Since the inmate unrest started five days ago, the detention centre has called in tactical units known as Institutional Crisis Intervention teams to bring order and control to the situation.
Heart surgery cancellations a clear message that shortages in health science professions can no longer be ignored by BC government.
Finance minister has proposed major changes to Ontario's public sector pension plans.
Ottawa (31 July 2012) – Several dozen public sector workers, social activists and local labour leaders demonstrated outside of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Ottawa constituency office last week in opposition to proposed changes that could take away control workers have over their own retirement funds.
"The current government is in the habit of either cutting jobs or relocating them. In both cases, workers and their families are marginalized, and local economies are damaged."
Over 25,000 people have signed the petition asking for the LBD to remain public. Opposition to the privatization is broad-based and includes the media, brewers, distillers, bar and restaurant owners, local government and the general public.
"Turpel-Lafond confirms unequivocally what our members have been saying. This is the wrong computer system for the work being done. It needs to replaced.” -Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
During Premier's meeting, Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network holds press conference to outline their vision to improve Canada's public health care system.
“The resolution and the numerous discussions on the issue that took place during the Assembly of Chiefs is a clear indication that the safety and security of Indigenous women and girls is of paramount importance to the First Nations’ leadership,” said Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, NWAC President.
“This hidden offshore sector is large enough to make a significant difference to all of our conventional measures of inequality," says James Henry, former McKinsey & Co. chief economist and author of The Price of Offshore Revisited.
“Many of the changes suggested for consideration by the consultation paper are either directly antagonistic towards unions and workers’ rights and freedoms, or reflect a lack of knowledge about the democratic character of unions as organizations." Paul Champ, human rights lawyer and CFLR board member. Download CFLR report here.
Members in General Services have voted 85 per cent in favour of strike action. Members in Community Living Services voted 90 per cent in favour.
Ontario college faculty members seek conciliation as bargaining reaches impasse.
Eleven days after four women NSGEU/NUPGE members took to the picket line in support of workplace fairness, an agreement has been reached.
Thousands of people living with HIV, HIV/AIDS organizations, unions, student groups, faith communities and other activists mobilize to fight AIDS and for economic justice!
"As a labour organization, it's important for the BCGEU/NUPGE to raise public awareness and encourage men of all ages to speak out against violence against women." - Stephanie Smith, BCGEU Treasurer and Women's Committee Chairperson.
OPSEU members give bargaining committee overwhelming stirke mandate.
The Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL) has requested that the Labour Minister meet with major stakeholders to "develop a consultation process much more in keeping with the law, past practice, simple fairness, integrity, good faith and respect."
Employment inequality likely to increase due to reduced monitoring resources of government department.
Ottawa (20 July 2012) - According to the six public sector unions operating under the umbrella of the Professionals Serving Canadians, the federal government's Workplace Equity Program will be facing increased difficulty due to diminished resources.
"The people of the province expect and deserve a health care system they can they have confidence in and depend on when needed." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
St. John's (19 July 2012) - The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) launched a new awareness campaign calling attention to the 550 equivalent health care positions that are being cut by the Eastern Health Authority.
NSGEU/NUPGE members to vote on final offer; bargaining committee recommends rejection.
Corrections officers holding rally to bring attention to serious issues affecting working conditions.
"This is the first comprehensive examination of how disability affects equality of opportunity in daily life," acting chief commissioner David Langtry said.
On July 18 Canadians will be sending provincial premiers and the Harper government a message to resume negotiations on the 2014 Health Accord.
BCGEU/NUPGE thanks the community for its strong support of the workers during the lockout.
“Some of the ideas being floated by the government will undermine unions' ability to represent their members, drive down wages and working conditions and will ultimately negatively impact the quality of life for all working families," he added.
Mediation begins in October 2012 for HSAA/NUPGE members employed by Carewest.
Edmonton (16 July 2012) - Members of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) employed by Carewest have secured mediation dates for October 2, 3 and 4, 2012, almost a year after negotiations began.
Members encouraged to accept new contract at Colchester Residential Services.
In federal prisons, “double-bunking” squeezes more prisoners into jails designed to accommodate one inmate per cell. In Ontario jails, most single cells have been modified to house two inmates, and often sleep three or even four.
Via Rail cuts services, puts 200 people out of work.
“The College of the North Atlantic plays a crucial role in ensuring that we are adequately prepared to deal with this labour force crunch. It is counterintuitive to cut instructional and support staff at the College at this crucial point.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
First collective ratified for new MGEU/NUPGE health care members.
“The ultimate goal is, they were overcharging people, charging people wrongly and we want the money back,” said Tony Merchant, a lead lawyer in the class action suit.
"Teachers thrive amid the myriad of external conditions imposed upon them,” says CTF president Paul Taillefer, “they just want to be given the respect and flexibility they need to make the best decisions possible for their students’ academic success.”
HSAA/NUPGE members at Calgary Laboratory Services accept renewed collective agreement.
Edmonton (12 July 2012) - On June 29, office and clerical members of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) employed by Calgary Laboratory Services (CLS) voted to accept the tentative agreement reached on June 14, 2012.
Support the striking workers by joining them on the picket line on Thursday, July 12 in front of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid offices at 99 Wyse Road from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.! You can also share messages of solidarity on the NSGEU Facebook page. UPDATED
Over a thousand mourn the "Death of Evidence" in a protest against the Harper government's use of political ideology over scientific evidence.
Renewed agreement brings improvements to working conditions and wages.
Employer interested in resolving issues raised by workers in the 2011/12 Employee Engagement Survey; BCGEU/NUPGE looking for dates for discussions.
"In an ill-considered bid to make their financial statements look better, Capital Health managers are blundering forward with a plan to contract out one of the provincial health care system’s most important communications departments: CDHA A/V Print Services."
“Management at CLQW is almost one to one! That is simply not the best way to maximize resources,” said Local President Cathy Suijker.
The B.C. government's Economic Benefits of British Columbia’s Provincial Parks study reveals a huge economic return from government investment in B.C.’s parks system.
Health Care Heroes: They don't have super-powers, but they share the power of caring.
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rules that federal government was discriminating on the basis of gender.
“I am more motivated than ever to open a new AIDS clinic in Lesotho that will be run by local experts supported by Bracelet of Hope. - Dr. Zajdlik
Strong strike mandate sends the message: double standards don't work. Negotiate a fair deal now.
Aim of job action to pressure government for a decent contract settlement.
Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Network see proposed changes to the Health Services and Insurance Act as significant step forward.
The coalition wants the Minister of Children and Youth Services to meet with Thistletown parents as a group, make public a detailed plan for transition and commit to long-term funding to replicate Thistletown’s services.