'These results clearly call out for much more comprehensive support than the government has so far chosen to provide.' - Joan Jessome.
Education and Training
Unions representing health care professionals across Canada say a new and more reasonable regulation process is badly needed.
'The four-year deal includes a general wage increase of 2.75% in each of the last two years and a no lay-off clause.'
More than 2,000 instructors and professional services employees have been without a contract for the past 18 months.
'We want to know exactly what process the government is following with the boards before the 2011–12 budget is finalized.'
'A new online institute would be a costly addition to infrastructure that already exists and works.'
'The bargaining committee was cohesive and supportive throughout. We are pleased that we were able to achieve an agreement.' - Joan Jessome.
Employees represented by PEIUPSE cast ballots strongly in favor of settlement.
Dozens of events will be held across the province on Friday (Dec. 3) to fight back against the McGuinty government's plan to scapegoat public sector workers.
Ratification vote on pay increases and other negotiated contract improvements scheduled for Dec. 11. - Updated.