"Job cuts of the scale proposed by the Premier mean entire programs will have to be axed. There is no fat left to cut. Our members have been doing more with less for years now." - Warren "Smokey" Thomas, OPSEU president
Highlighting how the growing public demand for increased resources for mental health services runs counter to governments pushing to cut corporate taxes even further.
"By all accounts, your father was an amazing man. That his vision and inspiration continues on to this day is a testament to him. There is no telling how much more he would have accomplished had his life not been taken from him." - James Clancy, NUPGE national president
In 2010, across Canada, 2.3 million people, or one in every 10 adults, suffered from these injuries, also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
"Canadians continue to believe , in very high numbers, that climate change is a significant issue. They want to see federal leadership on the issue in terms of a policy regime that will set the course for Canada." - Alex Wood, Sustainable Prosperity.
Voting on the final offer will commence on February 24 and end on March 10, 2011 in specific locations across the province or by mail-in ballot.
Wisconsin Governor’s attack shouldn’t be a surprise to any of us. Indeed, the question has only been when and which jurisdiction in North America would be first to take such heavy handed action.
Supporters across the country will be gathering signatures on the Stop The Meter CRTC petition. The signed petitions will be used to push decision makers to put a stop the new Internet usage fees.
'Educational assistants, librarians, financial clerks, administrative assistants, IT ... the work all our educational support staff members do affects students'
National Union supports campaign focusing on upcoming G8 and G20 meetings in France.
A recent ruling from Ontario's highest court that weighs in on the meaning of "regularly employed" workers under the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) has implications for the formation of joint health and safety committees (JHSC).
Doctored documents call into question the integrity of the entire decision-making processes within the Department of International Cooperation.
The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) helped raise $97,000 to an outdoor hockey rink for Lubicon Cree in Northern Alberta.
Canada pressures EU to take a u-turn on Europe's clean fuel law.
OPSEU president Smokey Thomas writes Premier Dalton McGuinty calling on action to count the ballots of part-time college workers who voted to unionize.
WorkSafeBC has issued nine separate orders at two Victoria-area mental health facilities criticizing the failure of Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) to protect the safety of staff.
The report shows that provincial policies account for about half of the total government action.
Television and newspaper ads challenge SIAST management and the provincial government to negotiate a fair and reasonable contract.
On January 19, 2011, NSGEU president Joan Jessome sent the following letter to the editor of the Chronicle Herald in response to an article by Dan Leger. It has yet to be printed.
'We have received an overwhelming number of letters and e-mails from a cross-section of Canadian and overseas teachers.' - CTF.
Forty percent of working Canadians age 55 or older view their financial plans for retirement as less than adequate.
Sending ballots out to more than 3,000 members asking them to back a walkout if necessary.
Also known in many areas as Black History Month, events are being held in communities across the country.
NAPE says federal revenue losses may reduce transfer payments and impact provincial public services such as health and education.
Union cites 'the devastating impact of changes made by the B.C. Liberal government' to labour laws and employment standards since it was first elected in 2001.
“This is the same old story of hard-working families getting gouged by greedy corporations,” says James Clancy, NUPGE national president.
New Workplace Safety and Health regulations requiring employers to prevent bullying, intimidation and other forms of psychological harassment took effect in Manitoba today.
'Rarely in my memory has a government come forward with a policy as blatantly unfair.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'The committee has been preparing a package that reflects the direction of the membership.'
Big response to appeal for ideas from public employees on how to deal with provincial budget deficit.
'Counting Women In .. NSGEU Women Do Great Things.'
40,000 students will receive vaccine through clinics in schools across the province.
Getting management to spend company money on safety isn't easy. You need to know how to build a business case for safety. Fortunately there are surveys showing what prompts management of companies to make a serious financial commitment to safety.
According to one survey, the Top 10 motives are:
Sean Brennan, a Manitoba Crown prosecutor, says the Winnipeg regional health authority (WRHA) was hit with a $65,000 oh&s fine, a $13,000 victim fine surcharge and a $50 court fee.