“Instead of recognizing the value of this important work, the employer wants to slash what few benefits these workers have." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“We are ready to get to the bargaining table to negotiate collective agreements that reflect the value of the vital services our members provide to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Members of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) gathered in Victoria this week to discuss the ongoing Health Accord negotiations and various labour relations and professional practice issues. They were joined by representatives from the B.C Hospital Employees' Union.
Climate impacts like floods, heat waves, damaging storms and diseases like West Nile Virus have recently been shown to have a huge health care cost.
Stable funding for Medicare, social programs and post-secondary education should not be sacrificed for today's corporate tax cuts.
WorkSafeBC has issued nine separate orders at two Victoria-area mental health facilities criticizing the failure of Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) to protect the safety of staff.
Sending ballots out to more than 3,000 members asking them to back a walkout if necessary.
'While there is no guarantee that the service will not still close, at least there is now an opportunity to rationally look at these services.'
'I didn’t even know most of the professions existed. But these people – amazing people – gave me my life back.'
'Two-thirds of new residential-care beds built in Ontario since 1998 have been in for-profit homes."