“These investigations into extra-billing show how easily the idea that you have no right to health care if you can’t pay for it can find its way into our health care system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"For months we have been urging the PHSA to provide suitable protections for staff on par with similar hospitals across Canada such as body armour, blocking pads, and meal pass-through doors for those in seclusion." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"For more than 20 years, our Regional Health Authorities have been working to standardize compensation in our labs to prevent this very problem. People should be paid the same wage for the same work. This is a big step backwards.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Changes made to attendance program for NSGEU/NUPGE members without consulting union.
Report includes important recommendations resulting from 3 Ministry of Health workers being fired in 2012.
The newest groups in the New Brunswick Union (NBU) have voted to ratify their first collective agreements.
Privatization of long-term care services is a lose-lose for residents and communities.
“It is encouraging to see strong agreement on so many important issues ahead of a new budget. In particular, the commitment on mental health supports stands out as important. This commitment elevates strategies that recognize the urgency around the opioid crisis, which we know is having a devastating effect on workers and the communities in which they live.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Having this specialized unit is so crucial to ensuring the wellbeing of infants in care. It is more and more difficult to live by our motto of ‘put kids first’ when the government’s constant cuts to funding and services continue to put them last." — Chrisy Tremblay, OPSEU Region 4 Executive Board Member
"Labs work hand in hand with physicians, surgeons and many other health care sectors. Separating them makes as much sense as creating separate entities to do heart surgeries or cancer treatment." — Mike Parker