Even with the election just over a week away, Georgetti is still looking forward to the next task that the CLC will have on it's agenda -- working to defeat the Harper Conservative government in the 2015 federal election.
"We want Canada Post to show us the secret study which, although heavily redacted, appears to support our call for financial and banking services at Canada Post." — Dennis Lemelin, CUPW President.
Documentary exposing the real intentions behind so-called Right-to-Work laws gains attention from New York Film Festival.
"We all know that Ken has proven himself a consistent and solid leader. We know that he understands our challenges and that he excels at helping us work together so that we can win together." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President and CLC VP.
Picket held at Minister of Health and Community Services to protest privatization of group homes.
"The more conversations we have with our friends and neighbours about how taxes are used to improve our communities and our quality of life, and how corporations and the super-rich need to stop dodging their obligations, the closer we will come to addressing income inequality." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
The National Union says that more needs to be done to make workplaces safer. More employers need to be held responsible for the results of their negligence.
More than 350 organizations in 115 countries warn that Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) will make it easier for corporations to make profits and with impunity.
"Ken is delivering the kind of programs the affiliates want and the membership needs. Ken is doing what we asked him to do, and he's doing it well. He will have my vote at the CLC Convention." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer
"To adopt the Standard successfully requires a commitment by senior management and participation by everyone; it is a shared responsibility.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
"We are the union for changing times, especially for those providing crucial health care services in this province.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"From Newfoundland to B.C, we are all affected by government and corporate decisions which have a negative impact on our lives," Clancy says. "The upside is that by working together, by putting our energy into action, we have the strength and resolve to change the direction of our country. We can make a difference for generations to come. And we will." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Experienced team heads into bargaining in May.
"We are supporting Ken because he sees, like we do, the importance in articulating the value and contributions of unions to the broader public," says Clancy. "Undoubtedly, we must work with our members to build a stronger labour movement but we also need to talk to Canadians who aren't unionized about the role we play in improving the lives of all."
Focusing on four areas — eat, grow, transform, share — Canadians are being urged to do more than just talk about improving the environment.
Unions Matter examines the critical role that unions and strong labour rights play in reducing income inequality and promoting the social well-being of all citizens.
“Given the findings of the Select Committee, the crisis in Ontario’s developmental services can no longer be swept under the rug. I want to congratulate the Wynne government for following through with this substantial response to a serious crisis,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Two years since the start of negotiations, MGEU/NUPGE members vote to accept new contract.
"The real story is that government has reduced the benefits of over 13,000 pension holders by up to 29 per cent and is saving half a billion dollars. It’s not fair or accurate to then blame the current deficit solely on the public pension.” — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
The Newfoundland government is selling off residential care group homes to the private sector. Residents will lose their continuity of care and will experience major upheaval due to changes.
On April 16, Equal Pay Day, we continue the push for women's equality and to end gender-based wage discrimination.
“By speaking with Ministers Cadieux and McRae, we were able to express our members’ frustrations, and to lobby for our members’ rights and their working conditions,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
MGEU/NUPGE members hope conciliation will help achieve a fair and reasonable settlement.
Preparations will now begin to negotiate a new collective agreement for the information technology members.
Together Women Win is the theme of the next Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW). Deadline for registration is June 1.
Negotiations are over for instructors at five B.C. colleges. New contract contains improvements to wages and benefits.
In an open letter, the Bill is described as “a blatant attempt by the Harper government to stack the deck in favour of the Conservatives in the next federal election” and calls on Members of Parliament to “not allow this new elections law to pass without removing the parts that would legalize voter suppression.”
Delegates gather in Saskatoon to elect new representatives and organize on key issues.
"The National Union is strongly committed to the campaign to win the release of the remaining members of the Cuban 5 who are unjustly held in U.S. prisons," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Unions give us more. Something less tangible but more enduring. They give us an idea: the idea that our lives matter." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
It is time to stop laying blame on inspectors when accidents happen and instead start questioning why the Ministry isn’t providing the training they know inspectors need.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) reports that many correctional facilities are constructing housing accommodations for the sole purpose of providing temporary living quarters for managers who would be required to stay at the facilities in the event of a labour dispute.
Pam Owen, HSABC/NUPGE member, tells her family's story of trying to navigate the difficult waters of the mental health system.
Two years of negotiations resulting wage increases and some market adjustments for professors.
“Thousands of citizens and service providers rely on these important settlement services. British Columbians deserve to know how our governments intend to fill this service gap." — Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
"Thank you for using your voice to protect and advance the rights of patients in our health care system." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Despite the track record cost overruns in the millions of dollars, the Ontario government continues to use P3s to construct new hospitals, while hiding true costs from the publc.
“The numbers are staggering. From 2003 to 2007 alone, the LCBO permitted close to $1 billion in retail sales to be sold through private agency stores.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Solidarity message sent to Nova Scotia nurses and health professionals from Ottawa.
“Why would any employer bargain in good faith with workers if it knows it can rely on a third party to designate an unrealistic number of workers as essential? This is a one-sided process and it completely undercuts the rights of workers to free collective bargaining.” — Ken Georgetti, CLC President.
"Like universal health care in the rest of the country, universal child care and early childhood education has become almost universally popular in Quebec and it's easy to see why." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
An informed citizenry is key to protecting our rights and freedoms, and Operation Maple has its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing political landscape across Canada.
"The 340,000 members of the National Union support the actions of these striking nurses and their fight for patient safety at Capital Health." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"There is no good reason to turn liquor sales over to private companies. We call on government to put the public good ahead of private profit and stop privatizing public liquor sales." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
Facilities unions to seek strike mandate from members.