Richard Wilkinson, one of the world’s most preeminent researchers on social inequalities, and author of the Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone will kick of the CFLR conference as the keynote speaker.
"People know that when economic injustice and inequality exist, our families and our communities suffer. Economic well being is a human right that must be protected." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“I would like to thank the membership for placing their trust in me to represent their interests as President." - Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
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.
Thank you for honouring some of the issues we all care so much about with your time and with your words." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Bargaining for 1300 health care workers stalls in PEI.
Charlottetown (19 June 2012) - Discussions to determine a collective agreement between PEI Union of Public and Private Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) health bargaining unit and Health PEI have stalled. The two parties bargained for six days and had agreement on a number of non-economic issues.
"They are closing a profitable and socially responsible Liquor Control Commission (LCC) outlet that will result in reduced services for Islanders and more jobs lost unnecessarily.” - PEIUPSE President Shelley Ward.
Bargaining for PEI health care workers moves forward.
Charlottetown (16 May 2012) - Negotiations continue toward a new collective agreement between the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) and the Department of Health.
First contract provides improvements to working conditions and wages.
Employees represented by PEIUPSE cast ballots strongly in favor of settlement.