Education and Training

December 2, 2009

“We are very pleased to welcome these new members at St. FX to the NSGEU/NUPGE. They will find a home here amongst our locals at other universities and colleges across the province” said NSGEU President Joan Jessome.

November 26, 2009

'Imposing a collective agreement is wrong, and it should stop now. If they want a strike, they will get a strike the likes of which they have never seen before.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

November 13, 2009

'No alternative but to go to our membership and seek a strike mandate.' - OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

November 9, 2009

'New York City invests twice as much per student in public education as Toronto.'

November 2, 2009

Chronic government underfunding has created a problem for Canadian post-secondary institutions and their students.

November 2, 2009

OPSEU seeking Ontario Labour Relations Board hearing as soon as possible to resolve the impasse.

October 23, 2009

A 2009 study shows that employers receive, on average, a benefit of $1.47 for every $1 invested in apprenticeship training, up 9 cents since the 2006 pilot study.

September 30, 2009

Presentation by Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Ontario's standing committee on justice policy.

September 18, 2009

The B.C. Liberal government has accepted federal apprenticeship dollars while burying the news that they've cut funds for the agency which oversees apprenticeships.

September 18, 2009

Undercover journalist reveals the extent of deception some private colleges practice.

Toronto (Sept 18, 2009) - While students enrolled at public colleges in personal support worker programs will spend a year learning to empty catheters, insert suppositories and manoeuvre mechanical lifts, in a matter of weeks at a private career college in North York a student will learn how to fake a resume, fabricate professional references and lie their way through a job interview.