Decision prevents legal bargaining agent from communicating by e-mail with employees at work.
'It’s been a particularly long and difficult round of negotiations.'
'There is a clear disconnect between the B.C. government's sunny forestry rhetoric and the real experience of the people.'
'We are very pleased to have reached this agreement and to have reached it so quickly.' - Joan Jessome.
Employees will receive pay increases totalling 20% over a four-year period.
'The facts clearly show that privatization of liquor stores in New Brunswick is just bad public policy.'
BCGEU supports recommendations by the representative for children and youth to protect vulnerable infants.
'While there is no guarantee that the service will not still close, at least there is now an opportunity to rationally look at these services.'
'I didn’t even know most of the professions existed. But these people – amazing people – gave me my life back.'
Decision to guarantee health care funding for five years was a notable exception to a tumultuous time in power.
'Two-thirds of new residential-care beds built in Ontario since 1998 have been in for-profit homes."
'The truth is that businesses aren’t required to use their tax cuts for job creation and they haven’t done so in the past.'
'They are trying to circumvent the normal bargaining process by communicating directly with our members.'
Introduced legislation in Ontario banning the use of scab workers during labour-management disputes.
'Employment security demands are the best opportunity we have to protect jobs and vital public community services.'
'We will be giving the employer notice to immediately commence collective bargaining.'
The federal government today announced the country's first national standard for protective equipment for its thousands of front-line emergency workers.
E-mail by Dr. Robert McCulloch criticized by SGEU and SIAST employees for meddling improperly with the collective bargaining process.
'The ministry now seems to indicate that this is no longer a budget issue but a recruitment issue.' - Darryl Walker.
'The government stands by as mental health programs are being eliminated across this province.' - OPSEU.
71% of Canadian public sector workers belong to a union compared to 16% of private sector workers.
At issue is the fact that the federal government raided a $28 billion surplus from pension plans of federal public service employees
Employees fighting for fair contract at Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.
'No substantive agreement on any issue ... the union will be filing for conciliation shortly.'
Union representing health science professionals across British Columbia urges members to vote in favour.
Workers leaving sector in droves because of unstable work environment.
No more reimbursements for participating employees until after April 1.
Priority recommendations addressing tax subsidies could save well over $800 million annually.
MGEU requesting a return to the bargaining table as soon as possible.
Visually-impaired activist Donna Jodhan asks, 'Should we be interpreting this to mean that the government does not consider us as equal?'
Satirical video called People for Corporate Tax Cuts makes the point that public employees and public programs must not lavish unnecessary billions on corporations.
'SIAST and the provincial government which is directing these negotiations from behind the scenes refuses to move in a positive direction that would lead to an agreement.'
'Our hope is that the employer will now re-engage in productive bargaining discussions. We look forward to resolving this impasse.' - Darryl Walker.
Brussels, Belgium (21 January 2011) - EU Member State representatives today adopted the European Commission’s draft Regulation banning the use of credits from industrial gas projects in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) post-2012.
Phthalates are known to cause health problems like allergies, diabetes, and weight problems in children, as well as urinary tract and testicular malformation in little boys, since they're an "anti-androgen" hormone disrupter.
Undemocratic process violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a long list of international conventions.
'One of many studies that shows the connection between the proliferation of private liquor stores and alcohol-related disease and deaths.'
No crises yet but officials are urging the public to get flu shots as quickly as possible.
Heavy-handed police tactics at international trade summit in 2007 violated Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
'All we’re looking for at the moment is for management to agree to some time lines where we can discuss the labour adjustment plan.'
'A great opportunity for female members who have shown some interest in their union but haven’t quite known how to get more involved.'
Fifth annual celebration of the important work of people who care for and support individuals with developmental disabilities.
"All new approvals should be halted until the shortcomings are addressed and independent monitoring systems and environmental limits are put in place," says Simon Dyer of the Pembina Institute, in response to the report.
'Our collective challenge today is to develop a sense of co-operation amid very significant challenges.'
Correctional officers will be called upon to help deal with demands for increased security at provincial courts in the coming months.
'Once again our members have told this association that they prefer to deal with a professional, member-driven union.'
Case illustrates the inadequacy of mental health services in Canada and the lack of flexibility courts now face because of mandatory sentencing laws.
