October 2018

“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

(2018-10-31)Read more

“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 

(2018-10-31)Read more

What's being done in Britain will look very familiar to Ontario residents who saw how P3 privatization schemes were rebranded in that province.

(2018-10-30)Read more

"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. 

(2018-10-30)Read more

"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

(2018-10-29)Read more

“Access to safe, affordable housing is absolutely critical to supporting women and children escaping violence,” says BCGEU President Stephanie Smith.

(2018-10-29)Read more

"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

(2018-10-26)Read more

"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

(2018-10-26)Read more

"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

(2018-10-25)Read more

"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

(2018-10-24)Read more

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.

(2018-10-24)Read more

"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.

(2018-10-23)Read more

The purpose of this weekly podcast is to help raise awareness of important union issues with members, in an easy to access audio format.

(2018-10-23)Read more

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

(2018-10-23)Read more

"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

(2018-10-22)Read more

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.

(2018-10-19)Read more

 “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

(2018-10-19)Read more

"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

(2018-10-18)Read more

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. 

(2018-10-18)Read more

"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

(2018-10-17)Read more

“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

(2018-10-17)Read more

A website has been established so that people can send the strikers a message of solidarity and support.

(2018-10-17)Read more

“This week is a very special opportunity to say thank you to the often unsung heroes of health care,” said Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President 

(2018-10-16)Read more

“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

(2018-10-15)Read more