiate pay rates and compensation with their employers violates the rights to freedom of association guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Labour Congress has announced more details of rallies and events, addressing the economic crisis, that are taking place during the spring of 2009.
'The employer wants to weaken layoff language in our collective agreement and we’re not prepared to accept any take aways.'
'The suggestion we often hear, that taxes are a burden, hides the reality that our taxes fund public services that make Canada’s standard of living among the very best.'
Canadian Health Coalition challenges CMA president Dr. Robert Ouellet to stop misleading Canadians about private, for-profit health care.
'We will be discussing the value of public services, especially during a recession when our services are required more than ever.' - SGEU president Bob Bymoen.
'The Campbell government is to blame for this troubling situation because it's failed to properly enforce standards.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada says Canada should follow Norway's lead to exclude tobacco holdings from public funds.
New MSNBC show is broadcast five nights a week from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Giant retailer won't say whether it will close store as it did when operations were unionized in Jonquiere and Gatineau.
'When working people do well, business does well.' - LCBO.
Trying to negotiate contracts with three employers - Aramark, Sodexo and Compass.
'80% of hospitals are sinking into debt while the equivalent of 5,000 full-time jobs are expected to be eliminated this year alone.'
The existing RCMP Act 'interferes with the freedom of members of the RCMP to engage in collective bargaining.' - Justice Ian MacDonnell.
Legal challenge by CUPE forces delay until after May 19 hearing.
Ratification votes scheduled next week in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Sections 15 and 28 are part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because of the historic activism of Canadian women.
'Basically, it’s a strategy to have the application (to unionize) dismissed without counting the vote.' - Connie Huziak
Ontario Liberal government appeals to Canada's highest court to deny bargaining rights to agricultural workers
Province-wide SGEU campaign features firefighters, highways workers, social workers and corrections workers.
Needle Safety Regulation Expanded April 1, 2009
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) in the UK report that four in 10 teachers have faced verbal or physical aggression from a pupil's parents or guardian.
'Workers and artists share a common struggle for decent wages, healthy working conditions, and culturally-vibrant communities.'
NSGEU critical of province for not working with union to develop best way to plan for the future.
Clarification is important because the internet is now the biggest mode of communication that people have. A 2009 University of Toronto survey of more than 2000 students found 50 per cent had been bullied online.
Cool Comforts: Bargaining for our survival is available through the National Union office.
Harmonization is a flawed concept but jobs must be protected if Ontario adopts such a policy, says Warren (Smokey) Thomas
Preparations now underway in all sectors to reach new agreements before the expiry of current contracts in 2010.
'Three of four parties paid attention to all the recent science, the growing international consensus and the clear call by Canadians for bold action on climate change.'
'Protected under the collective agreement against disciplinary action for failure to cross a legal picket line.'
The Climate Change Accountability Act (C-311), a private member's bill tabled by NDP MP Bruce Hyer, will be voted on at second reading in House of Commons this afternoon. This groundbreaking bill would set national climate targets that allow Canada to play a responsible part in the global effort to tackle climate change.
'A significant victory for free speech and our democratic process.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.