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NSGEU/NUPGE members employed by District Health Authorities go into conciliation to achieve improved working conditions.
“Tire experts will say the same thing; if you want the best tire in all kinds of winter driving conditions, you need winter tires, not all season tires,” says Chacun.
A decade of cuts, deregulation, reorganization leaves shell of ministry.
“We will vigorously defend our members, and not allow Algonquin management to sweep their dirty secrets under the rug.”
"We are in a challenging bargaining climate, and we are in for a difficult round of negotiations,” Meyers said.
Vancouver (28 Feb. 2012) - Bargaining for a new collective agreement for B.C.’s 17,000 health science professionals got underway on Feb. 27 in Vancouver. The Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) is the lead union in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA).
Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) employed by Dalhousie University are conducting strike votes.
"Instead of just listening to Don Drummond, the Premier should seek input from OPSEU/NUPGE members who contribute so much to the quality of Ontario public services. We are the solution and through engagement we can help.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Health-care professionals held information pickets across Alberta on Wednesday to protest contract cuts and rollbacks.
Edmonton (24 Feb. 2012) - Health care professionals represented by the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) held information pickets across Alberta on Feb. 23 to show dissatisfaction with employer proposals in bargaining.
Health science professionals begin negotiations for a new collective agreement next week.
Vancouver (24 Feb. 2012) - Health science professionals will be looking for strong indications early on that government and its bargaining agent, Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC), are prepared to address fundamental issues, said Reid Johnson, President, Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE).
Workers at colleges and institutes, including instructors and support staff, will meet for a two-day meeting in Ottawa.
NUPGE's National Secretary-Treasurer, Larry Brown, examines the links between free trade deals, the current state of the Ontario economy and the recently released report by economist Don Drummond.
A simple remedy: Let’s just all pay our fair share.
Ottawa (22 Feb. 2012) - The latest edition of the National Union of Public and General Employees' (NUPGE) newsletter, the ATN Campaigner, is reaching thousands of Canadians across the country this week.
“British Columbia already has the leanest provincial public sector in Canada. But this government continues to slash,” says Darryl Walker, President of the BCGEU/NUPGE.
A new documentary released by the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE/NUPGE) provides an inside look at the 38-day lockout of workers at Moosehead Breweries in Winter 2011 and the union's innovative approach to settle the dispute.
A donation from the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has helped push the fundraising efforts for the Migrant Workers Family Support Fund past the $70,000 mark.
There are potentially billions in savings that could help save Ontario's environment.
“Mr. Drummond wants to take an axe to public services, ignore tax fairness, and actively kill jobs by taking money out of communities." Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU/NUPGE
Newly released audit predicts increased number of inmates into prisons that are already overcrowded and a justice system that is seriously underfunded.
"Growing income inequality is one of the greatest challenges facing Canada," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "A Fairness Test would ensure that public policy choices in future federal budgets reduce the problem, not make it worse."
2 February 2012
"Harper and his government are not being tough on crime, they are being dumb on crime," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Greg was a wonderful human being, a strong leader and a shrewd strategist," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Courts to decide on whether comparable child and family services for children on First Nations are significantly less funded than for those off-reserves.
National Union urges Ministers of Health to take strong action to build and expand upon a national publicly funded and delivered mental health system.
A recent presentation by MGEU President Lois Wales, to the Adult Corrections Capacity Review Committee on behalf of Manitoba's correctional officers, underlined the overcrowding issues in provincial jails.
Families for Sisters in Spirit, have organized marches and rallies in major Canadian cities on Valentine's Day, to recognize missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
“I want to make this clear in the simplest way I can: this is more than a problem – this is already a crisis and it’s only getting worse.” - Lois Wales, MGEU President.
"It’s difficult to hear the health CEOs crying poor when they can afford to spend millions on consultants. And I’m disappointed they would treat their employees – the very heart of the health system – with such disrespect."
Rather than spending wildly on no-strings attached corporate tax cuts, Harper could have provided tax refunds to corporations after they actually created jobs; instead, job-killers like Caterpillar take our tax money and run.
By James Clancy
National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)
“It’s important that health employers recognize the sacrifices that workers have had to make in previous rounds of bargaining and that we reach a fair deal that compensates these losses.”
Burnaby (08 Feb. 2012) - Unions representing 43,000 B.C. health care workers met with employers and government to begin negotiations for a new collective agreement yesterday.
“… no other essential services legislation is as devoid of access to independent, effective dispute resolution processes to address employer designations of essential service workers." - Justice Dennis Ball.
"On behalf of the 340,000 NUPGE members, we offer deepest condolences to the families of all the victims of this terrible accident," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“We are ready to get to the bargaining table to negotiate collective agreements that reflect the value of the vital services our members provide to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
“Education is one of the most effective economic investments we can make in rural communities, but the B.C. government has failed to make post secondary education a priority,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
MGEU/NUPGE paramedics support Heart Month throughout the province.
“Workers in this sector deserve to receive decent wages and respect for the important work they do n their community.”
Overcoming the oppression of slavery and the inequity of racism, Black Canadians have achieved excellence in every walk of life.
This week the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) was in the print and broadcast news talking about workplace bullying.
Student bursary up for grabs with new mental health division logo design contest!
Special wage adjustments have been determined for MGEU/NUPGE members employed in the civil service.