As NUPGE President James Clancy puts it in his foreword, “unions promote fairness in the workplace and the economy, they strengthen democracy and they participate in broader social movements for social justice.”
Health care workers have ratified a new five-year collective agreement by a vote of 64.6 per cent.
“Support staff do the work that is not seen but is necessary to keep the schools functioning.”— Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
The Labour Relations Board decision is good news for BCGEU/NUPGE's new members, who will benefit from the union’s long experience at Broadmead Care.
“What we're hoping to accomplish with this publication is to promote greater coordination amongst unions to ensure that we present strong and coordinated arguments before the Courts.” — CFLR Board member James Clancy.
"The employer has an obligation to take measures to minimize the risk of violence in the workplace. Staffing shortages can put the Correctional Officers and the inmates at increased risk.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
If you spot the bus, come and say hi! The more Manitobans we meet and talk to about the important issues surrounding income inequality, the more successful this tour will be.
If the Alberta government had used a traditional procurement process in the first place, the 19 new schools would have been built already. Instead, students will spend an extra year in overcrowded schools.
"Thanks to the work of our All Together Now! (ATN) campaign talking to Canadians about the need to tax fairness in Canada, we have seen a shift in how people see the issue." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
NUPGE renews its demand for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
“NUPGE is proud to be a sponsor of the World Pride Human Rights Conference. We are also pleased to have such a large contingent of activists attending World Pride Toronto, as well as other Pride events across the country.” James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"We need to speak up before SLGA stores are sold and an important source of public revenue disappears forever," says SGEU/NUPGE.
"The goal of the All Together Now! campaign and the Fairness Express bus tour has been to show people that there are solutions to the problems we are facing," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"Two is better than one, though one could be good too. Four or more just lessens the chore, and five pulls it all through,” sings Ben Cottrill, the winner of the Why Unions Matter contest for April 2014.
“I’d like to be able to find full-time work in journalism, but those jobs are hard to find,” says Why Unions Matter winner Matt Creed. “I know I’m not the only one in this grind—seems like everybody is going through the same thing right now.”
"Every day we were thanked for listening, for focusing on solutions and for bringing people together. I'd say the tour has been a success in this province." — Felicia Fahey, OPSEU Executive Board member and Fairness Express engager.
Court decision a strong defense of Internet privacy making aspects of Conservative government's proposed legislation unconstitutional.
"If cancelling a privatization deal in Britain for one of their small town hospitals saves $122 million, we can only imagine how much money the more than 200 P3 privatization deals are costing Canadians."
Joan Jessome, President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE), who has spearheaded the creation and continued development of the NSGEU Bully-Free Workplaces Program, will present on June 12 at 9:30 a.m. about labour’s role in creating bully-free workplaces.
“They say the devil is in the details, and that’s certainly been the case with the details kept secret in many of the privatization deals that Canadians have had to endure,” says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Liberals break promise to maintain public liquor stores by opening more Agency Stores across Nova Scotia.
Missed the Unions Matter book launch? Catch the highlights now out on video.
Public relations advertising campaign to be launched at the conference to support home care workers.
Bill 22 reverses amendments to the Labour Relations Act that were introduced only two years ago that allowed for automatic card-check certification when 65 per cent of workers in a workplace sign union cards.
“This is a shortsighted decision that will expose vulnerable youth to even greater risks,” says Stephanie Smith, President Elect of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE).
“The cost of the managers’ strike accommodations is estimated to be over $500,000. If they took that money and invested it in their front-line staff and facilities, it would go a long way in ensuring there weren’t any future labour disputes.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Improved wages and leave provision are just two of the highlights of the new collective agreement.
Toronto (05 June 2014) — Hiring private companies to deliver public services and finance infrastructure projects is costing Ontarians more and delivering less, says a new short film from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUGPE).
New documentary shows "epic fail" of privatization
Alberta Labour Relations Board rules against AUPE's application to take over bargaining rights.
“With warmth and personality, your submission beautifully captures the essence of the good that unions do: they empower people to speak up for what they know is right,” NUPGE National President James Clancy wrote to winner Jay Jeworski. “That’s particularly important these days in which, as you say, profits seem to be valued over the well-being of the employees that generate them.”
Prime Minister Harper has repeatedly pointed to need for US action for Canada to take steps to address climate change. Now that US President Obama has announced major policy shift will Canada finally join in?
There are only 7 days left to register for this culturally significant conference. Be a voice that helps shape our future workplaces — register today!
With the appointment of a new federal privacy commissioner, and the conduct of committee hearings on lawful access, the Harper government shows disregard for Canadians privacy rights.
“Helping our communities doesn’t stop with our members. Every day, thousands of people are in need of blood, we can all play our part,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle.
“Whoever wins the upcoming Ontario election, we will hold them to account with regards to committing to quality post-secondary education,” said Thomas.