We applaud government for coming forward with these changes. We believe this is a reasonable approach, one that will help both employers and workers alike." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
According to NAPE President Jerry Earle, the agreement includes increases in wages as well as several improvements in contract language.
"Currently 16,000 members of my own union who are instructors, librarians and other professional staff in community colleges in the province of Ontario have been on strike for the past 3 weeks on this very issue. Over 60 per cent of the faculty are on short-term contracts, usually 4 months long. They are seeking creation of more permanent positions and equality of wages for contract staff." — Cliff Andstein, NUPGE delegate to PSI World Congress
“This is a positive development and one that we hope will lead to a resolution that will be acceptable to our locked out members.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"From the very beginning, our partnership has been united against this unfair, unconstitutional bill — a bill that undermines the collective bargaining rights of thousands of working Manitobans.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
According to Jerry Earle, NAPE President, the tentative agreement includes increases in wages as well as improvements in contract language.
"We are hopeful that the employer will take the steps necessary to reach a deal that is acceptable to our members so they can continue to provide top quality services to the people of Paradise.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE/NUPGE President
MGEU/NUPGE members have new agreement with improvements from the interest arbitration decision awarded in July.
“When these folks came to us, they were specifically looking for improved health and safety supports and a stronger voice in general with their employer." — Michelle Gawronsky MGEU President
"Seeing today's amendment shows the impact our members can have when we unite together and make sure our voices are heard." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President