The report also recommends extending coverage under the Interim Federal Health Program to caregivers denied coverage under a provincial health plan
Precedent setting decision flows from discrimination against white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dating back to the 1880s, the program includes two operations in the Kingston, Ont. area, and others near Dorchester, N.B., Stony Mountain, Man., Prince Albert, Sask. and Innisfail, Alta.
'A major step forward to protect and improve jobs at the LCBO ... your team is unanimously recommending that you vote in favour." - OPSEU.
Despite numerous requests from NUPGE and SGEU, the Saskatchewan minister of labour has refused to make public his government’s reply to the ILO on NUPGE complaint against restrictive labour laws.
'From entry level clerk to college professor, OPSEU members repeatedly demonstrate the kind of province-wide solidarity that gets the job done for working people.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Closure of Halifax facility of Canadian Blood Services would leave only two centres in Canada – Toronto and Calgary.
'Pride in our members - Pride in our union.'
OPSEU reaches 'historic tentative agreement' with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).
There has been an increase of more than 50 per cent in demand for Charlottetown's women's shelter.
'Both teams are working diligently and we hope that our work will pay off before long.'
Court ruling says freedom of association rights are guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
'I would like to congratulate all award recipients this year and thank them for their contributions and commitment.' - Peter Olfert.
'No wonder the most enthusiastic endorsements have come from employer oriented think tanks.'
Random drug testing without reasonable cause is an "unwarranted intrusion" on employees' privacy and "an unjustifiable affront to their dignity."
LCBO workers scheduled to walk out at 12:01 a.m. June 24 in showdown over exploitation of part-time workers.
Canada can, and should, reject proposed Harper free trade deal with bloody Colombian regime.
'NAPE is calling on government to immediately re-open the depots they closed this spring.' - Carol Furlong.
Instead of getting behind ill-conceived Alberta /British Columbia (ABC) plan, western premiers should use their clout to call for a national pension summit
Harper government to force Internet service providers to give police access to information on all Canadian Internet subscribers and all their private communications – without a court warrant.
'Unemployment is especially serious this year – at the height of a severe economic recession –- and a deep cause of concern among Aboriginal communities.' - James Clancy.
Four unions have reached a settlement with the BC government that provides compensation for community social services workers who lost job security provisions under the Liberal government's 2002 contract-breaking legislation known as Bill 29.
'They lost $24 billion and they wiped out the last four years of contributions in that loss.'
Exposed to risk doing daily diagnostic tests.
(18 June 2009) - Canada has a shameful secret, says NUPGE president James Clancy. It is one of only nine countries in the world that have failed to ratify the International Labour Organization's Convention No. 29 on Forced Labour.
'We are prepared to take job action to fight off the concessions tabled by this employer.' - Bargaining chair Brenda Thompson.
Workers at colleges and institutes, including instructors and support staff, met for a two-day meeting in Ottawa.
'This compensation will assist our members who had filed grievances in the wake of Bill 29.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
'Whatever the reasons for this centralization, the new technology is not it.' - Elisabeth Ballermann.
Public sector workers pay 8% to 9% of their income to finance public pension plans, far more than the 3% to 5% contribution rate for other workers with pensions. - NUPGE's Larry Brown.
Assaults, threats and firings for union activists remain common around the world.
Rejects B.C. Labour Relations Board ruling involving anti-union practices during construction of the Canada Line rapid transit link.
'The politicians and policy makers need to hear from Canadians.' - Shelley Ward.
Pride Week is associated with Pride Month which is celebrated in many areas of Canada and around the world in June as well as over the summer months.
Unlike funding relief measures adopted by other jurisdictions, workers have no say but assume the risks to their pension plans if the current market downturn continues for an extended period
The defined benefit pension plan remains intact with benefits protected and no other concessions were made.
Longer-term response now required to deal with outbreak that may last months or years.
'The union is pleased to have gained a number of substantial new benefits for employees.'
'The BCGEU will work with the provincial government to protect public services.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
'We need a focus on improving access to health care services – not reducing access.' - HSABC president Reid Johnson.
Harper government rejects or partially rejects more than half of all recommendations contained in the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of Canada.
None are assigned to meat plants despite Canada's deadly listeriosis crisis and promises made by the federal agricultural minister.
Community forums asking ordinary citizens to come forward with 'concrete ideas ... that work for everybody.'
'Who would believe that NDP orange would cover Nova Scotia... ' - NDP Premier-elect Darrell Dexter.
'By working together, we can produce real solutions that will strengthen all of us.'
B.C. and Saskatchewan unions now calling for similar training and safety standards.
'Governments should underwrite the pension plans of Canadian workers because to do anything else would be unfair and economically disastrous.' - Larry Brown, NUPGE.
NAPE says home care and support services for persons with disabilities must be addressed in Newfoundland and Labrador.
5.9 million Canadian workers belong to workplace pension plans representing only 32 percent of the workforce
'Our findings are frightening. Unless you're Warren Buffett, your family is just one serious illness away from bankruptcy.' - Harvard's Dr. David Himmelstein.
'Every election, we draw on issues identified by you, the membership, to develop questions for the registered political parties.' - NSGEU.
The best way to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is not to put them there in the first place.
'I think we need to look at our whole system and re-evaluate how these calls come in.' - Tim Scharer, Winnipeg Paramedics Local 911.
Former Ontario Superior Court Judge James Farley, who oversaw Air Canada's 2003 bankruptcy, will seek a solution on the company's pension and other issues
'Net neutrality is a cornerstone of an innovative economy. The federal government must ensure that there is no interference.' - Charlie Angus, NDP MP.
Report condemns lack of palliative services for terminally ill in Newfoundland and Labrador.
'We should embrace the future and the possibilities it holds.' - Patty Rout.
(2 June 2009) - Canada's social infrastructure is starving for funds despite right-wing lies about the cause of Jim Flaherty's projected $50 billion deficit.
MGEU is one of the event's main sponsors. 'A great way to support of social justice and human rights,' union says.
'There is no union in Canada that is better at running strikes than we are.' - OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Tri-national Statement Responds to Industry Pledge to Commercialize GE Wheat