Support staff at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish vote to join provincial public sector union.
Education and Training
'We tabled an offer that is affordable and which should have been acceptable. It is well within the range of other recent public sector agreements.' - Ted Montgomery.
“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.
'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.
'No alternative but to go to our membership and seek a strike mandate.' - OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'New York City invests twice as much per student in public education as Toronto.'
Chronic government underfunding has created a problem for Canadian post-secondary institutions and their students.
OPSEU seeking Ontario Labour Relations Board hearing as soon as possible to resolve the impasse.
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.
Presentation by Warren (Smokey) Thomas to Ontario's standing committee on justice policy.