This position has been recommended since the 2008 Nova Scotia Oral Review first proposed that it be set up.
Members to vote on August 13 on new collective agreement.
"The voters of London West deserve no less than to hear from candidates on the issue of a moratorium on job cuts.'" - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Members of the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) working for the Nova Scotia government ratified their tentative agreement on July 29 by 93.8 per cent.
Negotiated collective agreement provides improvements over three years
The tentative agreement was reached on July 9.
"We are standing up to this corporation, not only for ourselves and our families, but for all workers, now and in the future." - Frank O'Leary, striking NAPE/NUPGE member at Labatt.
In the ongoing fight for labour rights for agricultural workers, UFCW Canada submits an application for workers in Saint-Nicolas, Québec.
“The Premiers’ statement provides a welcome new voice in the campaign to seek justice for these missing and murdered women,” said BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
OPSEU/NUPGE members urge premiers to get on side with the Health Accord.
Union of healthcare professionals to join Shadow Summit in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
"On behalf of our members across the country, we extend our condolences his family, colleagues and the entire NAPE community." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Bargaining to gear up for round of negotiations in September.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and the Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat (CHPS) are sending delegations to participate in the Shadow Summit and Mass Rally in Niagara-on-the-Lake on July 24 and 25.
Despite scathing report on mental health services for children and youth, program at B.C. Children's Hospital sees hours cut and staff eliminated.
“Paul’s vigorous defence and promotion of labour rights throughout his career has not only resulted in greater workplace protection for Canada’s most vulnerable workers, but has also led to a greater awareness amongst Canadians that labour rights are human rights.”
Court decision provides significant improvements to the working conditions, wages and benefits for casual workers employed by the provincial government.
"Hard pressed parents, who must return to work to provide for their families are left with just non-regulated spots. YOYO childcare systems do not leave them “with a choice” but rather with “no other choice”.
If there’s one thing a union guy knows it’s that we are stronger and more effective when we work together – collectively - than when we go it alone.
“Why are some programs being treated differently than others? This discrepancy amounts to program cuts by stealth and bad faith bargaining,” says Harmston.
Workers back bargaining priorities with strike vote.
"Without question, the efforts of [HSAA members and AHS employees], in conjunction with those of municipal and provincial authorities, are responsible for a remarkably modest loss of life given the scale of the disaster." - Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President.
Frederiction (16 July 2013) – The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE/NUPGE) has signed a collective agreement with the New Brunswick Community College, which represents bargaining unit of 420 instructors.
“This government has pledged to improve employment opportunities for young people but 278 summertime ranger jobs for 17-year olds have been cut from last year.”
BCGEU/NUPGE members will be voting on tentative agreement in the coming days.
"Our democracies and our economies depend on our ability to communicate safely and securely with each other and it’s clear that, right now, we can do neither." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The tentative agreement will now go to the membership for a mail-in vote. The union expects to count the vote on July 29.
Toronto (12 July 2013) – In Ontario, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak has been musing about instituting U.S. style labour laws when he gets into power. Federal M.P. and cabinet minister, Pierre Polievre has been issuing the same threat to the rest of Canadians.
Politicians warning they will bring U.S. labour laws to Canada
The addition of three more laws passed in the last month brings the total number of regressive labour laws passed in Canada since 1982 to 204.
"Without a significant investment of political, financial, and human resources, we will see levels of violence against women continue to remain at the current level. Canada can do better." - Kate McInturff, CCPA.
If you are a community social service worker who has not as yet received your wage increase, contact your union immediately so that a grievance can be filed on your behalf.
If Negotiating Council recommends acceptance, votes could be counted by the end of July.
The fact that almost no one has heard of RTs provides motivation for Shultis, who loves advocating for her profession almost as much as she does practising it.
"To defeat this attack on public sector employees and the valuable public services you all provide to the people of this province, we must stay patient, united and focused." – Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
“We are not financially able to fund the increased wages without service reductions,” CEO Craig Monley wrote in a letter to front line staff dated June 24.
“This is my first time rescuing animals. They were adorable, super cute. I got a little bit more emotional when I found out the other kitten had died. We were all just super angry when we found out that it was arson.” - Laura Kerr, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
"We are acutely aware of the importance of this work as well as the dangers and risks these brave workers face. Their sacrifice must be recognized by all of us!" James Clancy, National President
“The government is putting public safety, natural resources, and emergency response crews at risk by eliminating the jobs of fire tower staff," - Bob Bymoen, President Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union (SGEU/NUPGE).
Vigils in Toronto, Ottawa, and in other cities in Canada and around the world, on the occasion of Independence Day in the United States of America, to ask President Obama to grant Leonard Peltier his long-awaited release from prison in an executive order of clemency.
Bargaining environment was more challenging due to the restraints on free collective bargaining, which was not occurring at the table.
"It's great news MEPs have faced down the special pleading of bank lobbyists with this resounding show of support for a broad based Financial Transaction Tax." - David Hillman, spokesperson for the United Kingdom's Robin Hood Tax campaign
Global movement rapidly gathering strength to press shared demands for tax justice and accountability in public spending for the common good. The growing coalition released its pledge The Fair Share Commitment in connection with World Public Services Day (23 June).
“The thing that the government needs to keep in mind is that when economic forecasts are dropping, the services that BCGEU/NUPGE members provide are more important than ever” – BCGEU/NUPGE president Darryl Walker.