“The ongoing NAFTA negotiations present a unique opportunity for Canada to pursue a new model for more equitable, socially just and sustainable trade." — Larry Brown, President, National Union of Public and General Employees
"It is easier to set up a secret company (in Canada) than it is to get a library card!" — Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness
“It’s shameful that while the centre’s CEO climbs higher and higher up the Sunshine List, these members are being asked to take home less and less.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
If ratified, the agreement provides a mediation-arbitration process that will conclude collective agreements for bargaining committees for health care, nursing, support services, and administrative professionals.
"And while we continue to strengthen our efforts around injury and illness prevention, make no mistake: strong health and safety laws, and diligent enforcement of those laws, are still foundational for keeping workers safe on the job.” — Kevin Rebeck, MFL President
This decision is likely to set a precedent for other bargaining units affected by essential services legislation.
The hiring will bring the total number of employees with conservation officer designation to 160 province-wide.
"This is not an isolated incident, nurses and health care workers are telling us that the lack of staff and broken equipment is an issue in hospitals and health care facilities across the entire province." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“I’m as pleased as punch that we can take away some anxiety that some members might have about their retirement income." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We encourage the federal government to take meaningful steps to further protect workers from harassment and violence. This impacts every sector.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President