According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page, Old Age Security is sustainable - despite what the Harper government is telling you.
“This week is a special time to recognize the life-saving work of the province’s emergency medical services professionals,” stated Furlong
Facilities (health) talks resume this week: employers slow to disclose data essential to making progress on key issues
Vancouver (22 May 2012) - After a scheduled two-week break, negotiations for a new Facilities collective agreement in British Columbia resume.
"We are committed to achieving binding arbitration, where outstanding issues are settled by an independent third party." - Trent Edwards, SGEU bargaining committee co-chair.
Bargaining for PEI health care workers moves forward.
Charlottetown (16 May 2012) - Negotiations continue toward a new collective agreement between the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) and the Department of Health.
"Wherever and whenever you need them, NAPE is there. Every day. For your day."
First contract provides improvements to working conditions and wages.
130 health care workers to be laid off at Spring Valley care home
Vancouver (10 May 2012) - One hundred and thirty health care aids and health care assistants at the Spring Valley seniors' home in Kelowna, British Columbia have received lay off notices.
"Licensed and registered practical nurses play an important role in keeping our health care system running effectively and ensure patients receive care with dignity and respect," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
“This award reflects the value of our front-line health care members, and recognizes the importance of the work they do,” Thomas said.