"The people who work in our justice system deserve to be accorded the respect and dignity that their occupation deserves. They are risking their own lives to keep all of us safer." - James Clancy, NUPGE President.
“I’ve been a proud member for nineteen years, and active as a steward for fourteen years. It’s an honour to be selected in this role, I look forward to serving all SGEU members in this capacity,” said Roseann Strelezki, newly elected Secretary-Treasurer.
Nursing members: Be sure your contact information is on file to participate.
Rotating strikes and solidarity helped achieve collective agreement settlement.
Your action can help make a difference for garment workers everywhere.
OPSEU/NUPGE welcome long term care and IT workers.
Workers come together to organize against Harper's harmful EI changes.
SGEU/NUPGE says new law improving safety conditions for highway workers is welcome.
"We must ensure every worker has the freedom to join a union to protect their interests. Only then will workplace tragedies be prevented," said Clancy. James Clancy, NUPGE President.
“Pay equity is a simple matter of fairness for our members. And it’s fundamental principle of the trade union movement,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
“We believe that this letter from concerned faculty contains a number of compelling arguments against the cuts to CNA as well as the privatization of ABE." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
“Public safety is at risk if wildfire detection services are turned over to an automated system that has not been proven to work effectively in any other Canadian jurisdiction." - Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
“We are looking to the LCBO to negotiate a deal that recognizes fair jobs for all its employees. To date, it hasn’t demonstrated its willingness to recognize fair work for all LCBO employees.”
NBU/NUPGE working to obtain details regarding layoffs at Horizon Health Network and Vitalité Health Network.
“Privatization does not work, no matter what you call it. The public pays more for lower quality services. Just think Ornge, gas plants, e-Health, Highway 407 – and now, chemo drugs.”
The implementation process, signed off April 15, allows for flexibility, including the elimination of extended hours schedules, and for modified schedules with similar or different extended hours schedules.
Women members: fill out survey and win prizes!
NSGEU/NUPGE members voted to accept new collective agreement.
HSABC/NUPGE represents more than 17,000 health science professionals in the public health care and community social services sectors in British Columbia.
Community Living and General Service workers ratify agreement – Aboriginal Services ratification vote ongoing.
Income inequality activists never sleep. Check out the ATN Campaigner to find out the great work going on across the country.
"Earth Day provides an opportunity for each one of us to think about what we can do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the planet," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“This is an extremely disheartening time for public employees as they now realize that the government made a choice to terminate their employment rather than seek other options which were open to them,." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
NSGEU/NUPGE thanks its members for their contributions in the workplace, in the community and in the union.
“The main reason we’re here today is to tell the politicians we want everyone lifted out of poverty,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Office and clerical members working for IWK receive wage and other improvements in new collective agreement.
"We demanded the premier and health minister reverse their decision, but it fell on deaf ears," Walker said. "We plan to raise it again—but with a new government."
“Coming from a small-town, I can tell you first-hand how I’ve seen communities hit hard when jobs are lost,” says Gawronsky
In a wide-ranging interview Clancy laid out the systematic attack that conservatives have waged against unions since 1980 and how these attacks have driven down the wages and well-being of working people.
“We are calling on the employer to live up to their public comments and return to the bargaining table,” stated Furlong.
"The money is there to continue funding the Health Accord. This is more about the Harper government's right wing ideology than cost cutting." NUPGE President James Clancy.
“This sham of a consultation was never designed to be more than just that, after all, the process was announced only AFTER the legislation was passed.” - HSABC President, Reid Johnson.
"You can’t expect front line services to remain intact or improve when resources are continually dwindling.” - MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky.
As Canadian women proved in 1981 by lobbying for inclusion of equality provisions in the Charter, women uniting together can create change.
Improvements made to collective agreement for BCGEU/NUPGE members.
Despite a mandate to represent all major companies in Canada's wireless industry, the three smaller ones say the CWTA has consistently failed to act on, and thwart, measures to increase the competitiveness of the industry.
