Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically.
In a letter sent to Premier Campbell, BCGEU President Darryl Walker urged the government to legislate targets and timelines to reduce poverty and end homelessness
Changes permit joint trusteeship of the plan in the future
Workers at Mirabel-area farm go union with UFCW Canada after Quebec Labour Relations Commission strikes down 40-year-old labour code regulation as unconstitutional
It went unnoticed in the salacious cloud surrounding the Jafferlena scandal, but the Harperites again showed their enduring contempt for parliamentary procedure by suddenly forcing a vote on the Canada-Colombia Free Trade deal last week.
NUPGE is calling for legislation that requires health and safety training for youth before they enter the workforce.
Misleading study fails to take inflation into account when comparing data over nearly half a century.
Public employees 'buy houses, cars, groceries and clothes. They spend (their salaries) at small businesses and restaurants.' Joan Jessome.
'The clients with disabilities are innocent victims in this.' - Carol Furlong.
'Working people are not the problem. Stop the corporate giveaways!'
A truly grassroots movement, where local actions move global solutions forward.
NUPGE president James Clancy says Canada should support and advance the idea of a global tax on financial institutions at G8 and G20 meetings at Huntsville in June.
BCGEU urges members and families to attend rally on Saturday, April 24, at Duncan City Square on Vancouver Island.
Assistant deputy minister targeted with death threats, angry letters, emails and phone calls.
'The negotiating committee feels that this is the best deal available at this time.'
“Expanding the CPP would address the issue of coverage, security of benefits, and low cost of administration – all the key objectives of pension reform.”
Proposed language would open Canada's telecommunications sector to full foreign ownership, restrict municipal procurement policies and make banking and financial regulation much more difficult.
Ontario Liberals are paying big bucks for advice on privatizing Crown corporations from disgraced U.S. giant Goldman Sachs.
'Pharmacy technicians support regulation but not at their time and expense.' - Elisabeth Ballermann.
'A secure, enjoyable retirement should be the right earned by workers for decades of contributions to one’s community and Canada’s economy.' - James Clancy.
Anti-labour Wall government takes side of construction contractors against building trade unions.
Newfoundland Workers Health and Safety launches a trivia game show!
As of March 31, 2010 14- and 15-year-olds will be required to complete a young worker safety course and obtain a certificate of completion.
The senseless death of a 23-year-old construction worker in England shows the importance of keeping untrained and unqualified workers away from heavy duty equipment.
'Participants took advantage of the opportunity to engage, talk, debate and share with activists – women who work diligently within their unions despite their life/work challenges.' - James Clancy
Hospitals, health, adoption and hockey charities believe charity begins at home.
Change opens door to potential savings for employers in the benefit plans they now offer to employees, union says.
'You would think people would want to know more about this ...' - Dale Orr Economic Insight.
Passage of Liberal motion crushes Conservative obstruction and clears the way for a third reading vote on Bill C-311.
'We urge [Michael Ignatieff] and all the Liberal MPs to vote for this bill and pressure the Conservatives to make real plans that make Canada an environmental leader once again.' - James Clancy.
'Additional inspectors will help reduce the number of hazards in workplaces and, hopefully, decrease the number of Manitobans getting injured at work.'
B.C. plan to adopt "patient-based" health care funding raises more questions than it answers, says Reid Johnson.
Demands that the government order SAHO to return to the bargaining table rejected by health minister.
'The savings will allow the province to begin reinvesting in front-line health services for all Ontarians.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Federation says Ontario should consider publicly operated pharmacies if giant drug store chain continues its "attack" on patients.
Study indicates 'smoke-free legislation' could have an immense impact on population throughout the 21st century.
Enthusiasm from Europe spreads to Canada in advance of G20 meetings planned for Toronto in June.
Ontario becomes first province with a minimum wage of more than $10 an hour.
Study concludes that universality 'reduces influenza illness attack rates, morbidity and mortality at reasonable cost' to taxpayers.
'The department has clearly said they are prepared to work with all stakeholders.' - Joan Jessome, NSGEU president.
For every dollar non-Aboriginals earned in 2006, Aboriginal peoples earned only 70 cents.
Like Canada's Westray tragedy in 1992, the deaths of 29 coal miners in West Virginia could have been prevented with tougher laws to crack down on negligent corporate operators.
'We have reached the stage where we have no alternative but to take to the streets.' Barb Hutchings.
Union lacks confidence that 10% civil service cut can be managed without layoffs unless job security and retraining are strengthened to protect employees, says Joan Jessome.
Legislation would link CEO pay cheques to performance: "We’ve got to put the service back in public service.” - Premier McGuinty.
SGEU campaign says public liquor stores make sense for many reasons.
Employment Minister Rob Norris defies International Labour Organization ruling.
Layoffs announced while Matthew Teitelbaum reigns as 'million-dollar man.'
BCGEU and HSABC members among organizations and citizens banding together to preserve health and social services. - Updated.
'The union will continue pushing for the parties to get together and commit to a formal transfer process.' - BCGEU.
'This deal ensures that the skills and experience of the public service continue to provide good services at a good value in the coming years.' - Bob Bymoen.
Presentations being offered free across Ontario for new OHSA amendments that take effect June 15.
Contract re-tendering should minimize disruption, union says.
The announcement does not apply to freight trucks — a significant omission when freight emissions have nearly doubled since 1990.