“All these changes are positive. But not one of them addresses the current and most significant problems we’re facing – the lack of pension protection and retirement security for Canadians” Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer
'ATLAS provided vital services that won't be replaced.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
Advises workers with family services and housing department to 'hold off' until more information is available.
New Statistics Canada study finds dramatic increase over the past decade, validating concerns expressed by peace officers.
Demonstrators remind Premier Gordon Campbell of promise to create the best support system in Canada.
Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice no longer plans to unveil an outline for regulations for Canada’s greenhouse gas pollution before December’s UN climate summit in Copenhagen.
'It is such an honour to come together on something so important to all of us – our members and our families.' - Joan Jessome, NSGEU president.
'All health care workers in our province who provide dedicated frontline care should be treated with dignity, respect, and equality by their government.' - Dwain Lingenfelter.
Manitoba Federation of Labour conducting online survey to assess extent of situation.
Larry Brown to address delegates on 'pension protection and retirement income security.'
The average funding level for OECD defined benefit pension plans went up from a 24% deficit at the end of 2008 to an estimated 18% deficit by June this year.
The limited protection is the same as what Quebec government offered all pension plans in the province in January 2009.
Edmonton, Regina and Saskatoon proclaim Nov. 6 Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day
OPSEU president prepares members to fight unpaid days off and massive privatization in wake of $24.7 billion deficit announcement.
The bill would prohibit the importation of goods that fail to meet the labour standards as set out by the International Labour Organization Conventions and Protocols.
On October 21, Conservative and Liberal MPs joined forces to delay passage of Bill C-311, the Copenhagen Climate Bill.
A 2009 study shows that employers receive, on average, a benefit of $1.47 for every $1 invested in apprenticeship training, up 9 cents since the 2006 pilot study.
Legislation will allow an employee who meets pension plan retirement criteria to continue working, and accrue additional benefits, while receiving pension benefits.
Average estimated solvency ratio of federally regulated DB pension plans at June 30, 2009 was 88 percent
On November 6th the Government of Manitoba and MGEU will recognize the importance of highlighting the work of Manitoba's Community Social Service Workers and to acknowledge their vital contribution to our communities.
"CRTC decision signifies that traffic management is not a free-for-all and the days of ISPs arguing that they can do whatever they please on their networks is over. That said, it also guarantees that traffic management practices such as throttling will continue and it is going to take more complaints to concretely address the issue." Michael Geist
NUPGE launches the second year of recognition for community social service workers.
'His life was a calling to right the wrongs in life … a calling that meant he simply didn’t want to just protect the marginalized in our communities ... he wanted to empower people so they could take their rightful places in our communities and workplaces' - NUPGE president James Clancy.
The Netherlands (80.5) and Canada (76.2) scored highest in this index due to the level of minimum public pension and a relatively high net replacement rate of income for median income earners.
'The Local 572 bargaining team thanks everyone for their tremendous support.' - OPSEU.
(16 Oct. 2009) - The objectives of the legislation are threefold: to eliminate sectoral bargaining, to allow the establishment of employer-dominated company unions and to greatly reduce the power of unions in the construction industry.
'This government is getting out of caring for seniors and trying to turn a quick buck by selling off some valuable properties.' - Darryl Walker.
'Industry has been consulted but the people of the province have been left in the dark.'
Only 30 percent of women have a formal financial plan to meet their retirement goals
'Communities in which community medical laboratories have been closed due to Ontario government policies include Hamilton, Napanee, Smiths Falls, Perth, Bracebridge and Winchester.' - Ontario Health Coalition.
Severance packages will be calculated on the basis of 1.5 weeks of pay for each year of service to a maximum of 52 weeks.
'NAPE is at a loss to understand the haste in moving on the matter.' - Carol Furlong.
'The main goal has to be public safety. Providing support, supervision and rehabilitation programs upon an offender's release into the community is critical.' - James Clancy.
'Even more than immigrants, temporary migrants like farm workers, live-in caregivers, construction workers and others face exploitative and precarious work and living conditions.'
'Only 38% of paid workers have workplace pensions.'- Monica Townson.
The private consultants behind the eHealth spending scandal weren’t able to contain themselves from pinching the public purse for every last dime." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Increasing incarceration of people with mental issues is cruel and unusual punishment – NUPGE.
'Both sides worked together to make the work site a better place for the staff and clients.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
Among developed nations, Canada will now stand alone in Copenhagen blocking global progress.
804 people surveyed across the province in mid-September by NRG Research Group.
The Human Resources Council for the Voluntary & Non-profit Sector is conducting a confidential survey which may be of interest to individuals aged 45+ planning to retire or make other work changes, or who are already retired.
The Canadian Press is reporting that a leaked internal government report warns that the B.C. health system could be overwhelmed by a surge in critically ill patients at the peak of this flu season.
'We all need to learn more about the burden of mental illness on individuals, families and our society and try to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of those Canadians who are suffering in silence.' - James Clancy.
Occasion marked annually by the International Labour Organization and worker groups around the globe.
Fines implemented in the hopes of reducing injuries and fatalities in the workplace.
'Inmate counts at provincial jails continue to significantly exceed capacity – in some cases by as much as 100%.'
'It means that they're not really interested in the perspectives of Canadian environmental groups and faith-based groups and labour unions and indigenous organizations and youth groups on this issue.'
Two bills now before Parliament would address serious problems with 2004 legislation intended to make cheaper generic drugs available to countries fighting AIDS, malaria and other epidemics.
'I want to assure our members that the terms and conditions of the current collective agreements will continue to apply.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
'These health care workers stood strong throughout the last 13 months and they should feel very proud of what they’ve accomplished together.' - HSAA spokesman Scott Pattison.
Hundreds of provincial employees expected to be called into service during 2010 Games.
At the UN climate negotiations in Bangkok Canada wins the first place Fossil of the Day award
'Over the long term, every $1 invested in quality child care programs returns $2.54 in benefits to society.' - CCAAC.
Focusing attention on the crisis of murdered and missing Aboriginal women.
Fines of up to $500 will be imposed for using hand-held devices after a three-month education period.
'It is now clear that the BCNU will fall far short of their goal of a province-wide application for LPNs.'