Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) taking striking Participation Lodge members message to the public in new radio ads now on seven different stations.
"Our goal all along was to allow our members control of the pensions that they themselves have paid for year after year,” Warren (Smokey) Thomas
Lay offs of Employment Standards Officers will weaken the enforcement of labour rights for part-time marginalized workers in the province.
The employer is insisting on concessions that will cut benefits and job security for casual and contract workers.
“This employer must come back to the table with a fair deal before the strike deadline,” said OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “These workers have been without a contract for long enough.”
“Once again, health care workers have chosen OPSEU/NUPGE as the union that has the experience and innovation to best represent them in these changing times,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
This legislation gives the government the right to impose contracts, ban strikes and lock outs and circumvent the courts, the Human Rights Code and the province's own collective bargaining legislation.
The members at Francis Memorial Hospital have achieved wage and benefit parity with all other HPD members, under terms of the central agreement.
Ontario community faculty members prepare for the next round of bargaining, intent on changing management's mind on a number of critical issues in the teaching and learning environment.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging Canadians to take the opportunity on World Mental Health Day to learn more about mental illness, as well as ways to promote positive mental health.