Controversial deal would dump assets for far less than they are worth while giving up control of future energy policy.
OPSEU says success achieved after 'long and tedious process' dating back to 2003.
(29 Jan. 2010) - While 2009 provided several significant victories for workers across Canada, governments continued their legislative attack on the rights of labour, says NUPGE president James Clancy.
'We're honoured that they've chosen our union as the organization that can help them address their concerns.' - Darryl Walker.
First UN publication on the state of the world’s indigenous peoples reveals alarming statistics on poverty, health, education, employment, human rights, the environment and more.
Little interest in addressing 'workplace concerns' of 25,000 health care workers. - Bonnie Erickson, SGEU.
'The people of New Brunswick are looking for a ruling on the ownership of NB Power and whether the premier of the province of New Brunswick has exceeded his jurisdiction.'
“The Canadian government has been consistently out of step with the majority in parliament, the Canadian public and provincial governments.'
'That's the main issue we want to deal with at the table.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
Irving-owned newspapers blasted for failing to inform citizens adequately about the sale which will mean huge benefits for the Irving family.
Stelmach government's Feb. 9 budget could cost up to 60,000 jobs, the fallout being even greater in the private sector than the public sector. - Gil McGowan.
Transfer of employees elsewhere will not save money and the region will lose badly needed medical lab technologists, says Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
CCPA study says March budget should extend benefits to at least 26 weeks for unemployed Canadians.
'It makes little sense to issue these layoffs when the possibility remains that replacement jobs may be created.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Six national organizations including NUPGE demand a halt to European free trade talks until countrywide consultations can be held.
Thousands take to the streets across Canada and beyond in the coldest part of the Canadian winter to protest the prime minister's autocratic and partisan closure of Parliament.
'Faculty must prepare for a strike in the eventuality that an agreement can't be reached.'
Pension funds claw back from losses caused by the economic crisis.
Facebook group now has more than 200,000 members and protests are being planned in cities across Canada. Updated
'Let the government know about the importance of public services to our communities and to our economy.' - Joan Jessome.
BCGEU vows not to sign a new collective agreement without 'improved job security provisions.'
Coalition of New Brunswickers - NB Power Not for Sale will hold a news conference today.
'Public health professionals undertake important work, including disease prevention, health promotion and community protection.' - Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA president.
Two provincial watchdogs issue report calling for better complaint process and province-wide tracking system.
'LPNs have decided that their interests as professional nurses are best represented with BCGEU.' - Darryl Walker.
"When you attack people's retirement savings, you are asking for the fight of your life and I think it would be a most unwise thing for any political party to do.”
Study at four city hospitals represents the first in-depth investigation of 'role overload' in Canada's health care system.
The important work of all those who care for and support individuals with developmental disabilities is being celebrated in dozens of communities across Ontario today.
Government may try to impose pattern on other unions based on settlements with health care and school support workers.
Retiring boomers leading downward trend
'Our members care deeply about supporting people with mental illnesses.' - Brenda Brown, BCGEU.
"Our community is losing a supportive home for some of our most vulnerable citizens living with mental illness."
Tentative settlement affects 4,100 workers at 33 rural hospitals across the province.
The goal is to stop the government's 'low road approach' to dealing with the recession and replace it with a 'high road approach' that protects services.
'These dedicated workers provide a vital service that Manitobans rely on and reduces the strain put on our health care system every day. It’s time to make their jobs, full-time jobs.'
Settlement achieved after one day of conciliation assistance.
Canadian public sector union urges members and the general public to make individual donations to the devastated Caribbean country.
Rosy outlook portrayed by Calgary professor does not stand up to research by pension expert Bob Baldwin.
MGEU says 'bulked-up criminals' pose increasing problem to peace officers and employers should assist them in keeping in shape.
'All this amounts to is a premier shifting the deck chairs on the Titanic.' - HSAA president Elisabeth Ballermann.
"Youth and adolescents are routinely engaged in manual material handling (MMH) tasks that may exceed their strength capability to perform the task."
Faculty members cast ballots across the province after management walked away from the bargaining table.
Ordinary citizens gathered in the cold at the New Brunswick legislature this week to deliver a blunt message against the planned sale of the province's power utility to Quebec.
New UFCW Canada contract in Brandon puts migrant workers on the road to permanent settlement in Canada.
'Our proposals will focus on winnable issues that resolve long standing inequities.' - BCGEU president Darryl Walker.
About 1,000 pensioners from paper mills in all three provinces stand to lose up to 40% of their modest pensions when Fraser Papers goes into bankruptcy.
Many believe that the case will eventually reach the United States Supreme Court, which will ultimately determine whether gay marriages in the U.S receives constitutional protection as in Canada
Abitibi, Nortel and CanWest workers need action now: says NDP
'The gradual elimination of jobs means proper resource management will not occur.' - Darryl Walker.
Program will cost $1.5 billion when fully rolled out by 2015, says Premier Dalton McGuinty.
'The fact that scab labour is being used to carry out the work of persons with disabilities and their job coaches is almost unfathomable.' - Carol Furlong.
More than 540 animal and plant species are at risk in Canada.
Government revenues can only be restored by creating good paying jobs that allow workers to pay taxes to the province, says OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Toronto Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin takes a sobering look at the crude political manner in which democratic institutions and practices are being subverted in Canada by Stephen Harper.
Walkout will put pressure on the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.
Covering employees called into service for the winter games next month in Vancouver.
This short video explores the "devil in the details" when it comes to the tool of cap-and-trade to combat climate change.
BCGEU urges members across the province to ratify the proposed settlement.
Faculty members at Ontario's 24 community colleges taking strike vote on Jan. 13.
'Is this really the answer?' - Shelley Ward, president of the P.E.I. Union of Public Sector Employees.
Canada's finance ministers are doing Canadians a grave disservice by pretending that no real crisis exists within our failing pension system.
Stephen Lewis 'Grandmothers to Grandmothers' Campaign and UNICEF Canada's 'Spread the Net' Campaign.
Only 45% are happy, the lowest level recorded by the Conference Board since 1987.
'Michelle was a staunch supporter of HSAA and its members.' - Scott Pattison.
"The employer's frequent assertion that they want to establish a new relationship with unions has been exposed as hollow," says James Cavalluzzo, chair of the BCGEU bargaining committee.
“Many Manitobans don’t know that these dedicated health care workers are actually treated like casual employees."
NAPE says LPNs have become 'a tangible part of the nursing team' in Newfoundland and Labrador as they have elsewhere in Canada.
Construction unions in Toronto will be pursuing all aspects of this tragedy to try to ensure that the conditions that led to it are fully exposed.
New CCPA study says top 100 Canadian CEOs pocketed 174 times each what average Canadian workers earn all year.
MAHCP Members Richard Driedger and Chad Harris, are the first recipients of the Government of Manitoba's Health Innovations Enid Thompson award for Health Care Innovation.
Transparency and consultation should be at the top of the government's key objectives for 2010.
Longstanding legal case finally resolved by the B.C. Supreme Court.