NBU/NUPGE has brought this issue forward to the government on numerous occasions. It's not difficult to understand, if people are drastically overworked and underpaid, attracting and retaining skilled professionals will be difficult.
“It’s important for all Ontarians to remember these promises and hold all politicians accountable in the coming months. Together, we must demand better by supporting public services, and stopping privatization.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
New collective agreement includes improvements to work/life balance, working conditions and benefits.
The Council of Unions wants to send a message to the employers and government to take collective bargaining, and the Council's proposals seriously and work with the Council to get a deal done.
"These new locals have recognized that joining our union provides them with a stronger voice in their workplace, and that the MGEU/NUPGE has the experience and expertise to ensure their concerns are addressed. Welcome to our 3 newest locals.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Government’s plan to increase public surgical capacity is welcome news. Cutting wait times for surgery is an important step in strengthening the public health care system we all rely on.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
"This review is a good first step in the process of restoring fairness to both the labour code, and the BC Labour Relations Board." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“Today, our bargaining team showed that we’re ready to negotiate a fair deal, and we’re pleased to see that we’ve forced the employer to do the same." — Michele Thorn, President of OPSEU Local 454, and Chair of the CAS bargaining team
“HSAA/NUPGE will be keeping a close eye on where that money is spent to ensure it goes to the frontlines where it’s needed.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
The 6,500 members represented by the Council of Health Care Unions need to send Stephen McNeil a message that he direct the employers to take bargaining seriously and get a deal done.
"Far too often across the province there are no ambulances to respond when emergency calls come in...Imagine what would happen if there was a large-scale emergency.” — Mike Parker, HSAA President
When the B.C. government decided to undertake a significant review of the provincial wildfire and flood response earlier this year, the BCGEU/NUPGE initiated a wide consultation of members to document the various ways they had been affected by the unprecedented fire and flood season.
In a time when anti-immigration and racist sentiments have been parading as nationalism, we need to recognize how expanded powers in the name of national security can have detrimental effects on our society as a whole.
What the EU Court of Auditors found was that, even though the public were paying €1.5 billion for cost overruns, they were also providing investors with returns of up to 14 per cent.
“Our public air services are safe, efficient, and they deliver tremendous value. It’s simple – the public model works. It’s not clear what problem the government is trying to solve with its privatization push." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Nearly 2 weeks ago, a strong majority of these workers voted in favour of going on strike if the employer insists on a collective agreement that allows for contracting out.
See what J.P. Lewis, professor of political science at the University of NB has to say about the upcoming provincial election.
Code Census happens when the emergency department is so overcrowded it is deemed unsafe. Staff in other departments then have 30 minutes to prepare to accept more patients in order to free up beds in emergency.
“The last thing we want to do is go on strike. But we need to send a very clear message: we will stand up for the services we provide." — Carl Brisson, mental health worker and Chair of OPSEU Local 426’s Valoris bargaining team
The Chinese government recently announced that they are taking control of Anbang due to insolvency, alleged corruption, and fraud.
“For Canada to be a real leader in gender budgeting, the revenue side of the budget cannot be ignored.” — Diana Gibson, Communications Director for Canadians for Tax Fairness
"By providing menstrual products, we are removing another barrier to participation. And we’re challenging other unions and organizations to do the same.” — Val Avery, HSABC President
"It's time for this Liberal government to wake up, admit there is a crisis, and together we will work to find solutions in the best interest of Nova Scotians." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Despite election promises, "we have seen a steady erosion of funding that's putting services at risk. That’s not what Manitobans want and it’s not what the Premier promised them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“We joined together in a union to make sure we have the working conditions we need to offer the best possible services, and that’s just what we’ve done,” said Wendy Brown, addictions counselor and Chair of OPSEU Local 454’s Rideauwood bargaining committee
The deadline is March 31.
It's time for the government to ensure that frontline workers have the resources and policy framework in place to fully support British Columbia's Indigenous families." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“International Women’s Day needs to be a time to demand action.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“We definitely do not want to go on strike. But this strong strike vote shows that we’re not willing to let the employer reduce the quality of the services we provide by contracting work out." — MicheleThorn, OPSEU Local 454 Bargaining Chair
"I think this decision provides some closure for our members. It acknowledges that there was a problem and sets us on the right path to fix that problem." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
"The Sask Party may have a new leader, but it’s still trying to make people pay for its costly mistakes by cutting services that families rely on.”—Bob Bymoen, President of SGEU
As an employer and a union, the NSGEU/NUPGE believes that it has a responsibility to do what it can to help people recover from this kind of violence and to give them time to stop the cycle. This takes support. All employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with this help.
“When you get a unanimous vote on unionizing, it’s a great harbinger of success. Solidarity is key to achieving a great first contract and future contracts.” — Kareen Marshall, Chair of OPSEU/NUPGE Community Agencies Division