Poor record cited on issues such as missing Aboriginal women, slow progress on land claims, funding cuts to women's groups and treatment of prisoners in Afghanistan.
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day as recognized by the World Health Organization.
'We have to try new ways ... to get this message across.' - Kevin O'Brien.
'Child care is a critical piece of the puzzle for many Manitobans these days.' - Gord Mackintosh, family services and housing minister.
Updates and links are being posted regularly by the Ontario health ministry and by OPSEU.
Poll finds 90% believe chartered banks should be required to cut interest rates by the full amount of cuts approved by the Bank of Canada.
Farm sector total net revenues increased for the second consecutive year to $3.3 billion — up $1.3 billion.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas calls on the province to come up with a joint plan to deal with overcrowding, safety and other issues affecting front-line workers.
Communityâorganized Town Hall Meeting coincides with the Federal Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) hearings in Toronto on June 1st & 2nd, 2009. HUMA is a committee of MPs from all parties.
The number of food inspectors devoted to monitoring processed meat plants would have to double to do an adequate job, union says.
'We need serious reforms that improve access to the EI program and enhance benefits in order to help families who are reeling from this economic crisis.'
'They’re repeating the same old tired myths about what caused the current crisis and what should be done.'
Join the online letter campaign now. Thousands of e-mails and phone calls are having an impact. Liberal MPs are the key. Let's keep up the pressure.
$50-million class action suit could involve up to 4,000 employees of company contracted by Alberta Health Services to handle payroll and benefits.
Union now represents almost 700 employees at B.C.’s second largest casino.
(24 May 2009) - As long as Harper and his cabinet let the big banks write the rules, we'll continue to have a financial system that's good for them and bad for everyone else.
'People can’t survive on part-time, temporary, disposable jobs and neither can communities.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
CPP Investment Board says long-term outlook remains stable despite setbacks caused by turmoil in international economic markets.
'We are very pleased once again to be chosen as the union to represent health care workers.' - Carol Furlong.
Rise in firings, intimidation, coersion, threats, surveillance, retaliation and harassment demonstrate need for Employee Free Choice Act.
'This government thinks profits instead of people and this is toxic to our vibrant Crowns.'' - Wendy Sol, Save Our Saskatchewan Crowns (SOS).
Bolstering funding to Community Colleges and Institutions is essential to full economic recovery and the building of a green economy.
President Elizabeth Ballermann to address delegates on health 'reform' and other key issues.
National poll finds that 70% want government to crack down harder on food companies and devote more resources to keeping the food supply safe.
Settlement in line wth other public sector contracts negotiated with the province in the current round of bargaining.
NUPGE leaflet puts focus on Canadian women struggling to cope with severe economic problems.
'NAPE has been telling government for many years that there are systemic problems.' - Carol Furlong.
(18 May 2009) - The “experts” had their chance. We tried it their way. It didn’t work. Now it’s our turn. It’s our turn to ensure our governments find real economic alternatives that work for everybody. — Commentary by NUPGE president James Clancy.
Employers reap gains worth $6.03 billion but the cost in employee burnout is significant.
Leaked AHS newsletter outlines plans to close or downgrade 10 hospitals and shows lack of transparency by the Stelmach government.
NUPGE has supported this initiative with funding through its "Building International Sisterhood campaign" projects.
New survey by Statistics Canada says more than 80% were fleeing an abusive situation.
'The private sector has failed miserably.... The only way to ensure that all Canadians are able to retire with security and dignity is by expanding Canada's public pension system.' - James Clancy.
University of Toronto professor crunches numbers from 41,666 Statistics Canada interviews.
'This is extremely timely as hospitals have been dealing with this problem for quite some time.' - PEIUPSE.
What will re-elected Campbell government do with proposal to radically dismantle public services?
'The effort to end homophobia cannot be separated from the struggle to extend respect and dignity to all human beings everywhere.' - James Clancy, NUPGE national president.
'The employer has agreed to arbitrate this issue, which was what the union proposed at the bargaining table in December.'
'There is much work to do.... I hope to continue this work on your behalf.'
NDP again asks Parliament to pass legislation that would lay a foundation for a national child care system.
Workers face wide-range of health and safety concerns as well as attacks on job security, wages and benefits.
'Public services represent an investment in our common good... in our communities... in each other.'
Abuse of casual workers is the key issue. The LCBO makes more than $200,000 a year per worker ($1.6 billion) yet casual workers earn less than $20,800 a year.
'The province wants to cut back their vacation no matter how many hours they work or how many years they’ve devoted to Manitobans.'
AbitibiBowater granted permission under the Companies’ Creditors Agreement Act (CCAA) to suspend payments on its unfunded pension liabilities.
OPSEU urging members to join workers rallies planned by CLC and other groups in major centres in the coming months.
Similar programs are already operating in Ontario and Saskatchewan.
'Successive Canadian governments, including the current Harper administration, have refused to ratify three key Conventions or to explain their failure to do so.' - NUPGE, CTF, CPA, UFCW Canada.
Private British Columbia highway contractors rewarded by Liberal government of Premier Gordon Campbell despite repeatedly failing safety inspections.
'Opening these new specialty wine stores is just a way of turning liquor sales over to private interests.' - SGEU president Bob Bymoen.
Community-based women's shelters look to the international scene to find solutions that help women escape domestic violence.
Air Canada appears to be headed for a showdown with its unions over the airline’s underfunded pension plans.
BCGEU survey finds 93% of all private store prices higher than government-run stores. None were lower.
Delegates gather in Halifax from across Nova Scotia for union's biennial convention.
Murders, escapes, drug-dealing, overcrowding, underfunding and suicide behind unauthorized strike by thousands of correctional officers in France.
UPDATED May 5 - 'Health care workers providing direct care – in the same room or in close contact – to SRI patients are advised to wear properly fit-tested N-95 respirators.'
OPSEU develops an accessibility audit to evaluate its regional offices as a way to highlight all accessibility issues and provide recommendations for fixing them.
'All they’re asking is that they get a fair and respectful deal when it comes to their hard-earned vacation.' - Peter Olfert.
NDP MLA introduces private member's bill following tragic death of highways department employee Jim Gallenger.
BCGEU responds to bogus suggestion by Vancouver Province writer on NDP and beer prices.
CEP asked the court to force the company to respect an agreement that allows employees with 20 years of service to retire at age 57, instead of 58
Criticism of CPP investment Board as it plans to provide managers with pay bonuses after pension plan lost $13.8-billion in last year
Fifteen universities have some form of defined benefit plan with combined assets of over $13 billion
Three individuals with a strong union background have been appointed to key positions
'Why not leave the front line service positions alone and explain the million dollars spent on consultants?' - NBUPPE.
40% cut to park ranger staff shows lack of environmental commitment.
The Expenditure Restraint Act violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by denying workers' rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.