We have encouraged innovation. We have encouraged modernization. We have encouraged Canada Post to find ways to attract more users. We have encouraged public engagement and consultation on the future of our postal service. Yet, we've seen none of that.
Using a P3 will cost the Québec public at least $1 billion more than if the hospital had been built using traditional procurement.
“Even though their own futures are uncertain, these members are putting their money towards the services that the patients of Providence Care will need in the community” said OPSEU President Smokey Thomas.
"For our organizations, a negotiated settlement is better than a forced agreement" said La Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec union leaders.
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) is welcoming report from provinces' Workers' Compensation Board on health and safety concerns at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.
Dock workers held rallies at ports in Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Canada to support locked out IKEA workers.
“This type of voodoo economics serves no purpose but to give the Conservatives a soapbox to preach on, despite the fact the soapbox is built on falsehoods,” said Thomas.
Expanding the Canada Pension Plan and Québec Pension Plans – everyone’s pension plan - will make sure that all workers in Canada can count on a decent pension in retirement. Sign the petition today!
Hudak told Global TV’s Alan Carter, “Listen, I enjoy debate, I enjoy the fight. I really had no talent in life except running my mouth – that’s why I got in politics.”
Albertans will be left to pick up the tab again, warns health-care union.
“Lastly, government’s ‘immunity clause’ in the pension legislation speaks volumes about their lack of faith in their own numbers." - Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
"There is no strategy, federally or provincially, to keep good jobs in Canada. These were good jobs that allowed families to do more than struggle every week, they were jobs you could raise a family on." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Ontarians deserve truthful and concise information. Our debate, should you decide to engage, is one way to deliver this reasoned dialogue." – Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Aboriginal leaders hope to raise attention on education issues facing First Nations and alter the current bill before Parliament.
“In light of the tragic events this past week and the continued call by veterans, both young and old, for the need to maintain the support services offered in these offices, the Harper government must immediately rescind the decision to close these offices." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.
Unfortunately, despite Canada's close connection to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration has been constantly undermined here in Canada because of the ongoing attack on labour rights.
"It was members of unions – workers who felt empowered enough and safe enough to speak their minds and act on their consciences – who were among the first to take up Mandela's cause" - James Clancy, National President.
Sydney (09 Dec. 2013) – Cape Breton Regional Police Officers (CBRPS), members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) are looking for the same treatment and consideration as their colleagues in other police forces who work in Nova Scotia and other jurisdictions across the country.
Police officers in Cape Breton want equal treatment as those working across the province
“We went into bargaining with the position that we would not accept a deal that reduced job security or failed to address some of the inequities in pay and benefits in the collective agreement. This tentative agreement delivers that," says Walker.
Serco and G4S are both being investigated for corruption by the British Serious Fraud Office. Serco operates privatized services in Canada such as passenger and baggage screening at airports, parolee electronic monitoring systems, driver testing, life insurance agent certification as well as security guard/private investigator accreditation services.
Unions are uniquely placed to make a real difference to the lives of workers who may be experiencing violence in the home. And that makes work safer, for everyone. This December 6, union women are remembering and taking action.
“These proposed laws are a blatant violation of Canadians' fundamental rights to freedom of association and expression as contained in Canada's Charter. Equally offensive is the undemocratic way the Redford government introduced the legislation and the dictatorial process by which it intends to pass the two anti-union laws.”
"Without a coherent modern industrial strategy, it is easy for employers and governments to offer low wage, precarious jobs," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "And without a strong labour movement looking out for this economic inequality, and fighting against it, the bosses get away with it."
"Frank's message is one we can all hear more often," said Clancy. "We want to congratulate Frank for sharing his struggle with all of us, for standing strong and for showing us exactly why unions matter.' - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
NUPGE collectively contributes more than $60,000 to international aid organizations. Union reminds members that the federal government will match contributions to Philippines relief until December 23rd (date extended from previous deadline).
Workers ratify new collective agreement after being locked out by employer.
“In these uncertain economic times these tentative agreements are an investment in public services in our province and the women and men who deliver them.” - Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
A new NANOS poll released during Medicare Week shows majority of Canadians want the federal government to provide fixed healthcare funding to the provinces that does not see-saw according to the relative strength of the economy.
"On this International Day for Persons with Disabilities we show our respect and solidarity for people with disabilities and the gains that have been made. But if we want to achieve truly equal of all Canadians, we must continue our work to ensure no barrier is left." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The employer is threatening to make matters worse as they propose to cut three front line jobs at the agency after adding two new managers. Workers say the changes will challenge their ability to deliver consistent high-quality support for clients.
Come out today in Calgary or Edmonton to voice your concern over Alberta govenrment's new anti-public service legislation. If you can't make it, let your MLA know how you feel.
Psychiatric nursing HSABC/NUPGE members prepare for bargaining.