“This is a good first step. Unfortunately, many women are still going to have to wait years before they see some justice in their wages.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“We are grateful for all those who have made the trek to Ottawa in the campaign to end paid plasma operations in Canada. We have a real chance of winning this battle.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
What's being done in Britain will look very familiar to Ontario residents who saw how P3 privatization schemes were rebranded in that province.
"Our submission to the panel asked that balance and fairness be restored to the B.C. Labour Relations Code and Labour Relations Board. We believe the recommendations go a long way toward achieving that balance, but they don't go far enough." — BCGEU President Stephanie Smith.
"It is crystal clear in its analysis and in its rejection of a model that has been proven NOT to work."—Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of Public Services International
“Access to safe, affordable housing is absolutely critical to supporting women and children escaping violence,” says BCGEU President Stephanie Smith.
"Premier Ford has chosen to launch a partisan attack by introducing his Making Ontario Open for Business Act. Dismantling the previous government’s legislation means 'open for business' is really just code for shutting down workers’ rights and attacking unions." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"This trade deal will rig the Canadian economy in favour of powerful corporations. It is an outright betrayal of workers. It will do nothing to stop climate change, and it will certainly exacerbate income and wealth inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"While the legislation would only directly address the first 2 recommendations in the report, this is an encouraging first step towards government reclaiming its leadership role in resource and environmental stewardship. I look forward to seeing continued progress." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Ford talks about bringing quality jobs back to Ontario to help families get ahead, but the actions he takes to attack the workers of Ontario, and eliminate quality jobs, speak louder than words." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
In 2017, Fiat Chrysler made a €3.5 billion (roughly Can$5.27 billion) profit. But in spite of the fact Fiat Chrysler is now profitable, the way the loan agreement was structured in 2009 means a loan that helped the company survive will be written-off.
"To our Sisters, the 390,000 members of NUPGE support you in this struggle, and thank you for your commitment and courage. Workers around the world will benefit from your efforts." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.
The purpose of this weekly podcast is to help raise awareness of important union issues with members, in an easy to access audio format.
Our hardworking members at Purity can now focus on creating quality foods, candies and snacks that are made right here in Newfoundland and Labrador and loved the world over.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"These workers are about to start reaping the benefits of joining OPSEU/NUPGE. They had no wage grid, no pay in lieu and no group RRSP. All of that has just changed." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
On the list of countries operating CBI/RBI schemes, that the OECD feels have the potential to be used for tax dodging, are 2 tax havens that are popular with wealthy Canadians and large Canadian companies. These are Barbados and Panama.
“I sincerely hope I don’t see Mr. Alexander, the group he represents, or any business member of the Employer’s Council stand up for their public relations photos on mental health awareness days and campaigns any time soon.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"We've waited a long time for the government to acknowledge how dangerous asbestos is. Now, we need the federal government to ensure the regulations have some teeth." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
There have been considerable gains since the Person case but women still earn only 84 cents on the dollar, while the earnings of women of colour are 64 per cent of men’s, and Indigenous women’s earnings are at just 46 per cent of men’s.
"We owe these public servants the same duty of care that we afford to the people they are trying to protect and serve." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Our paths crossed many times, and I remember Manuel and Keith as dedicated paramedics with a passion for helping others. This is such a fitting tribute for both of them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“This week is a very special opportunity to say thank you to the often unsung heroes of health care,” said Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Grocery corporations got caught red-handed fixing the price of bread. Construction corporations got caught red-handed overcharging us $8 billion for P3 hospitals and highways. Why should we ever trust cannabis corporations to keep our kids and communities safe?” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President / Treasurer
The submission calls for the Ministry of Health to focus on human resources strategies that address shortages in health science professions, improve access to multidisciplinary primary care and mental health services, and improve access to early intervention services for children with disabilities.
"Communities need a real choice. A responsible choice. A choice like the LCBO." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“The need for an investigation is clear. Members of the public — along with investors who don’t enjoy insider connections to the premier of the day — deserve to know that the market is truly free, fair and efficient.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
There are many ways we are pitted against each other every day. We allow issues to divide us. But the more we listen and share, the more we find that we are connected
What the Canadian Chamber of Commerce opinion piece doesn't mention is that more corporate tax cuts will make its wealthy members even richer.
In this guide you will find information on how to acknowledge a territory or treaty on which a gathering takes place, summaries of First Nations social conventions, useful terminology, as well as links to other helpful resources.
“HSAA/NUPGE has a strong track record of working with employers to create better and fairer workplaces." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
“Nova Scotians have already wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on other costly P3 projects — more than 30 schools, toll roads, and the Burnside jail, just to name a few. Why are we going down this road again?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Though the ruling only covers the company’s 2003, 2005, and 2006 tax years including about $11 million in taxes, it will have implications for the approximately $2 billion in taxes, plus interest and penalties, the CRA has assessed as owing in subsequent years.
The new agreement begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2023.
“Most of the long-term problems with NAFTA that have caused so much grief were not fixed,” says Larry Brown. “We’ll still lose factories to right-to-work states and we’ll still face wage stagnation caused by direct competition with lower wage countries, both the US and Mexico."
“Right now, many people are stuck with jobs that are part-time, short-term, and low-paying. It’s a recipe for hunger.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Our members work on the frontlines and know only too well that a lack of mental health care is a major factor in homelessness and poverty, which in turn lead to more health issues." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
"I'm glad the court is giving the BCGEU/NUPGE a chance to expose the petitioner's argument for what it is: an attempt to get around the $200,000 advertising cap." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
“On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I pay tribute to the police and peace officers whose self-sacrifice and dedication to their noble professions contribute to helping keep us safe and safeguard our rights and freedoms.” Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness