Public service members of SGEU/NUPGE ratify new agreement.
"In every way we stand ready to offer our support to those now grieving." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"Discrimination seems to be part of their business plan,” says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Almost nine out of every ten Canadians feel that the rich should pay more taxes.
"Government has a responsibility to ensure the safety of staff and inmates, and we urge them to reconsider the decision to shelve the new remand centre,” said SGEU President Bob Bymoen.
Bureaucratic red tape can undermine the value of negotiating a collective agreement. MGEU/NUPGE will be working to rectify this problem.
Celebrate and call for justice for injured workers!
Madeleine Meilleur apologizes for insulting comments, made while responding to questions regarding an incident at the Elgin Middleton Detention Centre, about correctional officers in the province.
Escalating culture of violence at Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre as jail reaches approximately 270 per cent capacity.
Vote scheduled for tentative agreement.
Show your support at the rally for striking NAPE/NUPGE members at Labatt.
NB Union (NBU/NUPGE) signs collective agreements for community college members.
May 26 to June 1 is Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in Canada.
CBS workers in Manitoba will vote on new agreement in June.
Improvements to collective agreement now in force.
“Baillie is desperate to create some political wedge issue for himself, but privatization of alcohol sales should not be used as a political football, “says Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE).
Alex Himelfarb, a former Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada and a current board member of the Public Services Foundation of Canada, recently gave this excellent speech about why the public service in Canada is an institution that deserves celebrating.
Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.
Focus should be on building the current system which protects public safety and meets the needs of customers.
Important strike votes this week to support negotiations.
“This decision by the provincial government will have a profound negative impact on clients requiring home care as well as their families and health care in general.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
"We are deeply disappointed with the dissension the government has caused as a result with respect to industrial relations in this province,” said SGEU President Bob Bymoen.
We all need to confront hateful words, thoughts and attitudes to show bullies that there are consequences to their actions.
Did we get everything we were asking for? No. Did the LCBO get everything they were demanding of our members? No.” - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Eighty-one per cent of respondents disagree with government cuts contained in the budget.
In March, 2013, the Ministry was ordered to stop its violation of the collective agreement and to stop treating court reporters as independent contractors. It continues to ignore the ruling.
“We believe that employers and Ottawa are using the import of vulnerable migrant workers to promote a low wage strategy in Canada.” - Ken Georgetti, CLC President.
Two-thirds of LCBO employees are casuals with no guaranteed hours, few benefits and an average income that is less than $26,000 a year.
Members support baragaining demands with overwhelming strike vote.
BCGEU/NUPGE continues to press to protect the rights and benefits for psychiatric nursing members.
Bill 85 will be the 201st labour law since 1982 that have either eliminated, suspended or restricted collective bargaining rights of workers.
“This is a questionable and risky international venture, and we want to know why it is being pushed through in such a hurry." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Jessome was the first woman elected president of the NSGEU/NUPGE in 1999. With this re-election she broke another record as she is now the longest serving president in the union’s history.
Canadian money sent off shore means less being invested in Canada. This means the loss of billions of dollars in tax revenue for quality public services and fewer new jobs being created in Canada.
Get connected to what's happening in the developmental services sector.
The union's claim documents “the distinctly gendered history of how part-time work developed at the LCBO” and how systemic sex discrimination continues today.
MGEU/NUPGE paramedic members encouraged to attend hearing on self-regulation on May 23 in Winnipeg.
Proposed changes to the Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder provisions of the Criminal Code have been done without adequate consultation and may further stigmatize people with mental health and addictions problems.
Arbitration brings improvements to PEIUPSE/NUPGE health members.
“As mental health care becomes an increasing part of every community’s health plans, RPNs are a leading force for continuing improvements in psychiatric care.” -Reid Johnson, HSABC President.
National Union writes Minister Kenney on behalf of Nigerian students Victoria Ordu and Favour Amadi who were given the toughest possible punishment for working at Walmart – deportation orders – while apparently Walmart faces no penalty.
“We believe that the provincial government must reinvest in community living and other critical services that support vulnerable families across British Columbia." - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
Care about ambulance service in the Frontenac area? Find out more about reduced service.
Workers prepare to strike at Canadian Blood Services in Manitoba.
Following discussions with representatives from the British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) inspectors found non-compliance of health and safety issues at North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre (NFPC).
For the 2013 Nursing Week the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) has released a report on the working conditions and opinions of many of the provinces' nurses.
Solidarity groups declare victory as René González, a member of the Cuban Five, has been given permission to serve remaining portion of his three year parole in Cuba.
MGEU/NUPGE looking to review recommendations made about the province's correctional system.
“The inconsistency in what government is saying and what government is doing is unbelievable. There is clearly a credibility issue here.” - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
Great opportunity for women members to attend leadership and community-building training. Apply before May 23.
“If this government truly believes in fairness, as it claims, then the province’s corporations have to be involved." - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Research shows that Alberta has lost $1.5 billion in tax revenue since it privatized liquor stores in 1993.
Come out to this eight city tour through Manitoba and Ontario to show your support.
Harper government more interested in cost saving than providing support services for unemployed.
“Our negotiating team is committed to reaching a fair deal at the table,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong.