"It's important to keep the lines of communication with government open and productive to ensure our voices are taken into consideration." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Value of Public Services
"We urge government to rethink this decision, and to enhance, not eliminate, assistance for people — often in desperate straits — who need a helping hand.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“It’s a tragedy when any worker loses their life on the job, and we hope his family can take some solace knowing that he was helping protect the public from wildfires.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The growing number of forest fires and the tragic death of a B.C. worker highlight the risks that fire fighters face. NUPGE calls for an increased federal role to recruit, train, equip and properly compensate the brave individuals who go into the woods to fight these fires.
As Canada once again celebrates National Public Service Week, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) urges Canadians to reflect on how public services provide all of us with a shot at the good life.
“Canada Post needs to listen to the community." — CUPW National President Mike Palecek.
Show your support for educational workers in Nova Scotia by joining the rally on June 10!
CLGS management is trying to short change developmental services workers insisting that previously bargained wages and pay equity payments would be deducted from these new provincial funds.
Hamilton postal workers were informed on June 2 by Canada Post managers that no new date for the end of door-to-door delivery would be scheduled at this time.
“To change these cuts, we need to change this government. The Harper government is driving the postal train wreck and it needs to stop before more people lose their services.” — Mike Palecek, CUPW National President