May 2019

Right-wing governments have repeatedly proven that they are against workers' rights. Jason Kenney's has introduced legislation confirming that he is yet another anti-worker premier. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

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“Selling controlled substances is a dangerous business,” said Thomas. “It’s why the government should focus its efforts and invest in properly-trained security." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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The Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union (MGEU/NUPGE) is holding an information picket/rally in support of members working at Selkirk Laundry.

(2019-05-30)Read more

Participants to embark on 350 kilometre walk from Edmonton to Calgary on May 31, called the Walk for Common Ground.

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“Our union strongly believes in working toward the goal of a barrier-free country and appreciates the government’s commitment to an inclusive and accessible Canada.” – Larry Brown, President NUPGE.

Please take note of the update at the end of this story.

(2019-05-28)Read more

"The message is strong – casino workers feel they belong in our union." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.

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Increases in occupational and physical therapy training seats will ensure more patients get access to care that will improve their quality of life, while more students can train closer to home.

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PEI's forest fighting staff are recognized nationally and helped fight fires in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario last year.

(2019-05-27)Read more

"It’s time for government to ensure that stable programming and adequate staffing levels are available to meet the diverse needs of Saskatchewan people.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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A report from the University of Michigan Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy found that privatization of prison food services led to an increase in inmate theft, trafficking, and gang activity.

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“This is public service at its finest. These frontline workers are travelling away from their homes and their families, potentially putting themselves in harm’s way, in order to help others in their time of need." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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MGEU/NUPGE works to rectify members' issues after employers violate collective agreements. 

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 “Actions speak louder than words. This is an attack on women. Period." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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"Telus can afford double digit increases in executive compensation and a multi-year dividend growth program for shareholders, but they say they can't afford a modest wage increase for the workers who provide that profit?" — Paul Finch, BCGEU Treasurer

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Ottawa (17 May 2019) In its weekly newsletter, Canadians for Tax Fairness has reported that, according to the Auditor General of Canada, Canadian businesses are at an "unfair disadvantage" because the tax system has not kept pace with the digital economy. While Canadian companies are required to collect and remit sales tax on top of income tax, foreign e-commerce corporations such as Netflix and Facebook are not.

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"Forcing women to give birth without their consent is akin to indentured servitude. These laws have the ability to turn women into involuntary birthing vessels. This attack on women violates our fundamental right to life, libery and security of the person." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

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“MPPs across the province regularly refer constituents to their community clinics. What do they think they’re going to do when the clinics close their doors?"— Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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“I’m looking forward to my next opportunity to tell him how his cuts are affecting the public services that our frontline workers provide." — Michelle Gawornsky, MGEU President

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Congratulations to Whitney Kujansuu and Tanya Turner on their wins in the NUPGE Swag Photo Contest!

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"Ontario spends far less per person on public services than any other province and that is partly because individuals and businesses in Ontario pay less income and corporate tax." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

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Ngaire Abernethy receives Women of Distinction Award May 2, 2019 in Brandon, Manitoba.

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It is not a coincidence that supporters of ISAs include people with a history of supporting cuts to public services to pay for tax cuts for large corporations and the wealthy. 

(2019-05-10)Read more

“The dedication, courage, and professionalism exhibited by these frontline workers deserves our full respect. We are very pleased to see these devoted members recognized for the vital role they play in public safety." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

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Thomas notes there is a lot of stress in higher education and many students with mental health concerns depend on the counselling.

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