'Our message on this is clear: selling off any of Ontario’s assets, including the LCBO, is foolish.'
NSGEU president Joan Jessome says it appeared the employer was planning a lockout all along.
James Clancy says political pressure is needed to reverse Stephen Harper's decision to oppose a global tax on banks and support instead wealthy bankers and foreign financial institutions.
'Every dollar the government invests in child care has the potential to return $2.54.'
OPSEU continues to have serious reservations about an ongoing review of Ontario's workplace health and safety system.
Draft law introduced in Parliament but no action will be taken until its constitutionality is tested in the Supreme Court.
Proposals will be exchanged on June 11 and bargaining begins on June 30.
Problems with new employers on matters such as wages and benefits as well as disability issues, maternity leave and other leave issues.
Bill C-501 would grant pension plans secured status during corporate restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings.
'At a minimum, we ask that no exemptions from regulations be awarded to BP or any oil and gas company.' - James Clancy.'
NSGEU recommends rejection of the government's offer and sending all outstanding issues to binding arbitration for resolution.
"The number of disturbances and injuries continuing to rise and the risk to corrections staff is at an all-time high.'
'This is not acceptable and it does not bode well for Islanders.' - PEIUPSE.
OPSEU delivers important message to Ontario legislature members on Bill 21.
Community Employment Corporation workers stuck with minimum wage level pay and working conditions.
“'We’re losing our reputation.... We have fallen way behind.' - André Lalonde.
The rate of participation in pension plans increased slightly for women, while men registered a small decline.
“These huge cuts target low-income Greeks and those most vulnerable such as women”
'Employers are earning 2010 dollars and paying 1980s prices for workers’ compensation coverage.' - OPSEU.
'Gallery workers are proud of the work that they do and committed to their workplace.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Gene Zwozdesky says hiring freeze does not apply to delivery of services and care must be improved for seniors.
“Workers need access to low-cost, well-managed additional pension arrangements to achieve their retirement goals.”
CPP Fund Totals $127.6 Billion at 2010 Fiscal Year-End
(19 May 2010) - President's Commentary: Harper has personally fired, threatened and bullied so many agency and commission heads who have disagreed with him that it’s difficult to keep track of them all, says NUPGE's James Clancy.
Union launches public awareness campaign to put spotlight on long waiting lists.
Alberta union recommending acceptance of proposed agreement with Pharma Plus (Rexall).
Annual ceremony honours members of MGEU Local 911 in Winnipeg.
'Lead proponent' for residential care provider at Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie Hospital.
'Left unchallenged, we know the attacks ... on our jobs and public services will only be the first wave of more to come.'
'Our jails are operating at 180% above capacity.' - Darryl Walker, BCGEU president.
'AGO employees are in a revolving door. There is no good reason for the lack of full-time positions.' - Paula Whitmore.
'The bargaining team and employee relations officer, Tina Webber, worked hard to reach this agreement.' - Joan Jessome.
Staff at Assiniboine Community College and Red River College have been without a contract for ten months. After 35 bargaining sessions, their employers have refused to negotiate any meaningful improvements to wages or health benefits.
NUPGE president James Clancy writes Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to demand direct intervention against murderous paramilitaries.
May 17 commemorates a landmark decision in 1992 by the World Health Organization.
Supports Bill C-308 on behalf of 3.2 million workers across the country.
'This round of negotiations succeeded in reflecting and strengthening the working relationship between the union and the employer.'
National poll finds widespread support for a staff association with real bargaining power or a traditional trade union.
'Many have other health symptoms related to aging. They cannot be easily absorbed into other units.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'That noise you hear off in the distance is the sound of (Premier) Dalton McGuinty beating the drum for the possible privatization.'
Wage increases and other improvements for two groups of employees in Victoria.
Major changes include immediate vesting of pension benefits and allowing pension surplus to increase to 25 percent.
Ottawa (13 May 2010) – A series of proposed changes to the legislation governing federally-registered pension plans, the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (PBSA) are winding its way through Parliament. The changes are part of omnibus legislation known as Bill C-9, an Act to implement certain provisions of the 2010 federal budget tabled in Parliament back in March.
'It strikes me as a bit of a shakedown.' - Adrian Dix, B.C. NDP health critic.
Lack of doctors and nurses cited in new report tabled in the legislature.
Liberal Senator Grant Mitchell sponsors MP Bruce Hyer’s landmark Bill C-311
Bill C-3, Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act, without proposed amendments would fail to end sex discrimination in the Indian Act once and for all.
'Canadians need real measures, such as pension reform, to improve their economic well-being' - James Clancy.
'We want a fair deal and we want it sooner rather than later.' - Brent Camilleri.
MGEU files complaint with the Manitoba Labour Board while employees make plans to picket.
Federal women inmates are primarily poor or homeless, undereducated and suffering from addictions or mental health problems.
BCGEU recommends acceptance following difficult round of negotiations.
Action to restrain the cost of generic prescription drugs in Canada's largest province draws serious interest in a growing number of other provinces.
All direct and indirect employees will be paid at least $16.74 an hour, well above minimum wage rates in B.C. and across Canada.
'When the going gets tough, OPSEU members have the courage, the commitment and the brains to do anything they set out to do.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Demand for reconsideration of closures backed by 1,600 signatures.
'Everyone liked Cliff.... He thought it was important to start every day with a smile.' - Fred Upshaw.
'Just shut up - that's been this government's style right from the start.' - NUPGE president James Clancy.
The Climate Change Accountability Act requires that the Canadian government implement regulations and policies to attain a long-term target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
'If you're cutting back on the public service's spending power, then you're stalling out the whole recovery of the recession.' - Lois Wales.
'Join us in demanding that the federal government impose restrictions on companies doing business in Colombia to require that human rights are respected.'
Union represents more than 1,500 workers in over 100 child care centres across the province.
Schedule for ratification meetings announced in various communities across the province.
“This law is not only an affront to American values of fairness and respect for the U.S. Constitution, it severely undermines workers’ rights,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Provided washroom services, life skills advice and some nursing care for many of Vancouver's most needy residents.
Members of the NSGEU/NUPGE Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Committee met with Hon. Marilyn More, the Minister of Labour and the Environment on April 28, following the National Day of Mourning ceremony held at the Nova Scotia Legislature.
'From a legal perspective it's a tremendous victory.' - Naveen Mehta.
OPSEU backs bill introduced in Ontario legislature by NDP Leader Andrea Horwath to declare May 7 as Child and Youth Mental Health Awareness Day.
'The results show that employment security was key for our members, but they have also said that when we are at the table in two years they will want us to negotiate a wage increase.' - Darryl Walker.