June 2015 | National Union of Public and General Employees

June 2015

Ontario shifting home care to private clinics as province seeks savings

by Kelly Grant and Elizabeth Church, Globe and Mail

"An increasing number of patients discharged from hospital must travel to centrally located clinics to save the home-care system moneyWhen Jennifer Sewell had a benign cyst removed from her left breast last summer, the procedure was supposed to be a straightforward day surgery.

Instead, the 40-year-old mother of two from rural Southwestern Ontario developed an infection at her incision site, a wound that took more than five months to heal.

NBU clerical and regulatory members reach tentative agreement

"A lot of hard work went into these negotiations. We're proud of everyone who took part. Now we will present the deal to the members and hear their opinions." — NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle

Fredericton (24 June 2015) — Members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) in the clerical and regulatory bargaining unit have reached a tentative agreement. 

National Union calls for federal leadership on pay-before-you-pump legislation

"While legislation of this type is a responsibility of the provincial governments, I believe that this is an area where your office could provide much needed leadership." — James Clancy, National President, NUPGE

Ottawa (16 June 2015) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling on the federal Minister of Labour, Dr. Kellie Leitch, to use her position to encourage provinces to enact pay-before-you-pump legislation.