“A legislated raise limited to 1% comes to less than $8 a week, far less than the $60 a day the government is spinning through its propaganda machine doubling as our education minister. The government should abandon this cruel and ham-fisted legislation and get serious about bargaining right now." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Most of the political parties have a drastically different approach to post-secondary education. In this election, Canadians will be able to choose which promise is worth supporting for the future of the country.
"Why does this government insist on making cuts that hurt Manitobans? Instead of making it easier to get a post-secondary education, they are making it harder and more expensive.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“It’s great that St. Lawrence students will get improved libraries, but it makes no sense that the college is robbing them of the expert guidance they need in order to get the most out of them.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Students gathered on November 15 to show solidarity with striking OPSEU/NUPGE college academic workers.
“If the minister can tell the colleges how to spend the money they’ve saved, she can tell them how to bargain fairly as well. I encourage her to do so this weekend.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"I want to thank all of the instructors in both the NBCC and CCNB systems for educating and mentoring the next group of leaders in our province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
Fredericton (08 Nov. 2016) — The New Brunswick Union's (NBU/NUPGE) latest advertisement focuses on the hard-working instructors of the New Brunswick Community College system (NBCC).
This ruling helps to solidify the charter right to a meaningful process of collective bargaining.
Congratulations to MGEU member Todd Birtwhistle on being awarded Instructor of the Year.
Four awards of $1,500 given each year to children of NUPGE members.