"Government must ensure our members are never again subjected to deeply flawed investigations that lead to unfair firings,“ says BCGEU/NUPGE President Stephanie Smith
U.S. management professor says that while these reviews can show short-term benefits, many also lead to unrealistic workloads and ultimately cause long-term damage
Report from B.C. government intended to look at escalating violence in province's prisons and community corrections falls short of goals.
Saskatchewan's Provincial Auditor finds extensive use of consultants in government. SGEU urges province to curtail their use.
Solidarity of members helps bargaining committee push back on concessions.
Tentative agreement closes gap between Native Courtworkers and comparable jobs in Aboriginal services sector.
This holiday season beer drinkers are being asked to "TOAST SOLIDARITY WITH A BOTTLE NOT A CAN."
Ontario's new Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) computer system is creating chaos for recipients of social assistance. Ontario Public Service Employees Union is seeking an injunction to avoid even further harm being inflicted on some of the province's most vulnerable people.
In many countries, skilled health and social care workers feel they must leave their families behind and work abroad to earn a decent income. They often face exploitation and discrimination. And their departure weakens health and social services in their home community.
National Union wishes remaining members of Cuban 5, some after more than 15 years of unjust detention, a happy reunion with their families.
"HSAA is its members and your leadership remains committed to ensuring that your concerns about your working conditions are addressed on a daily basis," said Elisabeth Ballermann, President HSAA.
There have been 400 incidents of violence against workers at CAMH this year. It is time for the CEO, directors, and managers of a hospital be held accountable for workers' safety.
“It’s time government gives back what it’s taken from children at risk." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
Lengthy round of bargaining concludes with a collective agreement on par with that of other public sector workers.
“I want to thank the BCGEU/NUPGE members on the joint occupational health and safety committee at FPH for the important work they have done to make their workplace safer." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
"High staff turnover is bad for workers, bad for the people they support, and ultimately bad for employers because constant recruitment and training are costly.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Health professionals from across the country meet to coordinate efforts to campaign for a progressive health care agenda for Canada.
“This report shows why NUPGE and its components are fighting for a Five-Point-Plan to protect public services,” said Clancy. “The requirements for openness and transparency in the Plan would make the kind of numbers games that added $8 billion to Ontario’s infrastructure costs impossible.”
Scheduling issues, reduced vacation and benefits, and other financial concessions are areas of major contention for MGEU/NUPGE members.
Despite promises that federal public service job cuts wouldn't affect service levels, the Conservative government received 10,000 complaints about problems with service at the Employment Insurance program.
Ottawa (11 Dec. 2014) — The Conservative government is finally hearing the complaints of hundreds of Canadians who have had enough of poor service, unanswered telephone calls and processing delays relating to their unemployment insurance files The Globe and Mail is reporting.
Climate change solutions must place the public good over private profits.
Despite Canada's close connection to the Declaration, it's difficult for many Canadians to celebrate this year's theme. The fact is, Human Rights 365 doesn't exist for most working people in Canada.
OPSEU/NUPGE strike vote results shows clear opposition to concessions tabled by the employer.
Canada Blood Services introduces same offer OPSEU/NUPGE members rejected in September.
Despite making millions each year in revenue to support the province, the Saskatchewan government wants to privatize liquor sales.
"Fighting privatization will not be easy. But as we learned during the International Conference on the New Forms of Privatization, it's a fight that we can and will win," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
An information session will be held on December 11 for NSGEU/NUPGE non-faculty members to provide an update on negotiations.
On this December 6, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) recommits to its work toward ending violence against women and eliminating the conditions that allow violence to thrive.
"We stand in solidarity: the liquor workers want the employer to come back to the bargaining table prepared to bargain in earnest, without the concessions and with a reasonable wage offer," said MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky.
Even the seemingly small step of allowing four new private liquor stores to open — two in Regina and two in Saskatoon — will mean lost revenue of approximately $3.5-$7.5 million each year, according to the new report.
"I believe that your demand for fairness – equal pay for equal work – has been heard loud and clear.”— BCGEU President Stephanie Smith.
On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities we want to raise awareness of all the challenges people with disabilities face, expose the discrimination and income inequality that exists, and work to make workplaces and communities fairer.
“I’m so proud to be here today to help usher in this legislation that our COs have long advocated for,” said Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union President Michelle Gawronsky
“It is apparent that these acts of violence are not simply isolated incidents, but are part of a troubling and growing trend in workplaces across the province" — Carol Furlong, President of Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE).
Backroom dealings will see the CWB (formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board) either sold off or liquidated without benefit to farmers and setting the stage for possible future foreign takeover.
For World AIDS Day, December 1, the National Union continues to support the Bracelet of Hope campaign and urges others to do likewise.