Lengthy round of bargaining concludes with a collective agreement on par with that of other public sector workers.
Education and Training
Congratulations to MGEU/NUPGE member Barry Chetyrbok on being recognized for his valuable contributions to the Apprenticeship system.
“We ask that government take an honest approach to restructuring the school board system that respects existing collective agreements and school board employees and does not legislate away labour rights in order to dictate their own terms." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“It is a mystery to me how turning good jobs into lower paid part-time jobs is supposed to improve the delivery of quality education,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
"Downloading the cost of education onto students and their families does nothing to improve Ontario’s economy or create a strong well-trained workforce,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.
Along with Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Social Impact Bonds are a bit like money laundering because they allow politicians to hide debt.
We will be doing a disservice to our collective goal of achieving greater equality if all Canadians don't mount a spirited and vigorous offence in support of labour rights and unions.
"To make a difference, Canadians need to pressure our government to take on the issue of income inequality head-on." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.