What is new under this agreement is that any issues that can not be resolved at the negotiating table will be sent to an independent third-party mediator-arbitrator for a final and binding award.
“The fact our members overwhelmingly voted to join OPSEU/NUPGE in the largest organizing drive in Canadian history sends a strong message that times are changing. I hope this employer will work with us and make sure our members get a fair contract." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
USB students will be burdened with a tuition increase to the maximum allowable amount.
Charlottetown (24 May 2018) — The Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) and the PEI Nurses' Union have collaborated to send a strong message to government — Home Care is a valued Public Service — Keep it Public!
The unions have created 3 television commercials that are airing on CBC. The ads feature PEI Nurses' Union and PEI UPSE/NUPGE members delivering Island-wide home care.
"This Museum not only provided a tourism destination, it also preserved a large part of the history of Central Newfoundland. It is a loss for the community and for the province as a whole.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"We should be encouraging people to participate in our democracy every chance we get. And that’s exactly what OPSEU/NUPGE is doing and will continue to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Both projects sponsored by the Saskatchewan government show how Social Impact Bonds can be structured to exclude those who are hard to help.
"The need is even greater this time of year as so many have lost everything during the recent floods.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President