The Fairness Express is on the road on Labour Day to remind Canadians of the need for fairness.
Health regions signal that they will not follow spirit or letter of the Essential Services Legislation in a possible work stoppage.
Poll finds British Columbians want the province to invest in students' education and their teachers.
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“We designed the program for this year's school to give our leadership activists the skills and tools to engage Canadians in conversations about income inequality and the strong role unions play in addressing this major challenge." — NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer Larry Brown.
As Premiers meet in Charlottetown, PEI, Canadians for Tax Fairness remind them that they have a role in the oversight of the Canada Revenue Agency.
Plaintiffs apply to postpone constitutional challenge in order to seek resolution in face of mounting public pressure and looming trial.
Strong majority opposes Harper healthcare funding regime – ready for Premiers to take a stand.
World experts gather to discuss ways to keep workers safer on the job.
Increased funding from the province not going to improve services or better wages for home care workers.
Impressive start to a weekend of bringing together diverse social movements. The theme: Build Together—Win Together—The Future Is Ours!
Report recommending the privatization of beer and wine sales would not serve the best interests of the people of Ontario.
Developmental services workers join OPSEU to gain a stronger voice for themselves and their clients.
Recent murders of young Aboriginal women further highlight the need for a National public inquiry.
Closed meeting of the House of Commons Finance Committee rejected conducting a full probe into reports of politically motivated audits of charities by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Panel should also review ministry’s oversight capacity says union.
"We know that the provincial economy has been doing well, yet the wealth is still shared by a minority. You see the richest 1% in Alberta making 18 times more than the bottom 90%. This is categorically unfair." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Survey conducted for the Canadian Medical Association finds 95% of Canadians support the need for a national strategy for seniors, health care.
While the federal government has so far not acknowledged any culpability or responsibility for the accident in Lac-Mégantic, the reality is that there were multiple regulatory failures. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) asks, "Was this a case of willful blindness?"
The Fairness Express has reached the West Coast and is engaging British Columbians in a dialogue about the issues that matter most to them.
After tough negotiations a tentative agreement has been reached for the support staff in Ontario's colleges.
It is less than a week until the start of the Peoples' Social Forum—a joyous gathering with special exhibitions, work and peoples history tours, film screenings, critical mass rally, a pow-wow, street performances, concerts, games, and building new relationships.
Text leaked to a German TV station raises a lot of concerns for the National Union. The union is reminding Canadians that there are still a lot of hurdles to face before the deal is implemented.
“On behalf of these skilled hospital workers, we are able to bargain from a real position of power.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Unbearable heat raises serious potential for harm for long-term care residents, and workers. Eastern Health must take immediate action on these issues.
“The lack of backfill, inadequate resources and crushing workloads are resulting in children and their families being put at risk. BC's most vulnerable people are falling through the cracks.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Instead of acknowledging the flaws in the privatization schemes, Social Impact Bond supporters are proposing governments provide incentives or guarantees to encourage people to invest in them. In other words, subsidize privatization schemes.
Twenty new members join NSGEU/NUPGE!
The national All Together Now! bus tour visits B.C. for 38-days starting mid-August. Be sure to check it out when the Fairness Express stops in your community!
Members will be able to vote on the tentative collective agreement once a ratification meeting is scheduled.
“Our position all along has been Ontario Place is, foremost, a public space and must remain that way.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.