“The government knows there is a problem, but seems unwilling to address the real issues." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU acting President
Smith was quick to acknowledge the efforts of the Board of UWLM: "I'm looking forward to seeing a positive resolution."
The PEI government will examine the "future costs" of the public sector service gratuity — retirement allowance — in its upcoming budget. Workers concerned this could lead to a reduction in benefits to save the province money.
“OPSEU/NUPGE wrote the book, literally, when it comes to wages and working conditions for full-time college support staff, but part-time staff at our community colleges have endured inferior wages and working conditions for too long." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"This, Sisters and Brothers, is the most meaningful and exciting Labour Day I’ve ever experienced. Never before have we been so close to electing a government that stands for all Canadians, not just the rich ones." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
Let’s work together to bring back “fairness for all” and say goodbye to thinking that says “you’re on your own.” — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President
April 28 is the Day of Mourning for Workers Injured and Killed on the Job. Union's have struggled for decades to make workplaces safer but much more needs to be done!
Sessions at CFLR Forum will examine particular aspects of the three Supreme Court of Canada decisions released in January 2015, discuss their implications for the Canadian labour movement and consider the impact the decisions will have on future Charter litigation by unions in Canada.
“While we are disappointed he did not accept our potential remedy, his ruling leaves open the opportunity that constitutional rights will be respected in his final arbitration decision.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
Violence in the workplace, workload, health and safety issues are just a few major challenges community social service workers face.