"The public needs to connect the dots between the broken provincial revenue system and the broken Misericordia Hospital." — Michael Parker, HSAA Vice-President Human Resources.
Join the Fairness Express at the Legislature to call for quality public services, tax fairness, good jobs and strong labour rights!
Members negotiate wage increases, improvements to leave provisions and contract language.
NSGEU/NUPGE says that keeping good unionized jobs in rural Nova Scotia, and keeping the sale and distribution of alcohol out of private hands, are important to all of us.
The British Columbia Labour Board rules IKEA commits unfair labour practices and orders damages to be paid.
In what may be another black eye for the Conservative government, there are reports that the German government may reject the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) over the inclusion of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions.
A recent survey showed that 49.7% of 797 adolescents surveyed had at least one workplace injury in the previous year.
The British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union is encouraging people to buy their wine, beer, and spirits at publicly owned liquor stores where they enjoy better selection and lower prices.
Public Services International writes to World Trade Organization (WTo) members urging that they not bow to pressure from G20 countries to accept the proposed Trade Facilitation Agreement without addressing development issues.
Conservative government seen as using tax audits as way to silence critics.
Check out our map to see how much ground we've covered on the road to fairness!
The Government of Nova Scotia wants input on how to restructure the health care system in the province. Fill out the online survery to make sure your voice is heard.
PEI deputy ministers will no longer receive benefits for two pension years for every one year of work, but government wants to increase base pay by $50,000.
Arguments fail to convince the Supreme Court of Canada to rule in favour of contributors to employment insurance.
Compensation for claimants should be received by the end of July 2014.
For the second time this year, Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board, has his figures proven wrong on the federal public service sick leave program.
For every ten per cent increase in union membership, there would be a projected decline in income inequality between 2.5 and 3 percent.
Visa Centre staff join growing number of Vancity BCGEU/NUPGE members.
"I’m so thankful to see all of our members on the front lines and behind the scenes doing everything they can to keep people and their homes out of harm’s way." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
There are approximately 500 drownings/year in Canada.
Quality public services are vital to the health of our communities.
“Government decision-makers need to act now to reduce the potential for violence. Until significant changes are made, the safety of the public, inmates and corrections staff is at risk." — Bob Bymoen SGEU Presdient.
Productive first meeting for BCGEU President and B.C. Premier.
"We urge the government to come to the table in good faith, clearly understanding the role public service workers play in strengthening our society and our economy, to negotiate fair wages and working conditions." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“The U.S. Supreme Court decision is disturbing to both U.S. and Canadian workers. It gives further fodder to those anti-union corporate extremists and right-wing politicians on both sides of the border to continue their ongoing assault on labour rights and the ability of unions to effectively represent working people.”
Collective agreement brings wages up, establishes fair working conditions and procedures in the workplace.
Federal Court rules that the Conservative government's cuts to health care are "cruel and unusual treatment" and amount to violations of equality rights in Canada.
"The Canada I want to be a part of is respectful to us as a people. It’s a new Canada today, and it’s a better Canada because it now includes us." — Chief Joe Alphonse, Tl’etinqox Government, Tsilhqot’in National Government Tribal Chairman.
Vancouver (04 July 2014) — A recent editorial published in the Victoria Times Colonist reinforces something the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) has been fighting for over the years: more resources to support social workers.
Read the full editorial below
“Having the person who increased the deficit by cutting corporate taxes suggest we solve the problem he created by privatizing more public services makes the strategy privatization proponents are following unbelievably obvious.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“We believe that we will be able to develop a working partnership with the Cowessess First Nation band, and are eager to get on with the task of representing these members and negotiating a first collective agreement." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President.
NAPE President Carol Furlong is calling on the Minister of Health and Community Services to reverse the decision to reduce lab testing in rural hospitals and ensure that the people of rural Newfoundland have accessible health care.
“Losing these good jobs, affects not only the staff members but their families and the communities in which they live and the stores they shop at.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.