"The issue of poverty, and the gap between the wealthy and the rest of us is a growing problem. While the federal government is content micromanaging people's cable bundles, there are many of us who look for true leadership on serious issues, like poverty and income inequality." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Strike vote was taken over 2 days, August 20 and 21, 2012, after the employer served 72 hour lockout notice to the union.
The dispute, dating back to 2009, revolves around whether or not “bumping”, or layoff by reverse seniority, is permitted under the Civil Service Act.
Fredericton (10 Aug. 2012) - The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBU/NUPGE) is welcoming a decision by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.
NSGEU has served 48-hour notice to strike and is readying to commence strike action on Monday, Aug. 13 at 7am should there be no progress in negotiations over the weekend.
The union chose to conduct strike action at these work sites to back demands for a fair and reasonable agreement with the B.C. Government and to support BCGEU/NUPGE members’ wage proposal.
“Getting closer to a collective agreement for our members means we can continue to provide the quality education our young people deserve,” said Jim Steele, chair of the negotiation committee.
Majority of essential service levels now established, remainder by August 5.
NSGEU/NUPGE is encouraging the public to keep the pressure on and to support these members as they fight for a fair collective agreement.
Television and newspaper ads challenge SIAST management and the provincial government to negotiate a fair and reasonable contract.
'The committee has been preparing a package that reflects the direction of the membership.'
'It’s been a particularly long and difficult round of negotiations.'
'We are very pleased to have reached this agreement and to have reached it so quickly.' - Joan Jessome.
Employees will receive pay increases totalling 20% over a four-year period.
'They are trying to circumvent the normal bargaining process by communicating directly with our members.'
'Employment security demands are the best opportunity we have to protect jobs and vital public community services.'
E-mail by Dr. Robert McCulloch criticized by SGEU and SIAST employees for meddling improperly with the collective bargaining process.
Employees fighting for fair contract at Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.
'No substantive agreement on any issue ... the union will be filing for conciliation shortly.'
Union representing health science professionals across British Columbia urges members to vote in favour.
MGEU requesting a return to the bargaining table as soon as possible.