April 2012 | National Union of Public and General Employees

April 2012

NUPGE urges Quebec government to defend public and accessible post-secondary education

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling on Quebec Premier Jean Charest to defend public and accessible post-secondary education and negotiate in good faith with striking students. 

Ottawa (03 May 2012) - More than 170,000 post-secondary students in Quebec have been on strike for the past 12 weeks.  

HSABC convenes 41st convention

We are at a time in our history, I believe, where we are on the doorstep of enormous change." - HSABC President, Reid Johnson.

Vancouver (20 April 2012) - Members of the Health Sciences Association of British Columbia (HSABC/NUPGE), the union delivering modern health care that represents health sciences professionals who deliver diagnosis, treatment and recovery in BC’s hospitals and communities, is meeting over the weekend at its 41st annual convention in Vancouver.

Bargaining continues for B.C. health science professionals

Slow progress is being made in bargaining for health science professionals in B.C.

Vancouver (18 April 2012) - Bargaining at the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) table continues to make slow but steady progress, Chief Negotiator Jeanne Meyers reported.

Like most public sector union contracts in the province, the agreement expired March 31, 2012.

SGEU cancer workers choose commitment over conflict

"It seems like an easy choice to us. We're choosing care and commitment instead of conflict," says Edwards. "We are disappointed that the government is willing to put patient care at
risk," he adds.

Regina (13 April 2012) - Saskatchewan's cancer care workers hold firm in their commitment to put patient care first, according to the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE).

L'inégalité des revenus est l'obstacle principal à la création de services publics de qualité supérieure, nous dit la Fondation


(TORONTO – 12 avril 2012) – La réduction des inégalités au niveau des revenus est la mesure à prendre en priorité pour maintenir des services publics de qualité en Ontario, confirme un rapport intérimaire publié aujourd'hui par la Fondation des services publics du Canada (FSPC).