Federal and provincial governments are called on to dedicate nine per cent of their health spending for mental health, representing a significant increase from the current average of about seven per cent.
"Is this the new PEI? The government would do well to remember that they have a responsibility to invest in and maintain public services for all Islanders – especially the most vulnerable." - Shelly Ward, PEIUPSE President.
Modern day Robin Hoods disrupt traffic in financial district chanting "Tax Wall Street and End AIDS".
New York (27 April 2012) - A number of activists with AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Occupy Wall Street, dressed in Robin Hood costumes, were arrested in New York following a protest in the financial district.
The work of union members is showcased in new commercials aired in New Brunwsick.
Fredericton (25 April 2012) - The New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees (NBUPPE/NUPGE) has launched a television campaign to highlight the work its members are doing around the province.
Nobody really knows the cost of cutting oversight agencies but without the proper information we run the risk of making serious problems even worse and, in the long term, that will cost all of us.
"These specialists are often unrecognized by the public as an essential part of the health care team because most of their work is carried out behind the scenes," said Furlong.
"The public sector offers good paying jobs, effective social programs, and public policy that not only generates wealth in the province but ensures that wealth is fairly distributed.” - PEIUPSE President Shelley Ward.
We are at a time in our history, I believe, where we are on the doorstep of enormous change." - HSABC President, Reid Johnson.
Vancouver (20 April 2012) - Members of the Health Sciences Association of British Columbia (HSABC/NUPGE), the union delivering modern health care that represents health sciences professionals who deliver diagnosis, treatment and recovery in BC’s hospitals and communities, is meeting over the weekend at its 41st annual convention in Vancouver.
“The economy is still in the tank. Nothing in the provincial budget leads me to believe we are on the road to job creation to enhance fairness,” said Thomas. “Though we do have a tremendous fight on our hands, we are up to the challenge.”