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Firefighters say the fires in beetle-killed trees burn so hot it's like dealing with a forest of kiln-dried lumber. Dumping water and retardant on the flames doesn't work very well.
Province finally agrees to expanded role for sheriffs to relieve some of the demands now being handled by police departments.
Province already facing shortage of doctors, nurses and health care practitioners, says medical society.
'Why inflict unnecessary anxiety and hardship on parents, teachers, staff and administrators who are already struggling to maintain present programs and services?'
'Practical leadership responses to everyday situations through group work and interaction.'
“The notion that small businesses will join a PRPP because it’s simpler than existing employee-sponsored options is a bit of pipedream.”
Two-year settlement affects employees at several worksites across eastern Ontario.
Environment Canada has quietly released its climate report for 2010, confirming that it was the hottest year on Canadian record books.
'It’s getting harder and harder to believe the Ontario government is serious about improving mental health services.'
British shareholders, NGOs and campaigners have expressed increasing concern over the involvement of UK banks and oil companies in the highly polluting extraction of "dirty oil" from the Tar Sands.
'The scapegoating of public employees by The Economist is an insidious way of dividing public and private sector workers who actually share the same aspirations.' - James Clancy.
Vancouver restaurant outlet accused of reneging on wages and refusing to repay $6,000 processing fees paid in advance by 50 Philippine cooks and servers.
Bringing together nearly 17,000 members who work in developmental services, children’s aid societies, child treatment areas, youth corrections and community agencies.
BCGEU members hoping mediation efforts will help with a first collective agreement without having to walk off the job.
With contributing authors from the academic and labour market spheres, this report reveals that climate and labour market policies are still operating as two solitudes in Canada.
"If you’re hoping for a “harmonized” Canadian equivalent to this (U.S. climate action) effort, prepare to be disappointed," says Clare Demerse, Pembina Institute.
Tim Hudak is misleading voters by pretending that an attack on public sector jobs and wages will deal with a financial mess that the financial sector has caused, says James Clancy, NUPGE's national president.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas will present a brief on behalf of 125,000 OPSEU members across Ontario.
'These results clearly call out for much more comprehensive support than the government has so far chosen to provide.' - Joan Jessome.
'Huguette was a trailblazer. She spent her whole adult life fighting for fairness and defending the interests of working families.'
Dr. Gabrielle Ledger says adolescent program is 30 years out of date.
'Migrant workers ready, willing and able to march and tell their story of abuse, injustice and false hopes of making a better life.'
Unanimous ruling states that it would be unconstitutional to allow marriage commissioners to refuse to marry same-sex couples based on religious objection.
'Could save taxpayers the cost of high management fees associated with the private sector insurance business and make pension coverage more effective and affordable.'
Expansion of existing facilities welcome but new correction facilities are badly needed, says MGEU.
British study compared access laws in five parliamentary democracies – Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Unions representing health care professionals across Canada say a new and more reasonable regulation process is badly needed.
“Alberta simply don’t believe that there should be a public response to what they consider to be a private issue. It’s not a view that the government of Nova Scotia shares.
The percentage of paid workers covered by a pension plan declined, from 41% in 1998 to 38% in 2008.
'The Conservatives should not walk and talk like previous governments faced with the same economic challenges. They cannot simply turn to old solutions and stay away from seeking a new path.'
Poster symbolized the vital role that women played in World War II industries.
'It proves that we're totally right when we ask for a moratorium.' - André Belisle.
Workers end four-month lockout by accepting wage adjustments totalling $3 an hour over a five-year contract.
"Canadians and people around the world are demanding that Prime Minister Harper end his deadly asbestos policy. He can no longer hide from this issue."
129 known instances over three years in federal prisons indicates likelihood of much larger problem across Canada.
Information going out this month to members across British Columbia in advance of ratification voting to take place in late January and early February.
38% will work out of financial necessity while 5% are waiting to win a lottery.
Canada's greediest 100 CEOs sailed through the darkest recession since the Great Depression without suffering a scratch.
'The four-year deal includes a general wage increase of 2.75% in each of the last two years and a no lay-off clause.'
Address critical overcrowding situation in correctional facilities before someone is killed, BCGEU demands.
More than 2,000 instructors and professional services employees have been without a contract for the past 18 months.
Premier David Alward has ordered provincial liquor corporation to reduce its budget by 2% in 2011.