This is the day we recognize the valuable and vital service members of the union's Administrative Services Component provide to British Columbians and their communities.
“Concessions included a 20 per cent cut in medical and dental benefits, no medical benefits for all retirees going forward, and a removal of the no contracting out clause, to name a few.”
“MGEU paramedics were proactive in bringing forward their ideas for building a better system in Manitoba that improves patient care and is responsive to paramedics’ needs,” said Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
Members look forward to progress in bargaining with the assistance of a Ministry conciliation officer.
“We are not going to sit by and allow any health authority to try to renege on the terms of the negotiated collective agreement." - Jeanne Meyers, HSABC Legal and Labour Relations execuitve director.
Critical report released on youth and children's mental health in B.C.
Members negotiate wage and other working condition improvements in tentative agreement.
“What we seek is a good quality of lives for our families, opportunities for our children and the ability to retire in dignity." - Denise Davis, LCBO bargaining team Chair.
This one small story illustrates the larger danger of greed unchecked. All of our jobs and all of our communities are vulnerable to outsourcing and its cousin, privatization. These strategies might boost profits, but at a terrible cost.
“It is clear that the government was forced to act due to the public outcry on the impact of the cuts and that they are also second guessing themselves." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
“We’re pleased to continue with our power stretcher pilot in partnership with the City of Winnipeg, to find better ways to keep paramedics safe and healthy on the job.” - Theresa Oswald, Manitoba Minister of Health.
Join the protest against cuts to programs at the College of the North Atlantic.
The ILO decision found that the right to strike is a fundamental right as it is the “essential means through which workers and their organizations may promote and defend their economic and social interests”.
Improvements to working conditions ratified in first contract by mental health workers.
28,700 federal public service jobs to be cut by 2016
“This is astounding,” stated Furlong. “The layoffs aren’t even fully in effect yet and already the system can’t handle the mess created by government’s layoff fiasco.”
“Privatizing the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program at CNA may be the first sign of privatizing our public education system,” warns NAPE President Carol Furlong.
OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas congratulated the members on their new contract, but warned that there continues to be a serious problem with funding for developmental services.
Four days of Parliamentary hearings will examine the issue of income inequality.
Ottawa (08 April 2013) – After almost a year since the motion was passed, Parliament's finance committee will finally hold meetings to discuss the issue of rising income inequality in Canada.
The motion was first put forward by former Conservative and now Liberal Member of Parliament, Scott Brison.
International conference participants learn from the NSGEU/NUPGE experience in developing and implementing a successful anti-bullying program.
"Instead of proceeding with a measure that will add to Canada’s economic problems, I urge you to cancel the proposed elimination of the tax credit for investments in LSVCCs and hold meaningful consultations with stakeholders." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“We believe that in this time of economic recovery, we all have a role to play and the burden should not rest solely on the public sector." - Susie Proulx-Daigle, NB Union President.
PEIUPSE/NUPGE will raise the issue of MLA salary increases in its meeting with the Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission.
“The Province has received an independent prescription for safer and healthier workplaces,” said Kevin Rebeck. MFL President. “Now it’s time for action so that working families can have confidence their loved ones will make it home from work every day, healthy and in one piece.”
When the Auditor General of Ontario looked at Brampton’s William Osler Health Centre privatization in 2008, he concluded that the higher rate of interest paid by the private sector added about $200 million to the cost of the project.
Members prepare for strike vote as IWK Health Centre refuses to negotiate on par with terms reached at Capital Health District Authority.
"It's like a one-two punch – no prior warning, no consultation, just one more senseless act by a government in the dying days of its mandate." - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
“This is a quality services issue, but it’s also about quality of life. ” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “More than two thirds of the CLGS workforce is part-time or casual. The frontline staff should be able to afford to work there.”
"This budget falls short of reinvesting in public services that Islanders depend on. However, if there is a silver lining, it’s that Government has shown some restraint in curtailing further austerity." - Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.